Monday, August 08, 2011

Self-Sacrifice & What's New For August 2011

Well, I have come to realize that constant self-sacrifice is a major issue when you take on certain responsibilities.  Kyle and I have made significant lifestyle changes in order to accommodate our growing family.  We have given up many things.  A few days ago, I did something that was really tough for me to do...

I gave up my salon hair-coloring habit.  (Dun dun duuuuuuun!)  For many people, this wouldn't be a big deal, but for me it was.  You see, I have been having my hair professionally dyed for about 14 years.  I honestly haven't been able to properly afford the up-keep, so many times I will have embarrassing roots showing.  But, I would just wait until I had the money for a proper root job, and that was that.

The other factor in this is that, I love my hairdresser!  Her name is Milli and she is a personal friend of mine.  I met her through a friend of Kyle's in a time in my life when I actually needed a new hair dresser and she needed some childcare.  I helped her out, and she began doing my hair.  We became close friends through the years.  She has a good heart, and I will highly recommend her for anyone who needs a new do.  In fact, I will take some time to give her a plug now.  Here's what to search for to find her on facebook:  Mildreisis Urdaz Cross.  Message her, and she will set you up for an appointment.  Be sure and tell her that you were referred by Misty's Blog.  (Who knows, maybe I'll get a free haircut out of the deal someday.  Hee-Hee.)

Anyway, I had to come to the realization that I really can't afford to have it professionally done anymore.  By setting aside that money for myself when it needs to stay in the general pool of family funds, I am actually being selfish.  I can't let my foolish pride over salon hair control me.  It's just kinda silly when I stop and think about it.  But, that doesn't mean I have to just let myself go, either.  That's why there is store-bought box color.

I think I have only used a box color once, and that was when I first turned 18.  I dyed just the front part of my hair (my grown-out bangs.)  So I had two blond face-framing streaks, and the rest of my hair I had left alone.  I am not sure what my main inspiration was.  I think it was a late-90s thing.  Anyway, I hope I don't screw it up too bad this time around.  (If I do, I'll be calling Milli for a corrective color.)


In other news, JM's birthday is at the end of this month.  We decided to do a family party in Texas and he picked going to Chuck E. Cheese over having a big party here.  I think it's gonna be so much fun for JM and S.  It will be their first time.

UL starts this month, and I'm enrolled in one class (due to lack of funds and time.)  Anyway, I will be taking it online, which was a good experience last semester.  Hopefully, this one will be the same.

Well, that's about it for now.  Happy Monday!


rhonda said...

the last thing i would think of to describe you would be the word "selfish." love ya!

Misty said...

Well thanks! I try not to be selfish. But, I know with having kids and a family, I have no choice but to try harder despite myself. If you've ever had your hair done at a salon, you know it can be pricey. So, it's box color and extra groceries for this gal.