Painting Your Nails Before Work… Bad Idea

I take a long time to get ready in the morning. Not because I’m all jazzed up and dressed to the nines. Just because my hair is difficult, I have a routine that I stick to, and deviance from that sets me off in an irritated spiral.

The main components that are a necessity when readying for a work day are: hair, filled water bottle, filled coffee mug, lunch packed. And, naturally, getting dressed. Everything else in between is gravy. Generally I will leave the house early so I can get to work early to finish any make-up I need applied, or hair fidgeting.

Yesterday I opted for a liquid breakfast, which left me a nice “spare” of 10 minutes. I don’t know what possessed me, but during that time I ended up painting my nails. I rarely have time to paint my nails, and when I do, the paint lasts for such a little time before chipping that I wonder what the point was.

Mission nails done completed. They weren’t too messy either. However, I hadn’t had my coffee, and wasn’t thinking clearly. When you go to a salon, before they apply your color, they have you take your keys out of your purse. Smart, right? I skipped that step. I skipped a LOT of steps. Like getting keys out (work keys, car keys), putting cellphone in purse, lunch in backpack… on and on. Thankfully I had already put my hair net on (to keep my hair in place for a short time during the initial air-dry). What a good idea to paint my nails while I have that on, right?

Needless to say, I arrived with my hair net on. You can see in the picture above that my hair looks about half done. Nail polish and make-up intact, ready to start the day.

My hair dried well, by the way. I’m growing it out curly again and transitioning is a… difficult process. But I’m determined to make it through to the other side. I’ve had some hair fun over the summer, and I’ll share that once the kiddos are in school and life settles a bit (as if).

Today I’ll be picking up some odds and ends for my college student, trying to meal plan and stock my fridge and pantry. We’ve done a pretty good job with eating a lot of stocked pantry food and items from the freezer, but I do think the kids would enjoy opening up a nice bounty of fridge food. It’s been pretty bare.

Enjoy your last days of summer!

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