Saturday, February 23, 2008

My identity crisis & other updates

I have decided that my experiment with brown hair has officially run its course, so today I got blonde highlights. This is the first step towards getting my hair back to normal. It will have to be done in stages, so it's still pretty brown right now, but the highlights brighten it up quite a bit. At this point, most of my family and friends think I am crazy since every time they see me I seem to have a different hair color. A lot of people have asked me why I dyed it brown, and I don't really have a good answer. But I have thought about it a lot. There are a few things going on in my life at the moment that I wish I could change. Since they all fall into the category of things that are completely out of my hands, I think I've resorted to changing some things that I can control as an outlet for my frustration.

I wandered up to the MAC cosmetics counter today and went overboard. I now have a full new collection of make-up to go with the new hair. That was quite a leap of faith - the stuff is not cheap, and I've never used it before. I got pretty lucky and really love all the things I bought. The girl who helped me choose shades was really good at her job - she picked the perfect foundation and powder just by looking at me. What a relief, because I can't return any of this stuff. I'm on a new budget for 2008, and I should *not* have splurged like this, but we did just get a pretty substantial refund on our tax return, so I blew a little today. Now it's time to buckle down and get back on track. No more excuses! As a side note - I now understand why people RAVE about MAC. If I were going to waste a chunk of money, I sure picked a great way to do it. I'm officially hooked, and I don't know if I'll ever wear another brand of make-up again.

In other not so great news...We discovered on Monday that Elise has asthma. Her case is mild so far, but it's still so upsetting to me. I wish that I could take that away from her. We pray that it won't become a huge issue for her and that she will outgrow it eventually. My number one concern is that she won't have the opportunity to participate in athletics. I have high hopes that she will be interested in doing so (not that I would ever push her into something she didn't want to do). I just want her to have all the options the world has to offer. I don't want her to have limitations.

Jamie coached the first baseball tournament of the season this weekend. The team did well, defeating Clear Lake & Texas City. They had only one loss to The Woodlands. Between tax season and baseball season, quality time has been in short supply. We did finally have a date night tonight while Elise spent the night with Grandma & Pa Pa. We saw Jumper, and other than the lady who sat behind us with her 2-yr old and 6-yr old who talked through the entire movie, it was good. For the life of me, I don't understand why people take small children to inappropriate movies late at night. That is a topic for another entry...perhaps another time.


NesrstaFamily said...

Well, I for one like the brown hair. But, I like the blonde hari too. I dig change, gotta keep it fresh. I also am addicted to MAC. In fact, I was going to tell you to purchase some of that before. Its all I use, mainly for their brushes and accessories. I love it all. Maybe I should head over to the mall too! LOL!

coach said...

Baseball is in full swing.... 1 tournament down and 2 weekends to go. Love you