Y’all, in the three weeks we’ve been back in Iowa, Scotti has gotten super naughty. I feel so guilty. We went from being able to walk 3-4 miles a day, to maybe managing one and a half. The weather, plus my inability to breathe due to a growing baby means that the struggle is real.
Since we got to Eldora, Scotti has escaped the house not once, but three times. Luckily I’ve learned that if I just sit in his eyesight, holding a jar of peanut butter that he’ll come back to me pretty quickly. So now, while every house on the block is covered in Christmas decorations, my mom has a jar of peanut butter sitting on a window sill, ready to be grabbed. And small town greatness: peanut butter was on sale for 3 days at .99 cents, so we’re all stocked up for any future escapes.
And I sweat, the escapes started once I finally got frustrated enough to give him a not-so-great bang trim. It’s like he can finally see the freedom.
Now if only I could figure out a way to get Scotti to stop barking at the wind in the middle of the night.
I’ve had getting a hair cut on my to-do list for forever. And when you’re stuck at home and need a pick-me-up, a haircut is definitely in order. And bonus points, because your mom is more likely to agree to pay.
I’d been super inspired with some of the “french girl” shags that I spotted on Pinterest, in part because they seemed so low maintenance, but still could have some sex appeal. Although that’s something I’m still not even 85% sure how to master.
I haven’t found a stylist in New Orleans that I really click with. They always seem overwhelmed by the thickness of my hair, and the low maintenance way I style. My main rules are that the majority needs to fit in a ponytail holder, and that it can be easily styled with some sea salt spray and wax.
Once you get rid of all the split ends, life seems a little more manageable.
As for the color, I had gotten a bit frustrated a few weeks ago and decided to find a box color, L’Oreal Feria ‘Deep Espresso’, that closely matched my roots. While I love a fully highlighted look, in 10 weeks there’s going to be a baby, so who knows when I’d be able to take a day for a refresh.
Now that my hair is taken care of, it’s time to conquer everything else in my life.