It's not much, but it still feels great to mark a project as complete.
I bought a couple of clearance quilt kits after Christmas, one I hope to make into a wall hanging for my livingroom. I found an awesome deal on Elsa and Anna fleece no sew blankets (you know, the ones you tie the fringe together) , so I bought two to make for the my granddaughters. They really need another blanket... :-))
|L@@k at this grey hair|
I was thinking it looked pretty good in my own lighting at home. Every now and then I would catch a glimpse of myself in a mirror if I was out somewhere in different lighting and think 'hmmm.... looking old there , Penpen."
My final decision was made for me during a Christmas party at my sis in law's house. Known for saying what she thinks, she gazed into my hair and said "what have you done?" I proudly replied "nothing.... it's all natural." She replied, "well whatever it is, don't do any more of it." SHE POPPED MY BUBBLE! She told me it looks as if I had it 'frosted'.... anyone remember when we had our hair frosted? I do and I did!
So I came home and took some pics of the top of my head, just to see what others might be seeing.
Since it's a new year, a new me, etc.... I've decided to have my hair colored on my next salon visit.
I am not going to lie... I feel like 'something' happened to me when my own mother died almost 3 years ago. A part of me went with her. I just didn't care much about most things any longer. I went into survival mode. It didn't matter how I looked, because I was going to die soon, too. Just be.... take care of daddy.... do the best I can.
I quit my job, gained weight, spent a lot of time on the couch, rarely went outdoors, stopped walking the dogs (they have a fenced in yard), slept a lot, ate terribly., developed high blood pressure and gastric reflux .... you name it, all the typical signs of depression. (something i've fought all my life)
I saw my doctor several times, who recognized my depression and has been very kind and patient while seeing me through this.
Several things happened at Christmas, besides the hair color comment, that made me take a good look at myself. The blood pressure and gastric reflux really really got my attention, because I thought I was having a heart attack one night. Something had to give....
So, it's 2018. Time for a change, time to get back to being me , time to look after me, to improve my health and my outlook. And time to color my hair!
Life is beginning again in 2018.