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Sunday, January 20, 2008

SO? WHAT IS THIS?

Can anybody tell me what the HELL is happening HERE!?


Now before you go thinking this is something nasty and your mind starts wandering into the land of vulgarity -- it's NOT porn! A) I'm not that brave, B) my husband would never allow it, and, C) y'all are just plain dirty minded!



Below is the zoom out....

So, as you can see, my FACE? Is FALLING!!



Now, I've always believed in aging gracefully. But, why not? I had always looked younger than I am. When I was 21, I worried when they carded me at the grocery store or the bar because I was afraid they'd think I was using a fake ID. And, there were a few times when they did. This luck lasted well into my 20s.


THEN, a-a-a-a-all of the sudden, I saw a little crinkle that wouldn't go away. At first, I tried convincing myself that it was a sheet line from sleeping or something. You know, when you wake up and you've slept so hard? (Probably from intoxication caused by staying too late at the bar the night before), that, the texture of your sheet fabric has imprinted itself into the side of your face? And, it takes the first three hours of the morning to plump back out?
Come on, you can't tell me this has NEVER happend to you.

Now, see below? THIS is what my eye USED to look like.

In fact! This IS my eye -- minus about 30 years.



My daughter stole it from me! Okay, so she inherited it and I'm happy to give it to her. I just didn't realize it would be quite so soon. I mean, I wasn't finished with it yet. FYI? She also inherited my complexion in all it's glistening perfection and youth.


HER eyes sparkle beautifully with their blue indignation. While mine rest upon a haystack of crows feet, squinting in discomfort. How does this happen? I was prepared. At 30, my New Year's resolution was to start "early" caring better for my skin. All the creams: day cream, night cream, eye cream, tightening cream, exfoliate, masks, and the infamous "microderm abrasion." It became a cultic ritual.


And after ALL that? For the last five years? What do I have to show for it? Lines, wrinkles, failing elasticity. So, I have learned that NO matter HOW much money I put into it all, there is no fighting it. My face IS falling and I have to just come to grips with the fact that every night another little piece caves in and becomes a wrinkle.


But, alas, I will continue sinking my money into any cream I can find that sounds half way validated...because, at least it makes me feel like I'm doing something.


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4 comments:

Krishna said...

Ya know, that was a great blog today. Many of us are in the same boat. Now, if you fatten yourself up, like I've done, all that fat just fills in the lines quite nicely. Now you can stop wondering why I strive to stay plump!

Farmer*swife said...

AAAAAhhh, made me LOL! I did think about you as I was posting it -- recalling that your face looks pretty damn good for a 30 something. Maybe it's those big eyes.

Off the subject? I have serious problems trying to get formatting to stick! The "preview" is fine but when it posts, it's all screwed up. I'd be done in three minutes if I didn't have to spend the next 30 minutes F!ng around with it!! It really Tees me off.

Scottifer said...

Wuzz up "Mrs. Crow"!? Haha. Between your mothers eyes and grandma's chins (which we all love having) I think you're pulling it off very well.

Farmer*swife said...

Don't I have the BEST and SWEETEST brother! (For those of you who don't know, he's the comment before me). He thinks I'm funny AND beautiful; or at least plays along with my un-reality ;)

And, he ACTUALLY reads my blogs!

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