Today…

I am thankful for…

…my new hair dryer.  A few weeks ago, I realized my ten year old hair dryer was drying my hair and that also it was taking FOREVER.  Even though it wasn’t outright broken, I just felt in my heart that probably hair dryer technology had progressed and there were probably some new (and more efficient) options.  My new hair dryer is lighter, shinier, and 100% faster at drying my hair.  Magic.

…my new haircut.  Apparently my hair is all that matters these days!  In all seriousness, I am not a stylist monogamist, but the latest stylist I saw at The Hair District in Plymouth was just 11/10.  She listened to what I had to say about my hair (it is best at laying flat and can be styled with a hair dryer in 5-10 minutes) and then gave me a haircut where the ends didn’t look as though they had just been cut.  This is key.  I hate the “fresh” haircut look (even though I love the fresh haircut feel!) and usually love my cut about two weeks after the fact rather than right away.  No more.

…being able to volunteer.  No, that’s not supposed to be a humblebrag.  I’ve been very fortunate to do a lot of volunteer work remotely over the last year based on the needs of the organization that I am working with.  However, they had a specific need that I wanted to and was able to participate in last weekend and being able to be onsite and working directly with clients was a really special to me.

I am dying for…

…sleep. I know that I sound like a broken record, but at this point I think we are pretty much like thirsty people wandering the desert, looking for water.

…some sort of appetite for vegetables.  My appetite for green things was touch and go during my pregnancy and when Critter arrived, well, it really never came back with any sort of vigor.  I know that I need the calories that are in carbs in order to keep my milk supply going (because of the calorie burn that milk production is) but it would be nice to have any sort of interest in eating like an adult human.

…the return of Vanderpump Rules!!!  Never ever would have guessed five seasons ago that I would be watching this still.  The SUR gang never disappoints, and always remember that when it’s the off season we have the Straight Up With Stassi podcast to tide us over.  It’s phenomenal.

I am looking forward to…

…my Sleeptacocation!  Today I am headed to TEXAS.  As I told Billy a week or two ago, having this amount of free time is absolutely unfathomable.  More importantly, this amount of sleep is completely unfathomable.

…some upcoming girls’ nights.  I try to plan friend dates every week, but these are a little bit more out-of-the-ordinary adventures (and on the weekend too!  so glamorous!).  It will be excellent.

…being reunited with Critter.  I know I’m not even IN Texas yet, but leaving him this morning, even though I knew I was on the path to having some High Quality Me-Time, it was hard you guys!  Tears were shed and I didn’t even do that when I went back to work. We haven’t been apart for more than eight or nine hours for the last 18 months.  So even though all of this self-care stuff seems important it is also A Big Deal.

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3 responses to “Today…

  1. Okay, so now I need to know what kind of hair dryer you bought. 🙂

    • It is the xTava Allure 2200 watt. My stylist recommended the $50 Cricket but this was more the speed for my hair!

  2. I just bought a new hairdryer last week after about 10 years of the old one as well! One of those moments where I realized that it’s something I use every single day, it’s something I shouldn’t be afraid to replace and spend a little money on every once in awhile.

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