Sometimes we must stop to laugh at ourselves, our situation and what’s going on in our life. My husband must have realized that I have a lot on me, because he’s been helping with the planning for the move a little more. Good for him, because I was two steps from going on strike. This morning though, I’m rushing to get my daughter to school early for her science project, get my husband to work and take care of everyone, when I went out the house looking like this….
I wear this scarf on my head at night and to protect my hair under winter caps. My entire family, everyone in the house let me go out in public this morning and no one said, ummm you gonna put a hat on or anything like that? I didn’t realize I drove around this morning looking like this until I got home and reached to take my hat off and pulled off the scarf!! I was horrified! I called my husband and asked him and I quote “why did you let me leave the house with just my scarf on?” He mumbled something about I thought you knew. He had me driving around trying to get him breakfast this morning, the only reason we didn’t go to McDonald’s was because the line was too long, thank goodness for that.
After I got over myself, I laughed for 5 minutes at what I imagined people said when they saw me this morning. I don’t think no one at my husband’s job saw me, not that it mattered. Trust me, I’ll have it on this afternoon when I go pick him up. It’s cool here, and I keep my hair twisted if I’m not going out and put on my scarf AND cap. I’m not sure what I can attribute this act to, menopause, forgetfulness (which is menopause), or just life and one of those things. Who knows, all I know is I’ve reached a new level of “oh well”. I’m a woman like most of you who cares about her appearance, because of the standard we set for ourselves, not what people expect. In the winter here in the Midwest, I will wear a hat until I get to my destination, then comb my hair.
My parents told me when I was a baby, they all got in the car and drove off without me. They hadn’t been parents in 15 years, so I guess it took a minute to get used to me being around. Have you ever done something like this before, just had a blank moment? That’s what I’m gonna call it…a blank moment.