Thursday, September 18, 2008

Change Sucks

I was all positive sunshiny sweetness here a bit ago with my goody goody change list.

uuuggghhh...

Okay, so I have had some good stuff come from getting my lazy ass up going outside of my comfort zone. Well, here's the update...

Practicing the guitar every day has, in fact been happening. It has, however, collided with my accidental mullet and blasting hot air. Let me 'splain... I tend to have really chatty conversations with my stylist. Apparently, it can be distracting. So the last cut I got, she kinda did something funky. I had to go back to her so that she could make it less triangle-y. But she left the back with zero texture and the front/sides all poofy. The lack of poofyossity in back necessitates *ahem* a few passes with a large round brush and blow dryer to give it the same volume that my too short front hair is taking full advantage of. And because my guitar practice has worn off the skin on the pads of my finger tips, blowing hot air on the raw skin has proven to be, well... mmm... ouch!

I'm keeping my mouth SHUT during my next cut.

Some challenges... Tuesday Park Day is now going to be on Thursday. We've been getting so much accomplished on Mondays that it seems silly to halt the momentum. Plus, there has been no surfing happening over the last few weeks. If I haven't been getting ready for homeschool or tracking down packages at our old house, I've been shaking with chills from random illnesses and the cold air blowing through our townhome. The cold air is blowing because The Pilot has been around a lot these days. He and his cute little offspring seem to have their internal temps set about ten degrees higher than mine. So while they are wearing shorts and t-shirts, I'm walking around the house with a blankie. Anyway, I'm starting to feel a lot better and hope to paddle out soon.

Shooting (a camera, Suzy... not a moose...) something every day has actually been a lot more difficult to keep on top of than I thought. I missed Day 13 of my 365 Day Project and have yet to upload the last six days. Too much Twitter, I guess. I'm not going to give up. First because I made a commitment. Second because I want to look back on a mosaic of my year. I've taken a couple of lame shots. I need to make this project more of a priority. It's kind of hard because we had some hiccups in our group... get chicks together and there's always a wee bit of drama... but that has all been successfully resolved by our administrator, Sarah. And it's all good.

So quit whining then, right?

The best part of the change list was throwing stuff away. That has been such a release. The only thing is that when you start, you just can't stop. I started digging through other nicely stacked boxes to see what else could be thrown away. Now, my basement-like garage/play room looks all chaotic all over again. I shouldn't have opened any more boxes, but hey... eventually, I'll be done, right?

So now for some more changes:

Lose the infamous Last Ten Pounds. Now that The Pilot and I are seeing each other more, there's a lot more eating. Like, a LOT more. Plus it's football season which means wings and fried cheese in front of me saying, but you look good fat... uugghh... so I'm returning to my Points counting. This time, not only do I get to return to my goal weight and maintain my health, I'm also doing some good. It's the Lose For Good campaign. Check out the button on the side... I'll do some updates on the weight loss, but any of your stories on your own weight loss would be highly motivating for me and others.

Maintain (read: USE) Personal Calendar. Twice last week I got called to reschedule appointments that I forgot about, once with someone I couldn't even remember. I returned the call and bluffed my way through it all until I could remember who the heck she was and why she was so stressed out for running late. I was like, "Oh, don't worry about it. Why don't we reschedule... I'm easy." How sweet of me, she cooed. Yes. Yes. That's me. Sweet Sugar.

Yeah... I'm thinking it's time to tame that paper tiger...

Well, that's about all I can type. My fingertips are screaming for some Lanolin... I'd love to hear some good reports on any changes that might be happening out there. Or even some struggles.

Changing sucks... but the results are still worth it. Except for the mullets.

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9 comments:

Steph said...

So, yeah. I'm with you. Change sucks. Especially the kind that happens verrrrry slowly. I'm kind of the poster child for the instant gratification thing.

But goodonya for even making the attempt. Seriously.

Rowena said...

Change is hard, yeah. But I bet you get your head around it and start to make sense of it all.

Where might there be a picture of this infamous mullet? If it's all that bad, you can always get a pixie cut. That's my last ditch haircut if I ruin my hair. It's cute and it's dependable.

Sugar said...

Rowena: Ahh... the mullet is indistinguishable once I blow it out. But come morning, the top is two to three inches poofin' high and the back in straigh down. I thought about cutting it back short, but I think I'll just let the short "layers" grow out a bit. Until then, my second day hair will be up in a clip or rubber band. But a picture... hmm... let me see about that...

MonkeyGirl said...

I'm so glad that you didn't give up on your 365 project. I keep thinking about trying it to make me use my camera everyday instead of just looking at it. You might even inspire me to start counting points again. If I keep up this pace I'm gonna have to buy a whole new wardrobe!

Debateur said...

Haircuts always make me laugh. I got a really great cut two cuts ago and went in last time and asked for the same thing. My hairdresser said "you actually expect me to remember what I did two months ago !" Made me laugh.

Sarah said...

Awesoem with the guitar learning and practicing... :) I've been practicing daily and my fingers are a little sore now.

And I'm SO SORRY about the hair. My sister is a hair stylist so now I have to go to her for hair cuts - means that sometimes I get my hair cut by her, then go elsewhere and get another "clean up" cut. (Sigh).

And keep going with the 365 - I've loved your pics so far!

Lela said...

I think if you're still tracking the list, that's major progress. I just need to know - this park day.. are we talking ALL day? Or just like 20 minutes?

I can so relate to the haircut issue. I have gotten many too-short cuts because we just kept talking, and talking... Good thing it grows fast!

I was inspired for about a half a second to post a list of my own. Then I remembered my current list is too full as is. Maybe that's what I need to change...

ophelia rising said...

Wow, good for you for playing guitar every day. You are SO inspiring me to do the same! Although, I have to build up those calluses again. (I'm sorry about your fingertip debacle...)

Did you ever find the chords for Landslide?

Ann said...

I thought about doing the 365 - I think the hardest part, for me, would be the uploading. I could take the pics - but I DETEST uploading....well, and then selecting, editing etc, I suppose, and all that...