Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I'm 48!

Tomorrow's my 48th birthday ~ woo hoo!

I seem to have a few more lines on my face, my back's been giving me fits this last year, and gravity is beginning to take its toll, but overall, I feel good.
If I had a higher threshold for pain and if my bank account were bulging, would I have plastic surgery?


I hate seeing people who are chronilogically of a certain age but who look decades younger ~ it's weird!

And creepy, right?!

Mark Twain said, "Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."  I agree.  I smile a lot!

I suppose I am a hypocrite because I'm creeped-out by plastic surgery yet I am way to vain to (intentionally) allow my gray to show.  I am not brave enough to rock it like Emmylou Harris.

I've been dying my gray hair for years ~ so many that honestly, I've lost count.

For many years I had it dyed at the salon but this last year I've been doing it myself (trying to economize).  Fortunately, my homemade dye jobs last just as long as the salon variety, which for my fast-growing hair is never long enough.  Instead of dying it every five weeks or so, I usually put it off for at least seven weeks ~ yes, I'm super lazy when it comes to my hair!

As I was getting dressed this morning I noticed just one too many gray hairs glistening back at my reflection!


Clearly, it's time to dye my hair.  But I don't wanna!  So instead, I reached for this little "miracle:"

When I bought it, I had reservations.  I had visions of Ron Popeil; remember the men's hair in a spray paint can?!

But this really works!  You just hold it under the tap to wet it and then:

It's a super quick way to cover the grays, doesn't rub off or melt in the Florida heat and lasts until I wash it out in the shower:

(See how well it covered my grays at the side of my hair line?  Took the pix before moving to the top, obviously.)

The older I get, especially over these past two years or so, I've found a whole new sense of contentment and serenity.  Although life's not perfect, I am having the time of my life and doing what I love every day ~ running Retro Revival.

I don't fear getting older.  I'm living life.  I'm loving my life.  I'm smiling.

But my gray hair?  It's gotta go!  Where's that Clairol?!

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Betty Lou said...

Happy Birthday! I am with you, we need to keep the hair color companies in business. A few years back I let my hair grow out for a few months to see how gray I really had---------------won't do that experiment again. I would like to magically get rid of this double chin though.

carrie said...

Happy Birthday. You look absolutely beautiful! :)

Missy said...

I agree with you about the plastic surgery, they all looked better before they tried to improve themselves!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Cindy! You are just as gorgeous as you were in High School...lines are just evidence of a life well lived! At least that's what I tell myself...lol


Sizzle and Zoom said...

I'm surprised at you age. I thought you looked like you were in your thirties. You photos don't show your age. Happy Birthday!

Into Vintage said...

Happy Birthday! My hair started turning gray 20 years ago when I was way too young for gray hair ;-) So grateful for hair color...

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Julie Harward said...

Well, I'm 61 and I am not going to stop coloring my hair any time soon either. As for the plastic surgery..no way! It is freaky what people do to themselves! ;D

quiltjude said...

Happy birthday, and by the way it just gets better now, you sure don't need any plastic surgery. :)

donna said...

I agree with you about plastic surgery. What a great idea your die stick is. Never would of thought to look for that.
Hope you have a wonderful birthday. Keep smiling.

Paula Parrish said...

"Happy Pre-Birthday to You", you are a beautiful person inside and outside. Smiles, Paula

Jingle said...

HAPPY Birthday!!! I am shocked that I don't have grey yet! I am 32, but my Mom had it by this age. I'm just waiting for it to show up!

prettyvintageroses said...

Happy birthday for yesterday cindy ,hope you had a great day .
kisses lisa x

tana50 said...

I'm with you and the facelifts. Your face never looks right again. I am 62 and still think I will never have one. Hate to say never, but I like to think I am going to look old one day. I would be so very grateful to live to be ninety and look it.

Donna said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Cute post! I agree with you about plastic surgery. I want to smile not look like my face is stretched to the max!
I had a near death experience 10 years ago this week ... spent 3 weeks on a ventilator. I am a miracle. I am so fortunate to be here to have another birthday each year. I am now 52 and will never complain about getting older.
And I love my blondish hi-lites in my hair!