Saturday, 20 September 2014
Whatever Happened to Miss Grace?
Tonight I've had a facial and painted my toe nails, I've blow dried my hair and plucked my eyebrows and I feel quite presentable. 'Where are you going?' I hear you ask .... well, that's the point ... I'm not going anywhere! I just fancied pampering myself so I dug out the face creams and ran a scented bath. As I applied the nail varnish I remembered the last time I had done this was for my son's wedding - five months ago.
Four years ago my nails (hands and feet) were painted all the time. I didn't answer the door unless I had applied my make up. My colour co-ordinated outfit was not complete unless I had earrings on and even jeans always had to have a belt. I NEVER wore flat shoes ... I didn't OWN any flat shoes! I walked around all day in high stilettos; only after one VERY heavy shopping trip (and a day sight seeing in New York) did I complain that my feet were killing me! I was never a tom-boy: I have always loved "satin and perfume and lace". So what happened?! Did my appearance change because I gave up work? Did I let my standards drop from sheer laziness? No, I think gardening changed me!
Tonight has made me think. I don't have to look at myself so my appearance isn't something I have given much thought to but I should have! If I am going to continue to enjoy gardening every day then I need to actually buy clothes to garden in rather than wearing cast offs. When I was working and gardening only at the weekends scruffy gardening clothes were okay because that was not my usual attire. Now I garden every day I don't think I should be scruffy every day! I need to find some comfortable gloves and at least try to reclaim a bit of style! On the plus side I've saved a fortune on mascara!