Friday, October 22, 2010

Spin Cycle: Then and Now

Sprite's Keeper

Then.. I wore make-up, LOTS and LOTS of make-up. Must hide and pretend to be someone else!
Now.. Maybe twice a year, I dig out that fake face (that now weighs a fourth of what it used to).

Then.. I colored my hair. I spent sooo much money and time and worry for something so trivial.
Now.. I'm enjoying my grays, they are coming in nicely.

Then.. I bejeweled myself up. It was the thing to do, necklaces, earrings (more than one pair), rings, bracelets, broaches.
Now.. Two rings is all. I prefer to be seen instead of hiding behind the ornamental glow! Today folks have earrings in places I don't even want to know about!

Then.. I spent hours getting my hair perfectly curled and sprayed into place. Sleeping on bulky curlers, burning myself with a curling iron, sweating to the heat of a blow dryer, choking on the cloud of hair spray.
Now.. A ponytail will do. Wash and go!

Then.. I did everything I could to try to look in fashion (Thank goodness fashions were nothing like they are today). Dresses went down to the mid-calves or just above the knee, jeans actually covered ones butt and the wait lines were at the belly button. Shirts covered the essentials!
Now.. I have no clue what happened to the rest of the material in today's fashions. I bought a new shirt and had to give it away cause I was constantly trying to re-adjust it to fit properly, you know..COVER!

Then.. I thought I knew all there was to know.
Now.. I laugh at that thinking!

Then.. I watched cartoons.
Now.. I watch the news. (When the frack did that happen?)

Then.. I loved Freddie!
Now.. What the heck was wrong with me? I can't even hardly watch any of the new horror movies out nowadays. (Sorry Spot) Blood and guts has lost its appeal.

Then.. I could have cared less what was going on in the world unless it messed with MY world.
Now.. well lets not get into that, it's chaos in there (pointing to my head)!

Then.. I would turn the light off and run and jump on my bed so the monsters couldn't grab my feet and drag me under to eat me.
Now.. I sleep with a night light and three dogs as my protectors!

Then.. I lived in a house of filth. Cleaning was high on the list of things I got in trouble for NOT doing.
Now.. I love a clean house and strive everyday to keep that way!

Then.. I wanted, wanted, wanted! Material items, that is. I always felt like we didn't have anything.
Now.. I realise I had all that was important. Family, health and.. well yes, even love.

Then.. Life without music was unthinkable, a crime actually.
Now.. I find that the only music I am exposed to is from the tv in shows or commercials. (My old classmate aka Orchestra conductor would definitely call that a crime!)

Then.. I slept peacefully and at least 8-10 hours.
Now.. Well..crap, I miss that!

Then.. The idea of a computer was sience fiction.
Now.. Well look at us NOW!

I could go on, but I wont. So if you want more on the then and nows, go visit Sprite's Keeper.



Sprite's Keeper said... [Reply to comment]

Oh yeah, the times, they have changed! I barely wear any makeup either. I started off this year trying to look more presentable, but quickly grew tired of it. :-)
You're linked!

SuziCate said... [Reply to comment]

You sound much like me! Times have changes,and thank goodness so have we!

Carol said... [Reply to comment]

Then we were so self-absorbed we saw nothing else.
Now, we are so much more relaxed and isn't it wonderful!
Great post!

Rose said... [Reply to comment]

yes, major changes and attitudes as the years move forward. i rarely wear makeup,sleep deprivation. thanks for sharing. rose

Ginger@When Ginger snaps... said... [Reply to comment]

I could have written a lot of this, myself. Grey hair, wrinkles, sleep deprivation... but, it could be a lot worse! I like being who I am now, and it's nice to "meet" another fellow "mature" lady!

Lucy said... [Reply to comment]

I never colored my hair, ever. Used makeup. Now lipstick. At 80 wrinkles are acceptable. Good thing cause I would not do anything about it. I am what I am.

Jen said... [Reply to comment]

I still color my hair. I love being a redhead! I'll probably be really, incredibly old before I stop.

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

Great Spin. Times sure change and so do our priorities!