It’s 33 degrees today! (0 degrees for all you Celsius people). That’s the highest it’s been in quite awhile.
It’s pretty sunny right now. It’s put me in a pretty good mood for the day. I’ve gotten a sudden burst of energy and I’ve been up and doing so much today. With a lot of work and big big news to come, I can see spring in the distance.
Over the weekend I went ice skating for the first time ever. I thought I was going to fall and break every bone in my body. I’ve been roller blading, but not ice skating. How different could they be? One is one slippery, cold ice while the other is in a nice warm room with a semi soft floor.
“It’s just like roller blading, but on ice. Keep your center of balance and you’ll do fine!”said my friend who has been ice skating since he was little.
For one, I have no balance. I can’t walk in a straight line sober if that says anything. I’m not graceful in any way, shape or form.
“Everybody out here looks so graceful and I’m out here looking like a beached whale.” As I flop everywhere and make an attempt to save myself from falling.
It was Andrew’s first time ice skating too. He did surprisingly good for never roller blading or ice skating before and having terrible balance. We both only fell once. He claims he didn’t fall, but he did.
At least we tried it. But, by the end of the night we were doing pretty darn good and our ankles were a little sore. I still suck at balancing, but I’m mildly decent now. I can’t wait to go again.
It’s winter and extremely cold in Illinois. Last week it snowed like six inches the day before Christmas, so we had a white Christmas after all. Now it’s in the negatives all the time and I don’t like it. I like the snow, just not the cold. This is too cold.
It finally snowed though. A week before Christmas we had a 26% chance of having a white Christmas. A lot of us were super bummed out. Having a white Christmas is kinda a big thing here. It’s such a good feeling to wake up on Christmas Day and see inches upon inches of snow on the ground.
Well, that’s exactly what happened. The weather had been saying there was going to be a slight chance of a snow storm Christmas Eve. Nobody paid attention. Then we woke up and there was snow on the ground. Time to slide in a ditch. The best part about living in the country when it snows is watching trucks.. and sometimes cars, drift around in the snow.
The majority of us are really happy it snowed. There are some people who just don’t like snow. I’m not one of those people.
In the winter I get really lazy, no denying that. If it wasn’t for Andrew I’d never leave the house. I’d be sitting inside all day, eating chicken nuggets, watching tv and sleeping. When winter comes I’m kinda like a bear. I hibernate all winter, then show my face again in the spring. This winter I want to be a little more productive with my mornings to get me in a better mood, so I’ll tell you all about what I TRY to do in the mornings.
The first thing I do in the mornings is check my phone. I do this because I always fall asleep texting people, then I feel bad when I fall asleep. Especially with all my friends overseas. Their morning is my night time so I always end up not responding because I fell asleep. I then have to apologize 290 times.
After I get the courage to get out of bed, I have to put my contacts in because I’m so blind without them. Then I make my way into the kitchen to make some coffee. You know the saying “Don’t talk to me until I’ve had my coffee”? That’s me. Seriously guys. Don’t talk to me until after I’ve had my favorite coffee which is the McDonald’s French vanilla K Cups.
Then I tell my mom all the drama from the previous night because my mom loves to be on the upbeat with all the drama in this town. So I gotta fill her in for an hour. Then normally I’m playing with my cat before he goes outside to hunt for mice.
Sometimes my brother will come over in the mornings and hangout with me for a bit. (I think he just shows up to steal all my soda.)
I then reside to my room for a few hours where I read/check up on my blog and end up falling down a Youtube hole. I somehow find myself watching America’s Got Talent and food videos.
That pretty much sums up my morning. Lazy days. The afternoon is when I actually start to do things. I’m not a morning person at all. I stay up pretty late, so I normally don’t get up until about 9 anyway. I hope you all liked reading! 💙
I’m in denial that it’s getting cold out. Yesterday, it was 25 degrees outside and there I was, standing outside in a t-shirt, sweats, and my Nike slides, trying to get my cat out of a bush. I miss the summer heat.
I like the winter, don’t get me wrong. The snow is beautiful and I love hot chocolate. But I don’t like the cold. I get cold very easily and I don’t like that. I haven’t been able to feel my fingers all morning. It’s freezing in my room. Perfect. Can I go South with the geese?
It’s days like this when I really miss summer. I miss swimming at the lake, getting ice cream late at night with old friends, tanning on my trampoline, driving around with all the windows down while blaring music. I’m depressed.
Fall is pretty much over now. Almost all the trees have lost their leaves, it’s getting below freezing at night, and I’m cold. Depressing. At least there’s football to look forward to. Go Seahawks!
Soon it’ll be spring once again and everything will slowly start to thaw out. The million shades of green will come back and so will all the animals. I’ll be warm again and the happiness will return. For now, I’ll be in my room under 20 blankets, eating thousands of chicken nuggets with my space heater on, and watching SpongeBob. Oh, my cat will be there too. Can’t forget about him.
Most of you who know me wonder how the hell do I keep my hair looking healthy since I treat it like crap by bleaching it all the time. Well, other than the fact that I’m balding from all the anxiety I’m doing pretty good at keeping my hair looking socially acceptable.
In the winter, I only wash my hair twice a week. No more, no less. It gets really cold here and when it gets cold, my hair gets really dry, so maintaining some level of natural oils in my hair is really important. Plus, I’m not sweating in the winter to get my hair greasy. It stays pretty clean between washings.
If I do happen to do something that involves sweating, I use dry shampoo. It makes my hair less greasy looking without drying it out to make it fall out. Just spray it on, style it and comb it out. Everything works out just fine.
Next, I NEVER use a brush. I have pretty thin hair, but it’s really long so it takes forever to comb out. I noticed when I brushed my hair, it would fall out more and I’d have twice as many split ends. When I use a comb, my hair hardly falls out and there’s barely any split ends.
Using heat is also a big no no for me. I let my hair air dry after I wash it. Maybe once a month I’ll blow dry just the roots if I have to go somewhere in a hurry and it’s cold outside. If I want my hair wavy, I’ll put it in braids. If I want my hair curled, I won’t do anything because I don’t like my hair with curls. If I want straight hair I leave my hair as it is because it’s already naturally straight.
March 11 2017
Coconut oil is my hairs best friend. In the winter, my hair gets really dry and itchy. Then the dandruff comes. That’s a big NO for me. I don’t need to walk around looking like Mt. Everest. Once a week I try to use a coconut oil hair mask before I wash my hair. It moisturizes my scalp and makes my hair feel so soft after I wash it.
I know I’ve mentioned this in previous posts, but I also use Hair, Skin & Nails vitamins every day so that helps a lot. I never bleach or dye my hair in the winter either. I let the brown grow out and let my roots become healthy again. Then in the spring I start bleaching again until the fall.
There you have it! What do you do to keep your hair under control?