First things first - my mom's birthday is on Sunday and she's hitting a milestone - 75 years! I used to think that people who were 75 years old were, well, OLD, but that's not the case with my mother...just go for a walk with her. I daresay almost none of you could keep up, she walks that fast. When she's on her daily 3-5 mile exercise walk, I practically have to run to stay with her. Luckily she slows down when we shop - priorities, right? Anyway, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOM! Love you.
Second things second - I got hot and had my hair chopped off. I couldn't take it any more! I have super thick hair and my head is always hot. So I had my hairdresser cut it short and put in a bunch of layers to take advantage of the natural waves - I don't have a great picture of it just yet, but here's the first day:
Waves...and so short!
Here's the second day, where I didn't use a blow dryer at all:
Not bad for doing nothing, but I think I'll step up the effort a tiny bit.
As it happens when I get a lot of hair cut off, I used way too much shampoo in the shower the first time I washed it. It feels pretty short, and I may let the length get a tiny bit longer before deciding on keeping it like this, but for right now, my head is cooler, and that's about all I can hope for in July...in Texas.
Third things third - we had a nice afternoon rainstorm this week, after about a month of zero precipitation. I'm always amazed at how different our plants look with being watered by rain vs. from our hose...it's like they KNOW the rainwater is better, and they look so much greener and perkier:
Ornamental garlic, I think. Anyway, it's very happy.
Also, this plant sprouted some interesting fungi after the rain. The frog that lives in the plant (and scares me to death by jumping out when I go to water it) has some nice decoration in his little home now!
Last things last (aha, you thought I would go with "fourth things fourth, didn't you?!) - I cheated on Paco the other night with Abi the adorable golden retriever, who believes in her heart that she's just a little puppy lap dog:
Look at that face - how could I NOT let her sit on my lap?
When I came home after playing with Abi and also Koda (a chocolate lab), Paco was all over me...he must have sniffed me for a good 15 minutes or so.
I think everyone in our Renegade Running Club is finally back from vacation and we'll all be together tomorrow for the first time in a long time - I'm looking forward to running a little and catching up a lot with everyone. Have a great weekend!