Blogs Are Stupid

Doesn't anyone believe in Dear Diary anymore? What happened to the joy of putting actual pen to paper? And why does every ordinary Jane and John think they can write well enough to burden the world with their scribblings? It’s a mystery that badly needs solving. My first entry contains my thoughts about blogging and will set your expectations. The rest will probably be stream of consciousness garbage, much like you’ll find on any other blog. Perhaps we will both come away enlightened.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I Swayer

I am going to write about something besides how sad I am. I swayer. And I even have a few ideas.

I do want to start writing daily again, but I'm on my third week as a single parent (husband is working out of town training at new job. Oh, you didn't know he lost his job again? For the second time in less than a year? Well he did.) and things are just crazy. I honestly don't know how single parents do it. At least I know there's an end in sight. And at least I don't have very young children who demand my attention every moment of every day. But between trying to work in exercise every day, keeping the house stocked with healthy food (a full time job in itself, really) and ferry the boys to and from their various activities....I'm tapped out.

But here's something to think about...

One of  the commenters on my last post mentioned that faith is always a choice. That really gave me pause. Is it really? I think there arguments to be made for both sides. So I do believe that will be the topic of my next post. Because nothing gets the snyapses firing and the blood pumping more than a rousing theological debate, right?

I know, you can't wait. Try to contain your excitement.

Here's a tidbit for you...I cut my hair. Short. Super Short. They say you should never make major life decisions while in the throes of grief. I consider hair changes a major life decision. I had promised myself I would get it cut when I reached my -50lb goal. But that came and went and I couldn't summon the courage. My Mom's death kind of gave me an "Aw fuck're not going to live forever" attitude and I just did it.

At first, I was like..."DUDE...that is SO cute!"

But the next day I was all..."Duuuuuuuude, what have you DONE to yourself?"

It was just a shock. Now I'm used to it and I like it. I really like that it takes me ten minutes to dry and style it. The one drawback is the bedhead. My God, the bedhead. It's been 15 years since I had short hair and I had forgotten about that. It's particularly interesting when I play a little fast and loose with the styling paste. I lay on one side and it all squashes to the middle. I roll over and it all squashes to the middle. I end up with a truly spectacular mohawk. Hmmm, rocker chic perhaps? No...I'm a little too....suburban to pull that off. Barring that, there is no roll out of bed and go option with this cut. But I don't care. That's what baseball caps are for. After the shock wore off, I was thrilled to have an actual style instead of a boring Mom bob. And my husband, who has always lobbied for waist long flowing locks in perfect shining spiral curls....thinks it is HOT.



  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger Margaret said…

    TRES CHIC! I love it! (I have short hair too and the bed head is the only disadvantage) I like theological debates, so go for it.

  • At 1:36 PM, Blogger Middle Girl said…

    Obviously I don't have the quite short hair issues you have, but there can be some.

    I love your 'do and love it on you--it is quite simply, lovely.

    I think faith is a choice--but sometimes one doesn't feel free to choose.

    I'm looking forward to the discussion. :-)

  • At 2:57 PM, Blogger em said…

    I love it! It IS hot but it's also adorable on you. Congratulations on working up the nerve to try something different than what you're used to.

  • At 6:23 PM, Blogger jess said…

    Speechless- you look amazing!!!!

  • At 8:40 PM, Blogger Pgoodness said…

    Love it!!!!!

  • At 9:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I don't think faith is a choice, but I really look forward to your take on it.

  • At 7:05 AM, Blogger Avalon said…

    Perfect! And I can't wait for the faith debate. Gets MY synapses firing.

  • At 12:38 PM, Blogger Tania said…

    It IS hot! You look like one of the models in the coffee table hair books at the salon!

  • At 1:51 AM, Blogger Just Words On A Page said…

    you are simply lovely.

  • At 4:37 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    LOVE your hair. Looking forward to the debate... because my belief is that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen... Do you believe anything you can't have proof of? That's faith...

  • At 10:50 PM, Blogger K2 said…


    Simply stunning.

    Can't wait for the daily (again) posts to resume. No presure mind you. Just looking forward.


  • At 10:13 AM, Anonymous Kelly said…

    Holy crap, looks amazing! I wish I had the bone structure for a short cut. And you totally do. Enjoy it.

  • At 8:41 AM, Blogger Kimberly said…

    Like the hair.

    Every couple years I do the same thing. Then remember how easy a bob was. Then grow it out. Then get sick of it.

    See, your comment about trying to exercise every day and keep the house stocked with healthy food is the mental leap I have been having a hard time making in my quest to lose 100 lbs. AND, I DO have little kids (just 4 and almost 2).

    But, you inspire me.


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