Will I remember to dress?

By PEGGY SIMS,

My toenails look as if I lost my feet somewhere in the swamps of Louisiana for a few months while gator hunting with Troy. My hair, well let’s just say it is more than one color now, and my fingernails seem to be those of someone who washes clothes on an old fashioned rub board, and my hands are rough as a corncob from all the hand sanitizer.  And, really, I am not a high maintenance girl.  But I do like to at the least look presentable when I go out.

Now that is another thing; I do not go out any more, so why worry? Well, I am somewhat disturbed with these maladies just for my own confidence in myself. I usually get up every morning take a shower, apply my makeup, fix my long hair and spray with my favorite perfume. I have saved so much on makeup in the past two months!My facial routine is now moisturizer; that is it.

I always get eager at the changing of the seasons because it means I can change my wardrobe and wear clothes I have not worn in months, all new apparel. I am still wearing the same pajamas and long dresses that I wore in December as this is my dress for most of my days. I truly wonder if when the time comes for me to go back to church, if I will wear pjs and go barefoot as this is my attire for church each Sunday now.

I can say that I have become quite the “little homemaker” through these few weeks. I have cleaned closets, drawers, cabinets, crooks and crannies in my entire house. I have found things I lost years ago! Again, I have cooked 3,462 meals, so I have become an expert chef.  I have learned to take leftovers and make a gourmet meal for the next day. I have learned to shop only every other week and make a roll of toilet paper last for two months.

Sometimes Facebook is “the Devil” as people are so bored that they sometimes use this media page as a board for critical dribble, so I have resolved to refrain from this means of news.

This has to come to an end, right? Everything eventually comes to an end. I just want somebody who really knows to tell me on media, a phone call, letter, text or any other means of communication that this is ending.

I love easy recipes and here is one and so good too.

Five Layer Dinner

3 large potatoes, thinly sliced

1 pound ground beef, browned and crumbled

2 large onions cut into rings

2 15-ounce cans of diced tomatoes

1 cup chopped green pepper

salt and pepper

Layer potatoes in bottom of a baking dish and drizzle with oil. Top with ground beef, onions, tomatoes and peppers, season. 

Cover tightly with foil and bake at 350 degrees for two hours.

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