I might be dating myself (but never mind) I watched it when I was a LOT younger!
Those were the good old days, the carefree days, (the summer of my youth)
The memory of these ordinary details become more and more of a blur!
Which is surprising considering how instrumental they were in forming me into the person that I am today.
When I peered in the mirror I realized that there was a old lady's face staring back at me!
This woman has wrinkles (laugh lines) and grey hair...
Inside I don't feel like I am an older woman but I must be because I am a few years short of 60.
I am filled with questions...
Am I deluding myself and is my perception skewed?
Is it important that I come to terms with my mortality?
Do I need a reality check?
Does it keep me feeling younger by not accepting the label old woman?
When is a woman considered old?
Is it a number or is it attitude?
What do you think?
I think I'll stay "young at heart" and become an old woman when I am 80!
(maybe when I am 80 I'll move that number up to 90!)
Look at those greys...it's more than tinsel now...
50 shades of grey!
(in case you were curious I have not nor do I plan on reading the book)
"There is only one cure for gray hair. It was invented by a Frenchman. It is called the guillotine."
~ P. G. Wodehouse ~
I really love the greys.
Who knew that it would grow on me?
There is so much more freedom not having to cover it up.
(time and money saved)
I feel like I have reinvented myself.
I got to thinking about silver and foil and the tarnished patina of age.
It took me only a few seconds to find some shiny things around The Humble Bungalow.
Foil covering The Rich Life on a Budget Adrienne's mom's chicken casserole.
The recipe appears at the end of her post but don't rush to get there as she has some great weight loss tips.
There is some tarnish on the teapot and the tray.
Time for Twinkle!
I put fruit up on a pedestal.
Wee vintage silver drinks tray.
It would be lovely on a bureau with scent bottles and pearls...
Tools of the trade for this domestic cook.
Cheap and cheerful glass beads.
I do not usually buy faux jewels but this strand glittered in the sunshine and I was sold.
Since my hair has gone silver I have been wearing more blacks and greys.
The addition of an icy crystal or silvery rhinestone necklace makes the hair pop a bit more.
Lipstick is essential when you have grey hair as it helps to light up the face.
I wear red more now than I did before I let my hair go grey.
Rather than hiding my age I am drawing attention to it.
I figure that I have earned the right to project that "older woman persona."
Perhaps I am projecting a new and honest self.
How do you feel about aging?
Are you joyfully embracing your golden years?
Or are you hanging on tooth and nail to your youth?
"For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone."
~ Audrey Hepburn ~