The Wild Rumpus

Parenting and family, served with a shot of vodka

Project De-Troll-ify in Progress

Man, it’s been a rough couple of months in the self-esteem department.

In November, I endured the saga of the broken nose. December was already super crazy, and for fun this year, we threw a long-lasting virus and croup in the mix. Seriously, who doesn’t love to have 50 percent of their household sick for 10 days over the holidays? Such a rockin’ good time.

But everyone is now well, Sweet Pea just started two days a week of preschool, and I’m getting back on track in the self-care department. It’s amazing how much you can neglect yourself because you simply don’t have the time.

The Superhero and I made a huge pot of fresh vegetable soup to detox from all the holiday goodies (and red wine, in my case) that hosted parties in our tummies for much of December.

This soup is so yummy.

This soup is so yummy.

Tuesday, I went to the gym — something I need to get back in the habit of doing. While losing some poundage would be great, better overall health is my main goal. Getting old is no joke.

Feeling good is important, too. So, Thursday, while Sweet Pea was in preschool, I had a manicure and pedicure with a sweet, fun friend, who I haven’t spent time with forever. Her kids were in school, too. It was so lovely to catch up and have adult time, with the added benefit of ridding myself of the Fred Flintstone feet winter had wrought.

Happy feet!

Happy feet!

Wednesday, I got my eyebrows threaded. I hadn’t done this since the end of October, not because it’s time consuming, but because for a long time, I couldn’t stomach anyone making rapid motions in close proximity to my healing nose.

Sadly, I wound up like this:

Eyebrow problems. The struggle is real.

Eyebrows: The struggle is real.

However, since I hadn’t had a chance to get my bangs trimmed either, I was the only one who knew about my eyebrow situation, because my hair looks like this:

dog bangs

The hair overhaul is set for next Wednesday, and then project De-Troll-ify will be complete. It’s so rare to have my eyebrows, nails and hair done in such close proximity, I think I’m gonna feel like a million bucks next week.

Hell, even if I only feel like a hundred bucks, it sure beats the disheveled, feverish, coughing ragamuffin I’ve been for the past three weeks.

Then, it’s back to the exercise program. And trying to get more sleep, too. If I don’t take care of this old body (and mind and spirit), who will?

4 comments on “Project De-Troll-ify in Progress

  1. donteatthecrayons
    January 9, 2015

    You go girl. 🙂 (Do people still say that? Gosh, that’s so 1998.)

    I’m in the process of doing the exact same thing. Total makeover. I even got to throw out every piece of clothing I owned and bought an entire new wardrobe from head to toe. New hair cut, juice detox, and “wogging.” Lol
    I’m feeling like a new woman already.

    Tell me about the eyebrow threading! I’ve never done it, but I saw someone in a mall kiosk doing something like that. Is that where strings are used?

    I bet you’re gorgeous, and isn’t it nice to feel fresh and new?


    • Maisy Fernandez
      January 9, 2015

      Wow, that’s SO awesome about the wardrobe. I’m hoping to do an overhaul on that when I’m two sizes smaller this summer. Haha

      I love eyebrow threading. They basically twist around a piece of thread and then pluck out your eyebrows with them really quickly. (Sounds painful, but I don’t think it is as bad as waxing.) You should watch a YouTube video, it’s so interesting!
      I used to wax, and I feel that with threading, they can be more precise with the shape you want. I never get red marks or wax burns with threading. Once I tried it, I never wanted to wax again.

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  2. clarasmom
    January 9, 2015

    I totally got vicarious pleasure from reading your post! I bet you look and feel AMAZING!!! Post pics of your new hair next week!


    • Maisy Fernandez
      January 9, 2015

      I will! I went dark again, and I forgot how much it highlights my gray hairs when it grows out. I still remember when N looked at my hair a few years ago and said I had snow in it. It was not dandruff — he was seeing the gray growout! 😦


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