Had medical tests today. More Friday. Maybe more next week.
Took kids to the beach after. Super! I love the waves.The sun. Bodysurfing. Being dumped by the big waves.
Made me feel alive.
So in a positive frame of mind I purchased some hair colour and decided to put a new colour through my hair.
Hopped in the shower. Then thought I'd better read the instructions. I never read instructions for anything. But one has to start somewhere.
Oh. No. You are supposed to start with dry clean hair. I now had wet unclean post beach hair.
I figured it wouldn't matter much so went ahead.
Apply gloves. Okay. Turn off shower. Attempt to put on plastic gloves.
Frak. How do you get them on? I couldn't get my fingers aligned. Got a hole in the thumb area. Great, I thought. Now I will just get colour on my hand. Always wanted dark hands with a purple tinge. Cos that's the colour I chose for my hair.
Still in that positive frame of my mind, I set to work on mixing the colour. Was it all squeezed out? Was it all mixed? Was it to be a creamy shade with purple streaks or should it be all purple-y?
Persevering I applied the colour to my hair. Thank heavens I wasn't wearing my clothes. I dropped some dye. A purplish streak loomed across my navel. Wiping it off I smudged a spot onto the bathroom sink. Smeared this away and onto the bathroom counter. Good. Time to re- colour the bathroom in this rented house anyway!
Okay. Instructions said to wait 20 minutes. I started in on paperwork and folders for my Kumon centre, putting the waiting time to good use....30 minutes and several phone text interruptions later I shrieked! What would happen! I had left the dye in too long! Would I turn into a pumpkin? Or worse. Would I end up looking like a drag queen with freaky hair to match my purple nail polish?
Well, I certainly don't look like the next lead for the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Thankfully. My hair is okay. Dark. You can see a touch of purple in some lights. And the bathroom survived.
And I am still in that positive frame of mind.
Just don't come to me for Colour Your Hair Instructions.