SHOW AND TELL: It went.

So, my day started weirdly enough. Gabe actually let me sleep until 8:45. I got up and Vic stayed in bed (he has to work until 4 am). By 9:30 am, Gabe was in demanding 2 yr old mode and Joey had been doing nothing except whine, argue, and be a general PITA. You know its shaping up to be one hell of a day when you have had to threaten a kid with being sent to their room and an early bedtime before you even reach 10 am. UGH My next fun moment was when Gabe went into a total screaming meltdown about having his overalls taken off. By the time Vic got up at noon, I had had enough! I looked at Vic and said “I’m going out. I don’t know where I’m going. I don’t know what I’m doing. I don’t know when I’ll be back. BYE!”

I decided I was actually going to do it. I was going to donate my hair. So, I headed to the hair dresser. I think my friend Bean still has me beat for length of hair donated (she hit 22 inches) but I donated a bunch…20 plus inches! Here’s the end result…

After I was done there, I still hadn’t been away form home long enough so I went over and hung out with my mother-in-law for quite a while. 3 hrs away from my kids, a bit of peace and quiet, and a new hair cut did wonders for my mental state.

So whose next? Who is going to join Mel and I in our Locks of Love donations?

To see what everyone else is showing off this week, take a trip to visit the Goddess of the Infertility Blogosphere.

30 Responses to SHOW AND TELL: It went.
  1. Another Dreamer
    October 26, 2008 | 1:05 am

    Cute πŸ™‚

    Everyone seems to be getting hair cuts! (Not me though, I just finally got mine grown out to shoulder length!)

  2. Malky B.
    October 26, 2008 | 1:11 am

    You look really good. I like the new look on you!

    I’ll post the recipe tomorrow.

  3. Carolyn
    October 26, 2008 | 1:16 am

    Kristin,
    I love your new hairstyle! Good for you for getting out and away for some much needed me time! You look gorgeous!

  4. Bean
    October 26, 2008 | 1:36 am

    Wow, 20 inches is impressive!!! You look GREAT!! Man, I wish I had curls πŸ˜€

  5. Michelle
    October 26, 2008 | 1:40 am

    I love it! It looks great on you!

  6. cici
    October 26, 2008 | 2:19 am

    good for you.. It looks great!

  7. battynurse
    October 26, 2008 | 5:00 am

    Looks great. I really like it. Glad you got some time away too.

  8. CreoleInDC
    October 26, 2008 | 7:36 am

    You look soooooo cute! You’re such a good person Kristin! Me lub you. πŸ™‚

  9. magickalstitches
    October 26, 2008 | 8:05 am

    It looks great!! And too funny…because for about the last week I have been telling myself mine’s going, and that is exactly how I was thinking of getting mine cut too. It’s just so damaged it needs to come off. Unfortunately though, I don’t think I’ll quite make the 10″ length min. this time.

  10. Delenn
    October 26, 2008 | 8:06 am

    You look 10 years younger! Ummm…not sure if I could get used to changing my own hairstyle. But everyone one is doing it! πŸ™‚

  11. admin
    October 26, 2008 | 9:00 am

    Very cool. I would love to donate my hair if I hadn’t chopped it off in the midst of an identy crisis last year:)
    You look great… A new cut always does wonders for the mental state.

  12. Rachel
    October 26, 2008 | 9:36 am

    Hi!

    Nice hair cut! I like it, and I bet it feels *really* light on your head. I cut mine by 4 inches a few months ago, and I felt like someone took a weight off my locks. It was so very nice.

    Rachel

  13. Kymberli
    October 26, 2008 | 10:09 am

    That’s a great look for you! Your eyes are stunning!

  14. Vicki
    October 26, 2008 | 10:11 am

    I love the new haircut! I donated my hair about 5 yrs ago to Locks of Love…it’s an awesome way to help out those in need.

  15. Sam
    October 26, 2008 | 1:39 pm

    oooh very brave of you!!! I don’t think that we do that kind of thing here in the UK. At least I wasn’t aware of anything like that when I got my hair cut last year.

  16. Lollipop Goldstein
    October 26, 2008 | 2:51 pm

    Go you!!! I love it–your hair looks gorgeous. I know it’s probably hard to see it so short (I’m still having a hard time!), but it looks fantastic.

  17. JuliaS
    October 26, 2008 | 3:31 pm

    My hair is past my shoulders, but I have never been able to get it to grow past my bra strap – it takes forever! Plus it’s so fine and thin, no one would want it.

    Anywho . . . the new ‘do is tres chic! I like it. Is your hair naturally curly like that?

    (Totally, totally jealous!)

  18. Katla
    October 26, 2008 | 3:42 pm

    You look fabulous!!! Congratuations!!

  19. Dora
    October 26, 2008 | 5:58 pm

    Love it!! Mine is only a little longer, so nothing to donate. Kristen, it’s such a great cut for you. I agree with Delenn, it makes you look younger. Your stylist knew what he/she was doing. It has a real shape, which your long hair didn’t have.

  20. Beautiful Mess
    October 26, 2008 | 11:12 pm

    I LOVE your new haircut! You look so beautiful! Congrats on 20 inches, that’s AWESOME! My 11 year old daughter did it too, but only 11. I am very proud of her. I, too, have super curly hair, but I don’t look good with short hair. My face isn’t designed for it, whatever THAT means. I’m glad you were able to get away, how amazing did that feel?!
    -D

  21. Lori
    October 26, 2008 | 11:48 pm

    I love the look! And it’s so great that you had such a huge amount of hair to donate.

    Doesn’t it feel great? In so many ways?

  22. NHStitcher
    October 27, 2008 | 7:11 am

    It looks great!
    I donated about 20 or so inches in July

  23. Donielle
    October 27, 2008 | 7:50 am

    Wow, what a change!! Must feel weird though. πŸ™‚

  24. ~Tammy
    October 27, 2008 | 8:58 am

    OMG, your new ‘do looks incredible. I love it! Good for you, chopping it all off for such a worthy cause!

    Glad your time away recharged your low mental battery.

  25. theclam
    October 27, 2008 | 9:05 am

    That new look is really good on you! Kudos for the Locks of Love donation πŸ™‚

    (ICLW)

  26. Lee
    October 27, 2008 | 4:37 pm

    I love the new hair cut!!

  27. Cara
    October 27, 2008 | 5:03 pm

    It looks GREAT!!!!!!

    Sorry so late to see, but you saw my current schedule.

    I’m going to try to get to the award soon and post it on my blog, but I didn’t have success last time!!!

    How do you get those pic images to transfer?

    Thanks again.

  28. MrsSpock
    October 27, 2008 | 8:23 pm

    You look gorgeous, daaahling!

  29. geeksinrome
    October 28, 2008 | 6:42 am

    i love what you guys are doing! That is so generous and you and Mel look awesome! Plus there are going to be some psyched little girls with such beautiful hair.

  30. Pam Ringo
    October 30, 2008 | 2:50 am

    I LOVE IT!!! Kaleigh did that a few months back, but she only had 10 inches to donate. YOU GO GIRL!

    Love ya! >MWAH<

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