It is no secret that I have been experiencing a funk the last couple of months. With moving and basically getting my world turned upside down there has been a lot to get use to.
The last week my attitude has changed and it wasn’t from a mental perspective. It was from a materialistic perspective. There are some things that inner beauty just can’t take care of and sometimes it’s the vanity that helps pull me out of a funk. I am not a vain person by any means, but I do appreciate some of the little things in life, and here are three of them:
I finally got my hair done.
It has been a year and a half since I last got my hair did, and man was it time. In fact, I had no idea how bad it looked until after a cut and a highlight:
Please disregard the weird expression on my face. This is why I don’t take a lot of self-portraits, I feel like a goober.
When I was young my hair was so blonde it was white, and now I just don’t feel myself unless my hair is highlighted. I’ve been every color in the book and this is the one that is me. It is also the only color that softens the personality of my face. If you catch me in concentration mode I have a very mean expression on my face, and I have been told several times that people were scared of me until they got to know me. I really have to work on keeping a happy expression on my face, since people’s first impressions of me can be muddled. I also had about 5 inches of dead hair cut off, and it feels so good.
I gave myself a pedicure.
I don’t know about you, but I only get ONE pedicure a year, and it is in the middle of the spring when I am absolutely certain that it won’t snow again. This year I decided to save some money for the long run and by my own tools to give me a makeshift pedicure at home. I painted my nails a bright pinky/purple to get pumped for warm weather (even though it’s been overcast all week):
I said it on twitter and I’ll say it again, my toes are like fingers, and they are the thorn in my side when it comes to shoe shopping. But my mom says that if anybody needs someone to play the piano with their toes, they know who to call!
My hub’s thriftiness paid off.
While perusing the clearance section at Target on Saturday (which we have to do EVERY time we go to the mall), we came across this gem:
A Garmin Forerunner 405. Originally $219, and we paid….wait for it….$109.98!!!
I know that I don’t run yet, and have no need for this right this second, but my future goal is to start running (when I hit 220 pounds, I will start a C25K program) and eventually run a marathon. How often do you find such a steal of a deal?! Plus, it is helping to motivate me for my future goals and my hub’s won’t let me open it up until mother’s day. Happy Mother’s Day to me!
These things have seem to put a spring in my step and a smile on my face!
What is something that brightens your mood? And it most definitely DOES NOT have to be something of monetary worth, it just happens that this last week was an exception!