31 Dec 2011

An ode to red lipstick.

I have been in the worst mood all day long.

It started this morning and as my, self imposed, to= do list grew, my black cloud just got bigger. I tried so hard to shake it. It's New Years Eve for heavens sake yet I felt none of the fun. I enrolled the girls to help me clean and sort. All extraneous items had to be removed from the house today. We loaded up lord knows what and dragged it to the charity shop. I'm quite sure tomorrow I'll be looking for half of it.

From there we went to the store for finger foods for our party tonight. As the time grew later I felt as much like throwing a party as I did like listening to the girls playing there musical instruments. I was really cranky.

After I bathed the girls I told Lily she could wear any one of her favourite dresses and helped Rosie chose one too. Lily casually asked if I was going to get dressed up too. Not bloody likely, was what I was about to say but instead I said, yes. With that I raced upstairs plugged in my flat iron with one hand and grabbed my make-up bag with the other. I pulled a little black dress out of my closet, ferreted about on the floor in my closet looking for some heels, threw myself head first into my jewellry box and then raced back into the bathroom to put on some lipstick. Lily chose red for me. As soon as I looked in the mirror my bad mood magically disappeared. Finally!

If only I had known it was so easy I would have put on some red lipstick earlier!

Since the girlies looked so pretty I took some photos of them. Actually Lily looks scary. She looks about 13. She has some hand me down dresses from Jakie. Jakies girls are really tiny so they wore these dresses when they were 12 and 13 but they fit Lily now and Lily is tiny for 9. I don't let her wear them out of the house as they are just to grown up for her but inside the house they are fine and she really looks smashing in them.

Rosie does not like wearing dresses but wanted one tonight. She made me laugh so much as she tried to pose like her sister. Lily is a natural, Ro Ro, not so much. Well not yet. And for that I am thankful!

We wish everyone a very happy new year. I hope that all your dreams come true and this is your best and favourite year ever.


Anonymous said...

Wishing you love and happiness in the year ahead. Love us.xxxxxbb
p.s. they both look so grown up.....it is scary how quickly time flies.

Love Letters To China said...

Happy New Year Dawn! I'm so glad you were able to feel better with just a twist of a tube. I, on the other hand, felt cranky from the moment I woke til past the midnight hour. Too many memories of years gone by that make me sad. I too cleaned out Natalie's room. Oh my word did she have so many toys that really need to be passed on. She, unlike her mommy, does not like to part with her things. I organized everything in hopes that they will be played with at sometime in the near future.

Your girls looks so beautiful. I cannot believe how grown up Lily looks in that black dress. Very scary!

Hope the start of the new year brings you happiness and good health.


Vivian M said...

I think you should carry that red lipstick in your pocket at all times. ;o)
Happy New Year!!!
And Lily really does look so grown up in that dress and those shoes, yikes! Your girls are beautiful. :o)
Hoping your party was a success and all your black clouds have disappeared. Health and happiness for 2012! XOXO Viv and family

val said...

Happy New Year to all!

Beautiful pics of the girls but you're right don't let Lily out of the house like that! Unbelievable how grown up she looks.

I have just one question...................where is your pic?????

Tammie said...

While I don't wear makeup anymore, I'm a big believer in the twist of a lipstick. Nothing can make a woman feel better than a touch of lipstick.

The girls did look lovely, but I'm wondering wear the pic of you is.

Alyson and Ford said...

Lipstick is a beautiful thing (and I always add eye mascara)!
I cannot believe how STUNNING Lily is! Ditto about do not let her out of the house until she is 29! Rosie is so adorable! Wish we lived closer.
Love the photos! Now where is one of the Mommy?

Alyzabeth;s Mommy

Maci Miller said...

Oh my gosh, they are just gorgeous! Love Rosie posing like her sister. They both look like such little ladies! And as for you...a little red lipstick (and red shoes!) always puts a spring in my step too! Glad your New Years ended up happy!


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