Yes it is official I am traipsing through my mid-40's as of today. And you know what?.. besides the total bummer of gray hair and pimples ( WHAT is up with that?) I am really enjoying this time. And generally I am holding up a lot better this decade than the last as pointed out by my dear oldest son ( thanks!)
I am excited about my work, passionate about my marriage, having fun doing my home and lucky enough to have the advantage to be able to be home to homeschool my children. I am not sure I could ever or should ever ask for more! ( Yes some days suck, but over all my blessings are abundant!)
Taking the time to care for myself has been important, since much like that popular little air-flight axiom "please secure your own air mask first before attempting to help another", if I don't feel good about myself it is next to impossible to give my best to others.
To that end my totally selfish list of things I do for me!
Buy clothes that are at least as nice if not better than what I dress my children in.
Motherhood is not an excuse to look like crap even if you are still holding onto "baby weight" you put on 21 years ago!, I 'm just say'n
New bras and panties every 6 months
Good support and nice danties make a difference, make the time to get a bra fitting!
Use real grown-up shampoo - not the kids stuff that comes in a bottle that looks like a squid
Good hair = Good Day, nuf' said
Do my hair - too many quality hair products not to have great hair
Pulling my hair back into a rubber band does not count unless done with purpose, not as a last ditch effort!
No chippy toe nail polish - if you can't keep it up don't do it!
Nothing more depressing than chippy polish, except maybe broken mini blinds.. such a toss up in my book!
Nice sheets for my bed- such great prices at Tj Maxx!
Shoes that make me happy - Hello DSW!
cute shoes make even a crappy day better
Make time with my husband every day or as often as possible ( uhhh yeh you know what I mean)
Crafting or sewing time each day, or at least time to create a Zentangle
you knew I was going to say this one didn't you?
Oh yeh.. and wear dresses! ( more on that later)
That is my list off the top of my head... what would you add to it??