Weekend Activities, Self-Reflection, and Baby Hair Control

November 14, 2011

So I had a really good weekend. It was a perfect mix of productive and fun. I could have possibly used a bit more relaxing at home time, but you can’t win ’em all. I was so proud of all that I had accomplished on Saturday that I was bragging to David at the end of the day.

Me, with smug satisfaction: …and I even showered, and shaved my legs, and plucked my eyebrows, and completely groomed myself!

David: Honey, MOST people do that.

Me, not quite so smug: Well, so do I, OBVIOUSLY. Just…not all the time.


Because of some things that have happened lately I have been examining myself and how I handle conflict. I have come to the conclusion that it is near impossible to make me angry, and I am probably the most forgiving person I know. I’m not saying that to brag, because it can actually be a significant fault. I will look for any and every excuse to not be upset with someone, even if they really don’t deserve it. And if someone, like my husband, is upset with a person for good reason, I will immediately take up that person’s cause in order to smooth things over, when what I should really be doing is supporting my husband. There’s nothing I hate more than a broken relationship, but I need to make sure not to let that come in between my most important relationships of all.


I took my computer to the Apple store in the mall yesterday to visit the Genius Bar. It was kind of embarrassing because it’s like 5 years old, the edges of the keyboard are peeling off, there is a huge black line through the screen where it got bent, and it’s just overall obviously old, dirty, and slow. I felt sort of bad for it in there with all the shiny new things. This one still works, though, and I feel an affection for it since it saw me through nursing school. I even named it, although now I know someone with that name so I’ll keep it to myself. But it had stopped connecting to the internet at our house which is quite inconvenient. I’m saving up for a new one, but it’s slow going. Anyway, the point of this whole thing is that I was in the mall, and there was Christmas music playing and all the holiday decorations were up. I’m not against premature holiday-celebrating, but it did kind of surprise me, and then I realized that Thanksgiving is only two weeks away so it’s not truly premature. I think I must be in another world somewhere and time is passing without me realizing it.


You must have noticed that this post is of the random variety, so I can’t let it pass without talking about the baby. Specifically, that her hair is out of control. It is completely bald on one side, sort of bald on the other side, and the rest of it is getting SO long. It swoops completely to one side like an emo kid, has a huge swirling cowlick in the back that refuses to be tamed, and basically from the side she looks like she has a horse’s mane. It is what it is, but still, we’re into hats these days.

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Comments on Weekend Activities, Self-Reflection, and Baby Hair Control

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    From Holly:

    I don’t have time to “completely groom myself” all that often these days, what with working full-time and being a mom! I’d rather spend my time with my family than tweezing my bushy eyebrows – but when I actually take the time to DO those things, I feel so much better about myself :) I’m glad you had a good weekend!

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    From Rae:

    First of all, you can tell David that “most people” aren’t mothers of babies. So there. ;-) Secondly, babies in hats=the cutest!

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    From Elizabeth:

    The hat makes my day! I think there’s something about having a baby that makes the passage of time this bizarre thing.

    For the record–full grooming is QUITE the accomplishment! It’s a good day for me if my hair is done up without an headband.

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