Middle Age Maintenance

Muddling Through My Middle Age

My daughter’s car has almost reached the 100,000 mile mark, and predictably, it is beginning to require some rather tiresome and expensive maintenance.  Tires are wearing out, batteries are dying, the ignition is acting up, and my daughter is none too happy about any of this.  Sadly, I can relate–but not to my daughter’s feelings, as my car has only 35,000 miles on it and is still working just fine.   No, what I mean is that I can relate to her car.

I may not have 100,000 miles on me, but as a middle-aged woman, I have definitely reached the point where I’m requiring a lot of tedious, complicated, and sometimes expensive maintenance.  Lots of medical screenings, anti-aging lotions, vitamin supplements, regular dye jobs for my hair, special toothpaste to preserve my enamel….the list is both long and depressing.  It’s not that I mind taking care of myself, as…

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