Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sometimes A Girl Just Needs A Change

Have you ever noticed that nothing is ever as simple as you think it is going to be? A simple quick trip to JoAnn's this weekend turned into a three ring circus.

A certain birthday girl, whose birthday we are celebrating next weekend, specifically requested a fleece cape. The fleece was on sale this week at JoAnn's so I planned on taking her up to pick out what she wanted. So far, so good, right?

Then we realized that Benjamin needed new church shoes and has for a little while. Okay, so I figured I would take him to the mall after the fabric shopping, since they were close to each other. There was no way I was going to find a church shoe that fit him at Wallyworld, so my only other option was to throw myself at the mercy of the mall stores.

When the other kids heard I was getting fleece, they all started asking for bathrobes. I'm sure you can see where this is headed.

Next thing you know, we all piled into the van, and off we went. Since I had the benefit of my better half being with us for the shopping, I decided to get my hair done while were at the mall. I know, a thrifty person would have their husband trim their hair. Because of the layers, curls, and thickness of my hair, I have finally given in to the fact that I need a professional who knows what they are doing to tackle it. No offense to my husband, or certain other family members (I won't give out any names but their initials are M.O.M.) who have valiantly tried to do the job but ended up with something I had to have fixed by a professional, who, after taking a quick first glance said, and I kid you not, "Whoever did your hair last did a terrible job. I wouldn't go back if I were you."

I have had a longish layered look for a few years and am T.I.R.E.D. of it. I needed something fresh. So after a brief discussion with my hairdresser for the day, Diana, decided on a modern bob. And then I had her straighten it, just for fun. It came out shorter than I have had it in over 20 years! I have to say, I love it. It feels healthy, and it is easy to care for. I know first real washing the "boink" will come back, but for yesterday and today I get sleek, straight, chic hair.

Good thing I have easy care hair. I have a ton of sewing to do! Thankfully, the bathrobes for the May birthday kids can be for that event. Jerusha's cape is for her birthday, and Josiah's is just because I love him. LOL! Those, plus the quilts and a couple of surprises I need to get done before June, are promising to make my winter and spring busy, but constructive.

Have a blessed day!


...they call me mommy... said...

It looks WONDERFUL, Lisa! :)

I love the color of your hair also! :) Yay for you! A new do for the new year!

MapleCottage said...

You look fanastic, Lisa!!

Lisa said...

Thank you!