But this is reality:
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: