Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Baby Butt Skin

Yep.  My face feels as soft as a baby's behind.  I went to Bella Strada at 3:30 to get my first ever Microdermabrasion.  I'm not real sure what happened, but it FELT like Laura -- the NICEST christian lady about my age -- put something on my face that was like Soft Scrub that you clean sinks with.  It was gritty.  Then she had some kind of vacuum hose with a tiny suction nozzle on the end of it, and she sucked all that gritty stuff off my face.  I HIGHLY recommend it.  I am going to have her do my upper chest -- the part that shows in a v-neck blouse -- next time I go.  She said she could.  Can you see how SOFT my skin is?  I doubt it.  I sure can feel it though.  I don't wear any makeup on my skin.

She ALSO gave me the name of her plastic surgeon.  If you've known me very long, you know I have been talking about having a face lift since I was 50!  Jerry has always DEMANDED that I will NEVER have one.  My x-friend that works for an insurance company told me about all the claims she saw for face lifts-gone-wrong.

That alone made me forget about it for at least 10 years.
Several of the TV preacher ladies have had one, so I've decided it must not be a sin.  I totally understand why they would want to look their best with a movie camera staring them in the face all the time.

Laura, the Microderm lady, has had work done by the surgeon she recommended, and she let me look all over her face and behind her ears and at her eyelids.  She said this guy doesn't use knives -- he uses a lazer.

He also does Lyposuction.  Maybe he could suck some of this tummy off of me.  We shall see, and you know I'll give you step-by-step.  Well, I may not be able to right after, but as soon as I can.  I'm thinking about calling the doctor tomorrow for a consultation.

He will probably send me home and tell me to lose 20 pounds!  Maybe for that, I would.

I'm getting ready to go pick Margaret up for dinner so I can show her my soft face.  I can't quit touching it!  There really is a big difference.  She gave me a gift card for my birthday to have the procedure done.

Okay.  Dinner is all done and I am back at home.  Margaret says I don't need a face lift.  Well, that's what friends are SUPPOSED to say, isn't it?  I'm so full after eating Mexican food at Ted's, I don't care about lifting anything but my jammies! 

I've talked myself out of it a hundred times, and I probably will again.  Jerry says he wants us to grow old together.  No stopping that, face lift or not!

Am working on a new pattern.  After the alterations I made for full bust and hips, it has the most gigantic french dart in it I've ever seen.

I'm going to make a dress because I was able to find a culotte slip on the internet, and it should be arriving any day.  I hate regular half slips because they want to ride up underneath my bra.  I make strange gyrations all day trying to get it to come back down where I need it to be.

Since the last commercial pattern I tried to alter ended up in the trash, I hope this one is a keeper.  This was a "figure it out by yourself and hope it works" pattern alteration.

The french dart WAS curved.  Now, it is straight -- it is two inches lower -- it is two inches wider. 

I should be able to put two basketballs inside this thing!

I'm heading to the bedroom to get in my jammies.  Not sure what I'll do after that, but it will involve sitting with my feet up somewhere.

Hugs, Joy


  1. Joy,

    Here is a link about matching things up along a seam line. I thought of you with your polka dot blouse. It takes a little more fabric but may be worth it for some of your gorgeous fabric.


    Happy Stitching,


  2. Oh, Joy Joy, I look at that picture of you and see a beautiful woman. So there are a few lines that didn't used to be there? So what? Will Jerry love you any more if you have a face lift? Will others.

    I think of the celebrities that we see that have had multiple facelifts; are they really more beautiful than if they had simply taken care of their skin and their hair and aged naturally? I don't think so. I think they look like oddities. You look at them and something just does not look "right". As they grow older it has to be done repeatedly or they still get wrinkles and look older. Then they become the butt of jokes; think Joan Rivers, Gloria Vanderbilt (that one is scary!), Bruce
    Jenner,Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, and, of course, my personal favorite, Phyllis Diller. Each of them is a caricature of themselves.

    The biggest question that has to be answered is what do you expect from it? Will you be more loved or more honored by others? Will you love yourself more?

    You know this is a hot button with me. You know I'll support you no matter what you do. But, I'm with Jerry and Margaret, I vote No.

    Hugs, Phylly

    Maybe the most important thing to ask is what do you expect from it? How do you expect it to impact you?

  3. All I expect, Phylly, IF I ever do it, is to look ten years younger. That is all! If I had a wart on my nose, I would have it removed. Why? Because they are ugly. There is a man in my church that has a huge wart/mole on the side of his nose. Whenever I see him, that is all I notice. I want to offer to pay for him to have it removed. It is just wanting to look better. That's all. Why do we put on lipstick or mascara. Just want to look better. Has nothing to do with people liking me better. It has to do with me liking the way I look better.

    Hugs, Joy

  4. That wart/mole would be disfiguring, as would a scar or a birthmark, and I would have it removed just as soon as I could. I would even consider liposuction or a tummy tuck if I had the money and I didn't think I'd probably gain the weight back!

    Hair color or make up are temporary things. A face lift is going to last a lot longer. What if you don't like it? What if it doesn't look like you? I've just read and heard of so many people that had them and regretted it.

    I think you are beautiful just as you are. Why mess with perfection?

    Okay, my friend, that's all I'm saying on the subject.

    Hugs, Phylly


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