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Friday, September 11, 2009

Train of Thought

It is pretty humid here. Like Oreo cookies get soft kind of humid (ewww). Even in dry climates I have a hard time with my hair being a little bit frizzy. But hello? I can't control it here. At all. I suppose I'm getting my just desserts for laughing at Joel's terrible haircut, because now he is always laughing at my frizz-bomb.

Yesterday, I found one of those very frizzy hairs painted right into the kitchen wall. I managed to get it off, but you can still see the line where it was. Sigh.

We painted our kitchen Cornelian Red this last weekend (I'd show you pictures, but now the curtains that came with the house don't match, so I must get new ones before the room is post-worthy). The color it was before was turquoise-ish sky blue. Pretty, but I wasn't a fan. I am in LOVE with the red.

I have big plans for most of the house. I am impatient. I spend my spare time searching the internet for just the right paint colors and carpet and fabric and rugs and furniture. I fall asleep arranging and painting rooms in my mind. Let's just say I'm a bit preoccupied with it all.

However, the front rooms really are pretty presentable now. Things might not be perfect, but they're out of boxes and orderly. I wouldn't mind having people over.

Which is a good thing, because I got a voice student yesterday! Without even trying. She'll be starting up this coming Tuesday, while Sophia is in preschool.

Chloe and Bria also started their music lessons this week. Chloe's piano teacher is in our branch and she comes to our house for lessons. Bria's violin teacher is a music professor at the University, so she goes to her office for lessons. And her office is right next door to Joel's, so that's nice and convenient for me. The younger two just go in and hang out with dad while Bria has her lesson and I observe. Then we all go home together.

After Bria's violin lesson yesterday we walked downtown to get a couple new violin books and decided on a whim to get the girls ice-cream cones. We then walked down to the waterfront and sat on a little pier and ate them. It was a gorgeous day and it was so peaceful to watch the birds and the boats and just be together. I really love living here.

Except for the humidity.

It makes my hair frizzy.

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PS: As it is 9/11, I thought I'd link up to the post I wrote a few years ago remembering where I was and how I felt that day.

19 comments :

  1. Welcome to my life in Texas :) Although I don't get frizzy hair. My hair is always straight, but in the humidity it's bone straight, can't curl it to save my life.

    We keep EVERYTHING in the refrigerator! Oreos, bread etc. Otherwise your bread gets moldy unbelievably fast! And it keeps the cookies from going soggy :)

    We only open a bag of chips when we know we will eat fast because they will be stale within three or four days!

    Red is definitely a color that reminds me of you :)

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  2. Looking forward to pictures--and (I hope) a frizzy hair solution!

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  3. I'm so happy for you guys. It sounds great there (well, not the humidity, but if it were perfect the situation might be taken for granted). :)

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  4. I always love when people say, "Well, it's a dry heat." It's still hot!!!!

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  5. Oh, I love you, and I love reading you. I'm happy that you're peaceful, albeit with a frizzed head of hair. :)

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  6. Having grown up in VA I know that of which you speak! It totally is not worth the fight. I have wavy hair and until I moved to UT I had no real idea that it could be worked with. My suggestion is to get a cute short bob (which you already have!) and let it air dry and learn to live with curl. Otherwise you will spend way too much time in angry knock-down drag-outs with your head. A little gel or Paul Mitchell smoother helps tons too.

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  7. Ew-soft oreos? That sounds insanely unpleasant. The violin lessons, however, sound great. I've always wished I could play that instrument.

    Good luck with the frizzy hair...

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  8. You'll come to love the humidity. Just think, no more lotion or lip gloss again! At least, that's the way it worked for me in North Carolina. Now that we're in Idaho, I apply both everyday.

    Oh, and I have crazy curly hair. Talk about a frizz bomb. I eventually figured out how to deal with it. You just have to have the right product for your hair. The Sunsilk anti-frizz stuff worked great for me.

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  9. OH, come on, we want to see pictures of the crazy hair lady. How fun would that be.

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  10. I find the John Frieda anti-frizz products work pretty well. Also, you might have your hair stylist, if you can find one!!, the next time texture your hair a bit, I find that helps my frizzies. But you can alwayas just give up and go curly, for that I recommend Garnieir curl control...great stuff.

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  11. Really, I think your life is coming along just smaishingly.
    Have you made a friend and gone to lunch with them yet? That's your goal -- by the end of the month. K?

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  12. Soft oreos, that is what we remember a lot of when we lived in Georgia, oh and the frizzy hair too. I have the same problem. Sounds like things are falling right into place for you. I hope to see pictures of your new kitchen with the red walls.

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  13. I love that you can walk downtown to buy music books and ice cream cones. What a lovely, evocative image.

    And I did humidity for four years in the Caribbean. Can't say I ever really came to love it. I especially didn't enjoy the mold growing on our leather products. Oh well, it's the price you pay to live by the water, which I absolutely ADORE.

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  14. I have a blog friend, Alyson at New England Living, who did a post not too long ago about controlling the frizz in her hair. I think a product from Bumble and Bumble factored heavily into the equation, but she swears by it.

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  15. The red sounds fabulous! Good luck with the frizz!

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  16. It sounds like you are having a really great time, besides the humidity.

    And I can't believe the green bead story! I'm glad it came out on its own accord.

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  17. Favorite thing about Utah, hands down, is my frizz-free hair. Man I love this place.

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  18. It gets really humid here and there's just NO product that controls my frizz. It stinks.

    But not as bad as when my oreos are mushy. :)

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  19. I love red too. I'm sure it looks beautiful and I can't wait to see pictures of it!

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