After I left my sister's yesterday morning, I had to go get my hair done and get my nails done. Both were in pretty bad shape. Being I did not have money to get my toes done, I knew I would not be there long. As I was sitting there, I kept hearing people talk about eye lash extensions ... ok, maintain the laughter until you hear it all! I had always been curious about it so I inquired about it. BIG MISTAKE!
The next thing I knew I was lying on my back and this lady was doing something with my face. It did not hurt. I looked at the pictures and the extensions looked so beautiful and natural. Being one who has never ever had eyelashes, I so dreamed of having them. My hair is very white on my face and always has been. On top of that my eyelashes are almost non-existent, especially now that I am older. Having extensions would be great.
They have short and medium lengths for the extensions. Of course I want medium ... the longer the better! OMG, you should have seen me. The first person I thought of was Tammy Faye Baker. I am not poking fun at anyone, but if you are of my age, then you know EXACTLY what I am talking about. They felt funny too! But I graciously said thank you and left.
As I ran the other errands I had to do, I just knew that people were pointing at me or whispering. I felt like my eyes were standing out as if in a magnifying glass. Oh my, what have I done now?
I stopped and picked up dinner for my son and I. My husband I knew would not be home for awhile, so I could test my son. Maybe them standing out as I felt they did was all in my head. Maybe my son will not even notice them. After all, how much does a 17 year old boy really pay to his mom anyway?
My son, bless his heart, failed not ... he was just as attentive as he is in daily life with me. One look when I called him out of his bedroom, mouth flew open, eyes become bigger, and he said, "Mom, what have you done?" Then he commenced to laughing. Yep, just the confirmation I needed that my eyes were beautiful and I had most definitely did the right thing ... WRONG! After the joke was over, he thought he had hurt my feelings so he began with how good they looked! Really Christopher? The moment has passed but I so love him for trying. We ate together and he returned to his room. Now I can wait for the reaction that will matter the most ... my husband!
When he got home it was past dark, so it was safe to walk outside and greet him. He can't see me then and I can sort of work up to this moment. Here was how the conversation went after I welcomed him home, etc.:
Me: Honey (as I lean into him like a baby), I did something really stupid today.
Donnie: (As he sort of chuckles) What did you buy now?
Me: Well let's go in the house and I will show you. (I entered the house and put on the big ceiling light in the living room.)
Donnie: (He is staring me straight on at this point) Ok, what did you do?
Me: What do you see different? (He is steadily focusing on my hair but occasionally looking me in the fact. I am thinking to myself, "Really! My son comes out of his room and first glance is thrown for a loop, and here is my husband staring at me head on and sees nothing!" How observant is he?)
Donnie: Honey, I don't see anything (as he is staring at my hair again ... until the eyes move a bit south and our eyes lock AGAIN!) Laughter is now prevalent as he has FINALLY made the mark.
The first words out of his mouth ... after he contains the laughing ... is, "You look like Tammy Faye Baker!" I KNEW IT! We both started to laugh. Then, of course, him laughing was not enough. He had to go get Christopher so they could laugh together.
We all had a good laugh. This morning first thing, while everyone is still asleep, I sought the Vaseline and a hot clothe. Needless to say, those eyelashes are gone. I feel back to normal. I lost what few real eyelashes I had in the removal procedure, but they will grow back, and if not, so be it. Lesson learned! No harm done! We all had a good laugh, which we always need, and life moves on.
So tell me ... what stupid thing have you done lately? I would love to hear it so I can stop feeling so stupid! Just kidding when I say I feel stupid. I think we only live once and there comes occasion when you just have to live and try new things. It can be both fun and rejuvenating. Try something new today!