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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I think I'm having a classic midlife crisis. The feeling was just beginning to make itself known back in April...and was NOT helped along by a bored and just-doing-her-job clerk at Joann Fabrics who offered me the Senior Discount. I figured initially that it wasn't that bad, as 50 is only a few months off. Turns out their standard for Senior Discount is SIXTY. Excuse me!!!!

Then just this month I was repeatedly mistaken for my fathers' sister. And a 30-ish very talkative man on the flight home said I looked familiar and he thought maybe I was one of his mothers' friends from Sydney.

I even want a bright red shiny car. My husband was a bit astounded when I made that want known. I think he's coming over to the Dark Side though because he was actually negociating with a dealer for a beautiful red Mazda sedan I was admiring.

Anyway, when I was a lot younger in the 80's, I loved vintage clothing. "Pin-up" photography is becoming really popular here, so I booked in for a photo session yesterday. So much fun! A really good beautician gave me a Marilyn Monroe hairdo, false eyelashes and eyeliner for days. Big red lips. I didn't do any of the really cheeky or revealing cheesecake photos....that will be my reward for finally managing to shift this excess weight. I'm hoping the particular photos where I'm posed in the kitchen holding the bowl/spoon and the martini glass turns out because that's pretty close to who I really am. ;)

I had to show off this photo taken yesterday after I got home. This is my handsome son Kostas, his new "Mom" tattoo, and me. Yesterday was a complete vanity day, and it did me good. I think we all need to do things like this for ourselves every so often.

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  • RDEE22
    Great Photo. You look gorgeous. That clerk in the fabric shop probably needed to go to Specsavers. emoticon
    1124 days ago
  • WENDYJM4
    you look amazing.
    1125 days ago
  • THINRONNA
    Oh my gosh!!!! You are a stunner!!!! I love it! Gorgeous! Love the picture of you and your son.

    You are really something special.

    I loved vintage clothes too by the way but I left them in storage when we moved. I also understand about people being confused about age. If I don't dye my hair and let it go grey people are always asking if I am Quintessa grandmother!

    Nobody would mistake you for old in that picture though. Good for you!!!!!!
    1125 days ago
  • PHEBESS
    You look gorgeous! (And somewhere between 35 and 42 years old!!!!!! NO WAY would I offer you a senior discount!!!!)
    1125 days ago
  • BRANDTSGIRL
    1 word WOW!
    1125 days ago
  • MEADSBAY
    oh.
    my.
    god.
    You are babe-a-licious!
    emoticon

    1125 days ago
  • SUSIEPH1
    You look amazing .. Well done on looking after your self ..
    It's lovely to feel good .. Hugs Susie . emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1125 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    My goodness! You're drop~dead gorgeous, gf! I don't think I've seen a pic of you without your glasses, so those stunning lips and luscious blonde curls really make your beautiful eyes POP! Way to go! *hugs* BB~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1125 days ago
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