Sunday, October 4, 2009

Ch, Ch, Ch, Changes

No longer brownish-blonde, I'm not black(ish)-haired. Its a nice way to welcome fall and give myself a change. And I love how soft and shiny my hair is after I color it. This is a just a semi-permanent from a box supposed to wash out in about a month, though my hair usually holds color longer than that. By the way, I feel incredibly vain right now. I took about two dozen self-portraits on a hill while walking Ayla, and now have a file labeled "Self" on my computer, with nothing but pictures of me. Some have goofy grins and others are too posed, but I'm sure it will be interesting looking back them years from now, and I rarely ever delete a photo anyway, especially once its loaded on my computer.

The weather is much cooler now, and the dogs have let me know by becoming extremely hyper in the house. I took them to the dog park recently. Its a great place, 1.3 acres of gravel, so it doesn't get too muddy, with a shade structure and tables for the humans, as well as additional benches around the park, and a water fountain for both species. I just love the movement of Mac's ears and wrinkles when he runs.

We had the place to ourselves for a while. Ayla likes to stand in the shade with a ball in her mouth and survey the park. Until Mac swoops in and steals the ball, that is.

There has been knitting...

Despite how long it takes me, I really do enjoy lace knitting. It looks like a crumpled mess while its in progress, but blooms into something very pretty once its finished and blocked. And I can't say enough about the Frog Tree yarn. Its fluffy and soft and has a very nice halo. I'm one repeat in, five or six more to go (depending on how long it is after five and how much yarn I have). I like how the middle picture depicts the Seascape Stole; it reminds me of rolling waves.

A big thank you to Hungarican Chick for sending me this award, and brightening up a crummy day. I love her randomness (kindred spirits at times, I think), she's very funny (see the recent grammar rant, and I really feel you on this one!), and makes the sweetest drawings that remind me of Beatrix Potter and being a kid again. Go check her out and say hi!

1 comment:

Karin said...

Cute dogs! I think the hair looks wonderful on you in this colour, but ofcourse I didn't see how it looked before. I tried to dye my hair dark brown once, but I don't think it did my face any good. So it's back to blonde again.. :-)

You have a great blog!