Saturday, March 29, 2008

Random Photo Chat

Feeling at loose ends for the moment so I'm going to try something silly. I'm going to randomly choose a photo from my collection & chat about it a bit. Wow, aren't I the wild & crazy woman tonight?! Ha! Whatever.....

Ok, this was taken 3 months ago at Christmas, obviously. I am in the middle with the very real look of terror on my face. You can also see my sisters hand which reveals that she too is freaking out a little. And why wouldn't we? Our mom has just opened a very sharp & mean looking garden knife & is waving it around with delight as she talks about how shiny it is & how much she has been needing it.
The back story to this picture of fear & delight is that my mom has a family tradition of accidentally cutting herself over the holidays. One year my husband even had to take her to the emergency room for stitches early on Christmas morning as she was preparing the meal. She did not want to wake Dad cause she knew he'd be bugged that she "did it again!". If it did not happen during meal prep it was while she cut candles to the right size, or trimmed greenery for the mantle.
Speaking of greenery, we also had an exciting morning one year as the dry greenery on the mantle caught fire while we were in the next room opening gifts! "Do you smell smoke? Just candles, don't worry. Oh dear, it's a fire!" Our family gatherings are seldom boring!
Well that was fun!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

How Come?

How come every time I get a compliment on my new hairstyle, I wonder if they actually thought my old one was horrible for years & years? I had it super short for a long time & felt very edgy & non-dowdy in it. But now that I have been growing it out for the last two years, (and it is still barely chin length, thats how short I had it!!) people are just loving it & saying it is the "real" me. What!? Did they hate it all that time? Was I hiding under my non-hair? Was I looking too severe & man-ish? I thought I looked pretty cute most of the time.
I'm liking my new look also. I love that my hair actually moves & I have options of how to style it. Of course the option is totally up to my hair & what mood it is in each morning. I don't really have a lot of say in the matter. :) But it even went into two little pigtails one day while I was doing housework! Barretts & headbands are fun new toys for me to play with now. Another great change is that my helmet-head after going for a motorcycle ride is not as bad with longer hair. Yay! Someday my hair my even be as long as the Amazing Husbands' & then I can wear a real pony-tail!