This is my last weekend before the new school year begins.
I may be wallowing just a tad.
I have been working in my room a lot since my family left on Wednesday. My husband has also been out of town so I was very blue. VERY. I was putting up a bulletin board and I was on the verge of crying. I don’t like to do that. Especially while standing on a desk, on my tiptoes, with a level and a stapler, and no one was nearby to pat me and say, “There, there.” So I said to myself, “Self, get a hold of yourself.” And I did. I did not succumb to tears. Just a jammed stapler and a wayward spider.
I feel much better after a night out with the girls. One of my friends was in the play-opera-musical “Pirates for Penzance.” So we went to support her.
She was adorable. She was one of ten “daughters” and all the pirates kept picking her up because she is as light as a feather and they could. Plus, she’s super cute and I think they were secretly crushing on her.
The play/opera/musical was a little . . . it was . . .
I don’t know. Long? At a high decibel? At times, the singing pierced my ear drums?
Does this mean I don’t like operas?
Anywho, let’s move onto the Currently since I can’t think of a good segue. Don’t you think segue should be spelled seg-way?
Most of that is self-explanatory.
Except for the fact that I need to go buy expensive hairspray.
Let me back up. I’m a product snob. I always say that my hair is my accessory and it’s what I spend most of my money on. Not trinkets, clothing, jewelry, etc.
But this summer, I skimped on hairspray. I was lazy and I didn’t want to take a trip to the beauty supply store. Ignore the fact that it’s practically next door (maybe two doors down) from Target. That’s neither here nor there.
So I just picked up over the counter hairspray. OVER THE COUNTER hairspray. Gasp.
It’s worked okay. Whatever. I mostly use it to spray my fly aways. Which are actually “new hairs growing or some such nonsense”, but I can’t stand them. I first use a serum, and then I spray the fly aways while blow drying on cool so that they will freeze in the down position. It’s a process, obviously. And if a wayward flyaway won’t cooperate, it’s fired. Pluck. Dink. Yank. Which just makes it worse, but I can’t help it.
Well, yesterday I went to get my hair done (One of my B2S must-haves), and I got in trouble.
My hairdresser said she was mad at me. Word for word. “You’re in trouble!” And “I’m mad at you!”
Because, people, I had hairspray build up. And, apparently, if you use EXPENSIVE shampoo (such as a Mercedes type of shampoo), and CHEAP hairspray, the EXPENSIVE shampoo can’t wash out the CHEAP hairspray. It’s like they repel each other or something. I don’t get it, either. Maybe it’s physics. Or chemistry. I didn’t take either of those so I’m in the dark.
Her solution? Buy cheap shampoo to get it out.
But then I’ll strip my color, she said.
It’s a doozy, this one.
I’m quite stressed.
I’m thinking of having dirty hair for awhile because I don’t want to strip the color I just paid an arm and a leg and possibly my torso for.
My other two B2S Must Haves are breath mints (I talk way too much and I just feel it’s important for those around me that I have fresh breath. My fave is Icebreakers Spearmint.) and a pedicure. I wear flip flops and sandals almost every day, and I really like it when one of my first graders sitting on the first row of the carpet notices my polish.
These B2S Must Haves have nothing to do with curriculum or writing utensils or books.
But they are necessary.
Hair, toes, breath . . . pretty important stuff, I think.
If you haven’t linked up with Farley, you should. And we’re applying the Rule of 3 again. Comment on the two peeps before you and check back for the peep after you. Love it.
Have a happy Saturday.
I’ll be running errands (bleck) and working on school stuff. And watching the Olympics. And debating on the hair issue . . .
FirstGradeBlueSkies (Jennifer) says
lol…I need to get my hair done, too, just not sure?! =)
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I was just watching diving too 🙂
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The Hands-On Teacher says
Love the pedicure needs 🙂
I get a pedicure every year before my first day back too! Something about a nice foot massage just gets me ready for the grind again 🙂
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Reagan Tunstall says
just got home from errands…forgot the mints…ugh.
Fluttering Through First Grade says
Lol right now bc I can so relate to the hair drama! What is it? I'm all in favor of a "one size fits all" when it comes to hair products. I'm more like the Yugo in the price dept anyway.
So sorry this is your last hurrah. Certainly needs to go back to Sept for school. This mid August just ain't right! Good luck w your errands-may they be quick and painless 🙂
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Your posts always make me smile, Kristin.
Amber O. says
I worked at a salon for years, and the expensive v. cheap product thing is no joke….Our stylists would rake people over the coals the instant they sat in their chair and realized they hadn't been using our organic-better-for-you-but-not-so-great-on-your-wallet products! Garnier has a "cheap" shampoo that has 'color shield' that I have heard a few people talk about being worth the money…I hope you find a solution that works for you! Blue Kristin needs to be cheered up a little:)
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You make me laugh! Also really enjoyed your Bachelorette musings!!!
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So you know the little transportation device, the Segway? One time I was with my dad and he was talking about Segways but he kept saying it "sedge-way" with a soft G. It was driving me nutso!!! Haha!
Hairspray and pedicures……love it !!!! I have to have my "good" hairspray….last time I was buying the salon said they are no longer carrying so I stocked up, trying not to obsess about what I will do when my stash runs out….enjoy your final days ! I just printed your candy tags, so cute, delaying buying Starburst ( I saw cute Halloween treats at Costo, really, and bought them and yes, we are eating them).
Your post made me laugh so hard because I had a hairdresser tell me the same thing one time and she told me a solution to it without stripping color was to use BAKING SODA….yeah, as in Arm & Hammer…so like a dofus I dump a whole box of baking soda on my hair….still it feels goopy and now like goopy with baking soda. I go back into her and she tells me "NO,silly! Wet the baking soda and make a paste…leave it in for a few minutes THEN wash it out!"….duh! I think I walked out with a paper bag over my head (and baking soda still in my hair) and found a new hairdresser out of embarrassment! Good luck!
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Kelley Cirrito says
I love KMS hair spray! You can get it at Beauty Brands! You should definitely try it out!!
Hi sweetie! I wish I could send you a tape recording of me saying, "There! There!" each time you are alone and feeling blue. Hey – we should have a linky party and all of us should say a few positive words to each other. Then whenever any of us needed encouragement, we could just listen to each other. Now, I like that idea!
Finally tried to sign up for Fitness Adventure today, I told them you sent me. BUT they don't recognize my school email. Sigh. Sure hope James Taylor likes me as much as he likes you. (I think it really is the singer moonlighting.)
Love to you!
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So funny!!! I was wondering the same thing about the bathing suit and wet hair!!! 😉 Good luck with your errands and hair spray!!!
I'm right there with ya on the hair product thing. It's definitely my obsession – more than shoes and clothes!
Tho thad you are already going back!
I need a lazy morning. Crud. I use cheap hairspray all the time. Too bad we can't get a few of us together for a pedicure. I love errands (without my kids/husband).
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oh' boy says
my hair diva gets on to me too for using cheap hairspray… thanks for linking up
I want a pedicure….I need a pedicure. I am embarrassed to go anywhere to do that. My two big toenails fell off this summer. Yup! fell off, well I clipped them off when after my long hike (42 miles in 3 days). I got blisters under those toenails and they separated away. I tried to be proactive and take care of them before they got infected or something. I think I need to suck it up and find someone to take care of my feet. I have a podiatrist friend. I may have to put my pride away and actually go to my friend, a real doctor (instead of Dr. Mom). Here's hoping you get all you need for back to school. I have 2 1/2 more weeks. but still….it is getting close.
Go USA, I'm watching the Olympics too.
Just found you through the Linky & your posts are so fun to read. I'm your newest follower & would love for you to stop by sometime!
I should probably dedicate more of myself to my hair..and less on shoes. If I do.. I'll remember the hairspray rule!
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P.S. Were we separated at birth? I'm thinking your mom actually had triplets…I was the odd teeny out…
Annie Moffatt says
Okay…just give us all the links to the hair stuff you use because I need some better hair "stuff." I am probably using a honda….no make that a hyundai:(
Love your posts BTW!
Jen R. @ The Teachers' Cauldron says
I'm already back to school – egad!! lol…and the mints can't be peppermint…I like the ones that are all white that come in the green package – lol
My hairdresser told me to add a little baking soda to my shampoo (just what's in your hand, not to the bottle) every once in a while and that will get rid of the build up.
Elizabeth Tierney says
Oh, heck! I have been self-talking myself about how I don't need expensive hair products and I don't need a professional pedi and now you come along and make it all sound so…so…necessary! But I like you! You're funny, so now I'm following you. Which, to me, sounds like a confession of stalking.
Mrs. Cupcake says
Hair and nails are definite musts!! And I always carry gum/mints with me, just in case! 🙂
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LOL – funny although I would imagine quite serious in real life.
And because you can write an awesome blog post I'm going to follow you. :o)
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Hey Kristin – Kiddos come in 10 days so I feel your pain my friend. I had to chuckle when I read about the wet hair and swimsuit comment since I'm a swimmer. I have been in my room off and on but need to hit it hard this week…enjoy your weekend and let us know how those new kiddos are — of course they will love you and I'm glad you pulled yourself together and held back those tears. Lets hope for NO tears on the first day from you or the kiddos — LOL is that too much to ask for.?
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And here is where I get to say I have 4 MORE WEEKS OF SUMMER VACATION! We don't go back until after Labor Day. However, if you remember, you were well into your vacation before mine started!
Anywho. don't cry. don't be tho thad. You will have a great year! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Ms. Rachel says
Must do hair also…..
must blog more…
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Baby shampoo will help get rid of the product buildup