Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Big Chop

It’s been awhile, but….I did it!!!!  I cut my hair off!

This post will pretty much be visual only--this computer is horrid.

At this point, I'm regretting my decision to cut my hair.

I'm really, really upset.

An hour after the cut...faking the smile--I'm pissed at myself.

Next day--the cut is growing on me!

Daniel lining my edges.

Daniel's company party--I LOVE my hair!

Allllll  mine!

My boo singing karaoke.

Oh yeah--I pierced my nose, too--for real!

At work, it must be covered by a band-aid.

I twist my hair nightly for a great curl during the day.

I was in  a step show!

Last post, it completely slipped my mind to post books I've read and I shelved the books before I recorded them.  So...here's a list of about 1/4 of the books I've read since December.

 Pagan Babies  Elmore Leonard
Getting to Happy  Terry McMillan
What Happens in Paris (stays in Paris)  Nancy Robards Thompson
Be Mine  Laura Kasischke
The other Fan  Joanna Trollope
Darkly Dreaming Dexter  Jeff Lindsay
Little Earthquakes  Jennifer Weiner
Taking Back Mary Ellen Black  Lisa Childs
Tumbling  Diane McKinney-Whetstone

Hi guys!  Did you miss me?

Last, but not least, my Soror's mom is an amazing artist.  She painted the canvas shown below.  Please let me know if you're interested in buying a canvas for yourself (or for gifts!).  Her prices are reasonable, as well as a discount for 3 or more).
Blueprint, the Ace.

Have an amazing week, everyone!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Announcement and 7 month hair update

The announcement is......I’m going to Big Chop!  We’ll get to that in a minute.  The last 4 weeks have been a little crazy. 

I baked cupcakes for my company's Christmas party and made frosting from scratch for the 1st time!

Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and marshmallow garnish.

Ok--- so I'm not a fan of veggies, but I've been eating more lately.  If you've never had them before, please go out and make some kale chips.  They are delicious (considering it's a vegetable!)

Kale chips and cashews

I tried to be creative and did a little paint job on an old table Daniel had before we met.

Cre -- do those flowers look familiar?!

I went to the Emergency Room. 

I was there for over 6 hours--I finally walked in my apartment after 2am.

IV ports in both arms!

Top green squiggly line is what my heart has been doing for about 2 months now.

I tried to give myself a straw set.

The first two pictures are how a straw set should look.  The rest are my horrible interpretation.  It was so bad, that I carefully combed it out and wore a ‘fro for the week.

It looks like Whoopi's back in the day!

I had an iron infusion. A six hour iron infusion.

Test dose to make sure I'm not allergic.

The big kahuna of iron.

Halfway there--just 3 more hours to go.

Yes!  All done!

The recliner room.

I read some of the time.

Right after this, I told Daniel to go home and pick me up when I'm done.  He held on for 2 hours!

I read some more.

I slept, too.

Daniel and I went on a couple of dates including going to my Sorority’s Ball.

Ohhhh yeeahhh!

So…..on to the hair!  

Flat ironing my hair for the week.

Can you see the waves?!?

I have never done anything “extreme” with my hair.  Ever. I’ve never colored, highlighted, cut it, etc.  I literally have only trimmed it and relaxed it.  I’m turning 30 this month and have decided to live on the wild side.  I’m cutting off all of the relaxed ends and I will finally be completely natural.  I’m terrified out of my mind, but it’s time to do something completely out of my character.  Turning 30 seems like a great time to do it.  I do plan on buying a wig or 2, because I’m quite sure there will be days where I curse myself for it!

The next time I update, I will have no more than 4 inches of hair...yikes!  Have a wonderful week everyone!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Hair update -- 6 months

Heeeeeyyyyy!  Here's a recap of the last few weeks and then I'll get to the hair update.

My Soror had a baby girl!

Saying hello to Niyah Jiann.

Daniel and I went ice skating.  We went on a great night--it was 63 degrees!

Free cider!

A few days prior to going, we discussed how badly we were going to do at skating.  Neither of us have been ice skating since we were kids.  The day arrives and we get on the ice and I struggle for balance and look up not even 30 seconds later and look who's speeding towards me.  Really?!?  We just got on the ice and you've already lapped me!

I thought you said you couldn't skate!

Balancing on the ice---pretty much all I could do.

I baked more cookies:  sugar, snicker-doodle, and chocolate chip.  These are for Christmas with my family, so after cooling, I placed them in the freezer.

Daniel's birthday arrived.  His family are Jehovah's Witnesses, so he's never celebrated before.  Since this is his first birthday as my husband, I wanted to do something special for him.  I bought a few presents, hid them, and placed them on the dining room table for him to see when he woke up.

One of the gifts was an electronic helicopter (he's such a kid).  I think he liked it.

Reading the instructions to his  toy  electronic action vehicle.

I went to the doctor.  Again.

The height of fashion--paper blouses.  I just die for the sharp shoulders.

I'm considering getting a nose ring, so I bought some jewel stickers to test out the look.  What do you think?

My fake nose ring.

And now---the 6 month update.  

I am SICK and TIRED of this hair.  I wear it in a bun daily and it is just not cute in any way, shape, or form. It's frizzy and extra thick.  Sometimes it's even lumpy.   Luckily, I'm getting a straw set on Wednesday.  After that, I am seriously considering a wig.  It's difficult to comb/brush.  Flat ironing my hair weekly is just destroying what I'm trying to protect.  I cringe just looking at the following photos.

I know I can stick it out---I'm halfway there.  That doesn't mean that I won't be complaining about it.  Especially considering that my coworker is transitioning as well and she has this beautiful wavy/curly pattern emerging.  I've got----frizz and lumps.  Oh well.  

Here's your dose of Tierra Skye. 

Mom!  Umm.  I swear that shoe was already there.  I wasn't playing with it or biting it, or nothin'.  

Happy ChristmaHanuKwanzakah!