Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New and Improved?

Have you ever been intimidated by something new? I'll let you in on a little secret that not many people know about me. Ready?

I'm not much on change. Or surprises. Here's me, surprised.

(Not happy; just surprised.)

In case you're not sure, I'm the one with cake on my face. Surprise!

So yeah, change is intimidating for me. Surprises are even tougher; they're change you can't plan for.

I made a pretty big step this week toward changing my same-is-good mentality. It's really deep. Are you sitting down?

I dyed my hair.

(All the guy readers just left the room. . .) I'm pretty sure I'm the only woman on planet Earth who went 30 (plus?) years without Miss Clairol. But this weekend when our friend visited, she offered to color it for me, and I just said yes. Past my fear of the unknown, beyond my anxiety about surprises (Y'know, like, "Surprise! All your hair fell out!"), I said yes.

I stepped out of the boat for the first time. And do you know what? I love it! The Preacher likes it, and Royal Princess said, "Ooh, preeetty, Mommy!"

When I asked Little Man if it looked the same, he said, "No, Mommy. It looks purple." There's a moral here: When you color your hair and love it. . .

(Pretending to pray. . .)
Don't ask your son for an opinion.

And now it's your turn! What moral, legal new thing are you going to do this week?

(If it's something illegal, don't tell me.)

Thinking about going blonde. Not,


  1. I love it! Good color and it looks natural, which is what you are going for. I approve. :)

  2. Looks really nice, but I would LOVE to see a pic where you can see your face too! :)

    I think my new thing for the week (since I've already done two new things) will be crocheting a sun hat for Mackenzie--one that will be cute but also one she will not be able to take off on her own. That way she will not get burned when we go to the beach on Saturday.

  3. Thanks, Misty! I tried a pic with my face, but in my dim living room, it looked like I had dyed it black! Maybe I'll try again in better lighting. :)

    I've seen your Easter baskets, and they're so adorable! You should be proud. Looking forward to pics of the sun hat! And I'm not at *all* jealous that you live so close to the beach. . . ;)