Saturday, 27 April 2013
A-Z Challenge.Staying Fabulous and Fit after 50. X is for Xanthippe
The X word none of us would like to be used to describe us is
xanthippe -ill tempered woman
We all get a bit ill tempered from time to time. When the phone rings at tea time just as you've put the dinner on the plates and it's someone calling you by your first name like a long lost friend, telling you he's not selling anything than goes on to talk about insurance and PPI's. The phone gets slammed down and I become a xanthippe.
Another X that we wouldn't want to be described as is
Xanthodont - One with yellow teeth.
With the letter B I spoke about not wanting to have botox and most of you agreed with me. I would however have cosmetic dentistry work done if I needed it. I would love to have my teeth whitened but I have a few crowns and the treatment wouldn't work on them, and at a few hundred pounds a crown I couldn't have them replaced. It's an expensive business.
A few TV programmes have showed people with really awful teeth have cosmetic dentistry and the difference is amazing.The person has so much more confidence to face the world.
I'm finishing the letter with an X I don't mind being called.
Xenodochial - Hospitable and kindly to strangers.
If someone talks to me at a bus stop or while out and about I will chat back, I have had many a good conversation with people I have never met before and am never likely to meet again.
I am hospitable, If you visit I will always offer you tea and a chat,of course if you prefer coffee I will offer that too, I am very xenodochial just please don't visit when I'm in the middle of writing my blog or you may find I turn into a xanthippe.
I don't get angry very often. I lose my temper rarely. And when I do, there's always a legitimate cause. Normally I have a great lightness of being. I take things in a very happy, amused way.