MY New Look!

Yes. I have been given doctor's orders to wear a mask. It was super fun getting my prescription in Rite Aid, looking like death AND wearing a face mask. I was not making eye contact with ANYONE and I'm pretty sure everyone was running in the opposite direction from me.

This is probably a more appropriate post for the other blog but I'm too lazy to log in and blah blah blah. I have the flu. Just the regular flu, not swine flue (although they don't really do the "test" anymore to see if it is or not) so really it's just a guess, but I'll go with it. I have to say it's pretty miserable. I don't think I've ever had the real flu before so it's a new experience and one I hope to never repeat. But I probably won't ever get the flu shot so it's a real possibility I'll get it again....but I've gone this long, right???
But for reals, I DID get a new look!
I've been long overdue for a hair cut (try a YEAR) so I finally had a chance to do it last week. I thought about doing Locks of Love but I chickened out. (I've only had shorter hair once in college and I totally regret it. even though this would have been for a totally worthy cause....)
I can't wait to actually fix it myself. Haven't had a chance since I've been "mostly dead" (name that movie!! a true depiction of my state....) since Saturday. Hopefully tomorrow! Here are a couple terrible and horrific before pictures. I wanted to take them when my hair was wet right out of the shower but I got to doing "mom" stuff and it was partially dry without any product in it....not a pretty sight. But oh well.
I realize now that I could have done the Locks of Love thing, but I figured if I started out by saying "10 inches ONLY, please" it would end up more like 15. SO here I am 10-12 inches later (and lighter!) anyway:
The base is my "natural color" (you can never really go back...) with full highlights throughout. It's fun and my pony is SUPER short....I don't remember the last time my ponytail didn't touch my shoulders! Big step, but I needed a change. That and my hair grows like a weed so I'll be back to long before I know it! :)


"Chugga-Chugga, Choo-Choooooo!!"

I took the girls and Tony's mom to the Railroad Museum a couple weeks ago and we had a great time! We got yelled at once by a, shall we say, mature? museum worker wearing denim striped over-alls for eating our fruit snacks on a bench inside the museum. My first question is, how do they expect the kids to not eat at any point during the day? If my kids did not sit down and have a fruit snack they were going to start a riot. SO luckily we were done eating by the time we were repremanded. :) All in all, it was a fun day. And Avery had to use the bathroom every 5 minutes. I wish I was kidding. WHY did we potty train them? WHY???? Ugh. I really hate public bathrooms. I find that I'm yelling at them over and over again "Do NOT touch ANYTHING!!!!!" And what do they proceed to do? Touch everything. Then I wash their hands twice and douse them with antibacterial hand sanitizer. *shivers*

Here are some photos of the fun!


Whose Idea Was This?!

Yes there are cookies in there somewhere. The girls are really enjoying eating them----minus the whole cookie part.

Ash's masterpiece:
Avery frosting. Looks like there will be no problems, right??
Just keep an eye on the sprinkles bottle in her hand in the following pictures.
Notice here=FULL
A few sprinkles...ok that's probably enough...
Nice green pile...er-cookie, Jord.
Pile of sprinkles growing.....bottle half empty...
Just a few more for good measure.....
And we're done! AND the bottle is empty....awesome.

All that happened in a matter of seconds. They really should make those sprinkle holes a little smaller, doncha think????
I spent the next hour on my hands and knees vacuuming and mopping up 4 MILLION sprinkles. And we had a dozen cookies to sit on our counter for a week untouched and uneaten.
But the girls sure had fun making a mess...as usual...


More Christmas Photos

I uploaded this once on the original Christmas post but when moving things around I accidentally deleted it and forgot about it until I went to look at it this morning and saw it was gone! So here you go, sorry it's out of order!

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