[Total side note: my godson Tyler called last Wednesday after Susie showed him the photo on the blog, and he whispered into the phone: “Pssst… is Hump-Yay Giveaway!” Cutest mispronunciation ever… Love that kid. Ok, now back to the task at hand…]
I need a haircut.
Really, I don’t think my hair has ever been this long in my life… not that anyone would ever know since I always have it in a ponytail or a messy bun. But the ends need trimmed and the layers need shaped up and the length needs to be shortened.
And now that the thought has popped into my head, I know I need to cut it tonight… because the last time I had the urge to cut my hair and didn’t follow through I took my Ambien and woke up the next morning with a good five inches cut off my hair and no memory of having done it.
One of the hazards of the Ambien haze.
I’ve been cutting my own hair for quite a few years now… just another one of those things you don’t consider until you’re homebound. Going to a salon where they bring you a glass of wine and massage your scalp while they cut your hair was so relaxing… it almost makes my eyes go heavy just thinking about it.
But now, leaning my head back with my neck on that shampoo bowl sounds like torture. And sitting still in a chair while someone takes their time to try and tame my curls isn’t such a relaxing prospect. The car ride to the salon over bumpy, potholed streets is enough to make me want to stay home in and of itself.
This totally isn’t a complaint… just one of those weird facts of life that I never considered before I got sick. Not unlike the recent challenge of maneuvering my crutches and my laptop while trying to sit in another room and type. Everything in life requires thought and planning in order to make it work, so when a moment in my day works with ease I’ve learned to stop and really savor it… like a little moment that was crafted and gifted especially for me.
So today’s question for the Hump Day Giveaway Drawing is: What little everyday moment in your life are you going to stop and savor today?
Leave your thoughts in the comment section (only one, please) before midnight CST, and I’ll let you know the winner of the canvas tomorrow!