A Sad and Ungly Truth (2)-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Welcome to Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power and thanks so much for joining me today. I don’t know about you, but I could use a giggle or two, so grab your coffee and come on in. Hopefully by the time our coffee hour is through, you will have a smile in your heart. 🙂 🙂 🙂

So, here are the first three of the revised Top Ten Signs of Menopause and the ways to overcome them. Oh, and by the way, as I came walking in for my talk, I had one of the most adorable, chic-decorated brooms you’ve ever seen. You’ll understand the need for the broom as you read . . .

1. You know you’re in menopause when: Suddenly, and almost always inconveniently, your insides feel as though they are slowly catching on fire, one intestine at a time. But, hark! There’s water for the fire as it trickles down your leg as if you’ve just peed your pants, or dances down your back causing you to squirm. Have no fear; a menopause symptom is here!


So you have waves of splashes and hot flashes too;

then don’t leave home without your hankie with you.

And when no one’s looking, you can wipe yourself dry;

no need to pick up that old broom and fly.

2. You know you’re in menopause when: Your energy level keeps dropping, even when you’re shopping! So is this why my battery runs out so much earlier than it used to? I’ve honestly been fighting feelings of guilt and fright as I wonder why I just want to chillax on my couch shortly after dinner and not do anything but play solitaire! Have no fear, another menopause symptom is here.


The older we get, the faster time flies;

why should we get any older before we realize

that everything doesn’t have to happen right now or today;

slowing down is a good thing and can actually pave the way

to finally stopping to smell the flowers

in between all those hot flash showers.

Look at what you’re doing through a different pair of eyes;

it’s time to prioritize that list; try that on for size.

So when you’re stressing because it ain’t all getting’ done,

park that broom and give yourself permission to have some fun.

3. You know you’re in menopause when Carbohydrates & something sweet seems to be all that you want to eat! So is this why I give up dreaming about sleep and instead, walk in a daze downstairs in the middle of the night, inhale four graham crackers in a matter of seconds and then ask myself, “How many did I just eat?” Have no fear; another menopause symptom is here!


Sugar’s not sweet; oh, no, it’s actually quite deceitful.

Too much of it and you’re sure to become even more forgetful.

The side effects from sugar become more obvious as we age;

we become soft and spongy and our weight, we dare not gauge.

Sugar triggers the brain in a very mischievous way;

the more you get the more you want, and this is every day.

So when the cravings hit like a labor pain of ten,

stay calm, cool and collected cuz the craving’s coming again.

Every time you overcome these gut-wrenching cravings,

why not reward yourself with the extra few bucks in your savings.

Plan a trip, or a shopping spree as your stash begins to grow.

Have some fun and just remember park the broom; it don’t get to go!

Join me Monday for a few more of the revised Top Ten Signs of Menopause and the ways to overcome them, and then I’ll get to how I learned a sad and ugly truth.




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4 Responses to “A Sad and Ungly Truth (2)-From Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power”

  1. Jan Bachelor says:

    I am sure that your words touched women’s hearts with laughter over the reality of what they are going through or will be going through later. Being a woman is quite a wonderful and confusing experience isn’t it? I remember my brother and I going to our Mom and telling her to go to the Dr. because she definitely was starting to scare us with her tolerant, loving self, being replaced by the witch with the flying monkeys!!! Ha I am sure that I was perceived the same way by my family. I think my loving response was, “Just deal with it!”. Could have used a little Kim-Calm-Words then! Heh

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