Monday, July 14, 2014

Waxing Nostalgic

While talking with our contractor last week, one of the workers asked him a question. He lifted his hands and said, “I know nothing”, and then he looked at me and said, “Sgt. Shultz”. I laughed because I got it.

Later that day, while reading some online news, there was an article about the movie, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. The article referenced the original Planet of the Apes movies and had several linked videos that showed the actors in character on TV shows to promote those movies.

I clicked on the one with Roddy McDowall and Carol Burnett and oh, how I laughed. I miss that type of comedy. The Carol Burnett Show, Sunny and Cher, and Hogan’s Heroes were some of my favorite shows when I was a child. I think they might have been reruns even then.

On Sundays around here, my husband and I usually get up early, make breakfast together and watch an old movie from the 30’s, 40’s or 50’s. We laugh about how movies have changed over the years, but to be honest, sometimes I miss those types of movies. 

What type of movies do you enjoy? Let me know in the comments.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Journey to the Gray Zone, Week 16

I have no pictures today. Next week I promise to have pictures. Other projects have kept me busy this week.

The gray is becoming more noticeable and when I rake my fingers through my hair, it looks streaky. While the effect is cool, it makes me more certain I do not want to get highlights and lowlights. That was something my hairdresser and I discussed last time.

This week was the first week I felt a little shaky, not with my decision, but with what to do about the grow-out period. My power stripe is no longer in the “Oh, she missed her hair appointment” zone and it is squarely in the “Oh, she is growing out her gray” zone.

The idea of cutting it off crossed my mind, but I do not want short hair. If I did cut it now my hair would be long enough to look like an actual style and not a crew cut. This uncertain feeling is changing day to day and I need to keep that in mind.

I did find a use for that powder root cover I purchase. I have been using it to fill in my eyebrows! It is the perfect color and long lasting. As for the liquid root cover, maybe I will give it to my hairstylist to pass on.

Next week, I have an appointment with my stylist. I think a trim and shaping are in order as well has a coat of clear Shades to smooth and shine my hair.

Something else I have been doing to make myself feel better during this shaky time is to make the effort to put on makeup every day. I am having fun experimenting and playing with different colors. As the gray becomes more prominent, I find my makeup colors are changing.

I find my clothing colors are changing too. I no longer feel as if the warmer autumn colors I used to love look good on me now that my hair color is becoming a cooler shade. Blues, purples, and pinks are the colors I find myself drawn too.