Who Is That Woman in My Mirror?
by DebraThomas
Aug 17, 2011 | 2183 views |  0 comments | 31 31 recommendations | email to a friend | print | permalink

Where has time gone and what has it done with my hair color; bright eyes and skin? I dont have a full length mirror in my house, (and those of you who know me can tell I dont, just look at me) but what happened? I know I have white hair, and when I ask my husband, "well, what color white is it? I mean is it WHITE or is it grey or is it..." and by this time he has informed me we do have mirrors, they are just not full length but surely I can tell the hair color I have. Well, ok, I can see that its a light color. But where did these lines and dots and spots come from? I didnt order these.  If these are laugh lines, I must have been in hysterics one day.....I just dont remember it. And age spots, what age do you have to be to start getting them? Or are they liver spots? I have always known that I am hefty, (for years I thought that was a brand of clothes, like 6x Plus, or XL Petite, but now that I have gotten older, nothing fits like it used to. Its sad.

I went to put on a pair of jeans the other day and noticed they fit but not exactly right but they would do, then I found out they were his. Oh well, they would do to go to the mailbox.  But with my forgetful nature being what it is these days, I absolutely forgot to take them off when I went into "town."

Its a good thing that me and the Good Lord are on a first name basis because I know He must get a chuckle out of me every day. I pray for the big things, you know, keep my family safe and well; protect us all; protect the animals and the nation and so on; but almost everyday comes the same prayer, "Please Lord dont let this car break down."   Its not that we dont have roadside service, we do, but its mainly because I am not dressed for the car to break down or to go to the store. Or really get out in public if you think about it.   So what happened to me?  Where did the girl in the pictures taken back in the 70s go?   Now I look like I am in my 70's instead of graduated High School then.

You know what, I told my sister-cousin the other day that my life would either make a good country song or a sad comedy. Thing is I dont know which, and I am not complaining you see, I just didnt realize that I looked like I do.  This is a true story, and one that I am ashamed to tell, but here goes.

It was 1983 and I was trying on Wedding Dresses in Atlanta. Went into one of those dressing rooms that has the 3 sided mirrors, and well, I saw a lady on the other side of the room, and she really had a problem with cellulite. Bless her heart.  Upon closer investigation, I saw that the lady in the mirror was me.....YEP, ME.  Bought the dress, still married, but that was the last time I got in front of a full 3 way mirror. Looked like one of those carnival trick mirrors.....

Which is funny, because when people I havent seen in years tell me that I havent changed a bit, its depressing.  Did I look this old in my teen years? If so, then who is that woman in my mirror, because she looks familiar to me, but I just cant seem to place her name.......





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