Sunday, April 17, 2011

Forty-Something

Today, I am celebrating another birthday. As you can tell by the title of this post I am now considered in my forties. Yep. 41 to be exact. Or at least I will be at 4:15 this afternoon. As I was just typing that second sentence I inadvertently typed thirties and had to backspace. *sigh*

My first gift this year (other than a new broom my dad delivered to me for my back porch because he and mom were tired of seeing my ratty old one) was this card from my Aunt Susie. It seems Aunt Susie has read I See London, I See France. Come to think of it, though, she was actually there that dreadfully embarrassing night.

If you can't tell what is happening in the not-so-good picture I took of this card, let me explain. A young woman, obviously impressed with herself, finds it funny that an older woman is walking around with a streamer of toilet paper attached to her shoe, while mooning everyone herself. Aunt Susie is my dad's baby sister. She will celebrating a birthday of her own in just a few more days. I always thought it was neat that she, Pa Frazier (her dad), and myself all celebrated our big days just a few days apart and, also, that there were an even thirty years between us. 1910, 1940, 1970.

As this is the second birthday I've celebrated since beginning to blog I thought I would make a tradition out of posting my ever aging eyes. You'll have to settle for just one of them this year. My other eye twitched when the camera flashed so it got edited out in Picasa.
While playing around with Picasa I found a way to make all those age lines (frown lines in my case, as I am, and have always been, a natural frowner) just disappear.


Just increase the highlights and fill light and take every bit of shadowing out, and you can look as young and wrinkle-free as me.



5 comments:

Farmchick said...

I am a natural frowner as well. People always tell me I am not smiling....I don't even think about it! lol Anyway, I hit 42 this past December. Where did all that time go?!

Tyla said...

If you figure that one out, Chick, let me know. It just seems unreal how fast time goes by anymore. :)

Heather said...

Belated happy Birthday! I am in the forties club as well, and I can tell you that it's a great place to be!

Susie said...

Happy birthday, Tyla. You are catching up with me. Love 'ya!

Tyla said...

Heather, thank you for the birthday wishes. It's good to hear the 40s aren't that bad. lol

Susie, unless you've been frozen in some cryogenic experiment, that would be impossible. LOL But I do love you, too. :)