Monday, April 23, 2012

Fake It Till You Make It

Now THIS is a Monday I can get used to! Sleeping late, not having to fix my hair, no school. One of the awesome perks to being a teacher is the occasional event known as a weather day. These are days the school builds into its yearly calendar to cover for bad weather that may cause the school to be closed (snow, tornado, etc.). However, if you spend your year blessed with good weather, then you get extra time off! And it is awesome! And I feel like I've earned an extra day off after the past few days.



This weekend was hectic- bowling on Friday, prom on Saturday (blog post forthcoming), photo shoot with local photographer on Sunday- and the first two events wreaked havoc on my old-lady back. Remember the Judy Blume book Deenie? The main character (Deenie, duh!) has scoliosis and I sympathized with her in junior high, especially when I was diagnosed with scoliosis myself. Because of the scoliosis, my back pretty much hurts all the time, but it's just something I've grown up with and pretty much deal with. However, between bowling, and standing for hours at prom in super-uncomfortable shoes, Sunday morning at 4:00 A.M. I awoke in some serious "can't roll over to get out of bed and pee" back pain.

Dress- Old Navy
Cardigan- Gap Outlet (Similar here)
Sandals- Wal-Mart (old! Similar here)
BTW- Old Navy is not a sponsor or an affiliate link.
 I make NO money from them, I just spend WAY too much with them!


Somehow, seemingly overnight, I have gotten old! How did this happen? It's a struggle because as a teacher, each year I get older, but my students stay the same age! Heck sometimes I feel like I am still 17, okay, well maybe 25. But no, here I am with gray hairs and foot pains and I've "thrown out" my back. The other day a student said to me, quite cheerfully and sincerely, "You're not old! Just think, you were fifteen when I was being born!" Geez, thanks a lot! That doesn't make me feel old at all.




Come on, I still recognized the music being played at prom! I can't be that old... right?

And if all else fails, Curtis will still be older than me!


My handsome and eternally patient husband!

33 comments:

Feathers & Freckles said...

Oh no! Sorry to hear about your back :(

Love the print on that dress and the colors look great on you.

Annie said...

Aw, hope your back feels better Katie! And enjoy your day off. That dress is gorgeous, love the floral pattern, and the yellow accents look fabulous :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Sarah said...

:( Hope your back feels better soon!!!!! And LOVE your outfit!!! :)

God bless!!!

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Mel said...

Sometimes I still feel 18 as well! But then I started working in a coffee shop where EVERYONE was younger than me, like actually still 18, and they delighted in making me feel old. Not cool team, not cool.

Do you feel the need to wear excessively pretty/girly clothes when you are feeling bad? I do that a lot when I'm sick. Instead of curling up in sweats or pjs I throw on something rather dressy, as if I'm going to convince myself to feel better by wearing nice clothes.

Tara_St said...

Sometimes I still feel like I am the same person I was at 18, but then I manage to throw out my back or sprain my neck just by sleeping and I realize I am old. Or I shake my head in confusion at teenagers.

Tara
Penniless Socialite

The Librarian said...

i'm a school librarian, and all of the people I work with have decided that the kids get older, but we don't! Works for us...

Always Maylee said...

What a cute dress, love it with the yellow cardi! Hope your back feels better! I found a gray hair a few months back and had an anxiety attack!

xo, Yi-chia

GlamKitten88 said...

I am so in love with this dress! The colors and pattern are beautiful.

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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! I am slightly addicted to Old Navy's chiffon dresses!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know! I have had gray hairs literally since 13 years old, but every time I find one, I am so depressed! Thank goodness for hair dye!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love this! I'm going to start trying this out :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I avoid teens at all costs on the weekends! I get enough during the week! This back throwing out business is serious and painful, although I am enjoying surfing the net and watching Ghost Whisperer!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

If I have to work and I am sick, then I definitely fake it! I have to be there I might as well look good!

And yes, teens LOVE to remind you of how OLD we are!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you Sarah! I really appreciate it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! Thank you, Annie. I appreciate it all :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, BBFF!

Sharon S said...

I still feel like I'm 18 a lot of the time! When people ask me my age sometimes it takes me a few minutes to respond, haha. I hope your back feels better, Katie! My hubby suffers from chronic back pain...it breaks my heart to see him in pain every day.

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

lovelovefashion said...

oh no! if i knew how to type one of those sad faces i'd do it, i hope it all eases, you look like a delight though, and you are not old! your skin is flawless, its always glowing (i will appreciate any tips) enjoy your break x

Sandy a la mode said...

super adore your outfit!!! great colors!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Sandy!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I don't often feel old, but I'm telling you- today I feel 60, not 30! I have got to start taking care of myself!

As far as my skin goes- I actually struggle with break outs, but I've had lots of luck with BB creams (have you heard of those- they are Beauty Balms- like really thick tinted moisturizers). I apply it all over and let it set for 10 minutes. Then I use a mineral powder all over and dot a little on any break outs. Hope that helps!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I used to have that problem remembering my age. Until I turned 30. 30 is nice and easy to remember :/

Loren Cline said...

I seriously love your earrings!
My boytoy has back problems and he isn't quite 30 yet, and he never even had scoliosis. So I think you're fine there ;) Hope that your back is feeling better, though.
P.S. Your hubby is a total cutie in that picture.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I got the earrings at a little jewelry store in Seaside, Florida while on vacation last fall. No website so I couldn't link it!

Mary Ann said...

I love this cute floral print on you Katie! I feel ya on the pains. I'm 30 and have been dancing for years so I definitely feel aches in the joints. Greetings from Atlanta!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Hello Atlanta :) We are neighbors! Dancing is tough- I was in a musical last year at the high school where I teach (long story) and I thought it was going to kill me!

Laurel Walker said...

The beauty of marrying an older man? You'll always be his hot, young wife. :) My hubby is 13 years my senior, which makes him crazy when I pick on him!

TJ said...

you can't be too old if you remember your prom music, so don't worry!
that first image is just beautiful!
xo TJ

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, TJ! That's what I'm counting on! As long as I still listen to the music I will stay forever young!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

That's true! That's also the beauty of marrying a big man (6'4" and 250)- I should always be smaller!!

Laurel Walker said...

SEE?! It's a perfect arrangement. :) Hooray Curtis for being perfect for Katie!

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Loving the color scheme. And yes, the college students I work with don't understand when I tell them I'm old (as they pick white hairs out of my head for me). They think I'm saying it as a put-down to myself, but I'm just stating facts. The body ain't working like it used to! Nor is the mind, for that matter haha.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Exactly!! I have no real problem being 30. I have kids that try to suck up and say "You're 21" and I always correct them! I'm proud to be thirty, but I don't like the falling apart aspect... that shouldn't happen till 60!!!

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