Saturday, February 22, 2014

Snow, Straight Hair, and Other Tidbits

Hey, good folks!  Hope February has been treating you great. Hope you're having a fantastic weekend, too. We have done absolutely NOTHING this weekend, and it feels good. Church in the morning, and then hopefully spend the rest of the day doing absolutely nothing again.

Lately I've been watching some TV!  I have FOUR shows that I DVR that are my guilty pleasure on weekends like this: Single Ladies, The Haves and the Have Nots, Being Mary Jane, and Downton Abbey. I'm usually weeks behind, but I'm finally caught up. Scandal comes back on this week.  My life will be complete again!

Did I tell y'all I've gained 10 pounds since summer?  I'm at my heaviest, non-pregnant weight ever. I'm actually just seven pounds shy of what I weighed nine months pregnant.  Womp! That may or may not be related to all the TV-watching that's been going on around here. Or the fact that I'm eating every thing I see. Or the fact that I haven't run in...forever.  Or the fact that my TSH levels are STILL off.  Bottom line is this: my health is being put far down on my list of priorities, and if I don't fix it soon, I'm gonna pay for it even more.

Speaking of health and doing something about it, I have a race in exactly three weeks.  The problem is, I'm as rusty as all get out.  I haven't run in MONTHS, y'all. I registered for this race last month to motivate me to start back running, but so far it's produced little motivation.  This race is three weeks away and I'm SO out of shape. Should be interesting!

Enough of the whining...remember on my last post I mentioned that we were scheduled to get more winter weather?  Well, we did, and we ended up being out of school another three days.  Woohoo!


The snow started that night, so of course we went out and played a bit.


I don't do cold/wet/snow very well, so it was mostly an M and Daddy thing.


With their snowman, Olaf. 


The next morning, the fun continued. 




And they built another Olaf.  Good times!

And would you believe we had some days in the 70s this week?  This southern weather, I tell ya...

Lastly, I straightened my hair this weekend!

(Excuse the blurry pics!  They were taken by my five year old photographer.)

Big deal?  Why yes.  Yes, it is. Because I haven't straightened my hair since I cut off all the relaxed hair back in July.  I've been curly or rocked a fro this whole time and have loved it!  I've learned so much about my hair since then!

I've been getting the straight itch lately, though. It HAS been seven months, you know. It's time for a trim, so I've been thinking about going to get that and a blowout while I'm there. But today I got the itch to do it myself (straightening, not the trim -- still in need of that).

Now that I know truly know my hair, I'm pretty protective of the curl pattern. I was a little nervous about the heat.  I was sure to use thermal protective products, though, at every step. I don't plan to make a habit out of the straightening, though. Love my fro too much.


Every inch of the hair that was cut in July has grown back. I have to wash and style my hair in sections because it's so much of it!  Which is another reason I can't do this straightening thing too much.  Takes much longer than the curly styles!

My students this year have never seen me with straight hair.  IF my hair makes it through the weekend (IF!), they're in for a little surprise.  I can imagine the comments already...

"Mrs. Kimble!!!"

"Mrs. Kimble, you look better with curly hair."

"Mrs. Kimble, you look better with straight hair." 

Teenagers crack me up...

Anyhoo, hope everyone enjoys the rest of their weekend!  Be good and be safe!

G

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