My husband does not like this new pink blogskin. It's too pink, he says. And he didn't like the first photo I had in the header...although it too was of a sunset it was too busy with the busyness of the skin. (Can you tell that my husband use to work in graphic arts?)...So I explained to him that I wanted something sort of "Valentine's Day-like" and that I tend to change the skin for the season...I actually like the skin, I am kind of a romantic at heart and love old textures - this reminds me of some old wall paper that one would find in a fine old house... quality-fine.
My skin is going through some changes too. As I approach my 53rd birthday, just a few weeks away, I am keenly aware of the changes happening to my skin. First of all, despite the fact that I exercise a fair amount, my skin is sagging. Secondly, I have gained weight, so I have more skin. Mind you, my weight is still ok - but I'm not the thin lean woman I always was...now I just look middle aged. I'm ok with it. And, my husband loves this skin, so that's nice considering almost 25 years of marriage.
Yesterday I tried, for the first time, a yoga DVD from Gaiam, called, Gravity and Grace. It's Hatha Yoga, which I love. Or at least its supposed to be Hatha Yoga. Frankly I had a hard time figuring out what this guy was doing - the postures were just plain weird. And hard!! And occasionally impossible for me to contort my body let alone hold it. Still, by the time the 96 minutes were over I felt awesome. So, I'll do it again. But not until I recover - my muscles ache all over. I thought they might.
Thankfully today I have a massage. That is a good thing for my skin. It is also a good thing for these aching muscles. And it's a great thing for my mind and spirit!
Gravity and age are taking their toll on my skin. Some days I barely recognize myself. Some days I don't like it at all. Most days, though, I'm ok with it. I work at staying healthy: mind, body, and spirit. And in that there is grace.