Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Hair adventure part 2

The light is really bad - makes my blue streaks look brown or black
I never wear my hair down, but I did not feel my beautiful blue was as appreciated as it could have been, so I coiled the top to keep it from being too hot and wore it down.
This only worked b/c I was doing stuff at the computer all day and our a/c is temporarily working. Moving around it gets in the way and even with most of it coiled up it's hot!


Have I mentioned it's really hard to take selfies of the back of your own head?
When I got home it was hot, so I coiled up the loose hair and wound it around the bun. Stuck with a couple pins and it was pretty comfortable.


Yeah, this light really doesn't show off my blue streaks. Solution might be....more blue next year!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Nasturtiums in the rain

I loved the way my nasturtium leaves looked in the rain, but it didn't really come out in the pictures.




Hair adventure

This is the third year I've dyed my hair - I went with blue this time and this seems like the best place yet. The other two the dye washed out almost immediately.
Yes, it was so hot and humid that there was fog in the middle of the day. Eugh.








Final reorganization of half the living room

Sewing table with puzzles, misc. and instruction books on the right, records on the left. Still more books to be cataloged and go into the empty bookshelf. I think I might store the rowing machine under the desk.

Miniatures and so on will go on the white shelves. I might get a small table to go under the window for working on puzzles and beading. The stepstool and vacuum will be gone of course.

Still stacks of books to catalog and the tv to rearrange. Also need another small stool, since I'm using the one I have for gladiolas but I might have one. Another paper lantern to hang and I want to get some more pictures for the bare wall. Only drawback to this arrangement is that the chair is now directly facing the a/c.

Friday, August 15, 2014

So much beautiful green in the garden

The herb pots are finally filling up - next year I want to add a third pot and separate the basil and oregano.

The morning glories are a bit out of control - I think just one pot of morning glories next year, and something else in the front pot. Maybe a whole pot of chives....


You can barely see the gnome a neighbor generously donated. I am ok with this. Next year I want to put some trellises against the rock for the nasturtiums to climb up and possibly the nasturtiums

Progress is being made. Really.