Tuesday, April 8, 2008

And now, for something a little different...

I've wanted to post about the mother/daughter day I had last Saturday, but I had a reason to hold off. I wanted to surprise a friend of mine, and he reads my blog. Now that I've seen him, I can share here.

My daughter and I both needed eye exams. I've been having a hard time looking at my computer monitor for the last month or so, and really wanted to get contacts, again. She needs glasses to practice driving. So we scheduled our appointments for the same day, same time. Our eye doctor du jour was fantastic. Funny, engaging and highly entertained by our quirky personalities, he made the appointment fly by.

Afterwards, we stopped at Target and bought (gasp!) hair dye. Yep, I caved. I decided I'd had enough of the haphazard and plentiful white streaks in my dark hair. We arrived home, ate dinner and then headed over to my neighbors house. She cut my hair, and then kindly offered to do the dye job for me.

I've been calling the color of my hair chocolate covered cherry. Indoors, it looks very rich, dark chocolate brown. In the sunlight, it glows burgundy. I love it! I also love the fact that I can see without having to slap glasses on my face. And, oh yeah, sunglasses are so much fun!

My friend's reaction to my appearance changes was a little anti-climactic, but that's a real friend for you. They see the you, inside, before they ever notice the outside. I wouldn't have it any other way.


Anonymous said...

What fun!! I used to have long hair and one day went in and chopped it all off - short! My husband about flipped when I walked in the door!! Enjoy your new persona!

Angela Ackerman said...

Oh boy--once you start with the hair dye, there's no going back...da da dum..

(Nice blog--I found you thru AW.)