Sunday, May 3, 2009

Calgon Take Me Away

I played hooky from church today so that Nate and I could go to the PCC swap meet.  This antique swap meet is held every 1st Sunday and I try and go once a year at this time because the weather is nice.  My mom went with us and I told her that we'd pick her up before 8:30am.  When you go to a swap meet you gotta get there early -- it's just part of the treasure hunting.  So when I've gone in the past, I've just gotten up, thrown on some clothes, put my hair in a ponytail, skipped putting on makeup and wore a hat and sunglasses.  It's kind of expected that when you're treasure hunting that you look sorta grungy :)  Fast forward to today -- Nate's in the Pack N Play while I'm tinkering around in our bedroom, getting ready as quickly as possible.  I look in the mirror and then it dawns on me.  What I see before me isn't somebody grungy one day a year to go to a flea market -- this is my look EVERY day now that I have a baby.  Oh. My. Gosh.  I was wearing the same t-shirt and jeans I've worn a zillion times since Nate was born.  I almost always pull my hair back in a ponytail.  And who wants to waste makeup on a 9-month old?  I'm grungy everyday.  This is so sad. 

So to summarize how I feel and look lately.....this is how I'd like to look:
But this is reality:


Jen said...

Oh my gosh, I so hear you on this one. It only took about a week after Avery was born for me to feel this way. So no, "shower, hair and make-up everyday" is my motto :) It really does help me feel not quite so frumpy.

So what treasures did you find at the swap meet???

Will you be posting any before/afters?

the blackwells said...

OK, that totally made my day. You're hysterical!