It Only Takes a Moment to Heed My Own Advice

We spent all day Saturday and some of Sunday decorating the house for Christmas.  It’s a lot of work, and coming on the heels of cooking and hostessing Thanksgiving…I have been tired!  Really tired!  This resulted in me not heeding my own advice and regretting that decision.  I ran out on Sunday to get an addition to the Christmas decor at a discount store and left the house without makeup and in a “not so clean” tunic.  It never fails…I always run into someone I know when I am not properly prepared.  A reader of the blog noticed me the minute I walked into the store, and even introduced me to her husband. I came home appalled and regretful.  It takes just as much effort to throw on something like this, as it does to pick up a used shirt from the floor of the closet!  I actually wore the same leggings from JJill.  Putting on one top and one necklace with a nice pair of shoes is not difficult.  Now, the make up…I needed to take time to freshen my face…we don’t always have to go full out, but just a little can make a difference.

I will remember that moment next time I am tempted to just “run a quick errand.”   This really is rare, but I want to honor those who visit here regularly, and myself…and not let it happen again.  It doesn’t take that much time.

True confessions over…..



  1. This is a really good reminder Pam! The story is funny because I’ll bet we can all relate to it at some point, but you are so right, it takes the same amount of time to put something on that’s a little nicer because it never fails, you don’t do it and someone is going to be there!

  2. Yes, they are…it has happened to me twice now …two years apart, so I can’t relax standards…both recognized me from the blog. Live and learn. Thanks Karen.

  3. Thank you so much, Nancy…I appreciate the encouragement and hope I never try to present something I am not.

  4. I really appreciate your honesty with this story, Pam! I’ve been there!! It takes just a bit of effort to look presentable when running a quick errand. It sure beats feeling awkward and ashamed. Love that blouse you are wearing!

  5. Hey, surprise you’re human, lol, thanks for your honesty. We all have those moments. We’re not going to always be put together. Relax.

  6. This has happened to me enough times, you’d think I’d learn. I always seem to run into someone I haven’t seen in a long while and wonder if they think, “Man, she really has let herself go!” I’ve gone so far as to dodge someone at the grocery store so I don’t have to say “Hi” to them. I could go to the grocery after work or church and look just lovely and see no one I know. It’s a Murphey’s Law thing I believe.

  7. O, how I relate to your experience. Thank you for
    Letting us in on your ‘human’
    side . We can all relate I am

  8. I echo others. I’ve been there too! It happens on a busy weekend, quickly dashing out, just like you.

    Thanks for sharing this!

  9. This usually happens to me late on a Sunday afternoon. I have been home all day doing what needs to be done, then I realize I need something from the store for dinner.

  10. You were recognized by your inner beauty that shines thru. Thanks for your honesty and Lord knows that has happened to mostly everyone. Lol! Stay beautiful!

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