Stray Dog Revolution
Valentine's Day and only two main things to learn today from my no mirror/no reflection challenge. (this really needs a better name.) The first came when I felt those 4 lovely chin hairs of mine. Yep. You read that right. Chin hairs. Middle age is so much fun. I usually use my tweezers and the mirror to rid my face of their presence, but I'm not allowed to look in the mirror this week. What's a girl to do? And that's when I noticed my razor. So I did it. I shaved my chin with my razor. That was definitely a first. But it felt so smooth afterwards that I thought to myself, "Why haven't I tried this before?" Instead of straining my neck and eyes to find them in the mirror, neck contorted at odd, uncomfortable angles, just to be able to pluck these 4 annoying hairs. It was so much easier and quicker just to shave them the fuck off. Victory is mine.
The second lesson to be learned was a lesson in vanity that I was not expecting. Hubbie suggested going and having an old west family photo done. (It's kind of a thing in our family- we've done it a couple of times and are due for another.) And I was like, "How can we? I can't look in the mirror to see if I like the old west outfit, I won't be able to see how my hair looks, I can't look at the pictures when we're done and pick the one I like... no way." And he just laughed and said, "You just have to trust me." And the feeling of panic that was welling up inside me was screaming at me, "You need to do this." It was clearly something I didn't want to do and was afraid to do, so yes, we had to do it. I agreed. And then was saved by the fact that my son wanted to go to a sleepover and my daughter had stayed up late the night before... life just got in the way and we ended up not taking the trip. But I think it still needs to be done.
On to day 3 and the weird surprises it may bring!