So Sunday afternoon I got a vacation. AKA I got to go shopping by myself. :) Mom's will totally understand that statement. I was running errands picking up some Bare Minerals foundation which is my day to day make up of choice, I also went Target and we have a chain in Oklahoma called Dustees they sell accessories and purses some clothes and jewelry. It's a super cute store if you've never been and you live near one you should go.
So anyway I decided to stop in Dustees just to browse since I am in desperate need of a new purse. I wear out my purses because I use them until they are falling apart. So I browsed around the store, since I was alone, and took my time picking out a bag I really liked. I had some Fun Money in my budget so I decided to use some of it. I was standing in line to check out and I was the 4th one in line when my phone rang. I was telling the person on the other line that I should come back to Dustees for my jewelry and accessories for Mrs. Oklahoma. I got to the front of the line and promptly told the person I was speaking with that I needed to call them back I was about to check out. I was so surprised when I paid for my items and the lady checking me out said she was so impressed by my phone etiquette and that she doesn't see many women in my age group who will give the retail worker the respect of putting their call on hold to check out. She said she had overheard me say something about Mrs. Oklahoma and she wondered if I was the competitor. I told her yes and shared with her that I was Mrs. Canadian Co. and she said the store would love to sponsor my accessories and jewelry for the competition. I was stunned and it was totally as a friend put it "a God moment" and it reaffirmed to me that I am doing the right thing by choosing to compete even after all the chaos of the last 6 months.
The pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together. I've just found my hairstylist who is someone I admire their style a lot, I've scheduled a class to learn to do my own stage make up. I feel like I get to practice interview all the time at work and I've lined up some mock interviews in early March.
I now just need to find an airbrush tanning salon so I don't blind people with my paleness, and I need to actually go pick out all my accessories and I'll be officially ready for Mrs. OK 2014.
Again the pageant is in Guthrie, Oklahoma on Saturday March 22nd at 5:30 PM the doors will open at 4:30. Tickets are 35.00 a piece and can be purchased online at www.mrsoklahomaamerica.com under the for sale tab. If you are planning on purchasing a ticket for the show I ask that you put my name in as the delegate you are supporting.
Hope to see some of your smiling faces there in March!
With A Smile,