Wednesday, 4 December 2013

I've had my hair cut!

Hi everyone!

Well the title isn't very exciting, but for me it is...

This was my first haircut in 20 months...that's almost two years!!!

I used to have my hair cut every 6-8 weeks and have it coloured by a mobile hairdresser. I stopped using her because she was continually cutting it shorter than I requested. Then we got a new hairdresser who cut our hair as a favour (a friend of my son) and we paid a very small amount for it.

Circumstances have meant that we haven't been able to have her cut our hair for a while and I actually cut my own hair! Not something I would do again though. My daughter visited her salon, but I just left mine to grow. I ended up looking like a scarecrow and asked to have a much needed restyle.

Yesterday I had very long hair cut off to shoulder length and although I don't like my hair being this short, it was badly needed. It will grow again and hopefully I will look after it better now with regular trims.

I colour my own hair and buy the dye when it's on offer. A job I hate doing, but I'm not ready to be grey yet!

I have 'let myself go' in many ways over the past couple of years and didn't seem to care. This is due to living with stress and the constant feeling of 'what's the point?' I expect bad things to always happen because they usually do!

A new year approaching makes me think about what the future holds for us and I really want to think more positively about things then.

I will start to compile a list of small goals that I want to achieve - I think it helps me to have something to work to. This could be as simple as making time for myself to paint my nails. I used to do this all the time and now I don't bother, even though I know it makes me happy. Perhaps I need to put down my thoughts on paper and then I can free-up some space in my mind for more important things. Then coping with the big stuff when it is thrown at us should be easier???

I am hoping to get going with my Christmas plans now...

Back soon,

Mandy x


8 comments:

  1. Hi Mandy, glad you're aiming to try and make some time for yourself. I hate having my hair cut: twice a year is fine for me and I do my fringe (rubbishly) myself. As for dying my hair, I hate it! Needs must.... xx

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    1. Hi Loo, great to hear from you again. I hate dying my hair because I make such a mess! The bathroom is always ok, it's me... it's all over my forehead, down my neck and by my ears, that's even with using a squeezy pump bottle that makes a foam that doesn't drip. It really does need doing now so that's a weekend job for me.

      Mandy xxx

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  2. Hi Mandy,
    I too am in complete a agreement with Loo, I HATE going for a haircut, I would rather go to the dentist. I go to a walk in stall in Doncaster indoor market that charges £5 for a trim and £6 for a restyle and its a straight in and out job so no time for chitchat as theres usually people queing outside on a bench. I buy a dye for £1,99 from home bargains and that's me done every 6-8 months or so.
    It doesn't hurt to have a little "youtime" every now and again, its bathtime that's my me time, I always have a bottle of bubblebath in the bathroom and I get a soak EVERY night, even if its only a quick 5 minutes.
    I think we sometimes forget about ourselves especially when theres young ones living with us as I always make sure my grandson has everything he needs to have a comfortable life and I will gladly go without to get him something. I suppose that's the way we women are made.
    I hope you manage to get your Christmas plans sorted, Im still not even getting the festive spirit yet, weve got the tree up but that's it. I think I will feel more settled once ive had my shares come through and the log burner is paid for and a date set for the fitting and I know what money I have left to spend.
    As always take care, jane xx

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    1. Hi Jane, you're right about children, but sadly Daisy's mummy doesn't share our view. I really need some new clothes, but I won't spend money on myself because Daisy needs things too. After Christmas we will be cutting back as much as we can, but more on that later!

      We have decided on just our artificial tree this year which normally goes in the kitchen. I can't risk Daisy eating needles, so this year there will be no real tree in the living room. Hopefully we will put our decorations up at the weekend. I do actually feel a bit Christmassy now, but I refuse to get stressed over the preparations. You still have plenty of time to sort it too. We most definitely will not be overspending!

      Mandy xxx

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  3. Good to hear from you. My grandson arranges for me to get my hair cut. A. Friend of his comes to his mum and we all go there every 6-8weeks

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    1. Hi Sylvia, I used to have mine done every 6-8 weeks too. I expect it's better for your hair and I am aiming to look after myself better next year and getting back into good habits.

      Mandy xxx

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  4. Hi Mandy,
    Its horrible when you feel stressed. I wrote a list of things in a little notebook by my bed for things I can do for myself that make me happy. It was simple things like take a walk, hot shower, cup of tea etc. I know that feeling of why bother to look after yourself but I think it does help mentally to make yourself feel and look better.Lors x

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    1. Hi Lors, good to hear from you!

      Yes, you're right!

      I have painted my nails twice... I currently have a lovely teal green with a top coat of silver glitter just for Christmas!

      I love walking too, I think it clears your head.

      Mandy xxx

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