Saturday, September 27, 2008

Hair: A Rant

I always thought having long hair would be the coolest thing ever. So I grew my hair out. (Not just like that, though, it took a couple years.) But now it's "half-way down my back" and most people call it long, and I am finally learning the drawbacks. (Some of these are just drawbacks of my hair.)
  1. I can't leave my hair down or with just a headband. If I do, I need to rebrush it periodically and stay out of wind. (I often do this anyway.)
  2. I can't have it in a ponytail the way I'm used to, right on the back of my head. My hair is now too heavy and the ponytail sags.
  3. (My particular hair:) If I put it in a bun or a braid, it has to be wet. My hair is too straight (or something like that).
  4. If it's wet and I put it in a bun with the big clip that encases the bun, I can't have this in all day, or it will itch. It usually works to switch to smaller clips.
  5. (My hair:) I can't sleep on it wet, or at least not if I want to look presentable the next day. It comes out with the weirdest lumps. (This is why I wash it in the mornings.) And it seems more trouble than it's worth to learn to blow-dry my hair.
  6. If I twist it up and put it in a clip, it has to be a big clip, sometimes carefully placed. Again, because my hair is heavy.
  7. (My head:) I have to have a floppy headband, as opposed to one that keeps its shape when off the head, which gives me a headache. I think my head is weird.
That's all I can think of right now. I'm considering having some inches taken off to help with 1, 2, 4, and 6. (When I'm annoyed, I want just enough to put in a ponytail and no more. I even think of putting it in a ponytail and just chopping it off myself right below the hairband.)

[insert nice post ending here]

Friday, September 19, 2008


Where I can post pictures out of order!

These are all from her birthday.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I didn't take these particular ones

These are ones Nick took, I think. They're on facebook.

That was quick.

Susie was born at 9:58 am weighing at 7 lb. 12 oz., 20 in. with a full head of black hair, even moreso than Sita. Labor was around six hours, and Naomi is doing well, considering.

Susan is so cute!


Susan Camille is coming! Today!! (probably.)

I'm going to chapel in about a minute, then to the clothing bank for a gift to appease Sita, and we're off to Cleveland.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Hide and Seek on its head

My cousin Ben finally warmed up to me. He was born between two and three years ago. Yesterday we played Hide and Seek briefly, and he obviously didn't get the concept, just the motions. I would go crouch behind a chair or a desk or something, and he would come find me, after I talked a bit so he could tell where I was. Then he would go under the kitchen table (every time) while I "looked" for him.

Me: Is he under this chair? No. Is he in a cabinet? No.
(I move to the other side of the table and open the small pocket on his backpack. He can see what my hands are doing.)
Me: Is he in here?
Ben: Pacifier! (which is what goes in that part of the backpack.)
Me: (trying not to laugh) Ben isn't in the backpack, either.
(A little hand appears, holding a pacifier. I take it and put it in the pocket.)
(I find Ben.)

Thursday, September 04, 2008