Chop, chop!Posted: March 27, 2012
Sorry for the dramatic suspenseful ending in the last post… what I did probably doesn’t seem like a big deal to you. But it was to me!
I got a haircut! A real one. Like, not just me with my scissors in the bathroom trimming the ends.
It might not look that short, but just for reference, this was what it looked like on Saturday:
(I didn’t want to post this yesterday because Greg was away for work and got in last night, and I didn’t tell him I was cutting it. His reaction: “Is your hair shorter?” Yup, that was it.)
So yeah, kind of a big deal for someone who never, ever gets her hair cut. In fact, the last major hair cut I had was in December 2008, and it looked like this:
For the record, that photo was taken right after my hair was chopped off. I was never able to get it to look that flat and straight again. 😦
I got my hair cut on Sunday at Bubbles salon in Frederick. I had never been there before and wanted to try something local that had Sunday hours. My former stylist, who is a genius, works in DC now. I’ve driven down there to see him once (the haircut in the photo above) but it’s just so far to go.. and expensive (over $100 before tip!). I had heard good things about Bubbles and really liked the prices- $35 a cut. Plus, the give a $5 discount for teachers (for the first visit). I make an appointment with any stylist in particular, and was assigned to Elizabeth. She was awesome- very knowledgeable and personable and gave me a lot of good tips! I also got a deep-conditioning treatment, which my hair desperately needed (from all of the coloring and blow-drying I put it through).
I didn’t have the guts to go quite as short as the photo above, but I’m working on it… it’s just hair after all, right? And really- what’s the big deal? Hair grows back! Alright, I think it is a big deal. So many women define themselves by their hair- and I think that’s perfectly fine (to a degree). It’s something that we care about- something that makes us feel pretty (or not so pretty some days) and when we have a “good hair day,” all seems right with the world!
I really want to cut mine way shorter at some point… like I said, I just haven’t worked up the courage yet. I want it to look like Laura’s– her hair is bad ass.
After I got my hair cut, I ran into Wegman’s to grab a few things. Every time I go there, I check to see if they have the coconut flavor of Siggi’s yet. Siggi’s Skyr is my absolute favorite yogurt ever. It’s like Greek yogurt but BETTER. I almost did a double take when I actually saw it on the shelf! But then I looked at the nutritional label:
200 calories?! Are you joking?? If it was 200 calories per cup, I might be able to get down with that. But no- it’s 200 calories for 5.3 ounces. The plain flavor (which I love) has 80 calories for the same 5.3 oz. Sadly, I did not buy the coconut flavor. I’d rather have a cup and a half of Breyer’s ice cream for the same amount of calories. Or a big smoothie. Or a beer.
I ran a few more errands, and made my way home and played with the dogs in the backyard. I was happy to see that the tulips along the side of our house were blooming!
Our flowering trees are rapidly becoming more naked- thanks to the rain on Saturday. 😦
I tried to get the boys to pose by holding a stick. Lance always makes the funniest faces.
See that look of focus and attention?
I love those guys.
So now it’s Tuesday and I have 4 more work days until spring break…
Today started off with me teaching my awesome early morning Spinning class and rushing to get to work on time. At least I had less hair to blow dry- it really did make a difference!
And I know my day is off to a good start when I have THIS for breakfast:
That’s right. Another nearly empty jar of nut butter with overnight oats! I am almost through all of the nearly empty jars in my fridge.
I also have good ol’ Trilogy.
I don’t have to worry about this flavor ever tasting nasty. 🙂
What’s your opinion on getting your hair cut- are you weird about it (or attached to your hair)? Would you eat a container of the coconut Siggis?