Monday, April 10, 2006

a new me?

i think i'm changing....?
i've been planning out meals on a calendar and cooking! (i don't cook)
i've been planning out school and actually getting the kids to do most of it!
i've been a little more careful about what i eat.
i've started dressing a little differently (mostly because i don't have the clothes to dress the way i want to)

today is any normal day. a regular routine. but when i got up this morning, i decided i wasn't going to wear my regular old jeans&tshirt. i'm actually wearing a skirt! for the first time in over a year! i've been wanting to wear more skirts, but my shirt category is woefully small for pairing with skirts. i've made a few skirts, but haven't made the shirts to go with them. it's frustrating. and then when i go shopping i'm always looking at skirts, but they're so expensive i just put them back and shrug it off. it's depressing.

but, today, i put on a skirt, found a shirt that works with it. i painted my toes and put on sandals and a toe ring. i did my hair and makeup.

i like it.

i think i'm going to try it again tomorrow!

Sunday, March 19, 2006

feeling older??

i did something different with my hair today. makes me feel a bit older, though i like the look. i even took a series of self-portrait shots to document it. i guess older really isn't the word...maybe mature? i feel more mom-ish than normal. that sounds weird. i'm just used to dressing and looking a certain way, and except for my dreads on the weekends, i feel like i need to update the look during the week. i don't know. maybe i'm just feeling weird cause i found a half black half silver hair this morning at my temple.....not that i'm upset - on the contrary - i was excited that it was silver! could be that i thought of a scrapbook layout when i was doing my hair....that could be it. i remember really liking the hair of the lady in the pic and wishing my hair looked that good. so -kinda the girl-next-door meets mom-next-door. anyway.

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so the pix were taken in my soon-to-be exercise room. right now it's a gutted, ripped apart, cold and empty room. soon, however, it will have a squishy floor, new paint, a ceiling covered in twigs and branches, a rock garden with water, and of course a tv/vcr/dvd and all the accompanying exercise equipment! my goal for 2006 is to get healthy. i am sadly, quite obese. that's why i only take head shots! but someday....
i'm glad i had some free time this afternoon to play around and do something for me. soon, i hope to have some more free time so i can actually get some scrapping and sewing and crafting done. i'm always happiest when i'm creating.....
now it's time to get ready for church....