You’re probably shocked to know that there is another opinion other than mine which might be worth hearing. It turns out, I’m imperfect. I hate to admit it, but there it is. Life marches on but one must consider the alternative should life fail to march on.


My thermostat no longer works. It started when I finally reached menopause but didn’t end there. Although my husband is a man and therefore not subject to the full Monte of mind and body altering experiences this special Time of Life engenders, he seems to have a broken thermostat too. It’s just another of the many fascinating things that happen as we age. Neither of us is sure if it’s hot, cold — or us.

“Is it hot or is it me?”

“It’s hot.”

“Oh, good. I’ll turn on the fan.”

The other version:

“Is it hot or is it me?”

“It’s not hot. It’s a bit chilly.”

“Maybe it’s hot and you are chilly.”

“Possibly, but you asked. All I can tell you is what I feel.”

“I’m turning on the fan.”

“I’m putting on a sweatshirt.”

You can see how important it is to get a second opinion.


“What did he say?”

“What did who say?”

“The guy, the one with the hat.”

“The guy on the left?”

“No, he’s not there anymore. The one who had the gun. Before.”

“They all have guns.”

“Oh, never mind.”

Aside from these minor details, I know everything. Okay, nearly everything. Ask my husband. He will say, “She knows everything.” And that is an official second opinion.

Categories: Getting old, Home, Humor, Marilyn Armstrong, Marriage, Relationships

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17 replies

  1. I’ve reached that age when I know I don’t know anything for sure.


  2. I like that official second opinion.
    Leslie πŸ™‚


  3. lol. a wise lady you are, marilyn! πŸ˜€


  4. My son calls me ‘Google’… and keeps count of the twice he has known something I didn’t over the years. Apart from stuff to do with finances… because I don’t have any πŸ˜‰

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  5. She must know everything.., ’cause I’ve learned all I know from her.., wait!, does that mean I now know everything?

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  6. Lol! Same here. I am feeling hot and my husband is cold!


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