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I have come to the conclusion that growing old isn’t for sissies!
Some of us here are just babies with smooth skin (*glares at Keri Ford*).
Or still having children. (*stares at Shawna’s huge pregnancy bulge*)
On the other hand, some of us have taking aging past forty to a disgusting level (*sticks tongue out at Laura Drake for her 100 MILE bike ride and Pamela Hearon for her 30 MILE bike ride*)
I’ll admit to being past 29…okay, past 39. Geesh shut up. Past 49 but that’s as far as I’m going! Anyway, as the years have passed (and where in the hell do they go? Trust me. You’ll turn around and ten years have flown by!)….as I was saying (another problem with old people…we ramble!) Now where was I??? Oh yeah…as the years were stolen from my life, I’ve noticed I have had to adapt how I do things. Let me give you some examples….
Recently I was in Arizona with Cindy Kirk and Vicki Lewis Thompson. One morning Cindy pulls out a 10x mirror. 10x! WOW. I have a 4x, which used to more than adequate, but now? After seeing her 10x, I’ve got to get me one! Why? Well, let me tell you. When I was younger, I could lift my arm, see the hair in my armpit, and shave it away. Now? I can’t see a blasted thing under there, so I blindly swipe away with a razor, pretty sure I was doing a great job. I borrowed Cindy’s 10x mirror…just playing around. Not expecting to find anything. OMG! What I found was one LLLLLLLLLOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGG pit hair I’d apparently been missing in my shaves for about the last 10 years or so! I swear. It appeared I was trying to grow a comb over…staring with pit hair. I could have rolled and fluffed that puppy!
Having discovered my eyesight isn’t what it once was, I decided to use that mirror a little more. What if I had nose hairs and no one had the heart to tell me? Or *gasp* a beginning of a beard? Luckily, Vicki has a house with great natural light and it was a bright sunny day. I rushed to one of her skylights and frantically began a close visualization of everything! YAY! Clear. No beard. No nasal hairs where they shouldn’t be. No cheek hair for that matter! (I’ll confess…I’ve seen a few ladies that need that 10x mirror. I wonder if they realize their black chin hairs show? You’re all rushing to the mirror right now, aren’t you? Hee hee)
And then there is television. When did television stations begin broadcasting in blurry vision? And books! When did publishers decide an 8pt font was perfect for a print book? No wonder old people will love digital books! We can take that font up to 36pt if we want to. But I digress (another thing old people do…we’re easy to distract…) I have found the only way I can see clearly what is on television is with special glasses. And then I need ANOTHER pair of special glasses to read that damn small print in books. It’s a conspiracy, I tell you. I wonder if publishers and broadcasters get a kick-back from the purchase of these special glasses? So I have to sit here at night wearing two pair of special glasses if I want to watch TV and read at the same time!
And I’m not even going to discuss hearing loss…(What? Did you say something??? Speak up! Don’t mutter.)
Sigh. Yep. I’m not 29 anymore! And speaking of vision, here’s how I see me…
And sadly, here’s how everybody else sees me….
So have YOU noticed any changes since you were 29? Everybody except Keri Ford. You just shut up.
In honor of how fabulous Cindy Kirk and Vicki Lewis Thompson are, I’m giving away a book from each of them!
From Cindy’s stash, it’s Jackson Hole Valentine
and from Vicki Lewis Thompson, NEXT Month’s Blaze…Long Road Home
Contest open to all anyone (U.S. Residents only) who comments at this post until Monday May 28. I’ll post a winner sometime that day. The contest will be open only to U.S. residents as these are paperback books (and unfortunately, mailing out of the country is cost-prohibiting.)
Additionally, for anyone (U.S. Residents only) who requests, I have a beautiful Texas Two Step Magnet and/or Texas Two Step Romance Trading Card. Both can be seen below…