Sunday, April 8, 2012

Getting Old Bites. Oh Yeah, and Equestrian Hugh Jackman...

My medical war chest...
You know, I'm starting to feel like old food.  Just a bit past the old Sell By date, you know?  Mostly I'm okay with it.  I can deal with the wrinkles, the crappy eyesight, the fact that I could have given birth to most of the people I work with.  I can handle the fact that my legs look like a road map and certain parts have migrated in a distinctly southerly direction. Think Southern Hemisphere.  Chile, perhaps. Or Argentina. But I digress. 

That's another thing.  I can deal with my mind going. I can.  What I can't seem to deal with is the creaky, ouchy,  gimpy, EVERYTHING FREAKING HURTS part of getting older.  Seriously, between the messed up back, the wrecked shoulder and the muscle spasms just about everywhere, I'm about a nanosecond away from being humanely put down! 

I just took a good gander at what it takes to get me through a day and darn near passed out.  Ice pack, TENS Unit, Ben Gay lotion, Ben Gay patches, Tiger Balm, various pharmaceutical assistance in the form of NSAIDs and muscle relaxants, heating pad, and um, yeah, WINE.

While I was having a bit of an internal meltdown over this, the husband came in and asked my plans for getting the kids to their activities and oh by the way, what was for dinner?  (Why do they always do this at the precise moment it's least safe for them to do so?  Why? )  For some reason this got me thinking of what I'd REALLY wish he'd say, which got me thinking about the whole Equestrian Ryan Gosling/Equestrian Ryan Reynolds thing.  Which is great, but you know, both of them are a bit young for me, and while I'm all for the whole Mrs. Robinson thing, what I'd really like is a mature, family oriented, relationship-stable gorgeous dude who totally understood the horse thing as well as all the other crap I have going on in my life.

Enter Equestrian Hugh Jackman!









Now THAT's what I call a fantasy!

21 comments:

  1. I Love Love Love Tiger Balm!

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    1. Me too. It's an addiction by now. And considered my new perfume.

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  2. Boo for your body hurting and being a "pain"... keep up the good work being a mom, wife and riding! :)

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    1. Awww - <3 The Fullers!! That made me smile ear to ear. Thank you.

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  3. Blimey, that man is hot! Certainly started my Monday off on a better foot. All I have to do is put in four days this week, and then we are off to Equine Affaire. Sounds easy enough, but..........

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    1. Amen, he is yummy. Best of luck at EA. Get one of those horns fir Miranda's wheelchair that will warn people to move off (like at airports!) LOL Yeah, the horsies would LOVE that!!

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  4. LOVE your equestrian Hugh Jackman.... sigh!
    I'm with you on the creakiness of getting older, it sucks bigtime

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    1. Thank you, Martine! Love your name. And yes, creakiness bites, but it beats the alternative, and there's always wine and chocolate (and tiger balm!)

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  5. Great!!! Yes, I guess you know you're getting old when you're more turned on by grey hair and a stable relationship (or maybe not... I'm still a diehard Clooney gal) than young and studly. Though my 18-y.o. daughter and I still swoon equally over the guys on the Hollister posters, LOL!

    I might have to try tiger balm - I've heard of it, but not even sure where to get it. I'm a big fan of some stuff called Biofreeze. It's mostly menthol, from the smell of it, but it comes in a roll-on and I usually go to bed slathered in it. I'm sorry you're having so many issues and I hope it gets better soon!

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    1. Hi RW -- I found Tiger Balm at Walmart and CVS (I think, or maybe Walgreens). I love BioFreeze as well, but TB smells way better! Funny thing -- every single time I put on TB people compliment me on the "scent" I'm wearing. No lie. Personally, I think I smell like a giant mobile red hot candy, but since no one ever comments when I put on my Chanel mademoiselle, I roll with it! And Clooney rocks!!!! He and Hugh are my Get Out of Jail free crads with my DH -LOL! My barn buddy actually ran into him on a train from NYC to DC a few weeks ago. Swoon!

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  6. Ha! I love it. These Equestrian Heartthrobs are going to take over the internet completely soon.... :)

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  7. Hugh Jackman, now THERE is a man! :D
    And I was happy to see you also drink The Show! Have you had their Merlot? Its awesome.

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    1. Amen!! I found the show at a cute little wine and cheese shop, and had to buy it. Had no idea they had a Merlot, but you're my new BFF for telling me and am off to the wine store to get some!!

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    2. Hahaha! If you want I can send you a email w. more wine options. I am a bit of a red fanatic :P.
      Actually...I'm obsessed.

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    3. Hey AB -- you can feel free to reply here, that way all of the AWIP wine lovers can benefit!

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  8. I WANT HIM TOOO!!!!! And I live on ibuprofen... pre-gaming is a specialty! LOL!

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  9. New here and glad I found your blog! Looks much like my life, there are not many of us that have young kids and still passionately pursuing our dream and balancing it all the best we can.

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  10. I feel so much better now that I see your survival kit is so similar to my own! Thanks for the laugh...

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  11. Can't possibly think why Australia is one of my favourite films ;o) My kit's abit different I have to take an assortment of herbal remedies/vitamins just to keep my M.E. where it is. x

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