I am pretty sure in heaven it will be fall weather all of the time.
We are rounding the corner to pumpkins and 75° and warm drinks and wearing layers and it all adds a spring to my step!
The past few days have been filled with family and relaxing and church and all things lovely. On Friday I had my first full day at home in weeks. I celebrated by not getting dressed or brushing my hair for the entire day. I’m thinking of making it a weekly event. I may even put it on the family calendar so everyone can be prepared for the less-than-stellar look.
After a whole day of playing games with the kids, homeschool assignments and folding laundry, I prepaid to go to bed around 9:30. After lying in bed for about half an hour I got an idea, what if I went ahead and colored my own hair?! Because that is the next best thing to sleeping.
I had ordered some do-it-yourself hair color in July and it’s been sitting in my bathroom staring me down ever since it arrived, daring me to use it. I’ve been too nervous since the first time I colored my own hair I ended up looking like something out of an old horror movie. I cried for 24 hours afterward until my stylist could get me in to fix it. But having it done is so expensive that I decided to try it again and apparently Friday was the night to do it.
Frankly, my gray roots were scaring people. Mostly me.
The color was from eSalon and was pretty easy to do and only took about 45 minutes. The color looks nice, not as pefect as when I pay the big bucks, but I didn’t cry all day Saturday so that’s one check in the positive column. I will definitely do it again.
On Saturday morning my kids dressed like pirates so they could go to the city for free donuts and some fun shopping. My 3 youngest boys couldn’t go pirating (it was just for big kids this time) which I felt really bad about because they had gotten up early and dressed for it. It nearly broke my heart to tell them they couldn’t go so I told them, “You guys think of something fun you’d like to do and I will take you tonight.” They chose to go out for Mexican food with ice cream after, which is something we very rarely do. They sure know how to make the most of the mom-guilt.
Also this weekend I had my first Honeycrisp apple of the season and I picked up some pumpkins for the porch. Someone should really write a song to the Honeycrisp apple, so enormous and delicious and the perfect amount of crunch. It’s just another way to celebrate fall.
Sunday we went to church followed by lunch out with an older couple we have grown to love since we have been going there. Yep, eating out twice in a weekend and I am feeling pretty spoiled. Let’s just call it fall celebration number three.
After lunch I took the sweetest nap and then went for a walk with the kids. Really…. the simple goodness just never stopped.
I may have to make this an annual event…. after school starts and the weather cools down I spend a day in my pajamas eating Honeycrisp apples and having Mexican food with friends. You have my permission to adopt this tradition for yourself.
Sadly, according to the family calendar I will have to actually get dressed each day this week. There are activities happening every day, but it’s all pretty close to home and we will be together. That’s all a girl can really ask for.
I hope you’re having a nice September and a wonderful week!
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