Monday, December 14, 2009


I turned on word verification for a while. I've been getting an amazing number of spam comments and it's such a pain to find them and then delete them. I'm hoping this will cut it down.

Going grey

So, my friends and faithful readers will know that I have been coloring my hair since shortly before my wedding. The above picture was taken a few years before that... maybe '01? I don't really remember. The one below was taken in Jan or Feb of '03, shortly before. Believe me, I really did have some "silver" at that time. I got my first grey hairs in college. My friends and I called them "silver" for a while because it sounded much more distinguished.

And here's the picture from my 40th birthday, with all the gray safely covered up. :o) The scary thing is that now there is a lot more of it to cover.

About two months ago, I decided, "that's it! I've had enough" and I started to let my gray grow out. My hair dresser has been putting some color partially into the top of my head for the last two visits, but none underneath where most of the gray is. I was at a party the other day and someone was surprised to hear that I was growing it out, so I take that as a compliment that the technique is working... I don't have any pictures yet of my new look. But I'll get some up at some point.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

a new post

Well, I just caught up with reading my friends blogs. It's been quite a while since I've been following them. It seems some action is picking up again as people are writing a bit more steadily again. Shall I join the ranks?

I'll give it a shot.

If you are my friend on Facebook, you probably know that we put down one of our cats yesterday. I've had Phoebe and Monica for about 10 years, which is hard to believe. Bringing Joey into the house two years ago just about did in Phoebe, but she made a miraculous recovery. And now it's Monica who got ill and we had to say goodbye. She got sick very quickly, but I've already written all about that elsewhere.

I just mention it here to say that I've been just kind of blah and dull today. Not much motivation to do much. It seems a bit silly to be depressed over losing a cat, but so be it. I know that I'll feel better soon.

We were supposed to go get our Christmas trees today, but it was quite icey and slick on the roads this morning, so we decided to put it off. Hopefully we will be able to go tomorrow, because Mom is really looking forward to it.

Ho Hum... that's about it for now. It was really fun to read you all's posts. It's nice to see more action on the blogs again.