The New ‘Do

I got my haircut on Friday.  And colored. It’s the first time I’ve ever gone darker, even though it wasn’t all over color it definitely looks darker, but I like it. It’s a good color for fall/winter. AND the haircut is short. Shorter than I’ve had in a long time…  but it’s definitely growing on me, although sometimes I feel like it’s too trendy and doesn’t go with my clothes… which means I probably need to go shopping!


It was another long week.  My uncle Jim passed away quite unexpectedly last Sunday.  So we had the wake and funeral this past week.  It was definitely very sad, but also quite nice to see aunts and uncles and cousins and all the family that we don’t see often enough.

Friday I spent at home, caught up on work a little bit and ran some errands.

Today, we headed to the zoo around 9:30.  It was a bit chilly, but we were still able to do the outside trails.  It was really fun now that Maria is learning all the different animals. She especially liked the monkeys and the otters. Although she maybe just liked the water the otters were in.  We also got to see the grizzlies up close again too.  Saw they will have giraffes, zebras, and ostriches next summer so that will be a very cool exhibit!

I also trimmed Maria’s bangs yesterday. My mom pointed out on Thursday that they needed a trim, so I got some shears and trimmed them up a little bit.  Chad thinks they could be trimmed more, but it’s scary. I don’t want to screw anything up, especially with her 18 month pictures coming up in a couple weeks!

Beth, Maria, and Katelyn

I’m a Cheater

I finally did it. I made an appointment for a haircut. It’s been over 2 months (the longest I’ve probably gone… ever!) No, I’m not growing my hair out, but I’ve just been procrastinating.  I’m not sure I really love the cuts I’ve been getting from my stylist lately.

When we moved, I wasn’t going to leave my original stylist. I figured I’d just drive an hour every 7-8 weeks. But she only worked during the week, so that didn’t last too long.

So I asked a friend on the south side where she went. And she referred me to Jamie. Who I loved… at first. She was great at making suggestions.  And I enjoy the time I spend in her chair. We were pregnant at the same time and always talk about the kids.  BUT… she always straightens my hair. And uses a lot of product. All things I won’t do myself, because I don’t like how it makes my fine and thin hair, look flat and lifeless after a couple hours. Don’t get me wrong, it looks ok, when I walk out, but after a couple hours, I don’t like it which is fine when I get my haircut on weeknights, because I generally go straight home (or to Target, then straight home).  BUT it’s the idea that she doesn’t realize how I style it myself when I come in. Maybe she’s trying to be nice in pointing me in another direction. I don’t know.

So now, I’m cheating. I just made an appointment at another salon that is even closer to home, but sounds pretty nice from their website and reviews at citysearch.  I guess we’ll see on Friday! Wish me luck!