Ok, so by now, most of you know that I have a passionate dislike for Winter. Six years in Germany, and trust me I’ve tried, but I think I just have to accept that I will never like the chilly weather, rain and gloominess that surrounds us at that time of the year. And why should I, we don’t have to like everything right? But that doesn’t mean, I can’t try to tolerate it, because it’s here- Germany has been a cold country for centuries and it’s not going to change, no matter how many SUVs people drive. Last week was a lot of gloominess, so on Friday, I decided to paint my nails- pink.
Now, let me start by saying, that I’m not a ‘pink’ person’ at all, regardless of the fact that I have a 4 and 2 year old who are really into pink (and lilac/purple). I only own 2 articles of clothing in pink, a t-shirt I mostly sleep in, and a scarf my cousin gave to me. Due to what pink (which isn’t even a real colour apparently?!) has become in our culture, I became vehemently against it when Maya was born. I’m not going to get into that right now, but like I said, my girls are into the whole pink mania, I tried to fight it for a while but eventually gave in.
Cut to Friday, Ella wanted pink nails, so I had to mix white and red polish which produced a shade of pink that you’d see in the movie ‘Legally Blonde‘ She was so excited by them, that I decided to paint mine too, and I’ll be damned- I kept on stretching my hand out and smiling.
That really lifted my mood. So then I did my make up and felt even more like the hot mama that I am- hahahah. Ok, you get the point, I was surprised that a dash of bright colour really made me perky all of a sudden. My husband tells me that I have way too much black in my closet, so maybe it’s time to go shopping- bring on the summer colours!
Ok, what are some of the little things that you do for yourself to keep your mood cheery in the gloomy weather. Let’s share…