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The Higher the Heel...

Geez Louise!  It really is true that a little lipstick and rouge will turn your whole day around.  My grandma always used to insist on wearing lipstick to every occasion, being it an afternoon function, a doctor's appointment, or a mundane trip to the grocery store.  I even put lipstick on her a year or so back when we took a spin around the road in our pajamas.  She just always insisted that lipstick made all the difference in the world.  She was right. 

Today was a big day.  I got up this morning like a normal person, had a cup of coffee, dropped my nephew off at school, and faced the day with gusto.  I was bound and determined to make it to the office for the morning meeting.  I can't do much, but I felt like this was something I was capable of accomplishing, and let's face it, I need a daily challenge or else I will just eat Reeses peanut butter eggs all day and watch Real Housewives.  (Just a note, Orange County Seasons 1 and 2 are in marathon format during the day.  I highly suggest you set your DVR so you get caught up on all the drama.  Make things happen people.)

So my daily routine usually involves a shower, drying the hair, and a little moisturizer-basically whatever I can get in before I need a nap again.  Today I busted out the lip gloss and, wait for it....the high heels.  That's right, the heels.  Here's the deal, I really want to be super woman, but super woman at least could tie her own boots.  I can't even reach my own feet, so I have been wearing slippers for three weeks. Flats don't even cut it because I can't pull the heel on, so slippers it is.  As I stood in front of the closet this morning deciding which dingy pair of slippers to wear today, my eye wandered to corner.  There sat my black, slouchy, pull on boots-shoe of the month, October, in case you are interested. I swear it was like light shined down from the heavens right into my shoe closet.  So I pulled them out and slid my foot in.  After a little wiggling, I managed to get my foot far enough in that I could pull them on.  BEST DAY EVER!

So my boots and I made our way to the meeting.  It was great.  I haven't felt so strong and confident in weeks!  I was so happy to see everyone again.  I miss everyone like crazy; it's hard to go cold turkey when you spend so much time with such crazy people. Catching up was great, but holy smokes I was worn out when I got home...and no, my feet didn't hurt.  Baby steps, I guess. 

So it really is true that if you look good, you feel better. Ladies, if you are having a bad day or feeling a little down, just reach into the bottom of your purse and pull out that lip gloss.  Shirley Howard says you need a little lipstick and everything will be alright.   

5 comments (Add your own)

1. A.E. wrote:
You go girl! You looked amazing today and whether it was an hour or 2 seconds we were all really glad to see you! Love your stupid face :)

Thu, March 14, 2013 @ 3:12 PM

2. A.E. wrote:
The higher the heel, the closer you are to God! And that my friend is what it is all about! :)

Thu, March 14, 2013 @ 4:55 PM

3. Nick Mo wrote:
Glad you made it in today Kara!!!

Thu, March 14, 2013 @ 7:50 PM

4. your aunt sharon wrote:
You are so amazing. You are one very talented woman and you will get through this. Love and a kiss.

Thu, March 14, 2013 @ 9:00 PM

5. Marty Allen wrote:
We're all going to miss you at State Basketball this weekend but know you have more important business to take care of. Here's hoping I see you at an event down the road..... Marty

Tue, March 19, 2013 @ 11:42 AM

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