A little pick-me-up new hairdo

Dry it all

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After cancelling my hair appointment twice (sorry, Sue), I was finally able to make it in to get a new do on Friday.  I told her I didn’t care what she did or how she styled it as long as it was something that I’d be able to wash, fluff a couple of times while it air dries, then put a little hair spray on for hold….wash and wear hair, that’s what I need for the next three months to allow me to get a few hours of sleep each night.  Most of those nights will end all too soon as we often go in to work at 4 or 5 in the morning for several days at a time.

I had several folks asking for pictures.  Well, I was too tired to set up the camera, hit the timer, pose…only to have to do it over and over again.  So I took a few quickie pictures, nothing noteworthy, but I think you can kind of get an idea about how short and cute and easy my new style is.

How’s that for a picture of my hair?

Hmm…my self portraits leave a little to be desired…but you get the idea!!  Short and easy!

The long and winding road to fitness, day 90

Conference calls 'till eternity

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I had the day off work today, well except for the conference call I had to be on this afternoon…but still…to be able to sit in bed and take part in a conference call is not a bad thing.  And it was a very informative call, I heard some useful info, so I’m not complaining.

I did finally manage to get my hair cut and styled today after cancelling two appointments.  My stylist is the best…she totally understands that my schedule is hectic and can change at a moment’s notice.  Before we started, I told her I didn’t care what she did with my hair, that I wanted it to be wash and wear so it would be quick to style in the morning before work.  Fortunately for me, I have thick, curly hair that does well with just some mousse after washing, then some fluffing while it air dries.  She kind of textured it a little more than we usually do, gave my some wispy bangs…it looks so darn cute.  I couldn’t believe how much hair there was on the floor when she was finished.  But I like it, I like it a lot!

Then I had to make a grocery store run to my favorite little neighborhood Kroger store.  I bought bananas, blueberries, apples (okay… to be completely honest, they were caramel apples…three of them…but they’re still apples, right?), grapes (really, there’s nothing easier to take to work than grapes and they make a healthy snack or dessert), carrots,  a few new potatoes, and an acorn squash…I love squash and fall is the perfect time to bake squash…yum!  I also bought Greek yogurt, some low-fat granola to mix with the yogurt and blueberries, some rye bread, some Fuze and diet Pepsi (I admit, I caved on that one…but I just really, really like it)..so anyhow, some really good things to take to work…looking forward to eating a little healthier at work…this will make it a lot easier.

I didn’t do a lot of exercising today, walked for 35 minutes and that’s really it.  I woke up with a headache and my body hurting all over.  Had I not had that hair appointment, I probably would have taken some Advil and gone back to bed.  But I forced myself to get up and get moving, took care of what I needed to get done today and didn’t do much of anything else…well, except for that conference call…and dishes…and laundry….and cat litter cleaning duties…and working on my book…and watching Days of Our Lives (does that count as doing something?).  So okay, not a wasted day.

What did you do today?