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Monday, March 03, 2008

Letter to My Body

Hi.

So, here we are. It's early March, and I think it's a good time to check in on how things are going.

Remember, back in January, I made it a goal to work on our legs so that we'll be ready for shorts and skirts. It's getting to be spring, and I've been buying up a whole bunch of cute dresses and skirts, including the star print tunic from Jovovich-Hawk for Target, which, okay, is technically a very long shirt and will have to have something like tights or leggings underneath if we are going to be brave like that (which we should be! why not!). So we've got things to wear once it warms up and I feel more comfortable with you. I realize that it's not 100% your responsibility to be ready, so I'm working on it. We're going to the gym regularly now, and we'll probably establish it at three times a week. That's cool, right? We're hanging in there! Yay, the gym! And soon you will be seeing sunlight (and bronzing lotion!) again, I promise.

Remember when I broke up with Chuck for you? What kind of hipster girl gives up her Converse? You forced my hand there. Do you know how long it's been since I've been to a show and not worn Converse? I don't remember, either! Things are much better now, but if you prevent me from wearing cute shoes period, we're going to have problems, major ones. We've gone into the "comfortable shoes" store before and it made us sad, remember? I'm doing my part and trying to buy better quality shoes (didn't you notice how I put the adorable yet uncomfy ballet flats back on the shelf? They had LADYBUGS ON THEM!!), but it's all about the give and take here. Don't make me give up cute shoes, I beg you!

Skin, I'm actually pretty happy with you lately -- we've come a long way. Thanks. I'll keep my hands off of you as long as you behave, and I'll take you back to the spa eventually (every six weeks? yeah, no). I'm trying a new eye cream since we're running out of the one we've been okay with, and so here's hoping that things improve there (and yes, the sunglasses are on the way). I'm keeping you sunscreened up every day without fail, so yay! Let's keep up the good work.

Hair, that was really not funny when you tricked me in February. You're just lucky that we have a light-colored dog and that I have short hair. And, you know, yeah, eventually some day you will start sprouting grey hairs. It's inevitable, and I know that. I haven't decided how I'm going to handle this just yet. I don't think I'm going to dye you, and if I yank them out there'll be five more sprouting up in their place, but can we put off crossing this bridge for a while? I know things are stressful lately, and I know that every day I get a little bit older, but please, please, not yet? Also, FYI, there are some plans in the works for you. Be prepared.

Body, overall, you are pretty awesome. I've taught you to dance and I've taught you to fight in our defense, and it's really cool that you can do so. I'm really incredibly lucky to have you.

xoxo,

Jeanne

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3 comments:

Ross&Jenny said...

This is so cute. Hope your body co-operates.

Malice Blackheart said...
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Malice Blackheart said...

From the care you took in writing this letter, I think your body is lucky to have you too.

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