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February 12, 2014 12:00 AM

Baffled by black ice and Southern snow

Until this Late Unpleasantness that was a Southern ice storm, I had not gone without makeup (not even lipstick!) for four consecutive days since I gave birth to the Princess 16 years ago and apparently didn’t have a friend bold enough to suggest some blush and a hairbrush during that entire hospital stay. I have since cut my blotchy, bloaty face out of a few of those first-day photos, making The Princess’ first pictures look like something one might see taped to the wall of a serial killer’s hideaway.

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