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Hair Cut and Hump Day

Happy Hump Day all! How is your week going? My is kind of flying by – work has been very busy. I am also very excited for the weekend ahead, so I hope the remainder of the week goes quickly.

So here is Tuesday’s recap:

Breakfast was oatmeal with raisins, walnuts, almond milk and a squirt of agave.

For lunch I ventured outside for a salad and got my usual: romaine lettuce, cheddar cheese, carrots, walnuts, dried cranberries and chickpeas with balsamic.

My first afternoon snack was Chobani pomegranate yogurt. I’d never tried this flavor before – it’s always sold out at the places I go to buy it. I really liked it – the arils were actually really good.

Later in the day I had two clementines. However, the second one I peeled was really tough and tasted strange, so I ate about two slices and threw the rest out – sadness.

I was still craving something sweet, so instead I ate one piece of Lindt Lindor Truffles – dark chocolate.

I may have had a few unpictured rice chips as well – bad I know.

After work I headed to a nearby salon for a hair cut. I am weird about getting my hair cut. I used to work in a hair salon as the receptionist from age 13 – 19, so the same two girls would always cut my hair and I trusted them implicitly.

Well, I don’t live in Upstate New York anymore and sometimes I can’t plan far enough in advance to make it upstate for a trim, and my hair was getting out of control. So I searched a few places near my apartment online, read some reviews and made an appointment.

All in all, the experience left me unscathed and hopeful that maybe I can go back to this salon. The guy was very nice and listened to what I wanted. I think he cut it a bit too short, but it will grow out. And I don’t get my hair cut all that often, so it just means I won’t have to again for a while. I’m terrible – I know. But I just hate it.

My one pet-peeve of almost all salons is the product pushing. That and putting gel, spray or any kind of “product” in your hair when you don’t want it. This guy didn’t push the products on me much at all – thank goodness. However, I did tell him right off the bat that I wasn’t much of a “product” girl, so he probably gathered he should tone it down. But that hasn’t stopped others in the past though.

I think I will go back – the price was reasonable, the guy was decent, my hair is in tact (if a bit short), and I didn’t feel that they were trying to “sell me” left and right. Another hair catastrophe diverted.

What about you – have you found “your” hair stylist? Have you ever had to find a new one? Does anyone else get as nervous about getting a hair cut as I do? You’d think I was going to the dentist!

After my hair cut I came home, started a load of laundry and contemplated dinner. It was getting late, I was tired, I was really into reading my latest book and didn’t feel much like cooking. Hence, my dinner turned out to be this:

Awful I know. I should be honest and note that I had two handfuls of chocolate chips. It was not a healthy dinner at all, but I was having some cravings and was feeling lazy.

So today I am completely exhausted because I was up till a little after midnight reading my book: The Weight of Silence. I was so close to the end, I just had to know what happened. So I finally finished it around the midnight hour and may have a review coming later today or tomorrow. It was a good one.

Do you ever find yourself up late at night when you can’t put a good book down? It’s happened to me many times.

Today I am back on the wagon: going to the gym after work, making a decent dinner and trying to get to bed before 11 p.m.

I probably could have finished my book earlier if The Biggest Loser and American Idol hadn’t been on, stealing my attention away. And why couldn’t they schedule their commercials to NOT be on at exactly the same time? It made flipping back and forth impossible!

Until tomorrow…