Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It's been a week...

I've now had these dreads in for one whole week. It's been quite a trip. It's also the longest I've ever kept them in since I started this wild and crazy hobby!

I'm still trying to figure out the best way to sleep on them. They're a little too thick at the back and that pushes my neck up. If I'm on my side they did into my ears. Plus, I have to push extra pillow under my cheek to level out! The dreads tip my head down so my nose is pushed into the pillow. I can't have that!

During the day, they're not so bad. I mostly wear them up in a pony, with a bandana covering the front. Very comfortable. BUT...when I'm on the computer and my head is tipped down a bit, the ends drag across my neck. Very irritating.

Washing them is a bit difficult. I have to keep it up so the bulk of the hair isn't getting sopping wet. And then I dilute some shampoo and work it into the roots and around the hairline. I wish I didn't have such oily hair. I have to wash every other day or my hairline looks all nasty. I was hoping I could go 4 or 5 days at least, but NO. Oh well.

I'm not planning on taking them out anytime soon. I do want to change my accent colors already! Right now I have neon pink and hot orange. I'd really like to go to neon green and turquoise. And then I'd like to add in some violet and yellow. Eventually, I'll have all the colors made up and I can just switch them out as often as I change my outfits!

Yeah, I'm a dork.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

apparently I look like "fun"...?

Was I boring looking before? Hmmmm...

I don't think this comment was meant to sound mean. I think it was just a commentary on the new appearance, the new hair.

Going from short, brown hair to a full head of nice long blonde dreads with pink and orange highlights could confuse people a bit.

And yes, dreads are "fun". In fact, of all the times I've tried dreads, this is the only time I've felt like they were really "me". Does that make sense? I don't know. I think it's just because they're not the super poofy ones, they're in a blonde/dirty blonde mix that goes well with my complexion. So maybe that's why they look more natural???

So, I don't think the comment was meant in a bad way. But it did give me pause. What else do people think about me now???

Friday, July 27, 2007

July Photo Challenge

So I challenged myself to take at least one photo every day this month.

It's not working out so well. I did pretty good the first couple weeks, but then I started working on school stuff for the next year and forgot to take some pictures. And then when I did remember I took a few, and then forgot again. It's been 4 days now since I last took a picture.

Bummer. I really wanted a picture for every day. I want to make a layout for the month of all the things we do. Problem is we don't do a whole lot. The first part of the month we had Nancy here so we took her around to different things. Now that she's gone home, we don't do anything. Sad. It's just too hot to get outside, though. And there's really nothing to do inside anywhere that doesn't cost a fortune.

I'm going to try again. I'm going to try to get out and take some photos everyday. And I'm going to try to keep going through the rest of the year. That would be quite the accomplishment! I think I just need a project. A specific something I want to photograph. Like park benches. Or.....objects of a certain color. Something. I'll have to think about it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Not quite a year later...

I've been so caught up in all the other things that need done, I haven't been here. Oh, I've popped in now and again to see if it's still here, to read through things I've posted. And to read other blogs, of course...

So let's see, since last November:

We bought an RV and moved to Florida
Chad sells timeshare
I have dreadlocks
We have a Dodge Intrepid from Takashi that we still owe money for
We found a nice church
I've started my Tudor costumes - so far I have the farthingale and petticoat done
I've lived on MySpace, Xanga, and just this week added MyHomeschoolingPlace
The kids own Wheelies
We still have Danny Phantom the Beta Fish (over 2yrs now!)
The kids have laptops
Actually, we all have laptops!
We all have trail bikes (currently with rusted chains)
I haven't done a lick of scrapbooking
I did make my "someday" book of all the things I'd like to do
I own a digital Rebel XT camera! I love it!
Chad bought an IPOD
The kids own Guitar Hero (DDR for the fingers!)

I'm sure I could think of a lot more if I sat here long enough, but Top Chef is coming on soon!