Thursday, October 07, 2010
After almost 3 hours (minus about 10 minutes) I finally got my hair dyed, highlighted, cut, and styled yesterday. I hope to put up some pics in the near future. This time around I got more layers cut into it than the last time although I'm not sure I like it since I have a tendency to not like a lot of layers in my hair because of the texture and it being naturally wavy. Let's just say that I look nothing like Jennifer Lopez although her hair style was my inspiration.
It's only hair after all and will eventually grow back. I also got thicker highlight layers put in this time because my husband loved them the last time and asked that I get more put in. He made a big deal over my hair when I got back home and said he loved it (or at least was smart enough to say he did, LOL).
I went shopping after getting my hair done since my husband is on vacation and was schooling the kids. I tried on lots of pants, but was unsuccessful finding anything. Size 12 jeans were too big for the most part and size 10's were a little too small so I came home without any of those, but I did buy myself some cute pjs and a new pair of digital bathroom scales.
They are pretty much saying the same thing as my old scales so I suppose they are somewhat accurate. They are both saying I'm in the 130's (high 130's of course) so I'm glad to finally see that number although I'm on the edge of it.
It looks like we're going to have to lay out thousands on a new air conditioning/heating unit this week or next. We tried turning it on yesterday and there was no heat at all. The system we have is around 15 years old, so I suppose it's time it was replaced, but not looking forward to shelling out all that money.
We're going to have to change our plans on a vacation this year and will probably just drive up to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN instead since it is cheaper than the other places we were looking at. The kids love going there so I suppose we could afford a few days of a cabin in the mountains since we tend to not spend a lot of money there on other attractions and instead hike, eat at the cabin, and play pool, get in the hot tub, etc. all included in the price of the cabin.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
We had a nice trip to the apple orchard in the mountains of North Carolina yesterday. They have the most beautiful scenery in the background of the mountains and it was a very cold day up there since the wind was blowing and the weather turned cooler.
It is definitely a workout to pick apples there because you go up and down hills through the orchard and after picking all your desired apples you have to either carry a heavy basket or take a wagon with you. I left the wagon pulling to my husband and he was definitely out of breath by the time we got back to the orchard store to buy the apples and other goodies.
I ended up eating two apples while I was there because we had a very late lunch and the apples were delicious. We bought 1/2 bushel and let me tell you, that is a lot of apples! I hope everyone in the family helps me eat them because they will be around a while for sure.
We decided to eat a late lunch in Hendersonville and it was sort of hard to find something that I could eat without eating thousands of calories. This wasn't a national chain restaurant so I had to use my intuition.
I ordered a grilled white Alaskan fish sandwich (only took a few bites of the wheat hoagie roll and left the rest of the bread on my plate) and ordered steamed broccoli (which definitely had no butter or seasoning whatsoever and I could literally see water underneath it in the dish) versus the regular potato chips for extra, but definitely worth the extra money for way less calories and more nutrition. I wouldn't eat them even if I wanted them, but I'm really not a huge potato chip girl anyway.
I'm excited because I have my hair appt. today and although I know the process will be long to get it highlighted, dyed, cut, styled, etc. I deserve to feel better about my appearance, and the lady who does it did a great job the last time and at a very reasonable rate.
It worked out that she had this day available while my husband is on vacation and that means I get to go by myself without the kids being bored out of their minds for hours.
Monday, October 04, 2010
I am so glad that tonight is the last drop-off I have for a church consignment sale. It has been great to be able to get rid of extra things in my home and make a little money in the process, but I am very worn out after the 4th one this season.
I'm taking a break and spending my energy and time on other things for a change.
I forgot to mention that I went yard saling Saturday and it was for the most part, not that productive since it seems most items people are selling in my area are either overpriced or not what I need or want.
I did come across one yard sale where I was told everything on a blanket was 50 cents each and I noticed a hair dryer that had $2 listed on it and asked if that was included as well and it was! I was skeptical that it really worked, but it did and I'm happy I didn't have to spend $15 - $25 for a new one and only spent 50 cents instead!
I was too cheap to buy too many souvenirs during our trip to Washington, D.C. last year due to how expensive our food, hotel, etc. were and so I was excited to find a brand new Washington, D.C. t-shirt for my husband for 50 cents at the same yard sale.
I went to Mighty Dollar yesterday and bought these awesome weather tracker books that had a reclosable/weather-proof cover on them for the kids to use with our science curriculum for $1 each! They had a tag that said they were $16 originally and had a lot of weather information in them including information about different clouds, tornadoes, etc.
I love that particular Mighty Dollar more than I can say and have turned a friend of mine onto it. She went after I mentioned it several times and even called me to gush about how awesome it was. The crazy thing is, this one is in a smaller town and is bigger and nicer than the one in Charlotte which is sort of disappointing. The good thing is, it's closer to me than the Charlotte one so I'm happy and love to go there to see what new goodies they have available.
I got the two books I ordered for our home school Saturday (Greek/Latin Vol. 1 Book and a Biology for Kids book) which I was lucky enough to find at great prices on Amazon. I normally order a lot of things from a home school site called Rainbow Resource as do most home schoolers since they tend to be cheaper and have a large variety of items for sale, but Amazon had these items cheaper than them and I didn't have to pay for shipping either.
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