*First, just a note for anyone having a rough week or a rough day:
What a true and comforting thought. 🙂
*I got a haircut/ color yesterday.
Can I just say (again)- I am soooooooooooooooo glad that I found my new hairstylist a year or so ago?? I cannot even explain how much I prefer the “single chair” set up compared to sitting in the middle of a busy salon. I do not think I realized how much I despised sitting there with foils in my hair with people all around me (while I looked like an alien under the bright salon lights), or awkwardly listening to the conversation between my neighbor and her stylist.
Being in a private room, just me and the stylist, is a gazillion times better. And, she’s way cheaper than what I paid before. And she’s nice. And I like how she does my hair. Win-win-win-win.
*After my hair appointment I swung by the nearby library.
I had to return a couple things, but I decided to browse for some “holiday” books. I had this one on my Want to Read list (no idea where I ever heard of it, but it’s on my Goodreads list… so I apparently added it at some point).
I also saw a shelf with a bunch of the Debbie Macomber holiday books.
I am pretty sure I’ve read one or two of her books before, and if I recall correctly, they are quite cheesy, borderline cringey, and very predictable holiday love stories. Basically, a Hallmark movie in book form.
But you know what? I don’t think I care. I just wanted to have a few light-hearted, feel-good books on hand for the next month or so, and this should do the trick. Maybe I’ll do a search for some more highly recommended “holiday” books to request for next year, but for now, I was just glad to find something in stock at the library.
(And full disclosure, I like Hallmark movies, so… these will likely be fine.)
I have to wrap up work early today to head to a Chicago suburb for a swim meet with Asher. We opted to just attend the Friday/ Saturday sessions (will skip Sunday) to limit a hotel stay to just one night. Also, we have tickets on Sunday evening for Come From Away downtown, so we needed to be back for that, anyway.
I’m looking forward to a little solo getaway with Asher! Will be short and sweet, but the 1:1 time is always nice.
*Ethan started basketball.
Last night Ethan had his first school BB practice. Basketball is not really “his thing” exactly, but he had so much fun doing it last year, and ALL of his friends are on the team. I’m so grateful that his school league is pretty low key (i.e. not super competitive/ only for kids with serious basketball interest). He got new basketball shoes that he LOVES and was excited to break them in. I am also grateful that Ivan took charge of ordering 3 different pairs of BB shoes to see which would work best, and he is also dealing with returning the two he didn’t keep. I don’t think I’ve purchased a pair of shoes for my boys in…. 10 years.
*How cute is this?
I went for my 20 minute walk right around dusk. It was pretty cold and “flurrying” outside, so Ethan declined my invitation to join. When I got home, he was doing the above, with a lollipop in his mouth. Haha. What a perfect cozy scene. Oh to be 14 and to be able to just lounge around by the fireplace with a book at any time.
I am grateful for my newer to me hair place!