Monthly Archives: October 2008

A Falling Feeling

A Falling Feeling

 The outdoor weather is ending so life in the suburbs will begin to be lived out in secret. Yes, it’s that time of year where we are getting ready to bring in the patio furniture (well, we would if we had room in our garage to store it), I’ve planted various fall shades of mums, my bulbs are in the ground or on their way into the ground, we have one final camping trip planned and the festivals and fairs are moving indoors.

We had such a great weekend of trying to cram as much outdoor activity time in as possible.
Fall flower shopping and planting.
Outdoor music and wine event at a local winery.
Renaissance Faire with giant turkey legs.

We have a couple more weekends planned like this. My hope is that when they are over, I’ll be so exhausted that my hatred of cold weather will turn to a welcome just for the rest… What kinds of activities and events are you trying to pile in?

Time Savers and Commuting

Time Savers and Commuting

Do you ever put your makeup on in the car? Be honest, I don’t think your car insurance company is going to read this. I’m talking about when you are the driver, not a passenger. I’m guilty. In my defense I don’t put eyeliner or mascara on and I do it when I’m in idle at a stop light or I smear my tinted moisturizer on sans mirror on the highway.

Today I encountered a problem. It didn’t start today – it’s been creeping up on me slowly. It’s dark outside all the way to work now! This means I am going to have to wake up 10-15 minutes earlier each morning and now my 45 minute-1 hour drive is a lot less productive! Does anyone else have any ideas of what I can possibly do now to make my drive time feel more productive and what areas of my morning I can shave off to recoup those 15 minutes of sleep I’m going to be missing out on?

A Bit Britney

A Bit Britney

I think the theme for the day is Hair!

My hair stylist, Penny is a family friend in a weird connected way — A connection made indirectly 2500 miles away and full circle when I moved here to the Midwest. She tells me that women are unlike men in that they wake up one morning and say, “I need to do something with my hair, NOW!”

Unfortunately for all of us, Penny is booked solid and not accepting any more clients (Thank God I got 3 of my 4 closest friends to see her before that happened, even though only 1 ½ of them still regularly attend “The Church of Hair” as I call it) Penny is right, what is it about us that we decide that today is the day my blonde locks will become black or sienna or purple? Why do we suddenly need bangs or highlights or layers?
Recently, I convinced my husband to grow his hair out a bit so that we could try out a new style that I had seen on a Calvin Klein model. I thought it would look fabulous on him. Just as he was rounding the corner from the “in between” stage, he went a bit Britney on me and shaved it all off! He said he just needed a change and needed to start over.

The last time I went a bit Britney I darkened my super light blonde hair to 100% of blackness. I don’t know what made me do it but I just needed to do it right then! I drove to the CVS down the street at 10:30 at night and selected a shiny black. When was the last time YOU went a bit Britney?