Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Growing older

   Well, for some reason I am extremely tired tonight, so I won’t write much for fear of mixing all my words together. Plus, you shouldn’t read this unless you have a strong stomach!

    I just thought of something today that made me laugh. When I was a little girl, (ok, maybe not too little, actually I was a teenager Smile) I spent a lot of time with my Grandmother.  I loved my Grandma Johnny, and loved any chance I got to be with her.

   One thing that I remember doing was …she would sometimes ask me to get the  tweezers out and put the long hairs off of her chin, because she couldn’t’ see do that. I actually just did it and thought, how sad that you can’t even see that on your face. I wasn’t grossed out, because she was my Grandmother and I thought she was beautiful inside and out.

    But I have often thought if that is where they got the saying on the story of the 3 little pigs? When the pigs said “ not by the hair of our chinny chin chin”?
Anyway, I warned you that I was tired, did you see how fast I got off track tonight with my thoughts? Smile

    I know have been growing some unwanted facial hair over the years, the kids get absolutely grossed out if they even see me trying to look in the mirror and pull out one of them. At first I thought, this is so embarrassing, how can this be that I am growing more hair on my face as I get older? Then one day, I just laughed…there are a ton of changes that are happening as I get older, and none of them are very appealing or pretty. So if a few unwanted facial hair is as bad as it gets one day, then I realized I am very lucky.

   To prove that I have embracing my aging body, I now just wait till Jeff or Lee finish using their electric razors and then I ask if I can use it. They just about die of embarrassment every time I do!
I just can’t seem to win…but the good news is,  I do have a smooth face! Smile

   Plus, we need to remember…no matter how old a woman is…she is always a Princess deep down inside, even if she had chinny chin hairs!


“As we grow old, the beauty steals inward.”   - Bronson Alcott

"The spiritual eyesight improves as the physical eyesight declines."   – Plato

"The great thing about getting older is that you don't lose all the other ages you've been."   - Madeleine L'Engle

"Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative."   - Maurice Chevalier

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