Friday, June 22, 2007

This post will be 2% about my hair…

I am exhausted. I just worked four 16-hour days in a row! Now I know there are sisters out there who do this week-in and week-out, so y’all are thinking: “So…And?” Especially those of you who have husbands and children to boot, but I am not used to this.

I am a night owl and my usual bed time is 2 am, so I look for jobs that allow me to show up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., with the occasional start time of 9 or 10 a.m. Flex time is the most awesome concept ever! I have had great employers who didn’t care when I came in as long as I got the job done. It has ruined me for working 9 to 5, or any other form of the typical 40-hour work week. I think at this point the only way I could do it is if my life depended on it or my children were starving.

Well, this week and last, while I was teaching the SAT camp, I had to meet the carpool at 7 a.m., meaning most mornings I had to wake up at 5:30 or 6, which is not the worst part. I am not so spoiled that I don’t believe in getting up early. I honestly don’t have anything against it. I kind of enjoy being out and about before the rest of the world wakes up. It’s just that I couldn’t make myself go to bed and go to sleep before 12 or 1, and I still had to get up early and I still had to work all stinking day, until 8:30 or 9 p.m. Then I had to come home and study at least 2 hours to teach the next day's lesson.

I am so ready for my upcoming vacation.

I am counting the days.

There are 10.

Here is a comparison shot of my hair from the back. On the top is five weeks, on the bottom is ten. It doesn't look any longer to me, but it does look thicker and the shape is changing. I never thought you could see a lot of scalp, but when I look at them side by side there is definitely less showing in the new pics. I also think my locks look more defined. They seem straighter and less kinky/curly in the newer pics.

When I take my next set at 15 weeks, I will try to do better about making sure the shot is framed more similarly. (A tighter closeup.) I was rushed and on my way to my retightening session when I took the ten week pics. Is it my imagination, or does it look like I have more locks in the bottom picture?


muslimahlocs said...

seems like your hair has filled in a bit more in the second shot. or was it time for a retightening?

Anonymous said...

Looks like it filled in more.

n'Drea said...

Mos' def. They're really fattening up and looking more and more lockish. Nice progress.

Anonymous said...

I laugh so much reading your're awesome!!!

So much progress in 5 weeks!!! Not much scalp was showing in the first shot but your hair has definitely filled out.

Love the earrings in the first shot!

Aya said...

Oh gee, I was scrolling down and saw the pictures. Your locks are looking great girl!!! Very nice progress.