13 November 2011

A little less hair and a lot more stitching

I went through with it and cut my hair yesterday. I didn't realize I was going to want to lose so much, but, when she was done, a foot of hair was gone, replaced by a stacked bob.

I'd like to be able to say I donated it to charity, but my hair is gray and processed, and they wouldn't want it, so it went in the trash. It feels really wierd to have short hair again, but I need a change, and perhaps the weight of the hair is a symbol of what's been weighing down my spirit lately. It will be faster to dry now.

I think I have made good progress on Santa's Pets this week, despite the overtime that I've been working.

I know progress on this is going to slow down, or stop, since the show starts this week. I haven't determined whether or not I'll just put it down for the holidays and work on ornaments. I'm torn. I have so much motivation to work on it right now, I'm worried I might lose that. Maybe I should play it by ear?

Today was a working day. I planted my flower bulbs. 150 of them. Iris, crocus, daffodils, and tulips. Not only do I have my pot for the front stoop, but I also have a pot of crocuses (there were a lot in the bag), with three little planted areas in the yard. I like the idea of them peeping out at the break of spring. I did have to dig a new flower bed. It's been YEARS since I've broken ground like that on a massive scale, but there were 75 tulip and daffodil bulbs in need of a sunny spot, and there was not room for them in the old beds. So I dug. And dug. I have chapped fingertips now, and my clothes are filthy with Maryland clay dirt (I wondered if it would affect the bulbs to be planted in that soil, but my mom and dad have the same soil and it grows flowers). We also appear to have a healthy crop of rocks in this yard--I assume they're left from when the house was built--so I started tossing those under the front steps, not wanting to have them in the yard for Left-brain to kick up in the mower. If it works, our yard will be beautiful next spring. I'm very hopeful for that. And tired . . . proof I probably will need to work out if I ever want to be a farm wife, since I'm sure they work a lot harder than I did today.


Vicky said...

Love the new hair cut :)

Lisa said...


Your hair looks great! I meant to leave you prayers and good wishes after your medical post. I hope you are feeling better and I know how great it is to have a supportive spouse. Sounds like you balance each other well. I really enjoy your blog.


Cindy said...

I love your haircut! you look wonderful with it! I am very close to doing the same thing with mine :D....thanks for the inspiration...congratulations also on all the hard work will be soooo glad come next spring! Have a really good week :)

Deborah said...

Great hair cut! I am so envious of the bulbs that you planted and the beautiful spring that you will have.

Jennifer said...

SUPER cute hair!!! I love it. I've been getting mine cut in a stacked bob for a while now and it's so much easier to deal with. I have super fine hair, and this gives me the volume I'm looking for.

ArchangelDecker said...

I love the new hair cut! :)

Mother of Mayhem said...

Your hair really frames your face. You are very pretty!

You will be glad that you put in all of the hard work now to have such a flowering spring!

I hope you are feeling better and I look forward to seeing more of your stitching!

Take care,
Karen in Maryland

Carol said...

How cute, Rachel!! I love your new haircut :)

Meari said...

Your hair looks really cute!!

So, you plant bulbs in pots and leave them sit out all winter? I would think they'd get too frozen. If they actually weather well, I may do that so let me know!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls