I am trying to age gracefully. This is not an easy task. Ten years starts to make a big difference as you age. Mother Nature is not kind. No only do you start to get physical ailments, but now I heard that your nose and earlobes keep growing as you age. I could not believe it, but it is true according to the medical profession. It’s not bad enough everything starts to sag from head to toe, now I have my biggest fear. Growing a big honker and huge earlobes, that are big to begin with. I compared these two photos that were taken about ten years apart. It’s true, I mean look at the size of my nose, the sagging of everything. Don’t say lose weight because I did that and the skin sags worse than if you are heavy. Your skin also gets thinner as you age. Did you know that? Your feet turn into a ugly stub. Even if you get a pedicure every few weeks. They are not the same feet I knew ten years ago. I am seriously thinking about taking down the mirrors and just leaving the bathroom one up. Your skin gets that crinkled up tone and no matter how much cream you smear on it by mid-day it’s back. Of course the dark spots are another thing all together. Don’t try to get rid of them. They multiply faster than rabbits. The mole with the hair growing out of it has not arrived yet but I am expecting it any time now.
Skin care products are advertised constantly on TV to make your wrinkles almost disappear, but did any one ever notice that the models they use for these commercials are about 17 years old. I have yet to see a woman my age (72) or older on one of these commercials. I know there is always plastic surgery, but that only lasts for about 5-7 years and if you happen to get a surgeon that is not that good you might be worse off than when you started. And, what are you suppose to do with the body flesh that will be hanging there. I might get the face of a 50 year old, but what do I do with all that flesh. Of course I could always wear long sleeves a turtle neck and jeans, but your hands will give you away regardless.
Time will get us no matter what we do to try and stop it, and that goes for the men as well. It might take a little longer for them but take notice of the 85 year old men. They shrink and have honkers and big ears.
Happy Halloween all. :o)