Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Good Shoes and a Summer Cut

So, I'm leaving for market tomorrow.  I don't know if I've mentioned it or not, but the pharmacy/gift shop that I buy/display for is about to expand and open another location in May, so I'm headed out to order merchandise for that store.  It's really a fun job to fill a new shop. 

I've been shopping for comfy shoes, because.......well, market could be equated to walking the Tour de France......in 3 or 4 days.  I always leave home thinking I've found just the shoe that will do the trick and carry me the distance.....but, somewhere along hour 7 or 8, I've made the determination that my feet have to go.  By hour 9, I go into the nearest restroom and begin to contemplate if gnawing them off at the ankles or sawing them at the knees with the nail file in my purse would be the least painful method of removal.  So, yeah.....in all of my trips, I've not yet taken a shoe that has ever been invited back for the next trip.  I'll report back to you on this year's nominee and its performance.  I can report, though, that practice runs have proved promising.   

Last year, I wore a pedometer, just out of curiosity, to see how many steps a typical day at market required.  At the end of the day, it had registered around 1,200 steps.  Either it hit its max number and had started over or that was just its way of saying, "You know what?  Count it yourself....this is ridiculous".

And, sadly, the heat arrived here today.  One day in the mid 70's with 85% humidity and I'm over spring/summer already.  Check, please.  I was out running errands all day and that sick feeling of dread came over me as the looming heat breathed down my neck and pressed down on my shoulders.

I came home and decided it was time.  The thermostat was ceremonially switched from heat to cool. The flannel sheets are out of here because last night I almost combusted in the bed.  The heavy blankets are put away and the sweaters...........gone.  Any cool weather from this point on, we will brave it alone.       

Yep, I've turned the page. 

Facing my enemy head on. 

Bring it, summer. 

Let's get this over with.       

I have a haircut appointment tomorrow before I leave on my trip and, with the humid heat today, I'm inspired to go ahead and commence the summer grooming.  I considered taking my chances as a walk-in at Petco, but I'm not sure about that leash. 

I have this extremely thick hair.....like that of a woolly mammoth......in winter......and when it gets any length on it in the warm months, it feels like a barbell has been strapped to my head.  A hot, scalding barbell.  I prefer not to have hot, scalding barbells strapped to my head, so just as soon as spring blows it warm breath, the hair has got to go.  I was looking online for some possibilities and came across this virtual hairdresser site.  Let me know if you think any of theses are me.

A)  Reese Witherspoon.                                      B)  Joan Jett...but would
      Be very afraid, Reese.                              "I Hate Myself for Loving You"?
 




C) Dorothy Hamill                                               D)  Laura Bush.... 
Me if I cut off my ears and took up skating.       Who doesn't love Laura?    
                      
Davis got curious, so we did him. 
                                                                  
 
 
 
 
So, yeah.   
 
Tomorrow's haircut day.  Anything could happen.  
 
Sorry it's been kind of a quiet, sparse week around the blog.  Spring break has had me out of my routine.  
 
We'll get back at it next week! 
 
See y'all then!!   

12 comments:

  1. I apparently need to move to your area...we are still in winter here. I would take the heat (maybe not the humidity) over the cold any day. :)

    That virtual hairdresser site looks like fun. Can you share the link? I want to see what my husband would look like WITH hair. :) Hahaha.

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    1. http://www.virtual-hairdresser.com/ I think that's it, Jennifer! It was very entertaining to see what a head full of hair looked like on my hubby, too. He doesn't have much either....bless their hearts :)

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  2. I'm thinking the Laura Bush hair would look good on you. I like the color and the highlights too.

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    1. Carla, I wish I could tell you that I got a new do, but I just went with the usual....only a little shorter. I'm going to plan to do something a little more drastic at my next appointment! :)

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  3. The Laura Bush cut is my favorite on you! I'm thinking about cutting mine short for the summer, too...problem is, going too short with thick, curly hair in this Georgia humidity is so risky. It means I'd have to actually style it every single day, and even then, you're not guaranteed anything once that southern heat hits it. My snooze button and I much prefer the old reliable pony tail or sock bun -- you just can't go wrong. And with that, I probably just talked myself out of chopping my hair off in the near future. ;-)

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    1. Hahaha....ok well, my snooze button ALWAYS wins, too! I can't relate to the curly hair probs, but when your hair is super straight like mine, the humidity just flattens it out like a pancake. I chickened out and just went with my usual, shorter summer cut. I'll probably do something more drastic at my next appointment! Glad I could help you talk out your hair options, Amanda! :)

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  4. Probably the most comfortable shoe I've ever had are Merrell Jungle Oxfords. The Jungle Mocs are good, too, but nothing beats the Jungle Oxfords. And I have terrible feet, so I know what you mean.

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    1. Well, I wish I'd had some of them then! My shoes did great the first day and a half, but the last day was not pleasant. Thanks for the tip!

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  5. Love the Laura Bush cut too. Yep, this morning I went outside and it was warm. I almost sob! Yes Joni, bring it on and over with. Good shoes and supports are crucial for being on your feet all day. Kathleen in Az

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    1. We have a long way to go with the heat, don't we Kathleen? :(

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  6. I feel we must be sisters. I am ALWAYS on the lookout for comfortable shoes and just last night I was on the same virtual hair site as you. Kinda weird but I knew we had a lot in common! Hoping you find the perfect style!!

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    1. Oh wow, Becky! Well, I chickened out and just went with my usual shorter summer cut. The good thing about my hair is that if I don't like it, fear not......it grows like a weed! Hope you're having a good day, Becky!

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