Monthly Archives: February 2013

Five Months’ Frenzy

Okay, so it hasn’t been much of a frenzy, but I liked the way it sounded. I have been busy, work, school, life in general. The dogs and Dan are awesome, keeping me grounded, happy and peaceful. I have had two of my clients at work pass away this winter, and a third has an injury he is unlikely to recover from. That sucks. As hard and stressful as working with adults with developmental disabilities can be, the absolute hardest and worst part of my job is seeing people I care about age so quickly and pass away. It is overall a very rewarding (emotionally) job, I wouldn’t trade some of the relationships I have had with some of the people I have worked with for the world.

On to more fun stuff! Since I last posted, I had my hair permed. I asked for a “Jew fro” and was kindly asked to not say that in school 🙂 A perm is basically torture if you are tenderheaded like I am. I did like being able to tease up my hair and make it look all wild, but damn. Getting my hair pulled on with all the rolling, rinsing, and unrolling all while the fart smelling chemicals are reforming the disulfide bonds in my hair strands is not something I am likely to repeat. Once that started to grow out, I had it all chopped off. I have something between a pixie and a fauxhawk now. I was ready to chop it a while ago, but wanted to do the perm first. Since I wore my hair up so much of the time when it was long, it hasn’t felt like much of a change. The big difference is that my celebrity doppleganger is now Blanche Devereux from The Golden Girls, no longer Mrs. Garret from The Facts Of Life.

Alas, now the reason for opening up this laptop today: NAILS. I no longer have acrylics on. I received a UV lamp for Christmas and some Shellac polish I requested. This week I got  a jar of CND Brisa Gel and so far am LOVING that on my nails! It is hard as a rock, my polish dries super fast over it, and it doesn’t come off when I use acetone to take polish off. I’ve also gotten to do Gel nails on a few ladies at school. It is so easy to use! I am loving so much more than acrylic powder nails. School has also given me a few opportunities over the past few weeks to practice nail art on some false nails glued to corn dog sticks. Prepare for the flood of pictures of corn dog stick falsies, as well as a few of my own fingers.

Circuit Board and unimpressive Wood Grain
Circuits on my hands
Royal Pain and KoiValentines Woo

More Loves <3

These were a surprising hit with my classmates

Laceish and Speder

Gingham Style
plerd
I have a toohtache and a eagerly awaiting my dentist appointment in the morning.

and lastly, my new hair did.

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