That time was yesterday. I had planned a post today on five fall lipsticks to try (stay tuned for it next week) and it was ready to go- just needed one more lipstick I ordered from MAC. The lipstick was supposed to arrive Tuesday and I started to panic when it didn’t. It was a life or death situation, if you didn’t know. When I didn’t get it Thursday, I was pissed. I never received shipping or tracking information and just assumed it hadn’t shipped. So when I called their customer service and was told it was delivered Monday, I lost my mind. I’m a smidge embarrassed to tell you I cried. On my lunch break.
Isn’t it funny how the little things pile up until you explode? There are so many horrible things happening around us and I feel like garbage for melting down over lipstick. It’s gluttonous. But I think we all push ourselves over the edge sometimes. A lot of days I’m teetering there. I haven’t had a good nights sleep in over a week. I’m having a TMJ flare-up. The ragweed and lack of rain are forcing me to take two Zyrtec Ds a day- if you take a decongestant, you understand the process of buying it is akin to security at an airport. It’s been over 90 degrees here all week (isn’t this September?!) and I can’t stomach paying hundreds of dollars to fix the air in my car for the third time. I’ve had to work longer hours since absorbing another position at work. I sent the rudest email yesterday. I’m tired, hot, and grumpy (like everyone else). The lost lipstick was the nail in the coffin of my week.
But thankfully these are all little annoyances. Nothing major. Just the ebb and flow of life. I haven’t been the nicest lady lately and I feel so dumb. People lost their children this week. People lost their husbands, wives, mothers, or fathers. People lost their homes and their jobs. All I lost was lipstick. So for the sake of keeping things real around here, you should know I’m the type of woman who throws a tantrum over lost lipstick. Or for the toaster being left on the counter. Or a fork in the sink. Or for having to go to the grocery when it’s 100 degrees outside. I don’t always see the big picture: I have the means to replace my lipstick, we’re able to put food on the table, and I can afford to fix or buy a new car. I lose sight of those things and it takes a second to sit back and realize how bratty I am. And how lucky I am. Thank you for stopping by. I’m Lindsay, and I’m an absolute nightmare. Welcome aboard the crazy train.
Aside from the meltdown, it wasn’t a bad week! My family is going to Highlands for the holiday weekend, and while I wish we were going, too, I think it would be bad for the world if J and I drive 6 hours in a hot car. I see lots of football and day-drinking in our long weekend future.
In case you missed it, I’m co-hosting a Fall Swag Swap! Sign ups end September 15th and we’ll host a linkup October 15th to share our goodies! The swap price is $15-$20. Come make some new friends and celebrate the season! Sign up here.
We’re taking a Beautiful Mess break for the holiday, but will be back soon with an amazing prompt. I think it will be hilarious and I can’t wait to tell you more!
To wrap up, it’s time for my monthly sponsor highlight! I stayed up late Wednesday night stalking the new faces on my sidebar and, yet again, I’m blown away by this talented, wonderful group! Take a look for yourself!
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And, before we go, have you entered this Kate Spade giveaway? I could use this bag myself! What are your plans for the holiday weekend?