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Crikey.  This week has flown by!  It’s Thursday already!

Today I’m:

Feeling pretty introspective.  I’ve been thinking a lot about romantic love the past few weeks.  I read an interesting article in UK Vogue yesterday about “settling”.  We’re taught never to settle.  That settling for a man who isn’t Prince Charming or Mr 100% Right is wrong, and that we’re compromising ourselves and setting ourselves up for a marriage of dull lovelessness.  I’m fully aware of the unrealistic romantic ideas that are instilled in little girls’ heads from the moment they can understand fairy tales, and I have to agree with Vogue – settling for 80% of the attributes one wants from a husband doesn’t sound all that bad.  As long as the big ones – honesty, fidelity, respect, equality and non-abusive behaviour are met.  Oh, and physical attraction, albeit that attraction changes its nature and focus over time.  It’s a hard one though – do you make the decision consciously to settle, or is it something that happens after years of deciding not to settle (and to find someone else?).

Wearing slippers, baggy jeans and a sample tee from the summer range. 

Looking different.  Extensions were added yesterday and I’m feeling full- and heavy-headed.  They’re very cool.  I have to say though that the extravagance and unnecessary indulgence makes me feel a little uncomfortable.

Thinking about work and the fact that my BFF is moving to Denmark in about two weeks.  That is something I’m blocking out!  I’m also thinking about how much chocolate I’ve consumed in the last week…seriously, sugar is very bad! 

Happy about my yoga practice this morning!  No amount of trying gets jump backs happening, and only sometimes does a jump through occur, but, yay, two postures from second series have been added!  AND, I managed not to rip out my new extensions when I jammed by calf behind my head (and tried to look comfortable!).

Wishing the lure of biting my nails would vanish in a big puff of acetone.  And that I could raid Weylandts!

Malaise

Anyone else feel like they’ve had flu for weeks?  Mine doesn’t develop into anything and comes and goes, but I just don’t feel fantastic.  The last two days have been properly flu-ey and as a consequence I’ve managed to do NOTHING work-wise. 

I did manage to get to the hair dresser yesterday though (she’s one of those incredibly popular ones, so if I’d cancelled I’d have seen her in about six weeks time!).  I’ve been growing my hair for ages now, and it can now be comfortably classified as ‘long’.  Of course every time I head to the hair dresser I want to lop it all off!  She’s convinced me the only way to get through this long scraggily is to get extensions.  My hair is thin, so unless I try really, really hard, it just ends up looking alright and pretty boring, and I’ve never been one for a boring hair style!  So extensions it is…eek…do I need to think about the carbon footprint involved and any humanitarian issues with sticking someone else’s hair into my own? 

How cute are these?

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