As a woman getting older I’m always a little conscious that I don’t want anyone to comment that I look like Mutton dressed as lamb. When I saw leg-of-mutton in the dictionary I decided to ditch the piece I wrote about ‘Wild orchid whose flower looks somewhat like a slipper’.
I just loved reading ‘leg-of-mut ton, Having the shape of a leg of mutton; wide at one end and narrow at the other’. Yes that’s me these days. I convince myself I’m thin and lythe but who am I kidding? That’s my inner beauty talking not this rather overweight one that still has ankles to die for and thighs that could be eaten.
I decided a rather unflattering picture of my leg would be appropriate and presumably have a cringe factor or a smile or both? I don’t know, you tell me.
‘having the shape of a leg of mutton; wide at one end and narrow at the other’.
Now leg it over to the AtoZChallenge to see what other legs are awaiting you.. (sorry, I can’t help it, I must have a week 2 thing going on).
HI, yeah, I am doing a lot of visiting trying to get around to everyone before April is out. Best regards to you. Ruby
‘everyone’ WOW way to go Ruby! I’m dipping in here and there. There’s some great posts out there.
ROFLOL!! Thanks for the giggle!
Thanks Donna! Some of my earlier ones got a bit serious and made friends blub so I thought I needed to show a lighter side.. Well, the ankle’s lighter than the rest.
Ha ha! You have a lovely leg! Do you remember leg o mutton sleeves on dresses and blouses? Wide at the tip and narrow at the wrist.
Thanks Anne! flouncy ones? yes? Wouldn’t have known what to call them.
whooop whooop, nice legs, Lynne! Made me laugh, great post, thanks! I think your message is a lovely one though: ageing gracefully and with a sense of humour is vital! How’s this for a statistic: from age 40, a woman’s appetite is said to increase by 67% while her metabolism slows right down. Why, thank you, mother nature. Going large is kind of the only way to go then, right? Leg of mutton, here I come!
Thanks Nicky. Humour’s good. I didn’t know that about appetite. Explains the last 10 years.. I need to get walking more, and eating better and swimming more and and… 😉
… and. Exactly. Should we REALLY worry about those things? I know I do, but does it really matter? XX
LOL, it’s not that bad! I’ve had thunder thighs all my life: big, solid thighs. Too much being a tomboy as a kid I think.
Now you got me craving a nice roast…
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ooh don’t mention roasts. I can’t eat anything much as my appetite disappeared with a flu-like bug I got this week. Thanks for your comment.
Hope you get better soon!
Thanks, fever’s gone so getting there.
Yes, at our age, we need to shine from the inside, since our outsides are wearing away…thanks for the fun post, Lynne! Enjoy the remainder of the Challenge…
I’m shining! glad you liked it.
I think all of our legs are bigger on the top! LOL!!! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my A-Z blog! 🙂
Thanks Kimberly, I’ve just enjoyed reading all of your AtoZ. what you doing here? get that manuscript written! The top of my legs are much bigger than yours.. You’re dancing yours away.. Thanks for popping by.
Leg and ankle look fine. I was admiring your floor — it looks lovely and old.
Thanks Jean. Yes I do like the floorboards. You’ll see them on a lot of my pics as I like them as a backdrop.