Friday, June 18, 2010

The New Me

This isn't a goal-setting post.

Or a revelation of a personality change.

I actually just got my hair cut & colored. Usually I go with a brown shade that's essentially my natural color. Cover the gray & be done with it. In the pre-Michael days I would sometimes have a three color process (base brown to cover the gray, highlights & lowlights). I would be at the shop for at least three hours :-) But I have now recovered my sanity & decided simple is best. And Mike doesn't go for blondes or streaky brunettes trying to be blonde.

But I was getting bored. I wanted something a little different. Time to shake things up, I said!

This is the end result. It's really not that dramatic. But it will do for now. I somehow feel like less of a boring person. Should so much of my feelings be tied up in my hair? I don't think so either, but that's the way it is. Today, at least.

Now that we have that necessary, super important business out of the way, let's talk weekend plans!

Last weekend was great. Not much going on (& no, I didn't sew; but I did sew on Tuesday so we're good!). This weekend will be a lot different.

My parents are coming over for dinner tonight. The menu consists of homemade beef & noodles, mashed potatoes, whole wheat bread, & buttered carrots. Since it is Father's Day weekend, I am surprising my dad with Peanut Butter Bonbons for dessert. I think he will be happy. We will eat dinner, get online & find a Christmas movie DVD to order for his gift & he will feel muchly celebrated. Yeah, my dad loves sappy Christmas movies of the Hallmark variety. He has an entire collection. My personal opinion is that he likes them because they are so sedating. He never makes it to the end of a movie without having a good nap.

Then on Sunday we are going to have Mike's parents & his sister Jackie over for dinner. Jackie is a teacher in Illinois & we get to have her around some in the summertime. She makes the most fabulous spinach pies & so I love her. Dearly. And for reasons other than the spinach pies. They just sound good to me now so I had to mention them. Spinach pies. Just had to be mentioned again. Sorry.

Anyway, we are going to feed them barbecued pork loin sandwiches, feta pasta, & green beans with red potatoes. For dessert we are going to have a dessert that is a specialty in my family, Aunt Libby Bars. I have no idea who Aunt Libby is. I think my mom got this recipe from the newspaper. Either way, they are YUM.

So last night I scurried around doing some preliminary meal prep & getting the house all cleaned up. I was so wound up at midnight that Mike & I ended up watching 17 Again on the laptop in bed. The lights didn't go out in our little house until almost 2 o'clock in the morning. That made me feel like I was gonna die when I got up at 6:15. *yawn* I'm only feeling slightly like I've been hit by a Mack truck. Therefore, I rejoice that today is FRIDAY!

Happy weekend to you, too!


Erin said...

You look marvelous!!!! Love the new do.

ruth said...

I love the new hair! And I totally know what you mean about your emotions being connected to your hair style. I'm the same way.

Steve n Vickie said...

It looks great :D I've been thinking of going back to my natural color too.