After a surprise weekend away, my husband and I are sat in Wagamamas still feeding our post holiday blues (two days later and we're still struggling to be back in the UK!) Going away is amazing but coming back....It's weird how grey the world seems when you've spent time walking by a turquoise sea, under a blue sky wth the sun warming your skin...see day-dreaming again!
Anyway, for some reason we get talking about people who are high maintenance. In my opinion this means buying endless amounts of clothes and make up. taking hours to get ready and sulking to get your own way!. Is that the right definition? I don't know.
I proudly see myself as the girl next door, (others would say boring) My idea of doing my hair is straightened one day and in a pony tail the next day! My idea of make up is ten minutes spent applying eye liner, mascara and a bit of colouring in of my eyebrows to disguise a scar! (If I didn't, I'd look like I'd deliberately shaved a line in one eyebrow in an attempt to be cool!)
I dont love handbags, when it looks shabby I buy a new one (or when someone points out it's looking shabby!) I don't buy brand names, I buy what I like and if it has a name on the tag, then that's how it is. I've also lost my patience for shopping, my days of mooching around town laiden with bags amongst the crowds only reoccurs when I can muster up the enthusiasm. I honestly have to be in the mood to sift through clothes rails trapping my fingers between the hangers looking for my size, only to find the item on the size 14 hanger is in fact an 8 and wouldn't even fit my thigh! 😆
So there really is a reason behind my website name, I like simple things, I'm low maintenance 😁 Okay so in my early twenties I was a moody git and if I could go back and have a word with myself I'd tell the younger me to smile more and stop worrying! But here we are suitably less moody (my husband will have a different and very predictable response to this) and low maintenance.
I've been with my husband for eighteen years and I reckon he's had it easy for quite a while now, I don't expect him to ask my wifey permission to go out, I don't do drama, I can be ready to go out in a flash and the chance of anyone finding hair products in my bedroom is highly unlikley.
I'm easy to live with (unlike the younger me) I'm cheap to run (if I dare liken myself to a reliable car!) and I'm patient enough to realise the little things are often the big things.
So imagine my expression when we're sat eating (as I said before all my babbling) and I smile proudly declaring to him,
"You're lucky I'm so low maintenance" He can't finish his mouthful of food quick enough and blurts;
"Hun, you're so low maintenance, you're high maintenance! I even have to force you to buy things!"
So there you have it, being low maintenance may in fact be high maintenace so if I didn't know the definition of the saying before, I certainly don't have a clue now! 😐
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