March Madness - The Mustache Chronicles

There are so many things that we deal with in everyday life that have no significance whatsoever for eternity, but they take up brain space, none-the-less.

They are the object of our time, attention, or finances.

So while my husband is focusing in on the real NCAA March Madness, I will sit next to him on the couch and delve into my own areas of personal and very real madness.

So I’ve decided to take a leap, a full-court leap, and aim straight-away for the goal and object of things women think about – but may not actually talk about.

And I hope I nail them. Straight on.

I’m aiming for a slam dunk.

While the topics may seem a bit random, the goal is to talk about stuff that we don’t always make the center of discussion.  I want to clearly talk about the “goal” – the random objects of our attention.

And trust me.  My brain operates at 85 miles an hour about random things on a regular basis – much to my husband’s chagrin. So as I give my brain the freedom to spin out and my mouth the opportunity to open up. I hope you open up too!

I look forward to knowing that I’m not the only one who thinks about these things.  Be sure and leave me comments!

If you subscribe to the blog and will automatically receive my commentary in your email box – I apologize in advance for the madness.

So let’s talk about women and hair – and not the hair on our heads.

This morning, I  posted this picture on Instagram as I went out for my morning run.  I couldn’t help but notice that there is a dark shadow above my top lip.


First of all – is it “mustache” or “moustache”.  I had no idea so I had to look it up.

According to the Grammartist:  Mustache is the U.S. spelling of the word referring to hair on the upper lip. Moustache is the preferred spelling in all the main varieties of English from outside the U.S. 

So now… you officially know how to spell the word.

Either way… I have one – a mousy mustache.

And I think with time and age it’s getting darker.

I have been in denial for some time.

Shared this on my facebook page a few weeks ago:

Daughter #1 took the boys to Chick Fil A so I could have a moment of quiet. She just called to tell me about a conversation she thought I might want to be aware of.

Background: This morning I showed the boys a Christmas picture of a family whose son has entered his teenage years and now has the beginnings of a mustache. They were in shock…

Son #1: I can’t believe that some of my friends have mustaches.

Sister: Well you know… when boys get older, they start to grow mustaches…

(Long Pause)

Son #2: And some girls do too.

Sister: What girls do you know that have a mustache?

(not so long pause)

Sons #1 & #2 in unison: Mommy

So yea… I’ve been in denial.

Partly because I’m afraid.

I mean… what happens if I remove it and it grows back thicker or darker?

I also convinced myself that others don’t see it.  But my kids have let me know that’s absolutely not true.

Lastly, I’m completely ignorant of the best way to go about getting rid of it.

The options are endless! Apparently I could wax, shave, or thread it.  And all of them are not painless endeavors.

So I’m going to investigate.  I’ll share my findings.

And then I’ll let you know if I’m actually going to do anything about it.

In the meantime, I’m glad to know that I’m not the only person dealing with the issue of unsightly hair in visible places.

I was so glad to find this video.  It’s H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!

Do yourself a favor and watch it!

For Part II of “The Mustache Chronicles” CLICK HERE.