Old-ageing alert


Bloody cripes.

I just caught sight of myself in the mirror.

I have herpes. Twice. That means I look like I’m doing a pretty good  impression of the Joker.

My grey has finally rejected my hair dye completely and is stubbornly and proudly making a horrific appearance. As if that’s not bad enough, my thinning hair point blank refuses to be brushed into any even mildly orderly style. It can’t even decide if it wants to look greasy or dry. And I only just washed it.

WHOLE SHOPPING BAGS have attached themselves under my eyes and I look like I have hardly slept for a month. To be fair, I have been burning the candle at both ends somewhat, and suffering from only short bursts of sleep.

On the other hand, my skin looks as if it has been slept in for a whole week…

I’ve done the best I could with what I’m left with. I’ve attempted to yell, pull and drag my hair into submission. I’ve thrust my ever increasing girth into ‘nice clothes’. And I’ve slathered my face with that expensive cream my daughter bought me.

And I swore at the mirror!

Still, on the plus side, my husband still seems to approve.

Shhh! Don’t tell him he’s due a trip to the optician!

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12 thoughts on “Old-ageing alert”

  1. Early on in my marriage (50 years now) I learned that commenting on a woman’s looks, even a compliment, is wading into very dangerous waters. So as always, I’m going to stay up here on the shore.

  2. It is a cruel twist of fate that as soon as we become too tired to exercise and perform a complex beauty regimen is when we need it most.

    However, knowing what you’ve been dealing with lately I say you should go easy on yourself! Who could possibly look amazing with all the illness and worry.

    Hugs and best wishes that all is back to normal soon.

  3. Aging is not kind some times. I can never quite tell if my joint issues are simply caused by sitting too much or if I actually have something wrong with the. It could be my imagination but I am not inclined to think so. I finally stopped dyeing my hair as, like yourself, it refused to hold it and one cannot dye hair too often for fear of it falling out. What to do?!? Hmmm. Just don’t tell your husband he needs to go to the optician. 🙂

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