Sandals: Thrifted – Dress: Thrifted – Sweater: Thrifted
You know how sometimes you have those days where EVERYTHING goes right? Well, yesterday was the opposite of that for me. I was doing something for work that took me much longer than I thought it would. So by the time I finished, I was tired, flailing myself on the bed like a two year old, and declaring to the world (AKA my husband) that I deserved to take a break in between work and starting all of the cooking that I needed to do before we headed to our weekly community group potluck (Wow, that sounds REALLY communistic when I type it out like that… weird…).
So what did I do? I took a break of course. Even though I really didn’t have time, I plopped down on the bed, cuddled with my husband, watched an episode of Frasier on Netflix, and stuffed lime flavored potato chips in my mouth (Okay, so at this point everything WAS obviously going right.) And then when I realized that I had like an hour and a half to do more than 2 hours of cooking, I did something you should NEVER do while cooking, I rushed.
I burned the cookies I made (like BLACK, smoke coming off of them burnt), ruined half of the potatoes I made for dinner, forgot to read the chapter that we would be discussing in our group that night, and was STILL in the kitchen with no makeup on, my hair a disheveled ratted mess, and my outfit NOT ready to go, about 15 minutes AFTER we should have left.
At that point I declared (I was doing a lot of declaring that night…) that we were NOT going to community group. Then, when my husband agreed I said “UGH! We HAVE to go.” (Poor husband). So we went. We were almost 20 minutes late, but we went. And you know what? We had a great time. Nobody cared that I didn’t have cookies to offer, that my hair was a mess, or that I hadn’t read the chapter. They were just happy that we were there, and we were happy that we had gone.
I know this is a longer post than I usually write, but I just wanted to say that I have awesome friends (and obviously an awesome husband that puts up with my crazy haha). And next time I’m freaking out and trying to make everything perfect, I just need to remember that I’m NOT perfect, and I have people around me that love me anyway 🙂
-The Not So Perfect Perfectionist Kelley
P.S. These outfit photos were obviously NOT taken yesterday… There were NO photos taken yesterday thank goodness 😉