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My Carpe Diem 4943 Al A Carte Persimmon Reset Girl A5 Planner is what I use for appointments and general outlining of my day. These are last weeks pages and basically, I didn’t do a lot of work. Just watched TV and played with stickers. And you know what, that is really OK. I was very, very sad and the bright colors cheered me up. Yes, even the exorcist which is an awesome TV show that is not that scary -nothing like that movie that horrified me when I was 12. (Who tells their 12 year old, “Watch it, it’s a great picture!” about that movie?
So speaking of my hair OMG I LOVE MY HAIR. I got it done at Modern Betty in Eugene, Oregon, and my hair dresser is Anita LaChance. Here is her Instagram. Look, my hair is very dark naturally (+ grey), and super resistant. The last time I had someone bleach my hair it turned gummy. Anita spent hours with 3 different levels of bleach to make sure it got to a light color and minimal damage.
I’ve always loved my pink wigs but to have the real thing, the bleach hurt so much when I did it back in the day, it wasn’t worth it. But I had NO PAIN with this experience. Anita says its because they didn’t want to take the time to do it slowly and use the lower volume bleach. So yay! I get to have fun and pretty hair for the rest of my life. THANK YOU ANITA.
And HOLY CRAP I got the best hair products to go with it. The bleach makes it a little dull so Kevin Murphy Young Again, 3.4 Ounce is SO GOOD. There is no silicone in it and it conditions your hair as well as makes it glossy. Friggen gorgeous. Now, for movement, this stuff is incredible: Kevin Murphy Night Rider Matte Texture Paste – Firm Hold (3.4 oz) I’ve used so many products and my hair is so heavy it never does what I want it to. Knight rider is SO GOOD. haaa. I’m happy I can’t help it. Great art supplies and hair products that actually work make me giddy.
Once again, journaling saved me. By Saturday I felt a lot better and decided to get my hair done. I believe women need to be SEEN. I am also getting a tattoo on the back of my neck that says STILL I RISE, as a christmas present next month.
You may write me down in history With your bitter, twisted lies, You may trod me in the very dirt But still, like dust, I’ll rise. Does my sassiness upset you? Why are you beset with gloom? ‘Cause I walk like I’ve got oil wells Pumping in my living room. Just like moons and like suns, With the certainty of tides, Just like hopes springing high, Still I’ll rise. Did you want to see me broken? Bowed head and lowered eyes? Shoulders falling down like teardrops, Weakened by my soulful cries? Does my haughtiness offend you? Don’t you take it awful hard ‘Cause I laugh like I’ve got gold mines Diggin’ in my own backyard. You may shoot me with your words, You may cut me with your eyes, You may kill me with your hatefulness, But still, like air, I’ll rise. Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise That I dance like I’ve got diamonds At the meeting of my thighs? Out of the huts of history’s shame I rise Up from a past that’s rooted in pain I rise I’m a black ocean, leaping and wide, Welling and swelling I bear in the tide. Leaving behind nights of terror and fear I rise Into a daybreak that’s wondrously clear I rise Bringing the gifts that my ancestors gave, I am the dream and the hope of the slave. I rise I rise I rise.