Saturday, November 6, 2010

Gratitude: Nov 6

(while pregnant, getting ready)

Today I am grateful for "getting ready." Before I had Meredith I liked to take my time getting ready, especially when Chris and I were going out for dinner. Now, that is a rarity. Many new moms talk about how hard it is to find the chance to take a shower. I haven't had that problem. If I want a shower, I'll take a shower. However, I have had trouble with anything beyond that- drying my hair, putting on make up, etc. I can't even begin to count the number of times I've run errands with wet hair & no make up since Meredith's birth. That's something I never did before. I reserved wet hair for hot summer days and that alone.

Last night and today, though, I've allowed myself the time to really get ready. Dry my hair all the way. Do my makeup- and not just a quick coat of mascara, but eyeliner, eyeshadow, foundation, blush, lipstick! It was really fun and felt like such a treat. So today, I am grateful for that! I am also grateful for the two fun events that gave me reason to get dressed up- karaoke last night & a baby shower today!

ps- i hope the whole not being able to "get ready" thing doesn't sound "woe is me." i don't really mind at all. it just makes me grateful for the times i do get ready :)

1 comment:

accidentally, kle said...

didn't sound woeful at all! I am loving your gratitude posts x

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