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Friday, August 28, 2015

Our first week back at school

Over the summer Emily asked if she could buy blue dye and dye her hair blue.
She certainly was welcome to dye her hair blue,
just not by herself.

I like Laura's highlighted hair very much, and thought she could use a touch up,
(it's not the initial cost, my mother used to say, it's the upkeep!),
so I booked appointments with Jenny.

That's the backstory.

It takes so long that I made the appointments for two subsequent Thursday's.
Here we are at Laura's, a week ago.

She hoped I would drop her off and come back,
but I had my knitting and nothing better to do. 
I did sit out in the waiting area.


I think instructions are being given here:


I thought "You little minx, those are not roots Jenny is touching up.
This should be interesting!"


She is quite pleased, isn't she.


And was not even offended when I asked if we would be adding leopard spots next time.


Emily last night, same chair, but with her computer programming homework.


The redhead on the right in the mirror is Jenny.
She has red hair this week.


In order to have blue hair, Emily first had to have blond hair.
"And I always considered myself a blond!"
Still studying.


Blue dye applied.


Results last night, except the lights are so awful, we will not post until we have a decent picture tomorrow.


 Everyone at school was expecting blue hair.
They thought it would be home made, and expected the worst.
TaDa!
We must get senior pictures done soon.



This made me smile, too.
Laura has the family habit of keeping notes close at hand.
The school bells were on the fritz today, so she scheduled out the periods on her arm, so as to miss none.



I do not know why her hand is red, unless her ever present hand sanitizer pulled it from the inked on heart.
I know there is a heart because she is in love with a new boyfriend.
Not the same as last year, of course.
PS--her nails glow in the dark.

That's what we did this week at our house. I can't speak to the strength of the women or the handsomeness of the men, but I do believe the children are above average.


38 comments:

  1. You are so lucky, Joanne, to have such people around you - and related as well! I love the hair. They are dear things.

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    1. Thank you, Tom. We are managing the bumps in the road!

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  2. Blue Hair! Good for you for allowing it. You are a wise lady, and know which battles to fight.

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  3. I wanted colour on my hair to cheer myself up....turns out my hair is too short,saving me many $$$! I really like the blue and the style.
    Jane x

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  4. The girls look wonderful, then again... they have the coolest Grandma in the history of ever! Hope they liked their cookbooks. =)
    The kidling and I went to have our hair trimmed on Wednesday and, as my Dad used to put it, I " done got skin't". Good thing my hair grows pretty fast; there will be pictures at some point... maybe when I stop being shocked each time I look in the mirror, lol.

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  5. Love their hairdos. Self expression is so important to girls of that age. Tell them about how the kids used to get lined up with a bowl on the heads...

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  6. Being a grandma takes courage and believing in the gr-kids. You have that in spades.

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  7. I like both colors/styles of hair, and I wasn't expecting to like the blue. Young folks make life interesting, don't they? Lucky grandma.

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  8. You are getting so wise in your battle choices and love you for it. Just imagine our doing that to our hair when we were their ages..I think we would have been suspended from school.The arm writing stuff came from you, I think. Cute and very useful.

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  9. No matter what you do to it....hair will always grow out lol.

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  10. Very cute. Nice to see your working together with your grandchildren and everyone seems to happy about their results. x

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  11. I love both of their hair! I think its fun to experiment with different colors on one's hair especially since it can grow out over time :)

    betty

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  12. Love both of their 'do's'. And envy them their grandmama.
    The children in your house are above average - and the women waaaaay above that. Probably just as well - given that they have to be at least one step ahead of said chillun.

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  13. It's fun to experiment when you are so young! When I was a working nurse I used to write blood pressures on my arm!

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  14. Both of them turned out well. But I have to say Laura's is totally stunning.

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  15. That two-tone hair was all the rage here in Adelaide for a while, I still see a few girls with it, I've never liked it. I prefer streaks and highlights. Laura does have beautiful hair though. Emily's blue is more subtle than I expected.

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  16. You are a wonderful grandmother. Blue hair seemed all the rage on my recent trip to Brighton.

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  17. I raised a beautiful daughter and am pretty sure she went gray at age thirty --hereditary thing-- but you'd never know it. Great photos.

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  18. Oh, yes, the children are above average. I like Emily's blue. It turned out well. The more she washes it, the faster it will fade. I like Laura's look. I've seen some young women do something similar: dye the bottom of the hair pink or whatever color and leave the top the regular color. I prefer what Laura has done. My tresses remain golden for now but are due for a change.

    Love,
    Janie

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  19. Hari OM
    Yaaayy, both work perfectly for them - I held my breath a bit when you said 'blue' - and am among the surprised that it is actually very effective! YAM xx

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  20. Both girls look beautiful and happy. Good job, Grandma.

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  21. They look happy! I thought the blue would be brighter, but I like the shade she picked. Very classy.

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  22. Actually, that is quite a pretty shade of blue. Worth having done professionally. And they're lucky to have a grandmother who doesn't get all wrought up of the idea of blue hair and dramatic highlights. (And far better than weird piercings that impede speech or disfigure you for life.)

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  23. Amusing post. Tell them not to tattoo their neck with a picture of a hand grenade, okay?

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  24. I'm surprised Emily's school allowed the unnatural hair color. Many of the schools here don't allow it as it is 'distracting'. When my daughter was in high school with long blond hair she wanted hers emerald green. I talked her into just the bottom 8" or so similar to Laura's. I did it at home and it looked great. then about a month later she did her whole head green and while she liked it, it didn't really go well with her skin coloring. the next summer she did her whole head in grape soda purple.

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    1. The daughter of a neighbor spent her entire high school tenure during the KoolAid dying craze, back in the eighties, I think,. Purple today, lime green tomorrow. There were a couple of disasters, but April merely put on lemon yellow the next day and carried on. Her natural color, by the way, was auburn to die for.

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  25. It's fun to dye your hair - and blue is interesting! (One of the few regrets I have looking back: I should have dyed more - though at least I changed the cut very much).

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  26. The best part is the smile on Emily's face! About senior pictures.... we have each of our grandkids "formal" senior picture hanging on our wall. One of our grandsons has his hair dyed red and in an unusual (?) style... truthfully, I wish he had his "normal" hair color as this photo is for all times. Heck... at my 50th class reunion, we all wore name tags with our high school graduation photo on them.

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  27. This reminds me of a time when my friend with black hair tried to go blonde and her hair turned every color imaginable. Blue looks cute.

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  28. Joanne -- Laura has a beautiful smile. Young and old are coloring their hair all colors lately. Seems to have begun years ago with the Goth period among young folks. Of course their is always the period of time when older woman dyed their hair blue back in the 40s. Fashion changes as does most everything eventually. Laura is a beauty. -- barbara

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  29. When my daughter started talking about dyeing her hair I was somewhat aghast, but she has been through many colours now and every one suited her. So now I am a fan! Love that you are so accepting of your granddaughters' non-life-threatening trends.

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  30. glow in the dark - that would be fun around Halloween but other than that I'd skip it. What do I know - not much. These requests are not bad considering the problems kids get into. Our youngest did a head shave and odd (my opinion) hair color in high school.

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  31. As a retired nurse, I remember writing BP's on my arm or bed sheets-much to the laundry's disliking. BUT I did have the BP. Oh well.

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  32. I wish I had dyed my hair all different colours when I was young. I was so unadventurous.Now I worry that colours will damage my hair. Both colourings look wonderful to me.

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  33. You are just one incredible grandmother.

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  34. Her stylist did a good job on the blue!! It's not too harsh! And I agree, you are a very good grandmother. :)

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