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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I’ve been waiting two years for it to happen. Not that I’ve been eager for it. In fact, dreading would be a better word.

Two years ago I awoke to see that my right eyebrow had slid down my face, gathering the loose skin under it into a tent over my eye. Not a pretty picture. I wondered (after I got over the horror of it all) why only one eyebrow fell. It changed the way I applied makeup—more eyeliner on this side, a little extra eyeshadow in the crease to make it look like I have one.

But no worries now. My left eyebrow has followed suit, taking a dive down my face, as if my forehead muscles simply could not hold that puppy up another day. I place my fingers above my eyebrows and push up. Yep. That’s where they used to be. So this is why people get face lifts. But my face is rather attached to my muscles—literally—and I kinda like it that way. A face lift is so not in my future.

And I know those eye creams don’t work. I’ve had two years to experiment with my droopy right eye. So, I guess I might as well face this aging thing head-on and look at the bright side. At least my eyes are symmetrical now.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 9:39 AM  
  Comments (15)
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At 11:31 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

Hey least you can look on the bright side your eyebrows match again.
I love your style of writing.

At 12:02 AM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

Who knew with all that serious writing that you are as much as a hoot as your friend, Diann??LOL. I hate it when the eyebrows fall! No one talks about this, do they?

It is traumatic to see in the mirror one thing, and to picture in our mind another (like from our senior year in high school.)

At 8:19 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Denise, Just don't do what my old lady friend Alice does. She tweezes out the few remaining hairs of her original fallen eyebrows, and then pencils in NEW eyebrows two inches higher!!! It's like the surprised facelift look without plunking down the 15 grand!

I cannot sit across from her at a table without giggling, though. I keep focusing on the few remaining hairs of her real eyebrows and can't control myself......... :)

At 8:21 AM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Very odd that I used the phrase "few remaining hairs" twice. Sorry! Must. Have. More. Coffee......

At 8:50 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Yeah, Ausjenny, I'm trying to look on the bright side.

You're right, Crystal, no one talks about this. And no one sure tells you that it does't happen slowly. You just wake up one day and--BAM!--fallen eyebrows.

Katy, I will admit that I have been guilty of a little extra tweezing on the fallen side. Just a little, though. Not the whole brow. Sheesh!

At 8:52 AM, Blogger Robin Lee Hatcher said...

LOL! I'm a good deal older than you, Denise, but I will refrain from listing more surprises in your future. (Reading "I Feel Bad About My Neck" was one of those laugh/cry experiences.)

I remember in my early 40's, when I still have long hair. I used to blow it dry while hanging my head upside down. One time I made the mistake of looking at myself in the mirror. Scared me to death, what gravity suddenly was doing to my skin, especially under my eyes.


At 9:37 AM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Robin, I think I'd rather not know.

I did look at myself upside down while drying my hair when I was a teenager. It wasn't pretty even then.

At 9:40 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I think the hardest part of this aging thing is coming to grips with the changes. But you still look fabulous, D! You're one hottie. Just ask Kevin!

At 9:43 AM, Blogger Rhonda/WA state said...

Ah girls, I just hit my 51st birthday on Sunday. I was looking in the mirror that day, very close. NOT a good thing to do!!! Where did all those crevices come from? My gosh, it looked liked the grand canyon viewed from above, way above! Poor God, what must he think of me? :) Probably having a good laugh.

Denise, you're still waaay too young and pretty to be worried. When the time comes, I'll loan you my spackle!

At 10:30 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

LOL! Denise, I'd trade faces with you any day! Actually, I'd trade the whole kitten kaboodle! :-)

Give me a couple of years, and I'll have eyebrows over my knees.

Oh my goodness, Katy, your description of your friend CRACKED ME UP!!! (which is not a good thing given the whole sagging, wrinkled facial thing)

At 11:32 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Hilarious, Denise. My friend keeps trying to get me to join her for an eye lift, telling me it's for a good cause: we could donate all that excess skin to those needing skin graftings. lol...

Right now, it's me and oil of olay eye lifter, baby. I choose to believe :)

At 8:18 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Wait till you wake up and discover you're your mother!

At 10:20 PM, Blogger Belinda Peterson said...

Okay, Denise. According to your calculations I have about three months until I'm not lopsided anymore. And I guess I just need to throw out the eye cream, huh....I paid good money for that stuff.

Thanks for making me smile.

At 12:32 AM, Blogger Deena said...


If I could go back in time, I'd smack myself for frowning so much...get rid of the silly little divot in my forehead between my eyebrows.

Once, my pastor's wife walked up behind me, grabbed my forehead and shouted, "Nuthin' a little botox wouldn't cure!"

Now, I'm the pastor's wife...and I wouldn't ever......but she was a hoot...

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Peggy Blann Phifer said...

I get this blog through Feedblitz so I'm always a day behind. But I had to comment on this!

What a hoot, Denise. I have to admit I cannot stand to be tweezed. And, because of some serious allergies to the ingredients in many cosmetics, I'm usually appearing au naturel - and that alone is scary enough. When I find something I can use, because of som vision issues, I need one of those 10x magnifying mirrors. Now THAT'S scary!

Funny post, and the image of Katy's friend Alice's perpetual 'surprise' look, cracked me up!


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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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