Sunday, February 19, 2017

home alone II and procrastinating

I need to finish writing my president's letter for P.E.O.  The P.E.O. year ends/begins at the start of March, and all chapter presidents need to send a letter summarizing the past years' activity to the state prez.  My letter is 97.642 percent finished, and I sat down here about an hour and a half ago to finish it off.  I've yet to open the file...

Time flies when you're procrastinating.

This was a busy week, so I'm basking in non busyness.  Plus, it's just me and the furry and scaly things right now.  Magnum and Meego went to New Mexico for a couple of days to visit Magnum's mom.  Chaco went along too.  My mother-in-law had a small stroke a few weeks ago.  She's doing okay, but her speech ability was affected, so it's difficult to talk to her on the phone.

While I'm in a bit of a limbo state regarding employment, I took on another tutee, have been answering questions for other possible tutees, and am getting established with some other tutor matching companies.  They all make us take and pass these tests to prove we know the stuff we want to tutor, and I'm all, "Can't you just check with the other service I'm already using?".  Okay, no.

In the meantime, I get daily job alerts for various full-time positions I might be interested in.  The life of the unemployed can be surprisingly busy.

In the other meantime, remember when I was contemplating Princess Leia earmuff hair?  Well, I didn't do that, but I did change the hair up.

I was partially inspired by one of my friends who went radical asymmetrical bob, complete with razor undercut and red dye for Valentine's day.  As she put it, "Stepping away from the mom hair for Valentine's Day!  Show YOURSELF some love!"

No, I did not go asymmetrical bob complete with razor undercut and dye, but she looks awesome.

I went to the salon armed with some photos.   As I talked to the stylist and showed her my photos, I could see her eyes lighting up.  Was that a good thing?

Once we got situated, she said, "Let's DO this!"  and got to cutting.  Was that a good thing?

She seemed to be having bunches of fun while I quietly watched large and long clumps of my mom hair falling around me.  Here's the back.  I have a neck back there now instead of the weirdly positioned Minnie Mouse ears that my hair always seemed to morph into.

It took a couple of days to get used to, but I'm liking it ๐Ÿ™‚

More professional looking?  I dunno.

Minnie Mouse?  Heck no.

Easy?  YES!

Yesterday, before the guys headed south, we attended Meego's Winter Percussion competition.  One of the volunteer moms attending the admission ticket table had a similar cut, which looked great on her.  

So, in getting away from mom hair, I've copied and been inspired by other moms.

Maybe it's the new "mom".


Marcy said...

Your hair looks nice :)

Abby said...

Thanks, Marcy. It's growing on me ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anita said...

I'm a pinch (or 2 or 3) older than you, but seem to be following your mindset. Next act in progress, though not certain of exactly what it will be. Maybe I'll cut my hair and expose the back of my neck, too. It might magically reveal the future.

I like the cut. I hope it's easy to maintain.

Ginny said...

I just got my haircut and it's the same one I usually get. I didn't want to do a big change before the wedding. I'm glad one of us mixed it up ha ha. Looks good.

Abby said...

It's nice to not be desperate, but also tough deciding what to do next. My neck has yet to reveal my future. Good luck finding yours!

Abby said...

I was feeling too old for ponytails and hair clips, too young for the bun, and too lazy for the straightener. Not much left.
As for you, marriage is a big enough change without messing with the hair!

ShadowRun300 said...

I REALLY like it. :)
I would love to do something different with my hair, but I'm too nervous to make a big change. Maybe now that I'm living in a new area (does making it through one day constitute "living"?), a new hairdresser can talk me into it.

Abby said...

Seems like the perfect time to change the hair - before you've been there too many days! I'll bet you can find one of those "Let's DO this!" hair dressers.

Linda Hensley said...

Your do looks great. Sorry I've been a poor follower this month, but then I get to read a bunch of your posts at one time. Yeah, isn't it interesting how life fills up for the unemployed? Maybe I should tute too, or go back to perfecting procrastination :)

Kimberly said...

Oh I absolutely love LOVE your hair. I really do! Isn't it scary when you see your hair fall on the cape? EEEEgahd! I think it looks fun and fresh and so suits your face. Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous!
I'm sorry to hear about your mother in law. That is scary. I hope that her recovery isn't too painful. I know that it can be really strenuous and frustrating to relearn to do things. I'm sure the visit will lift her spirits.
I'm awful with procrastinating lately. Ugh. I feel you on that *looks over at pile of unfolded laundry*