Sunday, August 31, 2014

Little Updates

The diet worked.  I lost two pounds off my belly, and I am once again a lean bean.  I'm happy about it and feeling extra-vain, which is  fine by me.  I'll take it for as long as it lasts.

My hair is growing out nicely (from pixie cut to... until I decide it's long enough).  I was getting frustrated with my stylist's plan for growing out the layers, which seemed to consist of growing the sides but leaving the back kind of short and choppy.  I want it LONG-long, so that I can braid it and put fun little doodads in it (bows and clips and suchlike).  None of this angled-bob nonsense.  Give me all-out, flowy Rapunzel locks!    Finally, we agreed that it's time to let the back grow out too.  It's just past my ears now, and headed south fast.  I see doodads in my future.

Also in the hair department, I am firmly committed to baking soda and apple cider vinegar in place of shampoo and conditioner.  My hair hasn't been this smooth and well-behaved since I was a kid.  A little dab of coconut oil goes a long way if it gets a bit too dry.  It's actually "wavy" instead of frizzy now.  Awesome.

The lawsuit in my workplace has not yet been resolved.  It still sucks.  It's still putting a strain on my family relationships, because it's a family business.  I still wonder at least once a week whether it's worth the stress.  However, on account of I'm going to inherit the mess in a few years no matter what, I may as well stick around and stay informed.  That might make it a little easier when my step-dad pops his clogs and I have to sort out his estate.

I'm looking forward to a birthday in a few weeks.  I'm going to be 42, which is excellent.  I have been waiting to be this age ever since the early 1980's, when I read The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, in which 42 is stated to be the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything.   What does this actually mean?  Your guess is as good as mine, but it makes me happy.

That's about it for news, which is fine by me.  Enjoy your long weekend!  I'm enjoying mine.


DarcKnyt said...

Wow, you've gone "no poo"! I'm dying to try it but can't muster the courage to make the cut over. Also, I have a problem with dandruff and don't know if that will become exacerbated by the switch.

I do, however, use coconut oil for all things from healing small cuts and abrasions to moisturizing skin to facial cleansing. It's a miracle food, that stuff, and delicious and healthy too.

Have a great weekend Spark. I can't wait until you're running the show at your workplace. With as much awesome as you exude, things can only get awesome.

G. B. Miller said...

Cool beans about the upcoming b-day.

No worries about hair products, 'cause I don't have hair.

Father Nature's Corner

Ginny said...

hmmm I've been wanting to try the no poo but I've been too scared. Maybe I should give it a shot.

Jenski said...

Great to know the no poo works great! Your hair will be looking fabulous when you hit 42.

Warped Mind of Ron said...

I've been able to grow out my hair and attach all the cool doo dads and bows.... sadly it's my armpit hair as I still have none on my head.

Granny Annie said...

I can close my eyes and lose 2 pounds but by the time I open them I have gained 4.

Lynn said...

I have a dim memory of 42 - a good age to be, I think. :)

Gia said...

Congrats on the diet! I've tried coconut oil on my hair, too. Everything ends up greasy. (

And now I have to apologize for throwing a link in the very first comment I post on your site bc it makes me look like a spam bot but I swear I'm not, nor am I someone who link-drops (is that a thing?) a lot.