falling UP

Last week on Friday, I tripped on a misplaced shoe and sprawled headlong onto my wood floor. My now-green bruises cover my left shoulder, my left breast, my left knee and my left big toe. I am also sporting a huge, itchy, rug-burn scab on that bruised left knee that is starting to flake off. It looks pretty hott!

Alec will never leave his shoes there again!

On Monday, my appointment to my chiropractor ushered in our week of getting ready, at long last, to visit our "extended family" in North Dakota!!! So far, thanks to my obsession with lists, we are on a good track to pulling out of the driveway at 7:00am on Saturday morning.

Today, (as per my list) I have a haircut appointment and I don't want to go. Over the past several months, due to some extreme amounts of stress, I have had some health problems. Among them was a very excessive amount of hair loss. My friends and family have kindly assured me that my hair does not look as thin and stringy as I think it does. I know my own hair, though, and when I started to have to wrap my ponytail elastic three times instead of two, I knew there was a problem!

I want to get a cute layered bob and keep it that way until my hair thickens back up. It has stopped falling out, thanks to the judicious use of some thyroid and vitamin B supplements, so I'm thinking one or two cuts and then I can start letting it grow again.  Because, truly, I'm a long-hair kind of gal.

I am also feeling an urge to make a fresh new start, and often I cut my hair off when I finish or enter a major new life phase. Our visit with Brittany and her family will be the start of a new type of friendship for the both of us, one neither of us has experienced before.  My visit there will also cement in my mind the fact that she really is gone for good, and my life here needs to shift and change.

I'm eager to see new places, sad to say goodbye to an old friendship, happy to say hello to a new one, excited to make a new start, nervous to cut my hair...and totally loving the whole journey!

2 readers took time to leave a thought:

My2Gs June 10, 2010 at 3:41 PM  

I hope that you guys have a fabulous time!!!

4 Little Men and Girly Twins June 10, 2010 at 8:42 PM  

you're coming, you're coming, you're really really coming! yeah!!!!!!


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