Every mom and wife needs a break now and then. And this mom and wife got to have one this week. I was blessed to go to a veritable candy store, a toy store for grown ups. (no not that kind!)
I was blessed to spend the day at a beauty salon! And oh this shop!! It was gorgeous! Stylish. Feminine.
And there , amid all the bottles and brushes , I discovered something about myself.
I am ok.
I didn't have anything done to me, I observed only. I relished the lack of "MOM! Mom! He hit me!.
I played with the jewelry and applied the makeup.
The pearls, the rhinestones, the powder! And oh so many different shades of red lipstick!
But alas, pearls and rhinestones don't go too well with my chickens and I seem to eat the lipstick off.
I watched my friend get her hair colored and decided it wasn't for me.It looked beautiful on her but it just wasn't something I wanted to do .
I realized that my hair may be plain and straight but I like it so it's ok.
I realized that I have gray streaks in my hair but they are my quirks and I like them.
I enjoyed watching all the pampering going on. It felt good just to watch others relaxing and enjoying themselves. It felt good listening to others sharing beauty secrets that I could learn from but what was freeing for me was realizing that I didn't have to take the advice or feel like I wasn't equal because I wasn't taking that advice.
I thoroughly enjoyed my time immersed in beauty and I look forward to going again- I have my eye on a necklace or two!- but I think what I will enjoy the most is realizing that I am ok. And that , as they say , is priceless.
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