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How to get a great hair cut

Hey Hey Hey! It’s Friday!!! Let’s get the party started! Okay,not really, I have to get through work first, and then go grocery shopping. Then home to put everything away and laundry. Then we can party! Hey, hey!
What are your plans this weekend? I am finally, FINALLY going to get my hair done. It’s been a year since I went. I have highlights but they now start at my ears… It’s really been entirely to long. This is an actual picture my daughter drew of me last weekend. I said “Honey, my hair isn’t that short!” She said “I am not done yet!” And proceeded to draw my highlights on the bottom… How sweet.
Do you have a favorite salon that you go to always? It took me forever to finally decide that it wasn’t worth salon hopping. I went to this place on a whim 8 years ago and it was the first time I ever fell in love with my hair. It was exactly what I wanted. I could just wash my hair and leave the house and it would look great or I could style it and look phenomenal.  But it was almost $300.00 for the cut, highlights and everything.
I felt amazing but that price seemed a little steep for me and my young family. I felt bad about spending that much money. That was 2 weeks of groceries and gas back then… Yes, I am old enough to say that now.
I spent years salon hopping trying to get that cut and color that I fell in love with and I could never get it. One place did chunky highlights when I asked for thin, she said they looked better. One place refused to give me a straight cut. My hair was to thin she said so she went ahead an layered it. The next place gave me thick highlights, I have to admit they were better than the chunky ones. The only place that actually gave me the cut I wanted was the training salon. That girl did exactly what I asked her to do but I was to nervous to ask for color. No place gave me the cut and color that I fell in love with.
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Last year I was done with Salon hopping and I booked my appointment back at the $300.00 place. And I paid $300.00. and I loved it again.  I will never go anywhere ever again. Also, I plan on going more than once a year so it shouldn’t be $300.00 every time. Last year just totally got away from me and before I even had a chance to look up, it was December. And now all of a sudden it’s March…Wait, really? Almost April!! Can time slow down a little bit? My hair needs taming.
**Not me or my hair but something like what I get when I go. ***
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So my advice for how to get a great haircut… Find someone you love and stay with them forever.
I go Saturday. I am so excited I could pop. What’s you’re experience with hair? Do you salon hop? Are you strictly with one person for everything? Do you have a colorist and a stylist?
Sunday I have book club with my homies. So overall it should be a great feel good weekend. Which is exactly what I need right now.
Happy Weekend loves! I hope you all have a good one.

 

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Planning a Trip to California with Kids

My son is turning 10 this year in June and he’s always asked if we can go to Lego land. I read that the Lego land in California is so much better than the one in Florida. The past 2 years we have gone to Florida to Disney World. One year we stayed on the Resort and the next year we stayed in our friends timeshare down the street from Disney world. Both times were fun.
This year we are going with our Friends to Virginia so I figured that I would plan a super surprise birthday present for my son. We are going to fly out to California on his birthday and stay at Lego land for 2 nights…
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Then we will rent a convertible and stay in a hotel in San Diego and spend the next 5 days exploring. I plan on going to the zoo one day. I was looking at Disney Land but it is really expensive! Seriously, for 2 nights to stay at Disney Land I can rent a car and stay somewhere else with a kitchen for 5 days and buy groceries. Is Disney land really worth that? I don’t know.
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I am thinking of getting the California Explorer Pass and picking the Universal Studios attraction since we already are staying at Lego land in the Castle.
This is the pass:
 Has anyone used this pass before? Is it worth it? Are there any attractions that are a must see in California? I have only been there twice in my 20’s. Once to see the American Music awards and once to visit friends and hang out. I have never been there with Kids before and I am really excited!
This will be his 10th birthday present this year.

FriYay!

This week has been hectic to say the least. We had a therapy appointment, a meeting with the principle, vice principle and teacher.  I hate confrontation. My anxiety level has been at an all time high. I seriously had a rash on my chest Tuesday because I was so flipping angry. It was my month close at work. Let’s just say I am ready for the weekend.
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It’s Friday. I have work to finish up this crazy week. Then grocery shopping. The kids both have “Hang outs” after school but husband is taking care of those duties. It’s not a play date anymore, those are for babies I was told. 😦  We have to find a birthday present for a bowling birthday party tomorrow. My daughter goes to the party but my husband, son and I will be having a mean game of who can bowl the worst on some other lane. Much needed fun and relaxation.
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Daughter needs some new pants. And I guess we have to find valentines for the kids to give at school. Sunday is book club brunch and then the in laws will be over cause it’s been a while and I miss them.
It should be a great weekend and I am really ready for it.
Side note. I made a seriously delish pasta carbonara on Tuesday. https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/12965-spaghetti-carbonara  I added onions, peas, and cherry tomatoes. Cooked them in some of the fat from the bacon on the side and then mixed them after I mixed everything together.
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*** picture from the Recipe***
Happy weekend everyone! I hope you all have a great one. Be back Monday!

Can teachers be bullies?

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I’m having a tough time with my child’s teacher. It went from her telling us that she prefers the girls over the boys (I have a boy) at our conference in December, to last week her questioning me about why I didn’t bring him to the holiday concert after school because she knows we went to the movies that night. I told her we had already bought the tickets and that he choose to go to the movies that night because he didn’t want to go to the holiday concert. Then I walked away and got angry… Is she questioning my parenting? And if so, then maybe it’s time I start questioning her teaching. What I do with my children after school hours is none of her damn business. Her job is to teach my child in a safe environment and currently he is having anxiety just going to school because he feels like he is constantly being targeted by her and getting in trouble. Why is that?
This week Monday she took his chap stick away because he got up to go get it without asking. He raised his hand and she wouldn’t call on him. Which has happened before. He needs his chap stick right now, he has a very dry irritation under his lip (which is clearly visible) and he needs the chap stick to sooth and protect it. She should not have taken it away.
Yesterday she wouldn’t let him go to the nurse when he asked because he had a headache. They were going to recess and it’s weirdly warm and springy here right now so he was trying to tell her that the humidity would make his headache worse but she yelled at him to get his jacket and go outside. So he cried and she said that she was finished talking to him and walked away. When I picked him up he was pale. When we got home he skipped dinner and went to bed and slept for 12 hours straight. He clearly did not feel well.
We have emailed the Principle and the Vice principle and we have a meeting tomorrow morning.
Can teachers be bullies? And then what do you do? Based on the principles email to confirm the meeting tomorrow, it already feels like they are defending this teacher instantly without looking into the situation.
Any advice?

Some Mornings…

You ever have those mornings were you show up at work and you’re like how did I even get here? Do my clothes match? Did I rinse the conditioner out of my hair? Did I put mascara on?
This morning was something. I am at work, sure. I made it on time. The kids are dressed. I remembered hat day at school. I think I am put together okay. I don’t even remember looking in the mirror today! I think I did my makeup okay. I trust that my husband didn’t let me walk out of the house completely miss matched. I have my water and my apple, so there’s that.
I took my Vitamins on an empty stomach and chugged ice water and coffee  and ran out the door… and then threw up in the driveway while we were getting in the car to go to school and work. I really should take those things at night. The Vitamin D pills make me so nauseous sometimes. The I had to run back in the house to brush my teeth again and get water to clean the driveway. Then we talked in the car about me taking Vitamins and if they are bad for you. I usually go over the day with the kids so we’re all the same page about the day, when I’m picking them up and what they might want for dinner… Not today. So I think we’re having spaghetti.. I have no idea. The point is, some mornings are just like this I guess! Also, I hope I remembered to put deodorant on.