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January 07, 2022


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Actually I think your haircut looks nice but it is an awful feeling when you get a different cut than what you thought you were getting. I haven't had a haircut in 18 months, partly because I can't be bothered and partly because I don't want someone to muck up my hair, not that it's fantastic or anything but I like the length now.

I'm glad your daughter apologized to you and so glad that your mom is going to have her pacemaker replaced soon.

Take care.


As a man, I always say my wife’s hair looks great no matter what I really think… if I even noticed she had it cut.


Sue got her first cut yesterday — first since C began. I think she is relatively happy with it.

Doug M

I think your hair looks very nice, and your home looks lived in! Sometimes that's a comforting thing. 🙂 And wow on your mother's news for February, keeping my fingers crossed there. ♥️

Tonya Watkins

I think it's cute! I like your bangs! I need a hair cut, but it really needs to be done by someone who knows how to cut curly hair, and the only place around here (in Olympia) is outrageously expensive. So...I keep trimming it myself, but I'm NOT getting good at it. Especially the back.

So glad Younger Daughter apologized. I sense she spent some time giving it quite a lot of thought. Good for her.

And good news about your mom. My fingers are tightly crossed that Covid doesn't derail it!


I think your shorter cut looks great!! The styling from the salon is never repeated at home with a new do. But, that being said, maybe you should try wearing it that way for a few days....ya'just might get used to it and like it!!! I think I would !!!


I'm so glad it all worked out with daughter.
Margaret, I really like how your stylist did your hair. No, honest. I do. I think she did a great job.


Hairdo looks fine, seems the same style, just a tad shorter. Will save you a trip inbetween now and the time you usually think it needs to be cut next. Take a photo of what you like and show that to her next time. John's statement was lovely. Grandson with his permanent fort will probably still let you in. Someday those forts won't be built. Enjoy the fun! Follow your Mom's pre-surgery instructions. Usually involves not taking aspirin or some meds that tend to cause easier bleeding, sometimes about 1 week before the procedure. Keep her masked; wrap her in Saran Wrap and bubble wrap until after her new pacermaker! Linda in Kansas

Pam Donaldson

I think your hair looks great - even better than usual, in fact, though not really very different at all. It's funny how one is so conscious of such things oneself, while other people hardly notice! I just envy your wonderful Grieve hair!

Pam Donaldson

And excellent news about your mom. My fingers are crossed - not that I've found this to work very well...


I'll chime in and agree with everyone that your new haircut is very attractive on you. The layering works, and I particularly like the longer bangs! Looks great! I'm glad that you and younger daughter sorted things out. Personally, I think your daughter also presents a risk to those who need shielding, in that she lives closely with an unvaccinated person and could conceivably be infected without showing symptoms. But I can see that bringing that up would likely be a bridge too far. I suppose our future will be a constant assessment of the level of risk we are willing to assume, in exchange for spending time with friends and family. There is no "100% safe" from covid, given the limitations of the vaccines.


Your new cut looks fabulous. Long leggy layers that flow and blend to the sides and back are a soft and very attractive look. If you want more volume and a salon blow-out look, use a Conair 2 in 1 hot air styling brush. (A friend recommended this to me and it works very well at home between salon visits.) Your grandson likes building creative forts. He might be a budding engineer. What fun!


I think your hair looks great! It is funny how "personal" that opinion can be. We are always so hard on ourselves. I love the fort. It is so exciting for little ones to have a little space like that to play in. Why not? Easy to clean up. So happy about your daughter. We are also having some painful decisions to make regarding health care choices. Meh.


Looks like I have a whole lot of catching up to do. I thought after all the months I've been MIA I would pop in and see things back to your normal lifestyle - but sure doesn't look that way lol. I hope all has been well in your world. I'll be back for more catch up soon. Happy new year to you and yours!

Joanne Noagon

Actually, it is a decent haircut, and can be more mended by time. Your family room sure does bear the detritus of toddlers!

Donna W

You can add me to the group that thinks your hair looks terrific on you. I like it.


I'm with the majority. Your hair looks great!


Yes, I agree with everyone else -- I think Tina did a great job, even if it's not quite what you had in mind. :)


I really like your hair like that! And don't say HAHA No to me - I think it looks really sharp. I might wish for slightly longer bangs but that's me, I've worn mine too long for years. But your overall cut, looks fantastic. You're just not used to it. Adjusting to a new style takes time and sometimes, well, you're right. It'll grow.

Yay for your mom! I hope that the new pacemaker will help out with many or all of her current symptoms. Makes me think of when Mom got cataract surgery and couldn't stop talking about being able to see leaves! I hope that she has as dramatic a difference.

And also yay for your daughter. I'm so glad that you two were able to resolve this one with kind words.


I really like your haircut. Looks very nice.
Happy that your daughter came to the dinner and apologized, but yes,
she has a right to her feelings too.
Glad to see your mom has a date for her pacemaker surgery.

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