stormy--'s Diaryland Diary

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The Day I Scrolled through Pinterest for 5 Hours in a waiting room.

Freshly showered.  Check
Gray fuzzy socks.  Check
Warm, right out of the dryer jammies.  Check
Face covered in a thick, white cream that's supposed to "revitalize and plump" my skin.  Check

Seriously, if I had a red nose I would look like a clown.  A clown that smells like toxic plastic and some sort of noxious wildflower.  

Blah!  This face mask smells horrible!!  And I still have to keep it on for fifteen minutes!  I paid a lot of money for it too!  The very least it could do is smell good.  Maybe something beachy or citrusy.  

[Note to self: DO NOT buy a product just because some "beauty guru" on Youtube says it's the next best thing since peanut M&Ms.  Lies.  LIES I tell you!!!]

Ooo... now it's starting to burn.  Nope.  Nope.  I'm washing this stuff off!

Ahh... that's better.  I wanted to pamper myself a little, but that's not the way to do it.  My face is now red.  It feels very smooth and silky but looks irritated and blotchy.  I hope this fades before tomorrow.  The lengths we go to in the name of beauty....  

I wanted to treat myself after my long day at my mechanic's.  I was there for 5 very long hours.  I was proud of myself.  I didn't freak out.  No panic attacks and I think I kept my anxiety hidden from everyone that was around me.  I mean, in my mind I was totally freaking out but I didn't let it show.  

It's sad how well those of us who are inflicted with mental health issues tend to become very good at hiding them from those around us.  Like we have something to be ashamed of - which is total BS.  

So, my car....  Oil change, new brakes, the rotors were machined so I didn't have to buy new ones (which saved me big $$$).  But, the squealing noise I've been hearing wasn't caused by my brakes reaching their ultimate demise.  I mean, they were bad but they hadn't reached stage critical just yet.  

Nope.  Instead, the noises I heard were caused by a failing caliper.  So I had to get a new one of those which is big $$$ but not as big as new rotors.  I guess that's a silver lining.  My mechanic - someone who I've known since I was a teenager when he worked on my family's various automobiles - also told me that soon I'm going to need to replace two of my tires.  He said I don't need to rush but I need to keep it in mind.  Considering I don't drive very far because I really don't go anywhere right now, new tires will be on my To-Do list probably in the next two or three months.  

Ugh!  My To-Do list is getting long again.  It seems like I just can never catch up.  But one thing I can scratch off my list is my car registrations.  Since I was unsure if the BMVs were going to be open before my birthday in June, I renewed online a few weeks ago and got my registrations and little licence plate stickers today in the mail.  

Woo-hoo!  Celebration chair shimmy!!!  

For the first time in years I don't have to drag myself to the BMV and wait an hour or two in line the day before my birthday!  I know it's a small thing, but, for me, I'm feeling totally badass!  

So tomorrow I'm going to put the registrations in their glove boxes and attach the stickers to the licence plates.  That's priority #1 for tomorrow.  As badass as I'm feeling for being on the ball for once, I wouldn't put it past myself to misplace them if I don't act fast.  

Well, I had an early morning so I'm going to call it an early night.  

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10:34 p.m. - 2020-05-28

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