Letting Myself Go

Although I don’t consider myself especially vain, I’ve always been one of those women who wouldn’t be caught dead without makeup, mostly because I look dead without makeup.

This granny-parenting thing has sure changed that. I’m happy if I get out the door with clothes on.

Here’s the rundown of all the ways I’m going downhill:

  • I seldom get to the gym. I figure with a dog, a kid, a hoop, weights, an elliptical machine and a two-story house I do ok.
  • I’ve had one professional haircut in the past year, and that was only an end trim. (This is less a matter of letting myself go, more about giving up on ever finding someone who can consistently deal with all my weird cowlicks and odd curls.)
  • When I put earrings in I have to sort of re-pierce them.
  • Today is Tuesday. The last time I showered was Sunday (but I’m headed that way next, before I go to Chloe’s school holiday party).
  • The only times I bother with makeup are church and other social occasions.

So if you encounter me at the grocery store and I look like death on a plate, don’t worry. This is my new look.

The purple glasses hide some of the pallor. With Junior and my dear friend Lisa. (Photo by Chloe)

The purple glasses hide some of the pallor. With Junior and my dear friend Lisa. (Photo by Chloe)





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