2/28/08

Sea change


I got bored.
Well, not bored, exactly...
In fact, I have just a smidge more work than I can comfortably handle right now. It should, really, be enough work to make the time go quickly. But at this stage, there is the possibility that we're just a few weeks away from a referral, and with that kind of proximity to our goal, the days have slowed to a crawl. Maybe it's that I'm checking the calendar every few hours to see if it's any closer to March. You know what they say about a "watched pot".

In any case, my impatience is, I'm afraid, getting the best of me. So today, in the midst of a long studio day, I took two hours off for a little, shall we say, "salon therapy".
If you know what I mean. Nudge, nudge. Does yer wife like to take pictures? Ya' know, pictures? Eh? Is she a goer? Eh? Nod's as good as a wink to a blind man, eh?
....Oh, sorry. Where was I?
Now, I know myself, and I know that my impulses toward radical change are usually misguided, particularly in moments of stress. What I really wanted was bright, Irish-setter red hair. What I decided on (with a little help from my loungemates - thanks, guys!) was all-over highlights that are close enough to my natural hair color that they can be very low-maintenance. I simply don't have the patience (or the extra cash) for high-maintenance hair. Fortunately, my hair already has a tinge of red in with the brown, so we had something to work with.
I lucked out and got a very good colorist, and she managed to make the result so natural that you can hardly see where the highlights end and my natural hair begins. It also goes quite well with my skin color, I think! Very crafty.
And perfect for someone who only remembers to go back to the salon about once per season.
Sigh.
Well, that was fun. Now I'm afraid there's nothing for it but to get back to work...I've done all the procrastinating I can afford to do.

16 comments:

Lisa M. said...

Ooooo La La, Sassoon!

Two Kayaks said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! You look fabulous, sweet girl and I am so glad you took the plunge into red-hood. Welcome!

3D said...

Looking good!

Keep smilin!

TBG Happenings said...

Just in time for the warm weather!

Looks great!

TBG Happenings said...

oooh I forgot....thanks for the music suggestions!

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

I am loving the new do... very cute looking... I like it... (as for why you can't get onto my site... I have no idea... I was hoping that it isn't the slide shows... maybe it is the movies... I have tried to take some things off... so, if anyone reads this... they can fix it for me...) back to you though... let's hope that your referral gets here soon... cannot wait to see your bundle of joy!!! Take care...

Juliette said...

Très chère....merveilleuse!

Vivian M said...

Your hair person is good, it looks fabulous dahling!!
You know, you are already starting to look like a Mommy in your pictures, not sure what it is, maybe that maternal hormonal glow women get right before they give birth?
A few weeks away!!!! YAY!!!!

tiffany said...

LOVE it! I too have been itching for a bit of change. Must be this glimpse of SPRING we are having lately!

Yoli said...

Love red hair girl as you know. I think this looks so beautiful and natural. You look so refreshed. Just beautiful.

sweet-P's Mum said...

funny, when I went red 'irish setter' was my description...and indeed I was...a full blown Irish Setter.

It was hard to maintain though, so...I went back to blonde.

You look cute!

Ms. Dragonfly said...

Hotty Momma!!!

Carrie&Aaron said...

so cute love the hair!

Tamara said...

I love the color, particularly on you. It makes you look even more "pretty smart girl" I think, in a good way. Your colorist did a great job.

Lisa M. said...

Love it in the sunshine.

Stefanie said...

The new 'do looks gorgeous! I love deep red hair, mine was strawberry as a child and I HATED it!! It's probably still a shade of dirty- blond- slightly- brown- with- a- undertone- of- red. Yuck. Been too long for me to remember what it looks like without color ;)
Go girl! Tackle those projects! It'll help pass the time until that baby makes her appearance :)