I got my hair cut yesterday for the first time since August 2010. I tend to cut it short then let it grow for up to a year and a half before chopping it again. These pictures show the remains of the stylist’s work from the day before. The results of my own styling will be less sleek and perfect, since “my own styling” usually means showering at night, sleeping on it wet, and brushing it in the morning. My hair does show weird wavy ducktail things in the back when it air dries (which is all of the time).

The color is the same natural color that grows out of my head. It just looks darker in the After pictures because of the dusk lighting. Or maybe the bottom portions that got cut off actually were lighter due to the longer time being sunbleached?

Assuming I do start exercising again, it’s back to little pigtails while working out until it’s long enough for a single ponytail, maybe late spring.

January 29, 2012. Tags: , . Pictures, Words. 3 comments.

It’s a jungle in here

What I Wore to Work Today: December 1, 2011
Jacket: Goodwill
Tshirt: Target
Skirt: Goodwill, shortened
Shoes: Target
Earrings: Fundraiser garage sale

Here’s a picture from over a month ago that I took in the corner of my dining room. My mom mailed that plant to me almost 4 years ago, pot and and dirt and all, when it was just a handful of leaves. It has gone crazy since then — probably time to tie up some of the vines so that they don’t spill all over the floor, getting in the way around the dining chairs.

The more plants the better. It seems normal to me, and I only realize it’s unusual to have so much greenery inside when I compare it to my friends’ homes.

January 5, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Pictures, Projects, What I Wore to Work Today, Words. 3 comments.

12 months later, baby quilt delivered!

I finally checked off a series of tasks necessary to give friends in the Midwest a quilt for their baby daughter who is, oh, let’s see here, 12 months old now? Congratulations you guys!

Weeks or months went by between each step for no particular reason (buy new bobbins from the sewing machine manufacturer, add binding, take the package to the post office…). One of my goals for 2012 is less lag time when projects are almost done. Take the time today to finish it and deliver it and move on.

She mentioned that their nursery has a jungle theme so I chose flannel monkeys for the backing, and made the rest with pieces from my blue & green stash.

January 3, 2012. Tags: , , , . Pictures, Projects, Words. 1 comment.