When I got off work today, I went right over to get grand daughter Alana. We ran errands together. The downside of going straight to town from work... I get FILTHY at work. I can wash my hands, but until I can get to my nail brush at home, I have at least traces of grime under my nails.
I started out in a clean white T Shirt with the company logo on it. By the time I clocked out, I have greasy rings across the abdomen that look like the olympic symbol of interlocking circles. (I stacked an armload of cans of spray paint to put away against my front.) I have the expected grease and grit and dirt associated with handling the used auto parts I ship out. As hot as it has been, I have been pulling my hair back into a semblance of a pony tail. As short as my hair is, it is more of a puppy tail. With the unruly gray hair and the shorter strands bent on escaping the band... I was a sight to behold when I went to town.
Even on a 'good day' of going to town... a day where I get dressed especially for going out... my mind is on so many other things that I seldom think about my appearance. Not only my daughter, but my BOYS have asked me if I plan to brush may hair before getting out of the car. I am pretty much oblivious to how I appear to others.
So Alana and I ran our errands before heading to the house. One was buying groceries at the WalMart Super Center. I wasn't much more in the door when I was headed off by a young woman in a smock. She started to ask... but then INSISTED I take a coupon good for $3 off a haircut. I said, "I must look like I really NEED a haircut." She sort of grimaced... I think it was supposed to be a smile.... and hands me another coupon. "You better take TWO!" she tells me.
Alana has been "hungry" since she got here. This is after a container of yogurt, a peach, ravioli, iced tea, some "Combo's" pretzel snacks, and now a big bowl of Lucky Charms. She eats like the twins do!
Well, I better get off here. I can hear thunder- so a storm is coming!