Happy April, everyone! It's time for my favorite monthly linky, hosted by Farley!
I normally don't expand much on my Currently posts, but this one needs some discussion. In particular, I'm looking for some feedback on a couple of these, so feel free to chime in!
Listening - I L.O.V.E. that I'm still in my bed after 10:00, and it's not because I'm still sick! Spring Break is the best gift ever!
Loving - Yesterday, Chicago was blessed with 70 degree temperatures for the first time in what felt like a year. Although it didn't last long enough (a cold wind is howling as I type this), it was the perfect way to lift my spirits. I took the time to not only straighten but also curl my hair and put on a cute outfit, complete with fun jewelry for a day date with my man. Joel and I spent some time at the outlet mall simply because it allowed us to walk around outside, hand a nice lunch at a salad bar, and then we visited my BFF Ashley and her twin girls AND my sister and her boyfriend. When we got home around 8:00, we spent a couple hours hanging out with my brother and his girlfriend before climbing into bed to watch some Real Housewives. It was basically the perfect day!
Thinking - I'm looking for some new books to read. When it comes to adult books, I've really been enjoying memoirs and autobiographies... especially those by funny women. Ellen Degeneres, Kathy Griffin, Chelsea Handler, Mindy Kaling, Tina Fey... I've loved them all. What else should I add to my reading list???
Wanting - At Joel's insistence, I caved and bought a pair of Crocs last year. My schedule was such that I was literally on my feet from 6:30-1:00 every day, and they were the ONLY shoes that didn't make my plantar fasciitis hurt at the end of the day. They feel like walking on little clouds. I know Crocs are the shoes everyone loves to hate, but I think I'm finally in a place where I can say I don't care. We visited the outlet store yesterday, and I think I found at least 3 other pairs I want to buy. My sister thinks this is the first sign I'm getting old and fears I'm on my way to wearing mumus and giving up completely on my appearance. I assured her this is not the case. I think I'm just finally old enough to not care if someone judges my shoes if they aren't the ones walking in them all day!
Needing - I've mentioned this before, but I've been finding grays in my dark hair since high school. I started coloring my hair using boxed dye from the drugstore until my hair stylist pointed out that my ends were literally black from soaking up too much dye. I'm at a place now where my hair needs to be colored every month because of regrowth and because those stubborn grays fade so quickly. The last time I went to the salon for color only (at the end of February), I shelled out $130. And this is for all-over color. I don't do highlights or lowlights or anything else fancy. I would... but I'm trying to be cost-efficient. And call me crazy, but I don't think $130 for all-over color is cost-efficient. Who can afford that every 4 weeks? Not this girl! Especially not on this salary. I desperately need to find a more budget-friendly solution. I know I shouldn't go back to using boxed color, so I need to find another option. I'd love to be able to buy my own color and developer on ebay (but how do you know what will work for your hair?) to do it at home for a fraction of the cost. Anyone have any tips or alternate ideas?
Hours & Last Day - I have to punch in on a time clock and am required to be in the building from 7:35-3:05. This is more than an hour later than I arrived to school in my previous jobs, so I'm not complaining. :) Our last day is June 6 after 4 snow days. They were worth it!