Thursday, December 19, 2013

Five Random Thoughts

Simple blow dry results. It ends up looking straggly within an hour.
Using straightener to curl the ends. This was the look I sported for my company's holiday party yesterday!
1. I had to go a couple of inches shorter than I wanted in order to donate my hair. The photo taken shortly after the salon visit showed my hair professionally styled. I haven't been able to duplicate that look at all. In fact, my hair hasn't looked the same a single day since it was cut. Some days it really just wants to be curly or flip up. Having had stick straight hair my entire life, this is a new one for me. Hmmm.

2. I met Missus Wookie!  She was here in the States visiting family. We met up at the Pottery Barn at the King of Prussia Mall. After browsing all the lovely Christmas displays, we went and had lunch together. She was delightful! I've now met three blog friends in real life. Totally cool.

3. I'm going "internet lite" for the remainder of 2013. I've already been absent a bit, between pulling muscles in back last week and then getting a head cold over the weekend. Well, I just haven't felt myself. I've been unable to concentrate or stick to a task for any length of time. In fact, I spent most of last weekend napping. So glad to have my Christmas shopping and wrapping done and parcels and cards mailed out early so I don't have to feel guilty about days spent doing nothing at all. But for the rest of the year, I'm concentrating on time with family. So no worries if I'm not posting... it's all good!

4. We have already had several snowfalls this month - in fact, an unusually high amount since we don't normally even get snow before Christmas. It makes me so glad to have the ability to work from home and not have to drive in it - but it sure is pretty!  Catching Rachel and Becca out shoveling without being asked? Be still my heart! Definitely a moment of joy and pride for me.

5.  No, I did NOT forget about the drawing for a mixed media canvas from my Inner Critic Post.  My winner is Melissa and I already have a quote chosen for her canvas! We'll have to see how much I get into it when I finally get out the paints and start to play. Maybe I'll surprise another blog friend or two!


Sian said...

I've got a husband with a bad back here at the moment, so sending sympathy your way

What a lovely happy picture of the pair of you!

Barbara Eads said...

Hi Cheri,
I have several comments on your post today. 1. I hate it when you get a new hairstyle. It takes so long to get used to it. I can never get it to look like the stylist does either. 2. Lucky you to get to meet a blog friend. If you are ever in Nashville, be sure to let me know! 3. I think it's good sometimes to take a break from blogging. No sense in added pressure at this time of year. 4. I'm hoping to get at least one good snow this year---we rarely do. 5. Lucky Melissa!! I hope you and your family have a nice Christmas.

Cheryl said...

I can NEVER duplicate the look my stylist creates. I'm getting ready to donate in late January/early February and am already getting a little nervous about it (silly, I know, but I rather enjoy being able to hide under my curtain of hair). The snow you are having is GORGEOUS, but I have to admit that I don't miss it one bit. I, too, am so grateful that I worked from home when we lived in it. Enjoy your internet-lite weeks. And I hope you feel better in time to have a very happy holiday!

Miriam said...

What a gorgeous picture of you & mrs Wookie. I was a bit shocked because for all the world she looks exactly like my friend Marcella! But I know Marcella is at home making mince pies for an open house this afternoon!! Your snow is cry beautiful
Have a wonderful Christmas Cheri.

Karen said...

Cool photo of you and Mrs. Wookie, and I like both of your selfies as well! Hope you're feeling better soon and enjoy the holidays with your family!

scrappyjacky said...

Love all these photos....but am truly glad we have no snow!!

Anonymous said...

Cheri, thank you so much for dropping by my blog; it was really lovely to hear from you :) I do hope you will be feeling better soon and have a wonderful Christmas!

I have a cuttlebug too, I really loved it, especially the embossing folders. That's not something you can do with a Silhouette!

Sue x

Missus Wookie said...

Was lovely to meet you and I think the curled ends look remarkably as if a stylist had done it.

Alison said...

Love the new hairdo, Cheri!...have a lovely Christmas and just relax and enjoy the time with your family
Alison xx

Melissa said...

YIPPEE!!! Oh my - what a wonderful surprise to find as I'm catching up on blogs & battling the flu this evening. I am so excited that I'll be getting a piece of your artwork!!! :>)

Hope you are feeling better & enjoy your family time!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Hope you're enjoying your internet break. Your hair comments made me laugh out loud! Bot styles look great. And how fun to meet M. Wookie.