Sometimes life just doesn’t go the way you want. Like this morning when I was in a hurry to go somewhere, and I decided to hurry and wax my eyebrows. Well, the wax is almost gone, so it was a little hotter and drippier than usual when I heated it up. In all the time I have been waxing I have never had this happen - but as I was waxing my eyebrow the wax dripped and landed on my eyelashes! Yikes! I tried to hurry and get it off before it hardened, but it is designed to harden quickly, and it does! There I was with half my eyelashes on one eye glued together in one blob! How was I going to get out of this? Sure, I could rip them out, but that didn’t sound like a very appealing option. Finally I decided to try to heat the wax up with hot water from the tap. I kept splashing my eye and trying to soften and pick the wax off. I finally got it all off after about 10 minutes, and I still have some eyelashes left! (maybe half). Better than none! My mother always said you have to suffer to be beautiful. Sometimes that is more true than others.
I hurried to get dressed. As I was putting my pants on I noticed that my jeans had a hole in them. I figured it was low enough in the pants that nothing would show through that wasn’t supposed to, and I wasn’t going anywhere fancy anyway. On my way out the door I realized that I needed shoes. As I sat down to put the shoes on I realized that indeed, something was showing through the hole in my jeans! What to do? What to do? I didn’t have another pair of jeans that would work at the moment. So I grabbed a needle and thread and sewed the hole up while I was wearing the jeans. No, it did not look pretty, but at least I didn’t sew my unders to my jeans or poke myself. I consider that a bonus on a morning like this. Some days are just like that.
A couple of years ago I discovered a fabulous cupcake shop right next to where my daughter worked. I decided it would be fun to find the place that makes the best cupcakes in the valley. So I started doing my own “market research”. I made a list of all the places that offered cupcakes, and over a period of time I frequented them all, always ordering a chocolate cupcake. I always took a child or friend with me (great mother/daughter date!) to help me sample. I live in Utah County, Utah. I tried Cupcake Chic, Sweet tooth Fairy, Decadence, Kneaders, The Chocolate, and Cravings. Hands down Cravings in Pleasant Grove won! Ironically, it was the first place I had tried, next to where my daughter worked.
This last week I went to a little diner with my dad and sister for breakfast. I wasn’t very hungry, so I just ordered a cinnamon roll. It was so good! Hmmm, time for some more market research?
Try this with whatever food makes you happy! It is a great adventure to take!