Is it still spring out there? We’re still in 2020, right? And this IS Planet Earth, yes? Show of hands if you, like me, have found the last two weeks to be wildly disorienting. I woke up this morning and had NO idea what day it was, or how far into the month of March we were. To deploy a favourite Buffy-ism, time’s gone all David Lynch over here.
So in the midst of the March that will not end, I was tending to a bit of what-season-is-it-anyways? cleaning when I ran across this cheery old KB Shimmer polish, Where My Peeps At? Rummaging around, I discovered that a number of my KB polishes – mostly the three-quarters empty, glitter-packed ones I’ve used time and time again – had completely dried out. I guess I just loved them too hard. The move was also not terribly kind to them (the move was not terribly kind to ANY of our possessions.)
But Where My Peeps At? was still standing strong. And since merely staring at its sunny yellow hue was cheering me up, I thought I’d go the extra mile and give myself a nice little manicure. Then, if I was feeling so inclined, I’d maybe go outside and take some pictures for the blog, find a nice spot around the side of the house where the lighting is good and the neighbours won’t see me standing there in nothing but my jammies and a really bitchin’ mani. Then I’d go back inside because of, you know, that whole troublesome end of times thing.
And so that is what I did! And it felt great, better than I’ve felt – more normal than I’ve felt – in weeks. So if you, like me and probably 95 percent of the world, feel like life has gone completely bananas and you’re just a little lost, try returning to an activity you have not indulged in for quite some time, even if it’s as simple as just painting your nails. I think you’d be amazed at how comforting and soothing a hesitant attempt at normalcy can really be.