With 2013 almost over it’s about time to reflect on everything that’s happened in the last 365 days or so. I’ve had a busy year. Most people say that but compared to my previous years this one takes the cake.
- I changed from full-time to part-time at work
- I started at Cleveland Chiropractic College to finish up my undergrad work
- It snowed… a LOT (cleaning up feet upon feet of snow alone sucks)
- I was snowed in at work so patients would have the care they deserve
- I had a birthday (duh)
- I was accepted into the doctorate program
- I left my job completely to start school full time
- I put two dogs down for serious health reasons just a few weeks apart
- I filed for divorce (which wasn’t exactly smooth)
- I lost two dogs in the split (still have my little cuddle buddy though)
- I lost a best friend that had been by my side for years
- I’ve learned how hard it is to take care of a house completely alone (although it’s not changed that much)
- I’ve started the doctorate program at Cleveland University Kansas City (they got university status in January)
- I’ve made numerous new friends
- I’ve had more than a few first dates
- I’ve found a new best friend and confidant
- I’ve learned that I’m not as strong as people believe I am but I’m stronger than I think
- I’ve been able to check several items off of my bucket list
- I’ve learned that I like quiet
Overall I think that it’s been a very good year. Lots of changes but change is good. Being able to adapt to those changes is better. I’m stronger for everything that I’ve experienced and as much as I’d like to say that I would rather have had a quiet year I wouldn’t change it for anything. I finally look forward to the future and welcome it and all that it brings.
I actually completed the entire workout today! Granted if I sit for too long now I need help getting back up. But I finished it!
This is not to say that I did the majority of the workout without using Jillian’s modified moves. Because that would be a lie. I don’t even care. I can do pushups for the entire time I’m supposed to be doing them. Are they the girly kind using my knees instead of my toes? Hell ya! Is this program kicking my ass? Duh.
I just really hope that my formerly round body catches on soon and stops this super sore routine. Because it is making things hard. Like getting into the car, standing up from the toilet, and don’t even ask me to sit on the floor.
As we’ve talked about before I can be kind of flighty. Sometimes this comes in the form of bouncing interests when I get bored. Or when I should be working on something else. For example, I really should be working on my final paper yet somehow the new hair dye I just bought called louder than the huge stack of data to sort through.
Yes, I’m one of the 99.98% of women who cannot honestly remember what their natural hair color is. With the exception of about a year I have dyed my hair since I was 14. That single year was recently when Hubby asked me what my natural color was and I answer him I decided to grow it out and see. Notice that it’s been dyed several times since this little experiment if that tells you anything.
New product alert! I saw an ad in one of those magazines that made me curious to try a new product. Samy Fat Foam Hair Color. Found at Walmart on sale for about $6. I’ve used creams, gels, and liquids to dye my hair. Hell, I even used that crazy spray in sun stuff (we’re not even talking about the Koolaid or Jello powder summer). But foam is a different experience for me. From the packaging I was expecting foam similar to mousse and not Cool Whip so that was a bit of a challenge.
The first thing I noticed when I opened up the directions was that there were a lot of them. We’re talking some serious reading material. I’m used to only having to look up how long to process the color once the mess is in my hair. This was more like a chemistry experiment. Here’s the simple version:
- Wear gloves
- Pour developer liquid into container
- Pour powder dye into container
- Tighten lid onto container
- Shake container vertically for more than 30 seconds
- Open lid
- Coat hair with foam
- Wait 30 minutes
- Rinse until water is clear
- Use included shampoo and conditioner
- Style as normal
How did it turn out? I like it. I was a bit disappointed that there were only ten colors to choose from but maybe that’s why I don’t like picking colors from the other lines… too many options. This one was pretty easy to use and I only managed to drop one blob of fluffy stuff on me (nothing on my bathroom for that matter) so that’s a definite plus. Another plus is the smell… or lack of smell. I won’t lie and tell you that it was like walking through a patch of flowers nestled next to a stream in the mountains. It just wasn’t the normal burn-every-hair-in-your-nose stench most hair dye comes with. I like the color even though my initial reaction was along the lines of “Oh MY! That is a bit DARK!” But I think it’s a nice change from my normal medium/light brownie coppery color. Would I use this again? Yes. I really think that I would.
~Please note this is not a paid review.