Tuesday, November 8, 2011

New Do

I was in moldy type of mood this morning with tons of things on my plate and just letting the stress of the everyday things get to me. Tried on some winter pants and felt the tug of a few extra pounds and that made me bummed and mad at myself. But really what was I pouting about. I ate the Halloween candy and can get those pounds off and my life is busy because I have this big family and we are all busy and living life. I sent my husband a text that I felt fluffier and was unhappy and he smartly sent me a text that he thinks I look good. What else could he say and still come home at the end of the day? Poor guy. I am lucky and he is smart and keeps me grounded. 

So I decided after tackling a couple items I would walk. That is what I need to do. Eat less, walk more. It was the perfect day. Then my SIL came over and did my hair. Boy does that give you a pick me up. I decided to cut it shorter and then straighten it today. I love it. I needed a change. It was hard to get some sort of shot of my head while holding the camera myself and not show four chins or something. More items are checked off the list tonight and tomorrow is a new day with more appts. and errands but these are things I need to remember to be thankful for. My daughter comes home from the hospital and always needs to decompress and her stories remind me that the busyness of life is a blessing and not to be cursed or taken for  granted. Thank God for my busy life.


21 comments:

Cindy said...

Even life in paradise can get a little too hectic! To tell you the truth, I miss that. My kids are gone now, and it's way too quiet around here sometimes.

Doing something different to your hair is a great pick-me-up, isn't it? We need a better picture, Elaine!

Lemon Lane Cottage said...

I'm sorry you're not feeling like yourself. I think walking and a new "do" are definitely a good start. It's funny, I was just telling Shelly what a sweet person you are and so pretty! Now if I can only start walking and eating less candy! Ugh...... Hang in there, the yucks are just a part of life. You are right, we are so blessed. Patty

Jill said...

LOVE your hair!

Life can be so overwhelming at times. A lesson I leared long ago...take one day at a time. And when that doesn't work, take it one minute at a time! Make sure to take some time for yourself. It's a must.

Holly said...

I'm right there with you on the fluffy part! I've made a real effort for the past week to have better eating habits and get in some activity. Your hair is beautiful, I've been thinking I need a new doo. Hmmmmmmm, maybe we are the same person.

Genn said...

Hi Elaine!
My Mom said she just loved meeting you too! How fun for you all. I love the friendships and encouragement that blogging has brought to me. Who would have known!?
Your hair looks great.
I am feeling fluffier too. Last night I told myself as soon as this cold of mine is all gone I am getting back to moving more as well.
Hope life's stresses dont keep ya down! One day at a time.
Happy Tuesday. :)

Kerin said...

Love the new look! Super cute.

Sorry you are feeling a little down. Maybe the changing of the seasons has a little bit to do with it.

Keep up the positive attitude, and keep walking . You will feel better than ever soon :)

Susan said...

So easy to come down on ourselves, I am pretty good at it. I love your hair, it's darling. AND believe me if it's really just a few pounds you'll get rid of quickly. I think that as much as I love the holidays, they are hard on me, and I have to work extra hard to stay up. Then the stress of trying to stay up gets to me. Ah, well enough of me, good luck with all you do!!!!!
PS: Did I say I love your hair? It looks so cool!

Julie Harward said...

Beautiful...I love your new do! ;D

Kris said...

LOVE your new do! It looks so pretty on you. But then again, I loved your hair when I met you on Saturday too! You are a natural beauty!!! I too am i the need for more walking and moving, and less eating!
40 pounds snuck up on me!!!
Steal away for a few minutes to recharge in this busy time!
Hugs,
Kris

Shug said...

great job on your hair...it looks so healthy.
You are so right, a new hairdo will do amazing things for us ladies....
don't you just love it when you are so bogged down with list? Gives me good reasons to do something good for me...
Relax this evening...
Hugs,
shug

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your hair looks nice! This is a busy time of year for everyone! I like what you said about your hubby coming home! Hope you're feeling a bit better!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I was just "browsing" around your blog and read your tip on rubbing alcohol. I have to agree with you on the restaurant and hotel problem!! Same here! And I use rubbing alcohol also as a cleaner! Great minds ;)

Bonnie said...

You have beautiful hair! Life can get so overwhelming. Sometimes I have to just hold up my hand and say I am escaping for a day or two. Like you I do see a busy life a blessed life......most of the time. Go take your walk. When you get home pile your gorgeous hair on top of your head, grab your favorite magazine and have a nice long soak with your favorite bath salts....good for the mind and for the soul.

Dayle said...

There are no perfect lives, for sure. A new hair-do always helps, not to mention a supportive husband.

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Your hair looks pretty Elaine! How blessed you are to have thick hair. My poor little bold head! LOL! I have had many days as you had and thank heavens for sweetheart hubby's! Wish I could go walking with you.

Hugs,
Maryjane

Shelley said...

Love your hair sweetie....I can't say much about the weight issue..its been a huge battle for me my entire life...Not speaking of just a few pounds but,a real problem and now it is at the point that it is robbing me of my health and mobility...and I continue to struggle....I am very large and I realize most folks must think I am a glutton of sorts but,truly I am not and anyone who knows me personally will testified to that. I admit I could do much better with my food choices and probably all of us could to a certain degree. But,truly I don't know the answer for my situation at this point.....I do know God is with me in this struggle as he his in all the others. It is even by his mercy that I am as able as I am ...my health could be so much worse and for that I give him praise. We all face different situations and circumstances in life but,the way we perceive them and how we allow them to effect us has so much to do with the outcome....I didn't mean to go into so much detail here...hope it helps somehow though....many blessings.

NanaDiana said...

Your hair looks GREAT! I know- I have those days too and I have not even dragged out my winter things yet...ugh...xo Diana

Melanie said...

Your hair is beautiful! Sorry you are feeling so down...hope tomorrow is a better day. :-)

Cindy said...

You look really lovely, Elaine, and what a wonderful husband you have. You are most certainly blessed, but it is difficult when life becomes too busy. I hope tomorrow is HAPPIER!
Big hugs, Cindy

Debbie Kay said...

Hi Elaine, your hair looks great! I am a curly-hair girl but oh that smooth look is so pretty. Hang in there, sometimes life just gets away from us. Thank goodness we have loving husbands who stand with us through it all.

Sending you smiles & sunshine,

Debbe

deb said...

your hair looks great!!!! I feel your pain too, I have eaten WAY too much candy, and the scale shows it!!!! SO now the candys gone, I will just rev up the walks....
OH and kudos to your hubby, he sounds like a keeper!!!!!!!!!

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