I feel like I’m in high school…

        and not for any reason you might imagine!

In fact, the Girlchild thinks it’s hilarious.

       I think I’ll be wearing my hair down a lot this week….

Here’s the why:

The other morning, in a rush, I pulled my curling rod through my hair just a little too quickly…and smacked it into my neck under my ear!  It stung at the time, but – being in a hurry and all – I didn’t think anything of it.

Later, I noticed it was a little tender to the touch,  but – again – I didn’t think anything of it.

Later still, I glanced at myself as I washed my hands in the restroom….

And. I. froze.

Wait?!?!  What?!?!?!  A HICKEY?!?!?!?!?

Now without going into details, you’ll have to trust me when I say that this is NOT a possibility…

      As in ZERO CHANCE.

But, wait?!?!?  What?!?!?!

I brushed my hair back and took a closer look.

    Yep.  Definitely looks like a hickey.  A love bite.  Marked territory…

All I could do was laugh out loud!

Remember in high school when someone came to class with a hickey?  

        Not you or me, of course.  But “someone.”

Remember the excuses that were made?

 “I burned myself with the curling iron.”

Well, y’all.   I’m hear to tell you IT’S TRUE!!  A curling iron burn looks just like a hickey.  I know this for a fact.  Today. At 50. Without excuses. 

Who knew??

So I’ve diligently worn my hair forward and applied the burn salve in hopes of quick healing.

But this evening, I glanced in the mirror and broke out laughing….

Remember the other excuse?

   “It’s a bug bite.”


You guessed it.

On the opposite side of my neck, below my ear.

Yep.  I feel like I’m in high school!

Then sings (& laughs & laughs & laughs) my soul!