i painted my nails when silas was in mexico. also, note my crackly, dry hands.
for the first time in a couple years i have a phone that is not just the cheapest prepaid phone i could find. it takes very decent pictures (see detailed photo above of my wrinkly hands).
behold, le desmond:
i started reading the Old Testament (King James Version) at the beginning of this year...i'm currently at the end of 1 Samuel. i haven't read the OT since high school, when we studied it in seminary (Bible study class before school). now i'm reading it straight through and, honestly...i'm not sure what i think of it. i have a lot of questions about a lot of things.
i took the boys to the mall to play today (and to ride the "alligator", of course...it's not a real mall experience without a good elevator trip). while we were walking around after, i stepped into sephora on a whim. when a sales associate asked me if i was looking for anything specific, my brain said, "no, just browsing," and my mouth said, "yes, i want a natural-looking pink lipstick".
i walked out ten mintues later with a $13 tube of "natural-lip-color-enhancing" lip balm. assertiveness fail. you know i can't say no to those people! happy early birthday to me, i guess.
it is a very nice lip balm. and it does enhance my lip color quite beautifully. (i tried to take a picture but taking a phone shot of my lips without getting my creepy giant nostrils in the picture is impossible.)
what else was i going to talk about? oh yes, my hair. ;)
i dyed it last night! it's not a drastic change, i was just trying to get it back to something close to my natural color.
here you can see the nice two-tone color i've got going on (from the last time i dyed my hair).
i'm not entirely sure what i think yet. i'm fairly certain i like it, and i think it's close to my natural shade. time will tell though, i usually have a lot of issues with my home dye jobs fading/turning red.
today was another bad hair day (the back is giving me issues...a bunch of funky, uneven layers). unfortunately i can't just pull it up into a ponytail. instead, i am left to concoct hairstyles that can only be achieved through artifice and an arsenal of bobby pins.
and here's a picture of the stupid back.
i know it doesn't look that bad in the pictures but that's because i've been fighting it for two days, trying to straighten the [heck] out of it. the uneven-ness and multiple lengths is not something i can attempt to fix with a cheap straightener, unfortunately.