Thursday, April 7, 2005

THE FORTY-SOMETHING MEDICINE CABINET

When I was in my 20's , the contents of my medicine cabinet were simple... toothpaste, toothbrush, my favorite Avon cologne, various hair care products, his and hers deoderant, shaving cream, q-tips, his razor and after shave, eye brow tweezers, a small arsenal of CoverGirl makeup products, Midol, a box of tampons and pantiliners, KY jelly (hey, where'd that come from?) and a little pastel purple case with my birth control pills in them.

20 years later we have a bigger medicine cabinet, which is a good thing because the contents of my cabinet have drastically changed over the years. There's the usual toothpaste, toothbrush, my deoderant, his razor and my favorite Elizabeth Arden cologne (I've outgrown Avon).  But thats the end of the similarities.  There are no hair care products at all!  The eyebrow tweezer has been reassigned to plucking white hair from my head.  I don't keep my tampons and pads in the medicine cabinet any more because I buy... the ECO-PAK!  I haven't needed Birth Control pills ever since I had my husband neutered, I'm taking Estro-Cal instead.  There's a bottle of Geritol where the Midol once stood, several expired bottles of GetThinQuik pills with only a couple missing, Preparation H (hey, where'd that come from?) and finally, a tube of Poligrip to keep that smile in place!  He no longer wears aftershave or deoderant... I guess he figures he doesn't need to smell nice for me anymore.  Thats okay, because since I quit my job I don't wear make-up any more!  I guess we've reached that point in our life when appearances no longer rate high on our priority list, we're just happy to get up each morning to a new day... and once we've gotten rid of our dragon-breath we're set to face the new day.

11 comments:

cutebutpsycho028 said...

Lmao...great entry! And great pics! :)
~Erika~

happysunshien said...

oh thats too funny...lol...i too buy female items in economy packs..lol...no more buying them at 7-11 for
$4...lol....for 8 of them..grrrr....and omgoodness...the things you might find now...lol

kelly

csandhollow said...

LOL at medicine cabinet! I just throw everything in a drawer.
BTW how did you do the pictures? Align to left and right and have words next to them? Give me code please!!!

purplectigger said...

I had to go look at our medicine cabinet, I wasn't sure just what was in there. Your right the contents change over the years. Hubby has taken over the smaller medicine cabinet, so my stuff is in a different cabinet. I'm glad I looked, I have several bottles of hair care products. Guess I better stop buying it for awhile. LOL
Hugs . R.C.

sdoscher458 said...

Oh the different stages of LIFE!! LOL...I can remember being a kid and seeing my Grandpa put his teeth in a glass and leave in the bathroom soaking...used to freak me out as a kid....now I can understand his reasoning, he had clean teeth in the morning!! I like the way you tell stories....Sandi

heathyrxmarie said...

Dorn I am LMAO over here!  You are too cute!  Thanks for letting me know where I'll be in 20 years ;)
Hugs,
xo
Heather

cherry2sweet2eat said...

your not the only one who outgrown avon cheap lotion dont last long but a few hours then your ashy again. My medicine cabinet has everything even stuff that dont belong be surprised what you might find in there. and everything is probably espired.-cherry

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cneinhorn said...

and we were just talking about getting the new puppy neutered..but getting the hubby neutered...now there's a great idea! LOL....  ;-)

hestiahomeschool said...

We don't even have a medicine cabinet anymore---it is a huge six feet tall thing in the hall now.

lacaza3 said...

I dont wear make up when I'm not working either....I should I guess but why the dog doesnt care what I look likeLOL
donna In TEXAS

bigred3392 said...

what gahhhhhhhhhhgeous (that's gorgeous) pictures! Woot!
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