First of all, I just have to say, that my day did not start off on a good note. In fact, I'm still in denial about it. I used Yelp to find a place to get my hair cut, & it's an utter disaster. I was pretty clear in my request (just under 2 inches off, long layers in the front). . .
I'm not going to subject you to pictures, but . . . I can't get my hair back in a pony tail, & it looks a lot like a mullet. It was so bad that the owner came over, dismissed the person doing my hair, & tried to fix it. Eventually she gave up & just sent me out "for free". Oh boy, I'd pay a lot right now to have my old hair back. *sobs*
I'm not a terribly vain woman, but I have a super round face, and there are certain things you cannot do with a round face. You cannot have short layers in the front. You just can't. Also, my hair is naturally super curly (which I advised her of), so if you cut it short, it does scary things in the front. Ah, it's a hot mess, & again, I can't pull it back to hide it. I've tried it with a rubber band & six clips, & it still falls out. I'm starting a new job in three weeks, & this will be their first impression of me - the lady with the super bad hair. ;-)
I did manage to do my arm workout & go for a walk/run this morning. That made me feel good. I also took the boys to the park, & decided that I wanted to do a little baking this afternoon. We have the following trees in our yard: lemon, orange, avocado, & persimmon.
I started with a knock off recipe for the Starbucks lemon pound cake, although I have to say, this was about 1000x better. It almost has a crumb like a cupcake, & I'm a cupcake connoisseur. I will absolutely be making this one again. I did skip the glaze, as I want to use this for snacks for the kids lunches.
M has also been requesting muffins, so I decided to tackle some of the ripe oranges. I love this recipe because you actually puree full oranges, which means you're using all of the fruit (save for the seeds! ;-)). Love that. No waste. M tried a small bite & said these were amazing. http://www.food.com/recipe/fresh-orange-muffins-14325
I'm going to keep experimenting, & honestly, I need a bunch of recipes for the lemons. I hate to see them go to waste, & we probably have 100 ripe ones ready to be picked. This is definitely the land of plenty. ;-)
I also went through & started updating our budget, based on all of the new salary numbers, costs, etc. M is flying back to Seattle next weekend to oversee the last few stages of the remodel, and also meeting with a property management agent about getting the house rented. Fingers crossed.
We still need to get our vacation house listed, but I dread it. Not the selling process, although I'm sure that will be long & painful. Just the idea of getting rid of something we've loved so much. :-( But, We can't carry a $5,000/month rent, our house in Seattle, & the vacation house. It's nuts. So, time to cut the cord & officially get it listed.
Looking forward to my *last* week, after 16 years, with my employer!! Almost done wrapping up my one last project.
Hope you're having a fabulous Sunday!