07/10/2013 by syrbal-labrys
Yesterday was silly girly beauty day. Yes, sadly, at age 60, I have discovered things like eyebrow shaping and professional manicures. I’m more of a four wheel drive woman than the shiny sports car variety. But I know a struggling younger woman, abandoned by the main wage earner, struggling to keep the cabinets loaded. She is on an impossibly small disability stipend and can only earn a few hundred a month without THAT being taken from her, too. So I go and get my nails done, and my asymmetrical eyebrows aligned.
So, my nails are bright blood red. It makes me feel like eating bon-bons or something all day. So not me, but somewhat entertaining as a diversion. I am at the no-longer-delicate age, I don’t strive for beauty so much as simply not looking exhausted. I may not be able to be as physically effective every day….not when my deteriorating spinal disks are giving me hell; but my aesthetician assures me I look FABULOUS.
It isn’t working for me. Off to the chiropractor to get the bobbles of my spine aligned, then back to hitting the Health Rider and the Bowflex. Old age ain’t for sissies….