Yes it’s November… one of my favorite months. Mainly because I like to participate in what I call ‘No Shave November’. We’re wearing pants all the time, and no one will know that I haven’t shaved my legs. Well almost no one.
Of course, it comes right after ‘Optional October’, which I opted to stop participating in when I started playing tennis. Leg hair just isn’t all that attractive in a tennis skirt. Plus, I’m convinced that it creates drag and makes it harder to chase down a tennis ball. Ha!
Additionally, it comes right before ‘Don’t Shave December’ -another glorious month. Followed by ‘Just DON’T DO IT January’ and ‘Forget Shaving February’.
I hold these months sacred because ‘Might need to Shave March’ ( sometimes known as ‘Mow your legs March’) is following closely. Then you fall into the shaving months… ‘A few shaves April’, ‘Must shave May’, ‘Just shave June’ , ‘Just shave daily July’, ‘Always shave August’ and Suck it up and Shave September’. Not my favorites, but a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do.
This year, I managed to participate half-heartedly in Optional October. I did notice my leg hairs shimmering in the sunlight at my last tennis match. But after getting spanked on the court, I was really glad that I had opted NOT to shave my legs for that!
I did not, however, get to participate in No Shave November this year for 2 reasons. One, my neice got married in early November. And, I felt that it would be for the good of all involved if my legs were sparkling and clean shaven. Yes – I love my neice way more than I hate shaving. J And I hate panty hose way more than I hate shaving! So… I caved … and shaved.
I thought that I could salvage what was left of November, but we’ve had a freakish heat wave here. It’s been going up to the mid 70’s every day. I don’t know what’s up with that. But, given my propensity towards hot flashes, I have decided that keeping my legs uncovered was a necessary evil. So I caved again, and shaved again.
I see no reason whatsoever to shave after today though. Although I am off to a shaky start, I’ve still got a good 3 months that I might be able to manage to salvage! Here’s hoping my hubby survives!