Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Today I am having a nice day, doing nice things for my (need I say it?)nice, deserving self! I had a long put-off, much-needed visit to the doctor. This was followed by a stop to make an appointment to get my contact lenses replaced and then a quick stop by the estheticienne to make an appointment for eyebrow waxing and other painfully satisfying activities. Then this positive flurry of self-pampering was followed by a stop at the hairdresser. I walked in the door and they said they had a spot open right away and sat me right down. I guess I looked like an emergency case. (Bad hair is considered an emergency in France)
As you can see in the new pic I have up, it's now layered, but with a stylishly sleek fringe at the front. Trés chic? Well, maybe not. But at least now I don't look like I have a dead, elderly badger perched on top of my head. And that's something.

The twins have seen my new hairstyle and seem to both like it. "You're beautiful, Mommy!" Mallory gasped. But then after a good look at it she added doubtfully "But that doesn't look like work hair."
I guess she's gotten too used to me running around the house sporting a bedraggled pony tail..

So far today, I have not unpacked a single box. I am just pottering around, doing whatever takes my fancy. I read a bit earlier on and now I'm planning a bit of emailing and general internet time-wasting. Bliss!!

I haven't had such a nice day in ages. I'm loving life in France and keeping very busy, but I seem to be getting very shabby and neglected as a result.
Enough of that!

9 comments:

somebird said...

LOVE the new do!

babzee said...

SO happy to hear that Burkina Babe is becoming la femme jolie of the Haute-Savoie. You're a knockout, an knockouts can't be expected to slog around with the rest of us!

La Framéricaine said...

BurkinaMommy in France, you look stunningly beautiful ith your new hairdo!

Congratulations on having such a talented coiffeuse. I love your new photo and agree with your daughter that it "doesn't look like work hair."

I love to have my eyebrows done because I can no longer see to do them myself with out glasses and with glasses I can't do them myself! If it ain't one thang....

I'm glad that you are having a blissful day!

Beth said...

Aww shucks. All this praise will turn the head of a simple lass from Nebraska.
"It DEFINITELY doesn't look like a dead badger" would have sufficed.

But thanks, everyone, for being so sweet...

Ksam said...

I'm throwing my two cents in too - it looks really fabulous!!

oreneta said...

OK, it doesn't look like a dead badger.

And, can I get the name of your hairdresser???

Beth said...

Thanks, Tuck!

I was a bit nervous as the hairdresser cut and chopped and hacked. Then she paused a moment and said "You've got a LOT of hair here" And then she dove back in. I just sort of closed my eyes until it was all over...

Beth said...

Her name is Amandine. She's very young and lovely and has great hair (of course).
But I was a bit afrad that I'd look so old to her that she'd give me "granny hair". But she did a super job, I think-it's not too young or too old looking.

Come to the Dark Side (that would be France) and I'll take you for a make-over, too, Oreneta!! You'll have to help unpack boxes afterwards, though.

oreneta said...

Ohhh, what a sorely tempting offer...We may be in Paris over Xmas, but that isn't all that close...