Wednesday, June 9, 2021


The real me, except with my glasses off.  I started growing my hair long two or three years ago, I can't remember when, but it worked well for the pandemic.  No hair appointments possible or needed.  

It's strange looking in the mirror and seeing myself get older.  The body is even harder to look at.  Lumps, bumps, scars, spider veins and jiggly bits.  One of my coworkers calls me granny.  It's true. I am a granny and it's strange to not to have noticed the progression from middle aged to granny but here I am, a granny.

I'm still at home, resting my foot.  The house is clean.  The laundry is caught up.  I've caught up on paperwork and filing said paperwork.  I even cut all the fabric for Katie's new quilt.  Yesterday I watched a movie called "Toast" which I quite enjoyed.  It's about Nigel Slater, an English food writer.  

Today I guess I'll carry on with the quilt.  Not much else to do.  It's been raining off and on all week and the garden is turning a lovely green.

12 comments:

  1. Here I see beauty and grace, youthfulness, compassion, sense of humor, wisdom, directness, honesty and courage.

    Hope your foot feels better soon.

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  2. That's a lovely photo of you. But you're right, we don't see ourselves getting older do we, it's just "bam" and there we are. Or in my case, it's every time I get in the lift and see my mom staring back at me!

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  3. Hello! Lovely to see your face.

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  4. What a lovely photograph. You look very nice and suit your long hair. I wished my hair was long during the pandemic lockdowns, it would have been much easier to cope with. I think we all have a vision of what we look like in our head that doesn't really match the real thing in the mirror which is why we get a shock!! x

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  5. That is a lovely picture of you. I like your hair color, it's pretty.

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  6. Keep growing the hair. My stepdaughter is 67, her hair is too her shoulders and snow white and she just landed a modeling contract for women of "a certain age". The woman who hired her told her "don't cut your hair! Our clients all like it long and too many of our models have cut theirs off once I hired them."

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  7. Make that "to" her shoulders.

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  8. I love seeing your beautiful face. It is a kind face, without guile. Aging is a strange country indeed. One day I looked in the mirror and noticed all these new lines and folds, the skin no longer plump. Recent weight loss only increases the aging effect, but I must embrace it regardless, because good health matters more than plumped skin. I look forward to joining your granny status, however. My son and his love have finally set a date! Could grandkids be far behind?

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  9. That's a great picture! It's good to see your face!

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