Today was an eventful day. I debuted my new hair color, which I would like to show to you but I can't figure out how to get my new camera hooked up to my computer. I mean, I CAN figure out how to hook it up, and I HAVE hooked it up, but my new camera and my computer do not seem to be hitting it off, and no actual hooking up is occurring.
So I have a camera CHOCK FULL of photos where I'm tilting my head in various ways trying to find the angle that will make my jawline appear Sharp and Tight rather than Plump and Pillowy, but I can't show any of them to you yet. You will just have to take my word for it that Medium Ash Brown was a significantly better choice for my complexion than Tempted Peach. Medium Ash Brown more closely resembles my natural No Particular Color (my mother calls it Wheat; my mother-in-law calls it Dishwater), while being a significant enough change that it was fun and interesting---thus satisfying the intended wallowing goal (specifically, wallowing goal 2A).
Furthermore, the darker shade has increased Morose Appearance by, say, 50%. It is much easier to look pale and sad with darker hair. Even Paul noticed: tonight we were both working in the kitchen, and I reached a waiting point in the cooking process and sat down on a stepstool for a moment to contemplate the weight of woe, and he said, "Could you sit morosely over here instead? I need to use the counter."
I also went to Target in search of Parker's shoes for Elizabeth, and TOTALLY SCORED, finding about ten pairs of shoes (assorted styles/sizes, including two pairs of The Parker) at 75% off.
AND I chose a winner for the Daily Grommet giveaway. The amusing thing is that the random number generator first chose SarahO, whose comment was: "Okay, I'm not actually entering the contest. But, I just wanted to to say that I bought the CARES travel harness when my daughter was 2. Can I just say that it is the BEST thing ever?? I love it!" So...I made it choose again, and it chose Nikki Page, which was an excellent choice because Nikki's comment started with: "Okay, I really could use the CARES Airline seat for an upcoming trip so I'll jump." Email me, Nikki, and I'll connect you to the goods!
AND I started a tally of frame votes, and we'll have to wait and see if I finish that tally or if I just make up numbers to support the frame choices I like best. Also, isn't it weird to have the site a different color? It's been the same shade of blue since the very first entry, and now suddenly it's....cream? What the hay? Or is it "What the hey?" You know, I've never written that out before.
Life-improving products, part 4 - (Continued from part 1, part 2, and part 3.) Stearns Youth Life Vest (photo from Amazon.com). I’d been too scared to take the kids to any body of water oth...