I love to wear scarves in my hair. It creates a dramatic look for when I’m in an artsy-fartsy mood. I have three main choices: a hot pink one with polka-dots that can only be worn with a few outfits, a white one that I rarely wear because it makes me look like either I just had brain surgery or have a wad of toilet paper stuck on my head, and finally, the basic black scarf. I love the black one and go through phases of wearing it several times a week, creating a signature look that lasts . . . until I lose it.
I lose lots of things, since I am, you know, a slob. I don’t stress too much since things always turn up eventually. It’s here somewhere, either in a pile of clutter in the bedroom, the office, the van, or somewhere else. Too many piles for me to actually dig through, so I just wait.
Anyway, I wanted to wear the black scarf today, but it’s currently missing. So, I thought of a great alternative. I used to make baby bows for my daughter by putting a bow onto a headband made from a trouser-sock-pantyhose thing that you can get at walmart in little plastic balls for about 33 cents. So, I took a pair of my black pantyhose, and cut off one leg. Wrapped it twice around my head, and there you go! A perfect solution that stays in place better than that slippery scarf ever did. I don’t know that I’ll ALWAYS wear pantyhose on my head, but it’s great for when I can’t find the scarf!
When people find out the big scary secret that I’m a slob, they sometimes ask things like “How can you live like that?” First of all, it’s not like I want to live this way. I don’t enjoy not being able to find things. Hence the blog.
But one thing you can say for slobs is that we can be creative and resourceful and flexible! No, I didn’t think to buy soy sauce at the store this morning even though I bought every other ingredient for our stir fry tonight. No problem, I’ll just use the Asian tasting salad dressing. No I don’t know where the glue is for your project is, but did you know that the pioneers had to make their own paste out of flour and water? Let’s try it!
I survive, but the glimpses I’ve had into organization show me that I can thrive if I get this mess cleaned up. I could use my creativity for beautiful things, rather than last minute scrambling.
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