I’m going to talk about winter again. Go ahead and click-away – but you know you really want to read more about it because it’s really all we talk about now. We talk about it with our stylists, our mail carriers, our grocery baggers, our neighbors, strangers on the street that you are pushing out of snowbanks, bank tellers, UPS drivers, the cashier at Target, every parent at preschool, the teenager down the block who never smiles anyway, and my mother – because she’s in Arizona for the winter and I kind of don’t like her anymore.
Also, I’ve worn a hat, mittens, wool socks, fleece pajama bottoms, three cardigans, a scarf, and possibly a winter coat on since November. In my house. We keep the house at about 57 degrees so it warrants inside hat wearing to keep the heating bills down.
At any rate – what happens when you are toe to top of head covered, you forget you have a body under there. Also you become a Yeti.
Because Yetis are hardy. And hairy.
Things I haven’t done since November.
First let’s reminisce about what I looked like last November. Also, let’s reminisce about the sun.
-cut my hair
-colored my hair
-styled my hair
-looked at my feet – you don’t even want to know what’s going on with my feet right now
-paid attention to my hands. My nails are all broken off from the dry cold, and my skin in cracking. Enough said.
-shaved my legs or armpits
-if fact, paid attention to any hair on my body
-did you know that body hair is warm when you grow it out
-and it doesn’t bother anyone when you’re wearing at least five layers at all times
-and don’t even try to get fresh and remove my fleece pajama pants because 1. It’s effing cold and 2. You don’t even want to know what’s growing under there.
-and wow how pedicure/manicure/waxing services must have a huge boom in in business in Minnesota once the temps rise above freezing. Yeti waxing specials everywhere!
But we have a wedding to attend soon – so besides thinking about having to shave my legs and maybe actually buy a razor, I also finally got a cut and color.
But then I still had to leave the salon with a hat on. Because Minnesota. And -12. So no one saw my hair. So this is all you will see of my new cut.
I feel better. Just don’t look below the top of my head. Because the Yeti is still in there.
And I think I need to take things slow – not to overwhelm this winter body. Also shaving sounds cold.
Next week LEG SHAVING.
The week after ARMPIT SHAVING.
Maybe then some pedicure action.
Who knows how crazy I’ll go after that.
All I know is that no one wants a Yeti at their wedding. Unless you’re a Yeti. Then you want alltheyetis. YETIWEDDINGS! New Minnesota Winter Business!
When I do have to leave the house – I do get dressed sometimes….
This week I wore my Matilda Jane Ruffle Pants – YOU NEED THESE. They are the like yoga/sweatpants with style. I get stopped no less than four times at the grocery store every time I wear these. Trust me. I’ve styled them with with Nine West motorcycle boots, a Gap cami tank and a gray Dove sweater – also from Matilda Jane. Scarf old – Target maybe? (Please note this was also pre-haircut – so awful pony…sorry.)
Astrid is wearing the Ice Cream Social skirt from Matilda Jane, a souvenir tee from Albuquerque, and leggings from Target. She wore this to preschool for the morning and then hung out with Yeti-Mom for the afternoon.
How’s your Yeti-ness treating you this winter? Make me feel better and tell me you don’t shave either….Or just lie to me.