Thursday, April 14, 2011

When did my hands become OLD…?

Sitting here trying to think about what I want to write about…. Looking down @ the keyboard and all I can think is “wow… my hands look OLD?

When did my hands become OLD…?

I definitely would not be able to be on one of those commercials where they put a ridiculously young looking mother & her daughter and you have figure out which is which but can’t because she uses a certain dish washing liquid.

Now that I am in my (gasp) 50’s things have begun to shift and sag a bit more than before… more and more often when I look in the mirror I get a brief glimpse of someone who looks like my grandmother.  

And when exactly did my freckles join forces and become the beginnings of age spots???  WTF???


I was looking @ the new Oprah magazine last night and they had an article about things you can do as you get older to look younger… they did a side by side photo layout and evidently retouched one of the photos to show what the models face would look like dependent upon what she did… from creams, to acid peels to face lifts… it was kind of eerie- and expensive to boot…

Normally in the summertime I spend a good portion of my time out in our yard by our pool… but for the first time I am rethinking how much sun exposure I really want to get this summer… Don’t get me wrong- I love being tan (well as tan as a redhead can get) but then come winter you see it more and more on my face…

My oldest “the engaged one” gets jealous b/c now that I am older I actually do tan better- but I just attribute it to having “old skin”.    

I moisturize, exfoliate etc… but I think I am finally @ the point of no return… 

I have been pretty careful about sun exposure the past 25 yrs, so  I don’t think I ACTUALLY look my age right now, but pretty soon I WILL

It sucks that wrinkles and a little gray look good on men. Personally I think hubby looks hotter than ever… but me? 

Not so much ;)


  1. This is what I don't understand B - my hair is turning grey, my hands are starting to look older and I am on my way to having old lady knees, BUT can you explain to me WHY my face still breaks out? heehee It is so frustrating to still get a pimple when I am 24 years removed from teenagehood. grrrrrr

    I feel your pain sister.

  2. well i ordered my first ever pair of reading glasses today so I am feeling a little old too

  3. I have hand lotion all over the house: one by each sink at least. My mother in law once touched my hands and she could not stop touching them. It was kind of awkward yet kind of sweet at the same time. I'd say START lotioning up now!

  4. When I was in college I had beautiful hands. One time in a college class, a grad student who sat behind me, leaned forward and said, "You could do hand commercials." That was like a very high point in my life. Now my hands look ancient. I have a terrible time keeping my nails nice, my cuticles are usually bleeding, my knuckles are huge and I have those arthritis-bulging joints right below the fingernail. And they're wrinkly. And let's talk about veins. I could feed a troupe of vampires with the veins in the back of my hands. No hand modeling for me. Unless it's for an arthritis drug.