Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Medieval March II, and Some Other Books

I've gotten a bit bogged down in my medieval books.  I'm only about 20% through A Distant Mirror and a quarter through Pillars.  What happened is I realized Daughter of Smoke and Bone was due very, very soon.  As in, that day.  So I started that and read it in a few days.  It was worth the $1.25 fine.  Then I realized Midnight in Austenland is due in a few days, so now I'm almost done with that one.  I'm lacking motivation, even though both of my medieval books are fascinating.  They're just so long.  Haha

Baby C finally learned to sit up.  I'd like to pause her at this stage for six months please.  Love the sitting-but-can't-crawl stage.  A couple of my friends had babies at the same time I had Baby C - both their babies are crawling and they are on constant baby duty.  Turn your back for a second and the baby is trying to kill themselves eating their sibling's tiny toy, or some paper, or whatever.

Ace pleaded with us to please please please let him sleep in underwear.  I told him to wear a pullup that night and if it was still dry in the morning, he could wear underwear to bed.  Dry!  And dry underwear the next morning!  I am really liking this!  Hopefully it keeps up.

Friday I chopped my hair off and added bangs.  I have about three minutes a day to style my hair and that just doesn't cut it when your hair hits your bra band.  Plus I wanted something a little more fashionable.  I went from this:

 to this:

I was going for serious-model-face, but at the moment this expression is saying to me, "I don't like this hair."  Haha

At first honestly I wasn't sure about it.  But now I like it.  Especially since it can actually be styled in three minutes.  A little bumble & bumble and a little flatiron.  Looking at my long hair picture, well it does look nice.  But it didn't feel that nice on my head.  It felt unmanageable.  Underneath the shiny top layer it was getting really ratty in the back, with lots of split ends.  All the splits are gone and just lovely healthy hair is left.

Dh doesn't like my new 'do.  He thinks it is way too short.  I told him if he is such a fan of long hair he should have done something about my long hair.  He would tell me (twice a year) that he liked my hair, but he never touched it.  I'm not keeping a mane of wild hair for biannual compliments.  He told me he will endeavor to improve.  That is totally a paraphrase.  I'm sure Dh has never said "endeavor."  That word must be indicative of the influence from Midnight in Austenland (which is lovely so far, by the way).


Christy said...

I really like your short haircut! I am actually going to get mine cut this weekend. Guppy yanks big chunks of my hair out on an hourly basis, so I constantly have it pulled up in a ponytail. Blah. So, I am going short too.

Guppy has been sitting up for about a month now, and it is definitely fun. He can entertain himself for a long time with just a couple toys to chew on.

Margaret said...

I love your haircut! It looks great! Isn't it nice to have short, healthy hair? I must admit, I liked my shorter hair for about two weeks and now I am trying to grow it long again. Don't worry, I don't think many men are good at complimenting us women on our hair - despite the fortune in time and money we spend on it!. Enjoy your new hair and your beautiful sitting-but-not-crawling baby!

Cassie said...

You look totally hot with your short hair! I laughed so hard when I read your last paragraph that I snorted.

Yay for Ace being 100% potty-trained! We're still working on the nighttime stuff with A.

I have Daughter of Smoke and Bone on my list to read next. I'm glad it's worth the fines, because mine is also overdue.