First, I don’t want to be the annoying one to jump on the bandwagon but, I’m terribly sick about the current events however I have to put in my two cents and honor them.
All my love and prayers go to Christina Grimmie who was shot outside a concert venue and lost her life at the young age of 22. She was a super talented and beautiful singer with a gift of an amazing voice and I think the world and music community will miss her talents greatly. Her won season 6 of The Voice where Adam Levine of Maroon 5 was her coach. They were very close and he paid his respects in public and offered to pay for her funeral arrangements.
As well, a day or two later there was a violent attack and all out shooting on 50 people who were victims at a [gay] club in Orlando. Many undeserving and innocent people lost their lives-many of which still had many years and full lives to lead ahead of them. And for the tragedy all in all, I’m terribly sorry and I’ve been pretty broken up about it. I did not know anyone in these events nor did I know or meet Christina but I’ve followed her for a long time and I’m deeply saddened by all the loss.
That being said- I’ll move on… Rest in peace everyone.
A few weeks ago I had a hair appointment for a touch up of color and a trim. I didn’t wanna go too wild and with some news that my friend might not stay at her current salon- so we will start something different this fall. Maybe dark brown with highlights or something caramel colored. We talked about life, mutual friends and hobbies. I told her that my hair felt dry and stripped but needed toning mostly. She agreed and told me that she wanted to give me a more blunt cut and make the A line a little sharper. So she dyed my roots to blend them, washed me up and toned my hair out to the ends. The shampoo and conditioner she used smelled like tropical heaven- as most of them do. She used a deep conditioner and we talked while it soaked into the roots. We also tried a sea salt mist for my hair that made it beautifully tousled and messy cutesy. It was easy too. I’m gonna try to “style” my hair more often or let it go natural and not just ponytail it constantly. I love the new DryBar shampoo and conditioner I got- it’s amazing! My hair feels nourished and clean but not stripped or dry. And it smells good all day like a salon variety but not harsh smelling. I especially love it when my hair can be messy cute and I love that the upkeep on this hairstyle is literally nothing.
My hedgehog is taking to us more everyday, which makes me happy that she has such a warm demeanor. She just sleeps the day away every day and most night time too. I wake her up for some interaction and play time one time a day unless I get real busy. She gets busy during the night when we sleep and hasn’t made too much noise since we closed off the cage walls with plastic corrugated cardboard material. She learned she can’t escape! She has a sweet temperament and she’s been coming to me on her own for a while now. I clean her cage once a week and get her food one teaspoon daily. And usually it’s gone by morning light so she’s healthy and happy lil hedgehog. I need to keep trimming her nails and giving her baths which she dislikes. But I never take it personally so it’s alright with me. We got her a canvas covered kennel run track so she can freely run and exercise and get on her wheel as she grows some more. The dogs still don’t like her or understand what she is but that’s why I got the covered cage so they wont try anything with her and the top is high enough that they can’t get to her. She enjoyed it once so I know she’ll get lots of use out of it. She did so well on her wheel the first time too I was so proud. She loves when she has a clean cage with new bedding and clearly gets excited when her potty tray is cleaned and changed out for new litter. Her noises “huffs” and “puffs” are funny and now are few and far between. She’s sensitive to light and the more she cuddles you the more she’ll let you hold her. She likes to nibble your fingers and ‘taste’ everything around her. She’s a curious one too- since it took us to long to block the inside bars in the cage; she was a climbing maniac-which isn’t safe for them. Now she gazes up when I come to the cage to say hi or reach my hand in, she sniffs it a little and comes closer. A great addition to our pet family!
I’ve been missing blogging now for some time and it feels good to start writing again even if just to catch up and say hi. I didn’t have anything helpful or constructive to say lately so I just waited until I had enough “life stuff” to share. I have a few posts I’m slowly working on but I know once they are done you’ll enjoy them. I want to produce a home tour, a recap of having Justin here in Portland and all our adventures, a set of July Goals and some others I’ve been meaning to write and add to my archives. On top of that- some small exciting news… I got a new ring! I’m blessed to have this amazing man walk beside me through life and he’ll never know how special he is to me. We both kinda upgraded our rings a bit and I’m awaiting my ring after it’s resizing. I’m anxious and excited! Check it out below.
soo pretty right?? I’ll share more just as soon as I get another post done-ASAP! Promise.