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Back on…

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Going au naturale (grey) is back on again.  I’m holding off on the hair coloring.

Mainly because I really don’t feel like doing it myself – and I don’t feel like sitting in a salon chair for 3 hours (or more) getting it done.

We’ll see how long this lasts as there is a box of color in my medicine cabinet.  I could just flip out one night and decide to crack it open and have at it.

If this was Vegas, I’d say the odds are 50-50.

It’s actually been an eye opener to see my natural color.  I’ve been using a brown a shade or two lighter.  Guess it’s a shock because I haven’t actually seen it in about 17 years.

Gee…almost a month between posts!

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Hey, I’m on a roll…

Sorry no postie. I’ve been really busy at work. On a computer and sitting all day equals total aversion to sitting down in front of a computer at night.

I’ve been sitting, but not with the computer.

I’ve done a few rows of knitting here and there. I’ve been reading. I’ve been listening to someone else read (books on CD anyone?). I’ve been playing Xbox (yes, I do). Mostly tho, I’ve been collapsing on the couch after dinner and falling asleep.

I’ve started a Pilates class on Wednesdays at noon. Unfortunately I’ll have to stop that after this month. I just can’t keep up with it financially. I am going to get 2 good months out of it, so hopefully can continue on my own.

Been on the bike a few times.

I voted. Ms Cow wrote in Cow for Parks and Grasses Boss. Wonder what the vote counters thought of that. 🙂

Found a great hairdresser. Got great new color, went bold on a new, shorter cut. Lost a great hairdresser. Went back for great new color and to maintain cut. Color worked, cut, not so much.

Growing out hair…and will most likely go back to coloring my own hair again. I can color my own hair in an hour as opposed to 3 hours at the salon. And will still save money over getting it done at a school. As for cuts, I can go to the corner and get a quick trim for $10 with a coupon. Bim bam, I’m outta there! No more wasting an entire Saturday morning or afternoon sitting in a chair smelling chemicals for 4 hours.

It was good while it lasted. The salon folks were very friendly and really listened to what I wanted to do with my hair. I just can’t do it any more. Sigh.

I really do like my new cut, but it’s a pain. It grows out way too quickly. I can’t pull it back and still look nice – it takes about 8 clips to hold it back cos it’s so thick. I look like I was having something done at the salon and had to leave in a hurry.

If I leave it down, I get hot. Really hot. Especially when riding my bike. It’s like wearing a really really thick woolly hat that dips down over the back of my neck. All the time.

No thanks. I like the option of either putting it up or wearing it down or wearing it half up or whatever.

So I’m going to let it grow back. I miss my biking braids too. 🙂

Went thru an episode of Kitty not sleeping and MEOWING all night long. Is why I’ve been so damn tired. No sleep will do that to you. She’s sleeping again now, but I’m still not. Sigh. I’m getting better but I swear I still hear her MEOWING even tho she’s sound asleep at the end of the bed.

I’ve been trying to organize and get rid of about half of what I’ve got in this place before Honey and Cow arrive. Less than 40 days now and the place is not quite where I’d like it to be. I’ve got lots of things that need to go away and now need to find a way to get them away.

Getting a few items from a very generous friend that need new homes and I really could use here, so need to get back to work. They are arriving tomorrow.

Before I forget again…

Happy Biking Anniversary to me and my pretty pretty bike. Three years last month (Oct 16th) and still going strong. Really wish I could get myself in your saddle a lot more often.

Time to sort, organize and pack up give-aways!

Yawn

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I’m tired and should really be getting ready for bed. Instead, I’m about to pay bills. Argle.

I’m calling my hair dude tomorrow to schedule time for next Saturday. Grey must go!
I played way too much xbox today and I don’t care. Unfortunately, my wrist does. D’oh!
My kitchen is a wreck. I’ll deal with it tomorrow.
Spain won the World Cup. Tha tha tha-tha-tha (look up Katherine Tate and The Interpreter – hilarious)
Evil Thorn Season has started. My Beastly Tires are ready. Bring it.
Lance, dude, you shoulda just stayed retired – gone out while you were ahead. Now you’re just another biker back in the pack.
I’m trying to think of what to use to count off my age on Thursday. Don’t know if I have that much of anything. Sigh.
Maybe I’ll just ignore my birthday. Kinda leaning in that direction already anyway.
I just had to check the calendar to make sure my b-day really was on Thursday.
Maybe I’ll just count the brain cells I have left. Maybe I’ll just go to bed and save the bills for tomorrow.
Sigh.

Tired

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But at least my hair isn’t grey.