Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Good bye ponytail!

I admit it, I hadn't had my hair cut in 13 months. Partly it was laziness, partly I had always wanted to grow it long enough to donate it. I had looked into several hair donation programs, including both Locks of Love and Pantene's Beautiful Lengths but I kept putting it off, or getting frustrated with my hair before it was long enough. Pretty much lately I had fallen into the 'ponytail' trap for the past many months. So yesterday, I guiltily went to get my hair cut, admitting to the person I used to see that I hadn't had it cut in over a year, and mentioned that I had been considering donating it, but I just couldn't stand it any more. She measured my hair, and guess what??? I DID it! 10 inches of hair is now in an envelope heading to Locks of Love.
I was worried about the reaction of my Husband and daughters, my 4yo princess thinks that princesses only have long hair. But Hubby knew I'd wanted to do it for a while, and he prepped the 4yo . . .and other than a brief cry that she couldn't play with my ponytail anymore, she is okay with it.
In fact this morning when I told her that I was going to grow it long again, she said "then you'll need another hair cut to give to other people who need hair" Can I hear an "Awwww"?
Next time I'm going with Pantene I think, since it goes to cancer patients, and the minimum is only 8 inches, so check in to watch my hair grow!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Brrrr, craft show

I was signed up for a space at an Artisans market for 10/2, anxiously watched the weather all week. I had sworn that if it was rainy I.WOULD.NOT.GO after having been drowned out of an event 2 weeks earlier.
Thursday, Friday . . gorgeous, cool autumn sunny weather.
Saturday, I woke up, car all packed (which of course cursed me), and it was drizzling . . .and cold. But I checked the weather radar, and it looked like it was going to clear up, and I REALLY wanted to try my new set up and get pictures for an application for a big event I hope to participate in in the spring. So I grabbed a bunch of layers and set off.
Out of 15 scheduled artisans (it was a small festival) only 4 of us showed up. And it was COLD, not below freezing, but damp, and windy. Got my set up put together, getting only marginally wet . . .only to realize I had left my camera (and some newer pieces of jewelry) on my table at home. Made a desperate call to hubby, who came about an hour later bearing it, and the two kids, one wearing PJ's, both in sandals, both cranky.
It was SLOW, no one wanted to be outside in that weather, but I got to know the other artists (one kindly lent me his coat) and I got my set up pictures. So . . .oh well!
By the end I was wearing a long sleeved shirt, a cardigan, a mohair sweater, a vest coat, the borrowed coat and my fabulous cowl from