Thursday, February 27, 2014

Dressing to Impress

So I'm going to see BF's daughter again tomorrow night for the opening of her junior high musical.  I've seriously spent time today thinking about what to wear for the occasion.  I have these random visions of her friends seeing BF and asking her, "Who's that lady with your dad?"  :-)  I have no idea if this is going to happen, but I'm going as the date of the parent contingency for that evening, as her Mom is going the following day.

I'm also going to get up early to blow out my hair.  I've been doing it a lot lately, though I generally do it the night before.  Problem with that is that I then sleep on it and it does dumb things like flip up at the back and refuse to flip under with my flatiron.  ;-)  So I'm hoping that if I get up an extra twenty minutes early I can avoid that conundrum.  The straight hair is just easier to contain, anyway!

This week is going all right.  Had trainer last night and did some laundry.  Tonight I'm doing dinner with a couple of girlfriends and then trying to get to the gym afterwards.  Sunday night I'm doing an Oscars watch evening with my friend, A.  I do love watching those silly awards shows, mostly for the fashion, but I do love that Ellen DeGeneres is hosting. The rest of the weekend in between is up in the air!  May spend more time with BF since he will have his daughter all next weekend.

I can't believe that this weekend March is here.  Sunday would have been my 12 year wedding anniversary, which is craziness.  In most ways I feel really disconnected from the idea of having been married at all, much less to my Ex-H.  We are good friends now, but it's just so weird to think about us having been in that romantic relationship for so many years.  He was my first love, which in retrospect just makes me realize how young I was when we got together.  Life sure does unwind in unexpected ways!

I do know that I am so much happier with the person I've become in the years since we split up.  Each year has been progress of some sort, and while some years were harder than others, I cannot say enough about how much I've grown, especially in the last three years since my last relationship.  I'm not perfect, but I feel like I'm so much healthier mentally and emotionally, and I'm really confident in how I've steered my life.  :-)

Happy Thursday!


  1. I would have no clue what to wear to a kids event. I always tend to overdress anyway, but maybe something nice you'd wear on a generic first date that isn't sexy? Its a guess.

    As long as each year you are better than the last, you are doing it right.

    1. I think I found a happy in between for the musical on Friday. :-)

  2. You are living proof that life is what happens when you're busy making plans (sorry, couldn't resist the cliche). Regardless of the little things that happen, being increasingly happier with yourself and where you stand is a great thing.

    My 21 year-old self would have thought that in 10 years, I'd be married to a nice Indian boy, own a condo in Chicago, have a dog, and work as a consultant. I have/am none of those things and I'm really happy :)

    1. Hey, I don't mind a cliche when it holds true. ;-)

      Yeah, my life has not unfolded as planned, but I am really happy where I am, and doing better than I expected in so many surprising ways!