Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Age...it's all in the skin

I'm turning 49 tomorrow.
How did that happen?

I'm about 5 or 6 in this photo.

Oh that skin!!

That beautiful smooth porcelain flawless skin.


I think it's your skin that
gives your age away the most doesn't it?

(When in HELL did my hands get looking so old???)


Martha Stewart tells us "70 is the new 50"

I like the way she thinks...

because with that thought in mind
50 should be the new 30 - yes?

Therefore, 49 should be the new 29...

hmmmm....yup
that's what I'm going with.

Now if you will excuse me,
I have to go put
anti-wrinkle cream on my face
age spot remover on my hands
and anti-age serum on my neck...

I'm not taking any chances...







40 comments:

Catherine said...

I Wish you a very Happy Birthday! You are young! I will be 58 next month...but still thinking young!
Have a good day tomorrow.
Catherine

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Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

Happy Birthday Catharine. You're just a kid in my book.
Wrinkles are a fact of life, its how you wear them that counts.
Survivor of Canadian winters, motherhood (mother of cats and dogs included),sun worshiping in one's youth,wife,gardener,dieter and a host of others...
Enjoy your day!
Susan x

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Happy Birthday to a fellow Pisces! I just turned 54 -- so you are a young whippersnapper. :)

S. Etole said...

Have a wonderful day and be young at heart.

Kea said...

Happy birthday, Catherine! I'll be 50 next month and so far it's not bothering me at all. I think I've reached a point where I just shrug about the aging skin (and oh yes, the hands...and neck!) and say, whatever. I don't want to pretend to be younger than I am...I want to be an awesome (for me) 50. :-)

So I wish you an awesome 49, wish you acceptance of the passage of years, wish you humour as your body changes, wish you grace as you start another year of your life, and wish you an abundance of joy. :-)

Willow said...

Happy Birthday ~ in advance .
From all the photo I have seen of you you have nothing to worry about ~ the aging process is treating you very well !

Brian said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I hope you have a very special day!

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh if only I knew then what I know now. I wouldn't have ever smoked (wrinkles around my mouth). I wouldn't have ever baked in the sun (tanned leather)- especially with baby oil and iodine...I can't believe how stupid I was growing up. I look at my belly and think- there's my proof..it's the only skin on my body that isn't wrinkled.

Carolynn Anctil said...

Oh! A birthday! Yay for March babies. I think you look FABULOUS, dahlink!

Age is only number, anyway.

Hugs!
Carolynn

HOOTIN ANNI said...

LOL...so, the old adage of "you're as young as you feel" has no meaning?

Heck, you're still wet behind the ears if you compare your age to mine!!

Have a glorious celebration tomorrow.

Crafting Queen said...

Wishing you a very Happy Birthday!!! If only our outside would reflect how young we feel inside. :) Sending hugs and purrs.

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday to you! i turned 50 last year. yup, the skin ain't helping me hide it, either. :)

Betsy Adams said...

Happy Birthday to you tomorrow, Catherine. Hope you have an incredible day.

Don't worry about the wrinkles. When you get to be almost 72, you'll love them!!!!! ha ha
Hugs,
Betsy

Sandra said...

all I can say is I will be the new 50 this year and the skin only gets worse and worse and worse...and don't forget the gravity that pulls everything down and down and down and the fact my eyelids droop so far i can wear mascara anymore except on the lower lashes.

Tamago said...

Happy early birthday, Catherine!! Oh the childhood picture of you is so sweet and cute!
Ah yes, aging affects skin a lot... My sking gets drier and everything is going south! Sigh.
But you are the most attractive person and so bright inside and outside! I wish you a wonderful birthday tomorrow!!

Sylvia said...

What a lovely little girl ... beautiful photo, Catherine !
And you still look great ...
Happy Birthday to you tomorrow, wishing you a wonderful day !
Sylvia

sharon said...

Happy Birthday! I hear ya on the aging wrinkling department! When did these hands develop such wrinkles? I blame it on this dry winter. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!. Love your age calculations! I can handle the 30's again.

Pantherka said...

Happy birthday Catherine ... you're still a young girl.
Greetings.

Ann said...

Happy Birthday.
I had a delivery guy ask me how old I was today and I told him I was going to be 52 this month. He said he thought I was older than that. No brownie points for him

It's me said...

Hhahahahaha...most of the time i must laugh about your posts....you are a good looking woman darling......and yes i like your words.......i am almost 30 yes yes yes yes !!!...me happy ...you happy....love Ria...x !

BeadedTail said...

Happy Birthday Catherine! Hope you have a fabulous 49th birthday and the best year yet with your new 29 year old bod!

Lin said...

Happy birthday to you!!! 49 is nuthin'. Hell...50 ain't nuthin'! I have people tell me all the time that they can't believe I'm 50. Maybe it's because I act like an idiot most of the time. ;)

You look FABULOUS! Don't you worry for one second about how old you look. Buy a good skin care product for your face and have fun! It's about feeling good--that's what makes you LOOK good.

Wishing you a wonderful day!

On another note--I would like to hear how you got your cat to lose weight. I'm really worried about Hobbes. :(

Eileen said...

Happy Birthday Catherine! Have a marvelous day!

When I turned 40 I said if I'd have know it was that good, I'd have done it 10 years earlier. When 50 rolled around it got even better. This year is 55 and although I can hardly believe I'm that age already it's looking good...even if my skin and wrinkles show my age.

Enjoy your special day! May it be filed with love, laughter, friends & family!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
What a lovely photo with your mesmerizing blue eyes... just like Banjo's.
Just keep your attitude the way you have and you will stay young at heart. Who cares about wrinkles? I know far better ways to spend money than on chemicals to change the skin! Not for me.
Happy Birthday and enjoy it with your loved ones; two- and four-legged. Stay warm and cozy.
Hugs,
Mariette

Stacey Dawn said...

You are beautiful Cat! Truly! Happy Birthday a day early! Hope you have a very special day!

Kamana said...

happy birthday! what are you doing to celebrate?

Linens and Royals said...

Happy 49th Birthday Catherine. I think I remember being 49 but it was a few years ago.
Love your shiny hair and beautiful blue eyes in your old photo. XX

Weekend-Windup said...

Happy Birthday Catharine. Think always positive you will be young for ever.

Barbara said...

Happy birthday!! I hope you have lots of fun. I have a feeling you have the kind of personality that will never grow 'old'. xoxo

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Happy happy birthday to you! I just turned 48. My hands are what are looking older than anything else. And I've noticed too that my skin wrinkles in weird ways that it never did before. I do wish I had never tanned when I was growing up. I've got spots now on my hands and my chest that I wish were not there. Very strange as our age creeps up, our appearance changes, and yet, somehow, inside, we don't feel so much time as passed. It's a very strange thing. All the best, Tammy

Lisa Gordon said...

A bit late, but a truly sincere Happy Birthday to you, my friend!

And thank you for the smiles here. Love it!! :-)

Happy day to you!

Penelope's Beehive said...

Wishing you the very BEST birthday ever!!!
Sending love and hugs ...
Judy

Penny said...

Happy Birthday young lady. You are only as old as you feel and you still have more energy than people half your age. You are adventurous, fun loving, healthy and happy. I hope you have a wonderful day...I am sure it is a day off for you. Soak in the tub, read a book, have a nap and make sure you treat yourself to something sweet. Hugs to you on your 49th.

Susan said...

Only 49? I wish, I'm about to turn 62. 70 the new 50, whatever!
My spirit is still 16, but boy oh boy my body tells me different.

Tammy said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Catherine!!! Hope you had a fabulous one:)

Laurie said...

Happy happy birthday Catherine! Have an awesome day. I know to well what you speak of, lotions and skin hydration are my best friends!

Kat_RN said...

Yup, I like it. I much prefer the "new 30, to the old 50". Thanks as always for the smile.
Kat

catskillblogger said...

Happy Birthday!

Kitties Blue said...

You are so brave to post that photo. Our mom says she had the worst (can you say, "AFRO,") perm at that age. And she says that you are still a baby. She turned 65 on the 7th. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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