Thursday, October 29, 2009

You shouldn't dye your hair in a snow storm....

We were on a 2 hr delay at work today. I figure I'd make the best of my time and color my hair.... my roots were showing, I needed a shower and I had 2 hrs.

I put all the stuff in my hair and went to wash the little squeeze thingy you mix and apply the hair dye with..... uh oh.

VERY low water pressure. We've lost water before and that is how it started.... with really low water pressure.

Oh crap. I can't leave the dye on my head!

Well. I have been reading all the Laura Ingalls Wilder books... there is snow outside. I could bring in buckets of snow and heat them on the stove to wash the dye out of my hair. I perked up feeling very pioneering of spirit.

Oh. Wait a minute.

I don't think "nice" girls dyed their hair back then. Pretty sure only prostitutes colored their hair. Especially red. My pioneering spirit flagged a little.

Not to mention that I tried to make some cardamom bread... when I pulled out the yeast packets in my cupboard one packet said "Best if used by Oct 2005". The other packet said, "Best if used by Sept 2008". I went with the 08... bread never did rise. I baked it anyway. It's pretty dense.

If I were a true pioneer I wouldn't waste it. I'd eat it anyway and be glad to have it.

Turns out I had enough water pressure to take my shower.... probably a good thing I'm not a pioneer. I don't think I'd be a very good at it!

Still no goats in heat... tho' none of them are venturing out of their houses and I didn't venture in to get a look this morning... note to self *crawl IN quonset hut tonight to look at goat private parts.*


Heather said...

I loved the little house on the prairie books! And come on, you make cheese. Thats more 'pioneer' than I'll ever be!

Kelley said...

HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!HA!!!! thank you for the wonderful vision of you running around in circles with the red dye in your hair..... glad you still got to take the shower!! I think your pioneer idea would'a worked... taken some time... but worked!!! : )

Cheryl said...

Hee, hee, thank goodness you didn't have to boil snow to rinse your hair out with! Though would have been least you could have said you've done it, just like Laura Ingalls Wilder.

Shanster said...

Heather - maybe... but I think when you get the cheese making packets in the mail it takes some of the pioneering away from the process! :)

Kelley - yeah and I have a couple of missed spots too from my panic!

Cheryl - I think I coulda done it too but I'm glad I didna have to!