It’s been a strange month. I could say a lot about a lot of things, but my brain is tired of thinking about the heavy stuff, so I decided to write a little post about a few of the strange yet interesting things I’ve done this month.
I know that cutting your own hair is a thing on social media right now, but that’s honestly not the reason why I decided to take the plunge. I’ve been toying with the idea of just buzzing my hair super-short for a few years now. Given that summer is (allegedly) coming, I figured that now would be a good time to go for it. If nothing else, it would be cooler during the hot months. Aaron knew ahead of time that I was doing this, but none of the kids did! I must say, the looks on their faces were priceless, and I wish I had photos! I actually rather like my hair this short, and I still haven’t decided whether I’ll keep it this way, or let it grow back out.
This photo, on the other hand, was because of social media! A challenge was issued to post a photo of yourself reading a book while in formalwear. The photos posted by friends were fun to look through, so I decided to participate. The only formal dress that I’ve ever worn is my wedding dress. As luck would have it, that dress is still hanging out in the back of my closet! I managed to fit into it (sort of), and the kiddos helped me snap a photo. The best part was when Mr. Q asked, “Why is the skirt so… poofy?” What can I say, it was the 90s…
During a Twilight Zone-esque trip to the grocery store, I came across this cool Plant Your Own Garden kit. I love the idea of growing plants! Loving the idea is not enough to turn me into a proficient gardener though. Still, I picked it up and the kids and I happily planted the seeds in the provided container. Since very few things I plant actually grow, I hadn’t really thought much about what to do once they sprouted. Guess what? They’ve sprouted and are growing nicely. I’ve still got a good month before I can plant anything outside, and I’m pretty sure these nice little plants aren’t going to be happy in those tiny pots for that long. I have no idea what to do with the currently-thriving seedlings.
There are still remnants of snow in the areas where there’s enough shade to keep the sun from melting the last holdouts. Despite the pile of snow still sitting outside the window by my desk, it was sunny and warm enough at the end of last week for the kiddos and I to enjoy spending time outside. They convinced me to let them drag out the kayak and take turns paddling around the farm pond in our back yard. I have to admit, it was so much fun! You’re pretty much just paddling around in a circle, but it was nice to be out on the water and enjoying the sun and fresh air. We even managed to get a bit of a sunburn, which still has me laughing, because who gets a sunburn in Maine, in April? Good thing I keep aloe gel in the fridge year-round.
I have no idea what next month is going to look like. There are a lot of things that concern me, and I think there’s good reason to be concerned about a lot of things. No matter what you’re personally going through in the midst of this, I hope that things start getting better for you soon. In the meantime, I hope that you can find something in your day today that will make you smile. Let me know in the comments or on social media how you’re doing. Go ahead and share the good, the bad, and even the ugly haircuts!