New clothes, new me
At the weekend I ordered a skirt. Those of you who don't know me might wonder why I mention it but those of you who do will probably now be sitting down with the shock of this news. I've rarely worn skirts and certainly not in the last 20+ years but all the running and the healthy eating are working their magic with the result that the weight continues to fall off revealing a slimmish me underneath. There's still a way to go but I'm now slimmer than I've been for years and years and, not only that, I feel better about myself than I've felt for years and years so on Saturday when I found myself gazing longingly at a skirt of a type I've hankered after for ever I took the plunge and ordered it. It arrived this afternoon, I tried it on and, although I didn't look quite as slim as I'd hoped, I loved it. Not only that but it's not black!! Instead it's a very lovely green and I now find myself looking at tops to go with it. I'm not sure exactly what's happened to me recently but I think dementia has once again come to my rescue. A few years ago Ash and I found ourselves in a difficult situation through no fault of our own and life became a dark place. I think this was reflected in my clothing and I took to wearing black at all times then, when we started to climb out of the abyss, dementia was lurking and Ash didn't want to see me in anything other than what he was used to so black became the norm. Now however, just as I've realised I'm not that person any more, dementia has really taken hold which means he doesn't notice much of what's going on around him and in turn that means I'm free to wear any colour, any item and any style that I want and I can feel life becoming fun once again. You see, as I keep pointing out, there are benefits to having dementia in your life and sometimes they have unexpected consequences.
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