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'sMom 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?)

SquareSlant 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."

aka_monty 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.