There's a lot of gorgeous hair in this house. And my creative outlet has been to play with it.
This St. Patty's day weekend we drove 40 miles for a family sleepover with our old neighbors. It was a marvelous occasion that included a treasure hunt, grilled delights, and sangria. In honor of the tradition of greeness on St. Patty's day, we baked green bread, grilled green asparagus, and braided green yarn into our hair. Well, the longest of our hair. After I braided the green yarn into Azalea's hair, in three french braids, I realized that I could easily loop the braids up by tying the end of the yarn back up to the starting point of the yarn. Pippi Longstocking was outdone, in so many ways.
I too have been subjected to my own creativity. I am thrilled to have so much hair, but I struggle to know what to do with it. It is so heavy around my face. It is so short and poofy. I long for a ponytail. But I can't have that yet and so I am spending more time playing with my hair than I have at any other time in my life, eighth grade included. I started out by pinning back the bangs with little barrettes. This has been going well for about a week, but I still haven't worn it like this to work. Then tonight Azalea pointed out that I could in fact pull my hair into a few ponytails in the back of my head if I wanted to. And so it was executed: my first post-cancer ponytails.
I have been wearing all of this hair hardware--barrettes, bobby pins, hairties, and even a flower for a spell--all night and I must say it feels FANTASTIC to have my hair UP. But what do you think about the look? Could I show up to work with my hair like this? And then what do I do with the hair around the ears? I look forward to your opinions, especially my sister Holly's since she'll be over on Thursday and can help me troubleshoot my short-hair shortcomings.