27 January 2015

Hair Dread

For most of my adult life, I've worn my hair fairly short.  This is largely because I have fine, straight hair, and it doesn't really do much.  I finally realized that I would never have long, luxurious, thick hair that I could fix in a number of different ways.

It also works for me, because except for special occasions, I don't like to have to spend a lot of time fooling with it.  The last few times I've gone for a haircut, my stylist has convinced me to let it be a little bit longer, for the winter, and to be honest, I don't mind blow-drying my hair in the winter, since our house is so cold!   However, I am also a person who wears hats to keep warm when I'm outside, and needless to say, my hair looks even flatter when I take off my hat, and doesn't really fluff at all afterwards, even if I use some kind of hair product.

Over the past few weeks, I've had a severe case of "hair dread" when I get wherever it is I'm going, and take off my hat.  Granted, no one else probably notices or even pays that much attention if they do notice at all.  But it's my hair, on my head, and I'm the one who has to see it.

And so, when I go to my next appointment, I'm heading back to short hair.  I came across photos of someone named Hannah Dilworth, who is apparently a well-known stylist.  I *really* like her haircut:

Now, I do realize the following:

1. She is a LOT younger than I am.
2. She is a stylist, so probably even spends time on styling her short hair.
3. It looks like she has fairly thick hair.

Nonetheless, I'm going to see if I can convince my hair stylist to at least try something like this.  She is not big on giving anyone really short hair, but at least I can take this photo with me for reference.

Wish me luck.  I'm really sick of hair dread.  I'd even be happy with hair indifference ... ;-)

11 January 2015


Yikes, I didn't realize that it had been nearly a month since you heard from me - I certainly didn't intend that to happen.

Well, first of all, Happy New Year!  I hope that 2015 will be a good year for all of us.

Christmastime was busy, fun, and a happy time at our house, as usual.  We ate too much, drank too much, opened gifts, gave gifts, and generally lazed around when we could.  A good holiday to be sure.

I am in the process of deciding what I want to do this year - you know, as far as goals, projects, and those kinds of things.  I need to just sit  myself down and think it out.  I've been so busy returning to the non-holiday routine and fighting off a cold, I just have not stopped to do that.  And for me, if you are going to set goals and such for yourself, it's worth thinking about.

In the meantime, I'll leave you with this picture of Dug the Doodle Dog with one of his gifts from Santa.  See you soon!