Monday, January 21, 2008


So far people have been very surprised about the new 'do! But everyone also really likes the hair. And yes, it is much lighter. I am re-learning how to brush short hair and I purchased a hair dryer and a curling iron this weekend so my styling will be more than a bun and a stick. I'll get more photos posted soon - promise!

In case anyone as yet to figure this out but men are the most oblivious creatures on earth! I have been at work for 7 hours now and not one person has actually noticed that I cut my hair. Of course the golf pro and superintendant are not in the office every day, but you think that the club manager would take notice. I would get comments on the days I wore my hair in a braid of "Oh, you wore your hair down today - I never realized how long it was" and the like. But today, not one bloody comment! Would they notice if I shaved my head?

Happy 60th Birthday to mom today! Wish I could be home to celebrate.

Yesterday I froze my arse off with my girl scout troop marching in our MLK parade/march. We were the colorguard and the girls did great!! I believe the temperature at 10:30 yesterday morning was something like -20 (with windchill) and it was snowing. Needless to say it was a very fast march and the photos are of all these bundled up people and it is really hard to identify the girls. Apparently another MLK march in Georgia was cancelled yesterday due to 1" of snow or something. I know that they don't get much snow and such, but what lightweights!

Friday, January 18, 2008

Goodbye Cruel World

Lady Godiva, Rapunzel, Crystal Gayle, yours truly. What do we all have in common?

Yep, this is my hair. I have been growing it out long for at least the past 20 years.

Now, what do Jo March, O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi and yours truly have in common?

Yes folks - I cut my hair. Actually, Kayla at the hair salon cut my hair. It looks really cute, it is very light, and now I have to buy a hair dryer and moose and all of those hair products.

Never fear tho - I am donating the cut hair to locks of love. I do have a photo of the hair but Dial Up takes forever to import a photo. Yes, I know, kicking and screaming into the 21st century. There is also a photo of me smiling - that will be imported soon too.

I am happy with my decision. I can't wait for the comments!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008


I've been finishing off a bunch of UFO's this month (UnFinished Objects to you non-knitters). I finally finished the S'mores Socks and they are ready to go to the Girl Scout Council Silent Auction. I hope someone really enjoys them. Last night I also finally finished an afghan. I started this sucker about 4 years ago when I first started knitting. It is knit in 7 separate panels and then seamed together. The partially completed first panel spent several years laying around my yarn room mocking me. Over the past 18 months I starting working on the panels again - a nice break between socks and holiday knitting. The last panel was knit this weekend while watching playoff games (Go Giants!) and I finished seaming the panels last night! As soon as I get a photo I'll post it. It looks really cool. Only two more UFO afghans to go...

Speaking of photos:
Here is my lovely brother modeling his Christmas present - the big red dog hat. (And no, we can never get a normal photo of Dave.) He wanted an ear flap hat, in University of Arizona colors, and the dog motif was a must. Dave has a big tan dog - Farley the English Mastiff. I lined the hat with fleece as he has a bald head and the wool might be too much against the skin. It is a very warm hat and perfect for him to wear after his workouts. Dave is currently in training to participate in the Ironman Triathlon in Arizona this spring - go Dave!! He wears special gear for working out in winter weather, but the hat is great to wear after the training. In fact, his triathlon club mate people really liked the hat as well. Dave did wish there was a tassel on the top. Maybe I'll send him just the tassel for his birthday.
If all goes according to plan there will be a most surprising post on Friday.