So, unless I have something super catchy, or the post is for a link up - I think the date should be just fine - or perhaps a few choice keywords from the post - so you all can tell what I am going on (and on and on) about.
|does anyone get the joke?|
Yesterday after work, I felt pretty good, I wanted to get Emry's homework out of the way, and just go to the dojang. When I picked him up from school, I knew it wasn't going to happen. Emry has his last set of molars coming in... and he's all headachey, sore, and well, phlegm-y. So- we stayed home and took it slow.
I fell asleep on the couch watching The Grey - and, I'm glad I never paid money to see this - because it went between INTENSE to ZzZzZzzZzzZZzzzZZZwaitwhathappenedZzzzZzzzzZz. I am a Liam Neeson fan, and always have been... but I think this movie just was wasted on him.
So, because I was utterly asleep, I moved myself into my bed, and when my alarm went off - I realized I never showered the night before... what's worse about that is: I never took off my eye makeup from the night before. UGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.... Bare Minerals Mascara - you are a wicked wicked gluey demon. I walked my moose, and then dashed into the shower... even if I use the eye make up remover pads - my thick long lashes require more hydration to remove the rest of the mascara. Finally - I got all the eye make up off - Washed my hair, and had this fun thought that I would try the easy Hair Volumizing trick I read off of Pinterest the day before.
You start with damp hair, add gel/mousse/hair product, then break your hair into 6 sections. Braid each section. Then lightly blow dry until the damp hair is pretty much dry. Right over each braid, use your flat iron. Then once you feel it is 90% dry - turn your hair upside down, finger out each braid - then quickly blow dry on warm. Flip your hair, lightly brush out the top layer so it's not scary looking. . . and you are done. Check out my Instagram today - you can see the difference. It has this wavy, almost teased look. Definitely doubled the volume of my hair. I wonder how long it will last! Usually my hair will lose hold half way through the day. I will keep you posted.
This Saturday, is Emry's 8th birthday party - his actual birthday was 6 days ago. The decor is all MineCraft themed - which, I mean seriously, thank you pinterest - these were all crafts that I could accomplish and not FAIL at. SCORE! Emry wanted about 6 or 7 kids at the house, so I found some easy and fun crafts.... They will be decorating T-Shirts with Fabric Markers, and I will be giving them temporary tattoos - and then coloring them in, as to their liking. My co-worker is making him a MineCraft themed cake, and I can't wait to see what it looks like - tune in next week, when I share the pictures from the party!!!!
So - being back - is not as overwhelming as I thought it would be... I wondered this morning, while doing my hair, if I would be able to write again - - - or if the wall would come back up... I am so pleased that I am here again - and that a lot of you came back to read.
For now, I don't know how many link ups I will participate in - or how much I will actually blog - I just want to keep it super casual. I can handle casual right now.
While reading last night - I came across this passage in "The Girl on the Train":
"If I can just learn how to hold on to this feeling, this one I'm having now - if I could just discover how to focus on this happiness, enjoy the moment, not wonder about where the next high is coming from - then everything will be all right."
The character's high - at this moment - is the men she has surrounded herself with over her lifetime. But, these words just struck me. The sat with me and said - this means something. It's as if it was written just for me. I just want to hold on to the happy, not be unaffected by life, but be able to experience the bad, but roll right back into the happy.... That would be a wonderful thing to discover.
Today is rainy - Today is gray - but I am at work in my pink/peach blouse from Old Navy, with my BIG hair... I have my shiny silver flats on. I am fighting back at the gray - I will shine and that is all that matters.
What are your plans this Tuesday?