I have been wanting to get my hair cut for a long time now. I have a ton of hair, and in this heat, it starts to bug me. Of course, I have always liked my hair shorter rather than longer. I finally got it cut today. I like it. But then, it's not much different than how I usually get it cut. It's just nice getting it cut. I tend not to get it cut often because I really do like going to Oscar to get it cut and he's kind of expensive. That is actually the reason I grew it out so it wasn't super short. I didn't really trust anyone else to cut my hair as well as he does and so I would go too long in between getting it cut. Decided I couldn't keep it that short anymore.
I actually probably wouldn't have gone to him this time but my mom was in a nice mood and offered to pay for De and me to get our hair cut from him (click on the link to De's blog to read her take on it...really quite a funny post). I finally made the appointments for De and for me. We had wanted to go at the same time, but the only way we could have done that is to wait a while to go. So I scheduled us on different days. Which I found out that he appreciated. We have really, really thick hair. He jokingly said we should have scheduled it for different weeks, rather than just different days. I told him it could have been worse and we could have come the same day. He said he would have had to take a day off after that. Anyway, the following picture is a "lovely" self-portrait of my new do. I stopped at a neighbor's house on my way home afterward and she commented on how straight it is after getting it cut with all the waves I have in my hair. I told her it's a result of styling. Which it is. Takes time, but I can get it straight like that.
I just wonder what the person who wrote the anonymous letter commenting on Russ' hair is going to think when they see that he now has longer hair than me. Hehehehehehehehe....
I thought I'd throw on a few pictures of the kids playing in a small pool we got for the summer with a couple of neighbor friends, Mia and Jacob. Had to make them take turns in it because the boys wanted to splash a bit more than the girls wanted to be splashed. But I think they had fun. They seemed to, anyway.