Thursday, September 22, 2011

Adventures in Hair Styling

I love to try new things with my hair.  I think that hair is a great way to experiment with your style.  It can really change the way you look, and if you don't like it... it will grow back!


To show how easy it is to change your look by changing your hair, let me walk you through the last 2 years...


Fall 2009
Late Fall 2009
Christmas 2009


Summer 2010
End of summer 2010
Winter 2010-11
Spring 2011


Summer 2011

End of summer 2011

I decided that it was time for a bit of a make-over!  I now have a new hair cut, short and cute!  To go with my new hair cut I thought my blog could use a little style make-over, so now you see lovely pink stripes in the background.  


Ta da!  Here's my "right-now" look!  I don't know what I'll do next, but that's the great thing about it! 


 I hope you have some wonderful adventures ahead of you today!
Alice.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Replacement Windows

Last year I replaced all the windows in my house with those expensive, double-pane, energy-efficient kind.

 
Today, I got a call from the contractor who installed them.  He complained that the work had been completed a year ago and I still hadn't paid for them.
 
Hellloooo,............just because I'm blonde doesn't mean that I am automatically stupid.  So, I told him just what his fast-talking sales guy told me last year... that these windows would pay for themselves in a year,,,  Helllooooo?  It's been a year, so they're paid for, I told him..   There was only silence at the other end of the line, 
 
so I finally hung up.  He never called back.  I bet he felt like an idiot. 







Done laughing?  I received this email from a friend.  I think she was motivating me to exercise, because I had to run to the bathroom to prevent myself from peeing my pants!


Have a whimsically wonderful day!


Alice.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Homeschool Survival Kit

After my blog post from Monday, First Day Back to Homeschooling, I have had several people comment about how they could relate!  One of my friends completely surprised me by presenting me with this... a Homeschool Survival Kit!






The label reads:
Animal crackers for when life seems like a zoo.
Band-aids for when things get a little rough.
Chewing gum to help you stick to it.
Crayons to colour your day bright and cheerful.
Candle for when you are up late marking or planning.
Smarties cause that's who you're teaching.
Kit Kat bar cause by the end of the day you'll probably need a "Break".
Eraser to remind you everyone makes mistakes.
Lifesavers for when you've had one of those days.
Marbles to replace the ones you've lost.
Paperclips to hold it together.
Pencil to "Write your wrongs".
Rubber band to remind you to be flexible.
Shiny penny to remind you that each will shine in his or her own special way.
Starburst to give you a "Burst" of energy when you need it.
Tissues to wipe away the tears... yours and theirs.
Toothpicks to help you "pick" out the good qualities in others and yourself.
And a prayer for you to say at the start of every day.



Oh, and the prayer:
Please help me,
To strengthen their voices, bodies and mind,
To express their feelings
and control them sometimes.
To explore what's near,
and venture afar,
But most important to love
who they are.


Thank you so much to my friend for helping me to put a whole new spin on the "tough" days!  It really helps to remind me of why we do this, and it put a huge smile on my face!

I hope you have a whimsically wonderful day!
Alice.