Sunday, April 23, 2006

Sock-Hops, New Hair, Sock-Pals & Bulbs...

First of all, I'll start with my last Girl Scout Sock Hop as a Girl Scout leader! (unless, of course, I end up being a leader for M.... let's not think about that!) C. took some friends to Culver's (for burgers--just like in the 50's!) beforehand:

Here's a picture of C's troop at the end of the Sock Hop (They had so much fun and were very sad that this would be their last Sock Hop. Someone said that they wished there were sock hops in middle school and I reminded them that, starting next year, they'd have real dances--with boys! That was met with a mix of excitement and disgust...)

A bit about me...

As usual, I live in a perpetual state of dissatisfaction with my hair. In this latest round, I have tired of my straight, dull hair and I'm frustrated with all the hair I've been losing as I age. So here's a picture of me a week ago, followed by a picture of me after my perm:

Not a matter of fact, in usual fashion, I immediately declared that I would never get another perm in my life! But it DOES look thicker...

We just got back from our "Spring Break" trip. While everyone else goes somewhere warm and South for Spring Break, we headed North as usual. After four days in Northern Wisconsin, we joined G. at his Department meeting in Central Wisconsin! At least there was a pool at the hotel we stayed in. :)

While on vacation in Hurley, I went in search of something fun to include in my Sock Pal's package. I am lucky enough to have a Sock Pal who lives in another country, which is really fun, but it also means that I need to mail her socks ASAP... Anyway, I went to Art Unlimited, which is a sportswear company (they print most of the advertising type shirts you find from Budweiser to specific vacation spot shirts...) and found the coolest sweatshirt that I hoped matched the socks I knit. It even says "Wisconsin"! Tell me what you think:

Oh, and while we were gone, my bulbs started to bloom! All the grape hyacinths are blooming, the daffodils are up, and even my first tulips have opened!

That's all for now. The kids go back to school tomorrow and that gives me a chance to get things somewhat back to normal--or at least routine!


amy said...

Great idea for the sock pal package! I think that's great.

sewingsuzee said...

You'll have lilacs in no time!

I like the sweatshirt/sock combo - where is your sock buddy from?

Hair...oh, don't get me started. It's a never-ending issue in my life. I like the new do! What I miss about perms is the 'fluff and go' routine.

The good thing is that the gray will start to come in, and that'll be thicker! :-)

Stefaneener said...

I love your straight hair. You need a truly wonderful cut to show it off! The flowers are divine; the sock pal is lucky.
I still can't believe how fast you knit socks. Please plan a trip out here to show me your method!

Olga said...

thanks for stopping by and commenting on my socks! although, I have to say yours are lovely as well...and you're including a sweatshirt! i was just going to send a small box of pecan chocolates (snort). my pal is overseas too, and i haven't sent my package yet. tomorrow!

anyway, just wanted to let you know that i'm from chicago and I love wisconsin! (and culver's custard!) your kids are super cute (especially those hair pictures!).

Wendi said...

I've got super-thick hair, so can't relate on that point, but the best thing I ever did was grow my bangs out. It's a real pain, and requires a lot of patience, but I bet you'd love it if you gave it a try! Don't know if you've ever tried a 'bob' but that would look great on you too, and helps the transition of growing out bangs.