Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Perm....and date night in DC

I know these posts are somewhat thrown together and mashed together, but I have been kind of mad at myself for  doing such a poor job of documenting things lately, so I am trying to jot a few things down before it's as if they never happened.

Last month I got a perm. I wanted a perm, so I got a perm. I am pretty crazy with my hair that way. It was fun...The lady who did my hair was very chatty. She decided to cut my hair too, which was good for her since I ended up paying a lot more that way...She was also very chatty, and ended every sentence with, "you know" I felt very confident in my decision until I was bout 5 minutes from being done. That's when she decided to take another client. She left me waiting to get my hair rinsed, eventually I got up and found her and asked if she was going to rinse my hair, She sent an assistant to do it. She gave a quick rinse, not very well done, and away I went. That night I couldn't sleep. My front hair line itched too much. I put some coconut oil on my scalp, which felt amazing and went back to sleep the next morning I felt the front of hair, they were burnt off and short stubby hair was left behind. Now we are only talking 10-20 hairs but still. 

Long story short, I love my perm. It has been so fun to do, but I would not go back to that salon, actually I probably would I would just tell her how I felt and would sure I got a good rinse even if I had to do it myself. :) 
oh and coconut oil really can be used for everything.

(you can see my short stubby hair a little in this pic :)
The other night we got a babysitter on our only free night in weeks and we decided we wanted to go out to eat somewhere. We didn't know where, but we knew what we had in mind. Jones did some research and found a place called Cedar in downtown DC. They get their food from local farms and had an awesome looking menu, so we were sold. I always LOVE being in DC and feel really lucky to have had an opportunity to have date nights in so many awesome cities. I wouldn't say I am a city girl, at least not as a lifestyle but the part of me that sees magic in the world makes trip to the big city a magical type event. The restaurant was perfect. I tried beets for the first time, and I have to say I liked them way more than I was expecting and kind of feel like I have been missing out all these years. I also had Gouda Grits. Oh.  my. yum. Of course can you go wrong :)  It was the kind of food that awakens the artist in you and inspires your passions. Although I didn't really care for the dessert I want to go back again sometime. I doubt we ever will though. Our life seems to take us from one place to another so quickly. We only have the time we have and we try to make the best of it. I can't explain it but I just know that I can't wait in life. If I am only going to be in place a little while I want to know I really lived there, and explored what there was to explore. I am very lucky that I have a wonderful family to explore it with me. Our life is an adventure and I wouldn't have it any other way.


hAha said...

What a frustrating hair experience, though you rock a perm. It's a different perm than I've ever seen! so natural and pretty!

hAha said...

oh, i forgot to say....cheeeeeese!!!! that place sounds delicious!