Friday, July 18, 2008

uh oh


I slid into the chair and looked up a little defiantly.


"I'm ready," I said.


She met my gaze in the mirror, looked me over well, and slowly smiled.


"You know what?," she answered. "You finally are. Let's do it."


And we did. Wednesday I chopped off all my hair.


My hairdresser - who is also a very good friend - runs a tight ship. I had mentioned wanting to cut my hair months ago and she had shot me down immediately.


"No," she said firmly. "You're not ready. There's too much going on"


But now? My down to the middle of my back Roseanne Roseanna Danna ringlets turned into a really cute, funky shag. The blonde highlights got amped up and the red highlights got deeper. My curls got flat ironed and I felt like a million bucks when I sashayed out of the salon. The response at work was gratifying, to say the least.


Today I went out and bought a bunch of shirts. Really cute, in style at the moment, appropriate enough for my advanced age shirts. Shirts that are a little out of my comfort zone, a lot more pow than I've gone for in a long time. My buddy Stacey, checking them out in my laundry room during Chick Flick night, said "Wow, hon (that's the Baltimore girl in her), those are some seriously girly shirts."


I bought more clothes today than I've bought in the last two years combined. I don't know what came over me. But I liked it. A lot.


And you know what? I'm going back to the sale tomorrow. I need to buy school clothes for the boys, but more importantly I need new undies. Lots of them.


What in the world is happening to me?

18 comments:

WT said...

"...but more importantly I need new undies. Lots of them. What...is happening to me?"

Hmmm not sure, too much roughage maybe?

Carolyn said...

Holy crap. I have no comment. I'm too busy laughing out loud at WT. AGAIN. I really need to start commenting over at WT's blog so he'll return the favour.

Ahem. Where was I? It sounds to me like you're finally feeling a little bit better about life. Hope it's really true.

ciara said...

i got like that after i dumped a crappy boyfriend LOL but girl, you are finding YOU...that's what's happening. doesn't it feel good?? :)

the planet of janet said...

i had something so very very clever to say ... but i really can't top wt.

belle said...

A girl can never have enough undies. And you'll always feel fabulous wearing something slinky :)

Enjoy.

laurie said...

time to post a photo, girl. even if it's just the back of your head.

Kaycie said...

I'm with Laurie. We seriously need to see that awesome hair.

Retiredandcrazy said...

I third those last remarks. A photograph of the new hair style please.

kathy said...

now I'll never get to see you with long hair!

but good for you, it's time for a new look and a new life, it really sounds like you are having a good time with it.

Flowerpot said...

sounds like a whole new year, RC. Go for it!

Eileen said...

Good for you RC!! Rediscovering you is a great thing. Being good to yourself is the best. You deserve it so much. Moving forward, looking good, feeling good and it will only get brighter.

XOXOX

Marti said...

I wish you had been ready last week and I could have seen the new 'do!!

I am sure it looks great. Waiting on a picture. What did the boys say?

Potty Mummy said...

I believe it's called having fun. Go with it!

Rudee said...

Good for you-I'm sure it's fabulous.

merry weather said...

This sounds great - whatever it is enjoy it. Why ever not, if it makes you happy!!

CrazyCath said...

Welcome back to the world of retail therapy!
Enjoy.

Devon said...

I used to have really long hair, I looked amish with out the serene grace. Last Autum I cut it all off for a funky short cut and still get compliments weekly!

So now you have new hair and new undies? Is Brad Pitt interning at your hospital?

Lil Mouse said...

he he okay so i'm getting caught up, but I've been there before, sometimes you just NEED to have some new things, because you feel new, or because you WANT to feel new. I'm sure that will strike some kind of chord...