Long time no blog! I am using this time of quarantine as a way to get reacquainted with the wonderful habit of journaling and blogging with a first person voice, keeping you and me entertained in the process. You may feel like you have missed a few episodes, or rather a whole season! I will try to catch up as we go. In the meanwhile, stay safe and wash your hands 🙂
Today was a nice day. My mood has been improving with my husband being on leave and not so stressed out by work, a nicer weather, and getting out some more.
This morning, I was getting frustrated with my hair, most particularly the part at the back that always gets tangled and is impossible to comb. It happens when my hair grows, and I haven’t had a haircut since I got to the US around Thanksgiving.
Heck, I don’t even know how far back I got my last Guatemalan haircut. I have a lady I love to use, who charges $3 for haircuts, and here I haven’t even bothered trying to find a place.
My hair was pretty short when I came, so now it has barely reached my shoulders. But it’s at that mixed level where you can’t really get a ponytail or tie it, but it starts bothering you if it’s too hot or windy.
So I asked my husband to cut it. The barber is still open on base, but it’s active duty only, as Marines are still required to get a weekly haircut. I don’t know what they charge, but I am probably too cheap to pay it if it were open to families, plus I think forcing Marines to get weekly haircuts in the time of COVID is being negligent, and I don’t want to encourage it.
My husband did a double take when I asked about his scissors.
– Oh, you’re going to cut your hair? He asked
– No, you are!
In Paris, my mom cuts my hair. Aside from a brief time where I frequented beauty schools for free haircuts, she’s been my hairdresser. So I was not too worried about asking David to do it.
I only tasked him with removing half an inch at the back, where it bothered me and the tips had to regain vitality.
At the front I have different length so we might keep that for later.
My hair is pretty curly, so you have to go quick before the curls twist again and assessing length and how much to cut becomes complicated.
But he did a great job, and I think we’ll try again, maybe if we touch the front we’ll do it when salons reopen, so I always have that as a backup.