Foolish Things I’ve Done In the Past Week

  1. Got my nails done.  I get a manicure about once every ten years, whether I need it or not.  My hands look terrible with polish – my fingers are are on the stubby side, and I never pick a flattering shade for my skin tone.  But, like moth to flame, every decade I’m drawn to the salon to give it a go, just for kicks.  I managed to smudge only two nails before leaving the salon this time.  I’ll aim for a better average in 2022.
  2. Got a Brazilian wax.  This may be too much information for some of you, but such an out-of-character action must not be left off of a list of foolish things.  Did it hurt?  Of course.  Did it look great afterwards?  Not especially.  Will I do it again?  Nope – I’ll stick with the razor from here on out.
  3. The whole reason I went through the idiocy of #2 was that I bought a bikini and wanted to be less hairy (if I couldn’t be more tan), to be seen in public in it.  Then I…
  4. wore said bikini in public.  There were no pictures taken, so there is no proof that I walked about in a modest two-piece swimsuit, but trust me, I did.  It was…pale.
  5. Expected the weather to be cool and spring-like.  The mercury hit 80 degrees here today, with more temps in the mid-eighties to come through the weekend.  Sometimes I hate the South.  When will I get the chance to wear my new blazer?
  6. Tried the Level Three workout on Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred dvd.  I’ve never cursed so much at my television – well, since Bush left office, that is.  (Sorry, Republican/Tea Party/Libertarian friends.  But you’re getting your chance to curse at your tvs, now!)
  7.  With a family of four to feed, went with the thought, ‘I don’t know what we’ll have for dinner.  I’ll just wing it, I guess.’
  8. Walked from the Mirage Casino to the Bellagio fountains on the Las Vegas Strip in the highest-heeled shoes I own.  The Bellagio is only two casinos down from the Mirage, but what I forgot is that Cesar’s Palace is about a bazillion miles long.  I’ll be wearing flat, sensible shoes for the rest of my thirties as a consequence.
  9. Took my children to get their hair cut at one of those walk-in places with no back-up plan in case of a long wait.  We sat for at least twenty minutes with only my phone to keep the two kids occupied.  Rookie move.  It’s a miracle we all made it out alive.
  10. Scrubbed my kitchen cabinets.  Who do I think I am, Martha Stewart?

Forewarned is forearmed, folks.  Don’t make the same mistakes I did.

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