I wake up at 6:45 every morning.
Well, that's not completely true. Matt leaves by 6:20, and when he leaves he kisses me and says "Bye, sugar snap/buttercup/pecan sandy/starlight," or any other of an assortment of names. It's different one every day. I always make sure I'm awake when he leaves so that I can hear the name of the morning because ADORABLE, but the second the front door closes, I go back to sleep.
I wake up 25 minutes later and rush around for the next 35 to 40 minutes. I shower and do my hair and pick out my outfit and my jewelry and iron and pack my lunch.
This week I decided that a lot of those things could, and should, be done the night before. So all week I've been packing my lunch, picking out my outfit and jewelry, and ironing at night. And I've noticed that mornings are a lot less hectic and I have more time to spend on my makeup and my hair. Which means that I've been wearing lip gloss and mascara and my hair is actually completely dry and styled when I leave for work each morning instead of slightly damp and pulled back in a clip.
And I'll be honest. I've left each morning thinking about how much better I looked. I even sent Matt a text on my way out the door on Monday telling him how lucky he is to be married to someone so good looking.
What can I say? I'm humble.
Today I had a jackpot outfit picked and some great hair going on. I had to be in court for a hearing first thing for work, and our case was being heard in front a judge I hadn't met before. After the hearing ended, he called me up to the bench to talk to him.
"Good morning, Your Honor," I said very respectfully, trying to get on the judge's good side.
It was all for nothing though because he then he proceeded to tell me that I am the spitting image of Allyson Schwartz.
That name might not mean anything to you, but she is running for governor of our state.
And she is SIXTY FIVE YEARS OLD.
I about HIT. THE. FLOOR.
Maybe my new strategy isn't working as well as I thought.
Tomorrow it's back to damp hair and a last minute outfit because I can no longer spend the time at night ironing and preparing my clothes.
I will be too busy applying anti-aging cream.