All is quiet in the Jones Towers…. Little Miss has gone to spend the evening at Granny’s, the Ever Lovely Mrs Jones is playing a treasure game on her laptop and – oh, there goes the peace – Wee Man is playing some type of Zombie apocalypse team shooter. 🙂 Me? Oh, I’ve sneaked upstairs to (p)rattle off another weekly post.
Some of you may have read about or maybe tagged in the No Make-Up Selfie meme that’s going around Facebook. It’s all in a good cause – well, two in my mind. Helping to raise much needed funds to fight cancer and, also, showing people what others look like sans make-up. There have been a few discontents muttering, but in the main, I think it’s gone well. I noticed with some wry amusement that some men have taken it upon themselves to post an in-make-up selfie (see what they did there? 🙂 ). I’ve thought about it, but I think donating might be a safer bet. Mind you, I do have a snap Alison took of me in a lumberjack shirt, no wig and full make-up. Perhaps a tad too much? I think the idea is to raise funds, not scare the crap out of people. 😉
Regular readers will know that the Ever Lovely Mrs J and I had a chat about earrings t’other week…. Today I managed to make it into town and achieve part one. I’m very happy. Part two will (hopefully) happen in six to eight weeks, depending on how the healing process goes.
It’s funny, and this may seem like a little bit of an oversell…. but it’s something I’ve dreamed of. Yes, I know that’s a bit nuts, but there are times when I’ve made myself up and then reached for my trusty clip-on earrings. Much as I think there are some good clip ons (see Claire’s Accessories), there have been times when I’ve looked at other designs, then realised they were beyond my reach and pushed such thoughts aside. After all, dwelling on what you don’t have? That can take the shine off your day. Better to enjoy what you do.
The actual process was, surprisingly fairly painless. I’d have the top of my ear done with a piercing needle some twenty years back – somewhat painful, even after a numbing spray – and I was expecting the lobe piercing to feel the same. Perhaps naively, I expected a piercing studio to use a needle again, but this time around, it was a gun. Maybe that was due to the style of earring, or fleshy parts don’t hurt as much as cartilage – I don’t know. I’m far from an expert! A quick clunk and it was all over.
Looking back, just before I hit the post button, I looked back at the Ever Lovely Mrs J’s reaction. She just smiled warmly – in that way that makes me smile – and said it suited me. Perhaps part of the joy isn’t just that I have achieve a dream, but that she fully accepts me. Maybe that’s the reason for my good mood more than anything.