Friday, July 2, 2010

Going Gray

I was going to title this post "Diana Double Dared Me" but that's not exactly true. A few weeks ago my blogger friend Diana @ Welcome To My World had posted on Facebook that she was trying to decide if she should get a short summer haircut or let it grow out. There were a few comments on what she should do and one comment asked her to post a picture after she did cut it but Diana declined. I told her that I was trying to decide whether to go gray or not (I've actually been debating this for well over a year) and I said that I would post pictures if I decided to go ahead and actually do it. Diana doubted me. She didn't actually 'dare' me to do it, but I took it as a challenge none-the-less.

So here goes ~

The last time I had my hair colored was April 7th, so this is twelve weeks root growth now. I was able to hide it for about a month, but there's no hiding it anymore:

If I wear my hair pulled back it is most noticeable because the sides are pure white.
It's a little less noticeable if I leave my hair down:

But if you are taller than me you can see the roots at the top of my head too:

Is it going to make me look old and washed out? Maybe.
Do I care? Not so much.

So far I actually have the same feelings I had when I turned fifty. Freedom. Emancipation. Release. Relief. Contented. Comfortable.

Check back with me in another twelve weeks. I may be singing a very different tune.

Also, I want to thank everyone for your kind comments, advice, well wishes, and most of all thank you for your prayers. I do feel much, much better (although still so tired all the time!), and the past few days I was able to eat pain-free! No more stomach problems, and if you know me, you know that makes me very happy because I like to eat A LOT and OFTEN!

I've been busy with the grandkids and visitors, and this weekend is going to be a busy one for us too (Saturday will be a very late Father's Day celebration because Jayden and I were sick that weekend, so the kids will be coming over and I'll be making one of Ray's favorite dinners ~ lasagna). We usually do a pool party/BBQ and have a big crowd for the 4th of July but my sister-in-law Susie is doing it this year and she has made me very happy! I don't know if I will have a chance to blog again before then so let me wish you all a very happy and safe 4th of July.

God Bless America! Land that I LOVE!