There was a time, and it wasn’t so very long ago, when I got up, headed straight to the bathroom, took a shower, fixed my hair, put on makeup . . every single day!
I’m not sure when that routine changed or why it changed but some days I embarrass myself! Today for instance . . I’ve been embarrassed several times.
This is my routine these days: I get up, brush my teeth, grab the shorts from the dirty clothes that I wore yesterday, put them on, along with the T-shirt that I slept in. I go let the chickens out. Then I play with Boots for a while, usually while answering email or writing a blog post. Then . . the plan is that I will shower and get dressed. But some days I get sidetracked. Today was one of those days. I decided to weed the garden. When it started getting close to lunch time, I came in, made chicken salad and knitted til Vince got home, then went back out to finish weeding the garden and to gather some produce that’s still lingering and get eggs.
I still had on the same T-shirt and shorts from yesterday, hadn’t combed my hair or put on makeup. The mail lady came. She was bringing a box of garlic I had ordered so I decided to plant the new garlic.
By this time, not only do I have on the T-shirt that I slept in, the dirty shorts from yesterday, hair not combed and no makeup . . but I’m dirty from head to toe!
That’s when not one, not two, but three different people stopped by. I was almost embarrassed enough to promise myself to go back to my old ways . . get up, shower, get dressed . . but that won’t work. I still have to go out and deal with the chickens and I don’t want to do that after taking a shower and it’s when I’m out with the chickens that I get sidetracked with the garden or the fruit trees or . . something . . there’s always something interesting to do outside.
The sad fact is . . I’ve lost all pride and it really doesn’t bother me much at all. I guess the good news is . . I saved money because I didn’t mess up any clean clothes today! :)