Saturday, January 30, 2021



I'm sure most would agree that it seems as though we have all been in Quarantine for like 5 years with no clue on when the outside would be completely safe again for re-entry. It was on this premise that I sought to ask myself the one question I've been pondering for some time now which is... when was the last time??

When was the last time I did anything that didn't involve candles, playing dress up in the mirror and ordering in so I could Netflix and Chill? When was the last time I had on a full face of makeup to go somewhere other than Walmart to get some Avocado and a bag of seedless grapes? If you're interested in finding out when the last time was, keep on reading. Then I challenge you to ask yourself the same question.

1. When was the last time I wore a full face of makeup to actually go out?

The Answer? I looked it up and the last time I had on makeup to go out was in early January of 2020. That's over 1 YEAR AGO people! I was heading out to Denton with my then boyfriend and naturally, I got dressed up for the trip.

2. When was the last time I ate at a restaurant rather than order take out?

The Answer? I remember it was date night in February of 2020 and the last place I ate at was CHILI'S right before the lockdown/shelter in place order went out in Texas.

3. When was the last time I stayed at a nice hotel?

The Answer?  Hotel Indigo in Frisco and this was back in early February of 2020. I remember writing a glowing review on the blog, see here and how I couldn't wait to go back! No chance of that happening any time soon though so thanks COVID!

4. When was the last time I went out to see a movie and where did I go?

The Answer? It must have either been at the Alamo Drafthouse or Cinemark and I honestly do not recall the last movie I saw or when it was because that's how long ago it has been for me.

5. When was the last time I went to church?

The Answer? I had just recently started attending Chase Oaks from Watermark and the last time I walked into a church building asides from Christmas Eve with my family was the last Sunday in February. Good thing Joel Osteen and Robert Morris are on TV every Sunday so I get my weekly dose of church ministration.

6. When was the last time I walked into a shopping mall?

Most recently, I was at the H&M and Forever21 stores at the outlet malls in Allen but before then, I was at the Stonebriar Mall in Frisco back in September of 2020. I was looking for something cute to wear for my 40th birthday and was just taken aback by how near dead the mall was on a weekend with multiple closed stores and very few people.

Its so crazy to see how the last time I did mostly anything was almost or over a year ago! Coronavirus really did force everything to stop so we could all pause to truly appreciate most of the things we do without even thinking or take for granted.

I haven't been thrifting in a while but I hope I can change that relatively soon to ease myself back into going out again bit by bit. In the meantime, when was the last time you did any of the usual things you enjoyed? Travel, dine out, staycation or even attend an event that did not involve a Zoom call? Do you even remember at this point? 😊

Excess Love,


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