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    Wrinkles don't bother me. I earned every one of them. At 59 it doesn't matter to me I can't stop the aging process. I have very sensitive skin so I don't buy all that stuff to put on it and if I did I would forget to anyway. There are many reason to why people wrinkle but genetics is one of the biggest factors. Worry is another one and it can age you fast. My sister has horrible skin but hse has led a hard life and smokes a. My husband used to smoke and when he quit there was a whole total difference in his skin tone. He looked much younger.
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    I've had Deputy Dog sags under my eyes since I was 20 or thereabout (thanks, dad). I've finally grown into them.

    You make me laugh, nennie, saying if you bought it, you'd forget to use it.

    Too darned cute a reality not to acknowledge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoaster View Post
    I've had Deputy Dog sags under my eyes since I was 20 or thereabout (thanks, dad). I've finally grown into them.

    You make me laugh, nennie, saying if you bought it, you'd forget to use it.

    Too darned cute a reality not to acknowledge.
    My son always gets those when he's sick or tired. I refer to it as "bassetting"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leftcoaster View Post
    I've had Deputy Dog sags under my eyes since I was 20 or thereabout (thanks, dad). I've finally grown into them.

    You make me laugh, nennie, saying if you bought it, you'd forget to use it.

    Too darned cute a reality not to acknowledge.
    If you only knew how many beauty products are in my cabinet I forget to use. I am terrible about routine stuff like that.
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    I don't care about my wrinkles and graying hair. The things that bother me are things like the choice I had to make today. My pilot daughter is coming home for a day or two... did I want her to come late tomorrow night at an airport I'd have to drive 2 hours to?... or wait until the morning of the next day and she'd be able to take the train to 30 min. away? I HATE to drive at night anymore and it's hard for me to stay up late at night.
    Count your blessings!

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    I recently got into a Christmas donation of some homemade jewelry for a new friend I don't know well. I had to invite her to my home to pick up the donations I had for her to take to the charity. She's lived in Daly City all her life and I've been here about 35 years (we are immediately South of San Francisco, but we have plenty of parking!) I had to tell her to take a major street to get here. But I could not for the life of me remember the name of that damned street. Happily, nor could she! I had to say, "You know that street that has Olivet Cemetery and the Chinese Casino?" And she would say, "Oh, like the street we take to the Elk's Club? Neither of us could come up with the name of that street. But two hours later when the doorbell rang I opened the door and we both yelled Hillside! I mean, how hard can that be?

    I am certain, for sure that my brains are leaking. But it is ever so nice to have so much company!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Punkin View Post
    I recently got into a Christmas donation of some homemade jewelry for a new friend I don't know well. I had to invite her to my home to pick up the donations I had for her to take to the charity. She's lived in Daly City all her life and I've been here about 35 years (we are immediately South of San Francisco, but we have plenty of parking!) I had to tell her to take a major street to get here. But I could not for the life of me remember the name of that damned street. Happily, nor could she! I had to say, "You know that street that has Olivet Cemetery and the Chinese Casino?" And she would say, "Oh, like the street we take to the Elk's Club? Neither of us could come up with the name of that street. But two hours later when the doorbell rang I opened the door and we both yelled Hillside! I mean, how hard can that be?

    I am certain, for sure that my brains are leaking. But it is ever so nice to have so much company!
    That tale reads consistent with something I'd heard/read/whatever sometime back when (which likely means ages ago, as I'm thinking). The difference between men and women and how they navigate. Women, from what I'm recollecting, supposedly focus on navigational focal points (the cemetery, the casino) more than men. That, IMO is why men tend to get lost as much as they do. I tend to put on my woman hat and find a place pretty easy. Always find it easy enough after I've been there once. The negatory compensation is I have difficulty remembering names unless I use them often enough. One degree of awkwardness at work, ratcheted up several degrees and beyond when I find myself at a family gathering and need a guide to remind me who is who.
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    Sometimes I get name amnesia brought on by immediate pressure. I got this when i was young too.

    I have not used moisturizer on my face for four years partly because i did not want it interfering with the makeup that covers my melasma and partly because of money pressure from owning two houses (one late paying renters for three years the other a bigger one with spendaholic husband). There has been skin damage i think mostly just because of age. But now i am starting to really take care of myself again. It takes losing a selfish husband and stop having sex to really feel like a girl.

    I was telling my mom the happiest people i know know how to prioritize things for themselves.
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    I love your last statement.
    I think that's a big part of why I've stayed single since my divorce. I've learned to really enjoy prioritizing ME. My total control over my life & my time & my finances leaves me happy & at peace all the time.
    Right now, for instance, I really do need to go grocery shopping, but I'm sitting here in my pajamas at the computer with a latte waiting for the buzzer to go off on the dryer to change loads. My to-be-done loads are in piles on the floor in the hallway. Nobody is making comments about the piles in the hall. Or the pajamas, or the fact that the shopping needs to be done. Nobody is making any demands on me, or expecting me to go anywhere or do anything, or heaven forbid, cook.

    I take long hot showers in the morning. Nobody expects me to save hot water. I moisturize my face every morning & take as long as I like getting ready. If I leave the bathroom a bit of a mess, I clean it when I get home. My mess, my problem, my time schedule.

    I take vacations when I feel like it, where I want to go. Short, long, whatever I feel like. And plenty of mall time while I'm wherever I go. No criticisms & no expectations.
    I take them with friends who like the same type of getaways as I do.

    I'm just not ready or willing to give all that up.
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    MY KIND OF WOMAN!!!!

    I totally get you!!!

    Nice, isn't it?? I, too, enjoy being with myself.
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