The Blog Formerly Known As Practical Paralegalism
Life is just a bowl of cherries, don’t take it serious, it’s mysterious.
Life is just a bowl of cherries, so live and laugh and laugh at love, love a laugh, laugh and love. ~ “Big Deal” (1986) by Bob Fosse
And love it and laugh out loud with complete joy when you find an Ann Taylor Loft dress from the 90s with cherries all over it at your local GoodWill. The cherry on top of this dress is the tiny vintage turtle pin I found at a thrift store, and should have taken a close-up pic for you guys. Next time, I promise.
It was 70 degrees and raining on Monday when I wore the cherry dress, which made me happy every time I saw the print, but forced me to take indoor outfit pics, which I still struggle with.
Today it was only 49 degrees, and I was so cold that I pulled on a purple cowl-neck sweater I rarely wear – over a long sleeve tee. There will be no pics of me looking like a stuffed purple sausage. I looked like the old me from a couple of years ago, when I went through an extended period of illness, and wore too big pants and shapeless tops to work almost every day, because it took too much effort to try. And, er, sneakers. No, no, there were no pics from this completely style-less and a bit too joyless period of my life. Whew.
Today I also read a thought-provoking post at Already Pretty, “Enhancing Appearances“. I happened to skip my normal light make-up routine as well, because I didn’t feel well. A co-worker, not meaning to make me feel self-conscious, commented on my red nose. I think I owe the world a post on acne and aging, being so close to 50, yet suffering from acne rosacea severe enough to require both topical and oral prescription meds. I do normally use a light foundation to even out my skin tone, and on the rare occasions I don’t wear make-up to the office, usually get some comment about how sick I look.
As much as I’d like to skip make-up altogether, the au naturel look reads half dead on me. Are you able to get away with little to no make-up, or is there a minimal amount of make-up that you find necessary for activities like work or meetings?
P.S. I’m going to leave you with Ben Vereen’s wonderful version of “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries (Reprise)” because it makes me smile. I will find a way to write about acne rosacea and make it funny, because the alternative is obsessing over it, and life’s too short for that.