I've noticed something in the last couple of days.
Something that is not entirely good, something that indicates that I'm... not as young as I used to be. Something that has obviously snuck up on me (or slumped down on me) when I wasn't looking.
I generally expect my figure to be a little flatter and lower hung on washing day. That's only to be expected because I wear my 'Washing Day Bra' A.K.A. 'The Oldest, Least Favourite Foundational Undergarment Available' to avoid the 'why didn't I wash that one?' regret later in the week. In fact, you probably don't want to visit me on washing day because I'm just sitting here trying to remember the last time I washed my Washing Day Bra. Hmmm.
Anyway, back to the story. When I looked down earlier this week, I was slightly disturbed to think that things were just not quite right. It was even worse when it then hit me that not only was it not washing day, but that I was wearing my absolutely favourite, newest bra.
Since then (and I'm not entirely free from embarrassment mentioning this) I've been checking things out. Yep. There is definitely a softening, and I'm very nearly certain that things are a bit lower than I remember. Things seem sort of flatter, and that maybe the recent decrease in my bust measurement is nothing to do with my latest fitness craze and that I've lost some fat across my shoulder blades, but that things just aren't as firm as they used to be. Then I panicked thinking of all those little old ladies who only have the belt of their granny-dresses holding them up.
OK, so it's not that bad...yet. And there is no reason that I ever have to wear a granny-dress.
I asked Hubby for his opinion. He didn't want to go there, and I really can't blame him. It does remind me of a line from a book I read ages ago where the wedding vows read,
"For richer, for poorer,
In sickness and in health,
In cleavage and in saggage,
As long as you both should live"
You're stuck with me now, sweetie.
In some ways this is worse than when my best friend from high school and I realised that we were starting to get little lines around our eyes. This sign of aging can't be removed by skin creams or taking off my glasses.
The chances that it's not all 'downhill' from here?
... Approximately None *huge sigh*