Support For My Body

September 21, 2011

ZArchive (Old Blog)

I am truly amazed at what it takes these days to get me out of the house in the morning.  When I was newly married, I would roll out bed, get dressed and to work in under 30 minutes.  I obviously didn’t wear make-up, shower in the morning, or fix myself up much!

These days it’s a whole different matter.  Not only do I shower and wash my hair each morning, but my support system then requires that I:

  • Comb my hair & fluff it with my fingers
  • Put on deoderant
  • Brush & floss my teeth
  • Use moisturizer and sometimes under eye concealer
  • Put in eyedrops for my dry eyes
  • Put on eyeliner (gray) and mascara
  • Smooth out my eyebrows
  • Fluff my hair again
  • Lotion my feet and legs

None it takes very long, but I’m a bit irritated that I have to do so much to look good and feel good for the day.  I know it’s pretty simple, especially with not fixing my hair up, but it seems like my daily routine should be easier.  At least I have a routine for my support system – it’s much easier when I don’t have to spend time thinking about what I’m doing or make a bunch of small decisions.

That doesn’t take into account the rest of the morning ritual – making the bed, letting the dogs out and back in, giving the dogs a treat so I don’t have to chase the beagle all over the yard to get him back in, making my lunch and eating some breakfast.  Whew!  I’m glad I don’t have to get a small child out the door anymore either.

Is it all necessary?  Yes it is.  But it’s worth it on most days.  It’s too bad I didn’t make a list of my morning routines years ago when I started keeping my journals.  It would be interesting to see how they’ve changed over the years.  The biggest change is that I no longer exercise before work.  Now I do it during lunch instead.  Probably not much else has changed, but I’m not sure.

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I am adventurer, philosopher and observer, recording my life in journals and photographs. Visit my blog at www.livingtheseasons.com or write me at dogear6 [at] gmail [dot] com.

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2 Comments on “Support For My Body”

  1. hugmamma Says:

    I hate to think about my support system now that I’m 62. I know it’ll only get bigger as I get older. Wish I could go au naturel sometimes…but I know the world’s not ready for it. Truthfully, neither am I. Somehow looking my best is still something I adhere to. The same applies to my house. Although I do a lot more sweeping things under the rug, than in my younger days. C’est la vie, as they say. ;)

    • dogear6 Says:

      That’s so true – as we get older, it gets easier to ignore the piles and the messes and realize there’s more to life than a perfect house. I don’t think the world is ready for me to go natural either!

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