Sunday, November 18, 2012

#48. Whackity whack - Hair Chop!

At the beginning of the week, my hair looked like this:

My hair hasn't been cut (other than trims) since May of 2010, when Sean and I moved to Kansas City. Then, it was up to my chin - beautifully short. Then I grew it out for our wedding - I loved it short, but I needed a little more hair for the wedding. And then, I just kept growing it out. I never chopped it after that - I didn't want to be a part of the standard "post wedding chop" gang. 

So Thursday, I changed things up. I changed it up in a big way. In a 13" kind of way. 

And yes, I am donating it to Locks of Love. It'll be mailed off this week - after all, tis the season of giving, right? All and all, here's the new 'do - I'm absolutely LOVING it! 

Make a change - it's awesome.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Future Plans

Our lives are about to change in big big ways. (and no, I'm not pregnant)

Sean graduates in May. He'll have a law degree, a doctorate! It Europe, that means he has a title (Barrister). It's pretty damn cool.

It also means that we're no longer bound to Kansas City. But, we've come to love it. And we're thinking about staying - much to our families' dismay.

We're seriously considering buying a house. So much, in fact, that we're going to talk to a bank in January. The biggest issue is that I'm the only person who can be on the loan - Sean's loans will completely negate anything else. We've got plenty for a downpayment on an FHA loan - as long as my salary is enough for a loan (which it should be, since the only debt tied to me is my student loans).

While I would love to stay here in south KC - we don't want to spend the amount we'd have to in order to live down here (and we can't afford that either!). We'll have to work up to it. But a house in north KC? We can get a LOT of space in a fix-it up home for super cheap. As long as it's liveable, we're totally okay with fixing it up - we'd rather flip a house anyway.

We're about to transition our lives. With Sean graduating, we're no longer attached to the school - we're starting to hang out more with our north town friends (another pro to living up there), and the places we hang about equidistant anyway. We're thinking about real jobs, company cars, and babies. We're gonna wait until January on this - mostly so I can pay off at least one of my student loans (there's only $300 left - hellllloooo Christmas money!).

But right now? Right now I'm just thinking about a new haircut. ;)