Weekend Warrior Control Freak

I have been told that I am a little bit of a control freak. I think it’s more the ‘I think I can do it better so I might as well do it myself’ type of mentality. That is probably a character flaw, but it only happens when I get some sort of services done, like hair stuff, or when I’m at the grocery store and I have to bag my own groceries because I know I do a better and more efficient job. Cold stuff all in one bag, I mean, how hard is that? Anyhow…

I wish I could say I was a running weekend warrior, but I can’t. Since we are on the subject of running, to clarify my last post (Dare I say it?)… apparently, I dared say it too soon. What had happened was, I had zero pain in my heel, for the first time in so long, I can’t remember. So in my excitement, I thought maybe it was all better. But no. 24 hours later the pain resumed and I had the same ol’ pain all weekend. Doesn’t matter really, because I am seeing a new doc, an orthopedic surgeon this Wednesday, referred by the ART doc I was seeing–she thinks I should be better by now. I do think my last session with her is why my foot felt so much better the next night, but I had a feeling it wasn’t going to last.

I am a weekend warrior though in the DIY (do-it-yourself) category. I guess when you can’t go for a run, you find interesting ways to cope. On Saturday I did my P90X, a new one, the Core Synergistic dvd. I really liked it. Then I made this tasty breakfast, three separate times. First for me. Then my oldest (18) smelled something yummy and emerged from his cave and I made him one. Then when my youngest (16) finally woke up around noon I made him one. The oldest liked it so much he asked me if I would make it for him tomorrow morning. Which is perfect, because I want it again too (yes, I know he is capable of doing it himself and I did show him how on Saturday, but boys love when their mama makes them meals. I remind them how lucky they are.) Thanks to Tom for turning me on to turkey bacon. I LOVE regular bacon, but am trying to eat healthy.

One egg, one slice turkey bacon and one muffin (fat free).

After the yummy triple breakfast fest I decided to color my roots. Yeah, I’m old and have a few grays, so… well, you know… time to fix that! I am tired of going to get my hair done for ridiculous amounts of money, so I had a box of medium brown color lying around from about a year ago and figured I’d use it. It came out pretty good, but I did loose some of the highlights I was trying to tone down a bit (because I didn’t like the way the stylist did them 5 weeks ago, or the time before that at Thanksgiving.)

this is a good brand
this is a good brand

With the new darker hair, I set off to make oatmeal cookies with cinnamon chips for a dinner party Tom and I went to that night. They were so tasty good.

these are tom's favorite
these are tom’s favorite–they are buttery delicious!

I was trying to be real good with my eating Saturday, with the impending dinner party, so I tested out the new Blender Bottle I bought to see how it makes a protein drink. I threw in protein powder, fat free milk and Nutella, then… shake, shake, shake. It reminded me of the Shake Weight commercials, something my oldest and I laughed about after as we watched a few parody YouTube videos like this one.

It was just okay. Low cal and full of protein. It satisfied me, I guess.

I wasn’t finished with my hair, so I ran out that afternoon before the dinner and bought a highlighting kit. I have been on a mission to have those ‘Ombre’ type highlights, the ones that are down at the bottom of your hair. Every time I ask the stylist to do them I’m never satisfied. So what is a control freak like me to do, but to do it myself! Right?

Sunday morning, just slightly hungover from the amazing BBQ’d prime rib and too much wine dinner, I set about doing the highlights. Here are my results.

I am pretty happy with the results. I love the variation of colors.

Now Tom thinks I should think about becoming a hair stylist. I do kinda like doing that stuff, and I would make more money than I do now. Maybe.

I think it is a little difficult to do highlights to yourself, because I gathered more hair than I needed, so I might fiddle with them the next time. But, for a first timer, I am thrilled with the results. Plus,  I am so happy that I saved a few hundred dollars. I think I did as good a job as the stylists have done to me. Best of all, I can always redo it if I get sick of it…

Control freak or whatever, do it yourself is the way to go!


6 thoughts on “Weekend Warrior Control Freak

  1. I love the low lights in your hair! Looks so pretty. That’s amazing that you did that on your own. I can barely blow dry my own hair to an acceptable level haha.
    I’m definitely a control freak too – it drives my husband mad. I over-instruct him on stuff to the point he says I should just do it myself…whoops. He’s probably right though.

    1. Ha! Yes, we have to be careful with our men. I’ve learned to just bite my tongue and let them do it, with no complaints. Otherwise I get stuck and I have enough to do!!
      Thanks for the compliment. It was not so hard to do. It’s all about having the proper tools. I long ago bought a salon cape (at a local drug store), and I just get everything lined up and take my time. I did do a color test with a cut off piece of hair in the highlighter creme beforehand, just to see how long so it doesn’t get too blonde. You do have to be careful with overall color. I got mine too dark a few years ago and once it gets black, it’s impossible to lighten it without highlights or going to the salon. I learned that the hard ($$$) way.

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