It is, possibly, the worst picture I have ever taken. Well, I didn't take the photo. I was the subject or rather one of the subjects: husband, sign, hag. I know many of you are now saying, "oh Cathy, you're not a hag!! Don't say that!!" Okay, crone then! Or frump! Whatever you or I call it, I am mortified!! Skunk Woman! I must have 2" of gray on either side of my part! And my hair, needing a shampoo, wasn't voluminous enough to hide it!
We woke up at 5:30 to get to (thefooze)Barry's half marathon. We wanted to cheer him on with a sign and a hoot and a thumbs up! He's so fun to watch! It reminded me of his cross-country days, when, as a skinny kid he would seem to run so effortlessly. He still does! He seems to glide along, back straight, head held high.
Anyway, I knew I was in desperate need of Nice and Easy # 118 but I had been so busy! Last weekend I had planned to do it but Easter and general Saturday obligations got in the way and if I teased it just right and hairsprayed the hell out of it, you could hardly notice the great gray divide. So, on the morning of the race, I threw on some clothes planning to come home and shower and dye.
Then, to my horror, I find the "race picture" all over the internet! Just like Brittney or Reece or Beyonce' caught coming out of a Pilates session with no make-up and sweats! Oh, the humiliation!Do any of you other 50-something gals find it takes more and more effort just to look passingly decent!? Lately, I find myself catching my reflection in the frozen food aisle thinking, "Holy Hanna, look at that poor woman!"
Well, I hearby swear I will try to be more aware of what not to wear, check the mirror with a painfully honest eye before I venture into public and try to keep my "true stripes" from showing! All you can do is try!