Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Won't Happen Again

Guys, I had already been to workout.  I came home from there  and did some work here...then I decided to go out again to walk.  Stopped by a store first and passed by a mirror.  I am vain, so I looked and I did not expect to see a woman whose mid back length hair was frizzled from being out a long time in humidity yesterday morning.

  Nor did I expect to see that my yoga pants were hanging longer, looking limp and flappy about the legs.  Nor did I expect to see the T shirt that I wore was too long, bedraggled looking in that it was limp and flappy around me as well.   The pants and shirt were well faded navy blue.  All cotton  I might add and all horrible looking as they are old..the pants alone are a good 10 years old and  they are washed frequently as they are (were?) a fave pair of pants.  Not any more.  I was so embarrassed at how I looked, I left to come home and change clothes.

Sheesh!

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  1. Dress to feel good about yourself, Carole, because the reality is that no one else cares what we look like. That's one thing that age brings, the understanding that most of us all too wrapped up in our own lives to notice much or care about others! :-D

    Hugs.

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  2. That is, the people we pass by, people we don't know. Of course we are about friends and family--and those we either accept for who they are, or ought to. :-D

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  3. Been there, done that! Haha! I agree with Fuzzy....we need to take care of ourselves and please ourselves both. It is a lift to one's spirits to leave the house knowing that we look good!

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  4. Well, what makes it so odd is I am always s careful of my appearance. I was just in a good mood and headed off without really looking.

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  5. You should have gone to Walmart then!!! You would have fit right in. (he he - just kidding).

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  6. I can't help but smile in recognition! I pull on an old (but rarely worn) shirt and a pair of nicer pants and go about my day. I look down at my shirt just after leaving the doctor's office and see an ancient stain in the chesticle area (must be ancient cuz the shirt was washed). Heavens to murgatroid!

    I think I learned the same lesson: take a closer look before heading out the door - especially if I'm going farther away than the mailboxes. MOL!

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  7. Ooops that was a moment wasn't it. At least it wasn't one of the moments when you check the mirror and realize the great outfit you chose does nothing for you....yeah, that's happened once or twice to me.

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  8. Hi Sis!
    Well I best way is to do potion control and try to my implement more the daily of lifestyle is better then Champion golfer? When your time was feeling so right beautiful!
    xxooxx
    Sis,Katie,Miyuki and Victoria
    Michiko

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  9. You have hair? I wish I did.

    Cotton stuff dies after about year of wearing and washing. Not to be indelicate, but I discovered knit cotton briefs 5 years ago and love them. But they last only 2 years. But the t-shirts are the best things to use as rags cleaning up after. They are unusually aborbant.

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  10. Haha, I've been there! But most of the time, I'm shocked how old and tired I look. I don't like mirrors any more... :-)

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  11. Oh haha so sorrry
    I check myself before I go. But then again, I live in the DC suburbs, no one EVER leaves the house in old clothing in northern Virginia. Especially Loudoun County - and "old" by either outdated, or worn.
    There is a dress code at mom and dad's neighborhood that is very strict. No tank tops, no short shorts, both are items I enjoy wearing, but I went to Loft outlet and bought myself some appropriate clothing.
    Funny how that turned out, Carole. I am sure you were dismayed, but we are still learning lessons.
    It is good to be a little bit vain..
    My mom and dad are from Holland, and they started wearing their favorite shabby things in public when they were in their 80's. This move to Virginia, my sister and I purged most of that stuff, and bought mom pretty much all new clothes. My dad, to my utter surprise LIKES new stuff, last year we hit the mall and he was a shopping machine. The problem with both of them is stains. My wonderful caregiver Karen and I work on keeping them both presentable. I need to get mom some new sweaters.
    Go out and get yourself some pretty things. Get rid of anything that looks bad, even around the house. We came from a very frugal generation so I understand the thoughts behind that.
    I love you Carole. I hope you have a fun frizzy hair kind of day. I am going shopping at Web Fabrics in Purcelleville with Sarah, my favorite one year old baby, while Christina visits the rheumatologist.
    I joined a sew a long online (quilty habit, Jess) so I neeeeeed MORE fabric (like a hole in the head)
    Keep stylin' and looking cute and girly.

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    1. Oh, and my hairs get frizzy too. I like putting a little bit of uh... let me run upstairs and check (only one cup of coffee so hold on) L'Oreal Smooth Intense Conditioner (pea size amount) in my hands, and wiping my hair before the last blow dry, in summer.

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  12. One more thing (sorry)
    My younger daughter and I are quite philosophical about various things. We have come to the conclusion that wearing old beat up clothing and looking sloppy is a form of "self abuse" hahahahahahaaaaa Same with tatoos, wearing stupid low pants, skank outfits etc.
    It is self abuse. hahahahhahaaa

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    1. Oh and also the half shaved head on the female sex. with long and straight on the other side. Sorry, not pretty.
      Self abuse.

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    2. well, I don't fall into that category thank goodness.

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  13. The picture in my head cannot be erased now! I might need therapy!! :-0

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  14. Dearest Carole,
    At times such a mirror really does help!
    But for waling or biking or whatever, we never can wear our best. As long as it is all cotton it makes us feel most comfy wearing them.
    Sending you hugs,
    Mariette

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  15. Carole don't worry too much about it. I'm no clothes horse but I don't worry about it. As long as I remember to wear pants I consider it a successful day.

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  16. but...if you were COMFORTABLE that's ALL that matters!! Running errands and working out doesn't warrant a fashion show! xoxo I am jealous that you have mid-back length hair, I would KILL for that! xoxo

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