Monday, April 18, 2005

NOT getting old

I realized this morning that I might be aging. I always thought I wouldn't mind getting older, but it turns out I do mind. A lot. When I turned 30, I was miserable. I hated writing that number. I have just gotten over it, and now I need to grasp the idea that after this year, I can no longer claim to be "in my early thirties". "Late thirties" sounds so....old! Argh!
The grey hairs are appearing. I'm a redhead, so they just blend in as highlights (That's my story, and I'm sticking to it!). The wrinkles on my now dry, parchment skin hands? A good excuse to buy new lotion. BUT the dark bags under my eyes? The ones that didn't go away even after a good night's sleep? I can't think of anything that will put a positive spin on those. I need to find a way to hide them, because they make me look old! And I'm NOT getting old! NOT! I refuse! Now, if you'll excuse me, I must go drink my afternoon cup of tea and have a little lie-down.

7 comments:

J&J's Mom said...

I just continue to celebrate the anniversaries of my 29th birthday...I think I am now to the point that I actually have to figure out my real age...let's see 8th anniversary..add 10 subtract 2...or is it add one? Seee what I mean????

Raehan said...

Of course, you're not getting old. If you were, that would make me old, too. I turn 37 in June. 40s is the new 30s, haven't you heard? (Huh?)

JanetsJourney.com said...

I always thought I would grow old gracefully. I hit forty and said - "To hell with that - I'm fighting it all the way."

Shannon akaMonty said...

My increasingly abundant gray hairs make me eternally grateful to be naturally blonde.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who calls them "highlights" :D

Michele said...

My greys in my dark, dark hair stand out like neon signs I tell you. And why are they such a crazy texture? Like dental floss! I can't think of the last time anyone said "You look so young to have all those kids!" I'm thinking the fact that I do have all those kids is to blame for that...

Beth said...

So neat to hear that you freaked out at age 30 - that was the worse for me too!!
Trust me, it get's easier - I was thrilled with myself turning 50 - best year of my life!!
To be practical - L'Oreal # 66 works for me on the grey.
I'll take dark circles (they can be hidden) anyday over these wrinkles!!!
I won't ruin your day by telling you where the extra weight is going to settle from here on.

Michelle said...

oh my gosh, I know just what you mean about turning 30! I was so bitter for that whole month. and this year I'll be 37, which just sounds old. there's no getting around it anymore. I'm old.