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User Topic: The things us women go through to look good for a date... lol
Member # 27457
Cool  Posted: 7:25 AM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

So...last night I stayed up and was mentally preparing for tonight's date! I showered (standard )...made sure to shave (which is not really typically standard on a daily basis....I mean...come on! I'm a single mom! ) Not that he will see my legs, cause I will most likely be wearing my skinny jeans.... Then, I put on my self-tanning glow lotion... (because I'm a very VERY white freckled chick and in the summer I self-tan.... don't judge!!! It gives me a nice glow and that way I don't blind people in public! ) I stayed up and painted my toenails... cause my toes looked like they had been run over by Big Foot and backed up and re-run over! (I hadn't painted them since before my beach trip in May AND I'm a runner....nuff said!)

Then, this morning....I did my makeup totally neutral. Enough so that I look pretty but not so much that I would look like "Mimi" from the Drew Carrey Show! I don't want to look like I was gang banged by a Crayola truck... (not that I do normally....but I just didn't want to do too much!) Naturale is always best for 1st dates and interviews!

I curled the ends of my hair...and then picked up my 11 month old who then, in turn, grabs my hair on both sides and while standing on the bed, she starts swinging on my hair... and I start freaking... "No no NOOOO... STOP!"

Oh lord... so the hair might not look like I want...but maybe the "Looks-like-I-fell out-of-bed, I-am-Tarzan, you-are-Jane, my-11-month-old-thinks-I'm-a-race-horse-look" will give me character??

I think I have an outfit picked out for the date and just have to pick up my sitter after work and head home to freshen up and change! At least now I FEEL pretty!!

WHEW.... I'm exhausted!

"Sometimes your knight in shining armor just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12

Posts: 2724 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: Virginia
Member # 32810
Default  Posted: 8:04 AM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

At least now I FEEL pretty!!

This is the important thing.

Do it for you, Shelly, not for anyone else.

"You yourself deserve your love and affection as much as anybody in the universe." -Buddha
"Let's face it, life is a crap shoot." -Sad in AZ

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Member # 35229
Default  Posted: 8:14 AM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

And to think we go to even MORE effort when going out with the girl-gang.

Ama, too true. I wear nice matching undies/bra all the time these days. Not raunchy, but it makes me feel pretty.

Its not for anyone else's benefit but my own (usually.....). It has been really nice getting back into self-care. I am shocked at how little time I spent pampering myself for so many years. I didn't stop liking myself because I stopped the self-care, I stopped the self-care because I stopped liking myself.

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5609 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
Member # 27457
Default  Posted: 8:33 AM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

Yeah...painting my toes was totally for ME! I enjoyed it! They are blue with green glitter! I switched out my purse for my one and ONLY Coach bag...which is smaller and white and turquoise-y for Summer! I know guys don't care about that kind of stuff but I think it will give me a little extra bounce and swagger in my step tonight for the date!

"Sometimes your knight in shining armor just a douchebag in tin foil!!"

ME - BW - 35
HIM - XWH - 39
D day: November 15th, 2009
Married: 5 Years, together 8
Divorced: December 13th, 2010
New Beginning: Piper/8-3-12

Posts: 2724 | Registered: Feb 2010 | From: Virginia
Member # 19946
Default  Posted: 9:42 AM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

I know! It takes a lot of time to look gorgeous! My SO took me out for a special date on Saturday. It took hours to go from the ranch-hand look to pretty and feminine. But the end result felt great and I even got compliments on the street from strangers.

BS, age 53, d-day 6-2-08, divorced after 17 years and 20 together. Now I am living alone in the beautiful rural property that was once the dream retreat with X. It's taking a long time to create new dreams but despite some struggles I am mostly happy.

Posts: 5857 | Registered: Jun 2008 | From: Rural California
Member # 11176
Default  Posted: 4:54 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday) are beautiful with different colored powders on you.....anything you do will simply make you irrestable.

The important thing is to go and be yourself and enjoy the date.

And's just a date. Nothing more. Relax and enjoy.

And of course we will all need to hear about it tomorrow.....


BS: 56
WS: 53
Betrayed: 23 years
Affairs: 14 (2 lasted 3 months. Rest were ONS)
WS died: 16 May 2011
Do not stay in your hurt forever. Choose to move out of it.

Posts: 6580 | Registered: Jul 2006 | From: Wisconsin
Member # 33857
Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

Gang Banged by a Crayola Truck!


I will give you a 1 mile head start in a half marathon. If I catch you by the end, you have to doll up for me!

Wait a minute - I am way too old for you!

One of these days, I will be coming to Manassas on a sales project. We will have to meet for dinner along with Tred.

No Chic-fil-a though!

Divorced by Interlocutory decree in May 2012. WW had an affair with a 66 yo doctor she worked for.
D-Day Sept 16. 2011.
BH- 52 (Me) / XWW 50 - ages back in 2011
Two great kids that don't deserve this!

Posts: 727 | Registered: Nov 2011 | From: USA
Member # 17484
Default  Posted: 7:46 PM, July 2nd (Tuesday)

Welcome to the quote thread Shelly!

FTR, If I were King of the World -
I'd make it a crime for makeup to even think about your strikingly beautiful face.
That's it. I'm putting out a Restraining Order from your face - to any kind of covering!

Have a blast!

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