Hello. It is fun to see all the similarity here, I feel at home already. I have frequented MUA but am in a much different position now (as are you) to the majority of posters there.
DH & I recently moved from MN to FL, leaving my now empty nest where we lived for 17 years, to a whole new life as a couple again in a new townhouse in perpetual summer.
Now 52, my hair is changing color along with my skin (yes I wear sun screen, but have a tan now for the first time). My thin lips are getting even thinner... but I refuse to fade away!
I too have deep blue/gray eyes, was born strawberry blond which morphed into dishwater blond that got darker as the years went on, pale oily skin.
I was lucky enough to be able to choose to be a stay at home mom. I had a big garden, canned tomatoes and froze beans, stored onions. I love to cook, bake, sew, paint and decorate. Always had a healthy interest in hair and makeup. I did not collect that much, though, I was more interested in finding the 'right' products and colors.
Glad to have found a place to chat with my peers. See you on the boards.