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Low Maintenance

My friend Melissa, host of today’s 300th Microblog Monday post, says: The whole point of Microblog Mondays is to get people to record their thoughts in their own space. Facebook could go away tomorrow. Twitter could delete your tweets. Instagram is just renting a visual space. But your blog is your place to write your thoughts…Just two or three sentences, marking what you’re thinking right now.

So this is what I was about to post on Instagram today after playing with filters.

I stopped coloring my hair years ago (still waiting to be able to do this). I have a hairstyle that can go more than 6 months between trims. I don’t wear much make-up, to the deep dismay of my teen-age daughter.

In other words, during the Covid-19 quarantine, I haven’t been frantic to get maintenance done on my face or hair.

But this Instagram filter let me play with eyelashes in a low impact way. It’s me, only a bit more glamorous.


This post is part of #Microblog Mondays. What’s that? A post that is not too long. Head over to Stirrup Queens to join the fun.

Lori Holden's book cover

Lori Holden, mom of a teen son and a young adult daughter, writes from Denver. Her book, The Open-Hearted Way to Open Adoption: Helping Your Child Grow Up Whole, is available through your favorite online bookseller and makes a thoughtful anytime gift for the adoptive families in your life. Catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

Lori was honored as an Angel in Adoption® in 2018 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Going Rogue. Or is that Rouge?

I needed a night out. There had been stressors at home, stressors in the classroom, stressors elsewhere.  Nothing major; just relentless. A few hours away from it all would be just the ticket.

My Vino Support Group (VSG) showed up for a girls night out at one of those painting and wining places. Joining us at Painting With a Twist were my fellow MileHighMamas writers Gretchen and Ratna.

gno girls night out denver
The bunny-ear bomber was quite cool, and a good artist.

Obviously, we had a blast. Not only did I get to hang out with friends, but I got to turn a blank canvas into something pretty (well, not hideous) and bebop to good music at the same time. All while sipping Apothic Red (do you love it, too? what the heck is in that to make it so good?).

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