Book Club

Monday, February 9, 2015

I mentioned last week that I joined a book club and in doing so completed a life dream. For March we are reading 'The Light Between Oceans' by M.L. Stedman. Here is the synopsis:

"After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby.
Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them."
What do you think? Feel free to read along this month if you like. We can discuss in the comments of this post, but no spoilers please. Any recommendations for future months?

This Week

Friday, February 6, 2015

In an attempt to recognize the cool, neat and funny (to me) things that happen in my life I have decided to spend time cultivating this weekly post and taking time to reflect on how grand this life truly is.

Missy Elliott was back. And all I could think about was this...

 I joined Dollar Shave Club. Though it is targeted to men, their 4x blade (also known as 'The Lover's Blade') is also perfect for women, so they say. I loathe paying the high mark-up on razor blades so I'm giving it a try. I'll report back.
I joined a book club (a life dream complete) and we read this book.
A stocking I finished for a great friend. (Full confession: I finished this in December and never shared it so I'm sharing it now.)
What cool, neat or funny things happened to you this week?

How often do you wash your hair?

Thursday, February 5, 2015

I wash mine every night. Or I did until two days ago. I was ridiculously tired (for no apparent reason which is 100% annoying) and just needed to crawl in bed. I have always been a shower at night kind of girl because I can't bear the thought of getting in bed dirty. It sends my OCD into overdrive. But on this night, I thought what if I just did a body shower and tried this trick? So. I. did. it.

The results... I needed more dry shampoo in the morning, but I don't think I used enough the night before. By the end of day two, my hair was looking rather greasy, but I'm hoping that improves with time. I have decided to try moving to a washing my hair every other day plan. One less day of blow drying (bonus for my hair) and an extra 15-20 minutes of reading before bed (bonus for my brain.)

Anyone have other tips for a less greasy mane?

P.S. My favorite dry shampoo. And I dream of becoming a redhead.

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