Change is in the air!

1) I have an appointment at an actual HAIR SALON today at 6pm! I tried to clean up my ends and bangs last night and felt like Ms. Frump Central 2012. I am not going for a huge change, but this is my first time in a salon in 10 years. :0

2) Unless all goes wrong with DH at home, we will be going to Italy at the end of March - Squeeeee! Rome, Florence, and Venice. Turns out to be the perfect week to go, since my boss will be gone, too. This is part of the inspiration for the haircut - I don't want to be the most unkempt person in Italy.

Now all I need to do is think up a couple of possible souvenirs to put on my radar. There is a leather market in Florence, as well as a few secondhand shops. I need to choose shopping destinations wisely, since I do need to pay Hubs *most* of my attention. ;)

SUPER EXCITED for all of it. Fingers crossed that I don't leave the salon with a mullet or something awful...

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  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago


  • DragonflyJane replied 6 years ago

    Fingers crossed for a gorgeous new do!
    I'm sure you'll look fabulous in Italy - you lucky thing! I'm so jealous!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Oh, can't wait to see about your HAIR! And that trip is just around the corner. Squeee is right!

  • Girl X replied 6 years ago

    Whoo hoo! Italy is AMAZING!!! And how romantic for your honeymoon :)

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    KILLER news :)

  • Sylvie replied 6 years ago

    So excited for you!

  • ironkurtin replied 6 years ago

    Italy is so beautiful! Hope it's a romantic escapade for you both!

  • MsMary replied 6 years ago

    WOW WOW WOW!!!! SO FUN!!!!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Haircuts do amazing things! Like gluing your hands to your hair marvelling over its awesomeness and making you strut while swinging your hair like you're in a Pantene commercial :)

    Also, Venice. Jealousy. Supreme supreme jealousy. I shall live vicariously through you.

  • Vicki replied 6 years ago

    Oh, Rae, you will look Euro Chic, as you find romantic spots with "Hubs" in all those gorgeous cities (of course, I've never been there, but it's on my list!) and enjoy exciting shopping destinations. Please post a photo as soon as you can! Ciao, Baby!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, ladies! Honestly, I am getting nervous, cold feet about my hair as it inches closer to appointment time. You'd think I was about to shave my head...

  • taylor replied 6 years ago

    You can't come out of this anything but gorgeous!!

  • Jjsloane replied 6 years ago

    Can't wait to see the results. I'm sure you'll look gorgeous as always.

    Super excited for you about Italy too!

  • Makrame replied 6 years ago

    Sounds great!

    PM me if you need an address for a nice B and B in Florence - we stayed there last fall and were very happy with it.

    I will say that I ended up not doing any shopping in Italy but we also had very little time. I could not make up my mind about Murano glass items in Venice, and the leather markets in Florence were too overwhelming (looked like a combination of a fleamarket and a Wilson's leather store). But with your gift for finding treasures, you'll probably do really well and find some great stuff there.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh yay, a haircut for you too today! Ten years out a salon is a long time. I hope it goes well, and I'm sure your tresses will look terrific. Post pics ASAP. We will be on pins and needles!

  • Sara L. replied 6 years ago

    I love going to the hair salon. I like being pampered and having someone else wash and dry my hair. I don't usually make drastic changes - just a trim or some highlights, but I still love going. I hope your appointment is successful and you love the results.

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Italy is wonderful! Good luck/hope your haircut went well!

  • Meredith1953 replied 6 years ago

    I went to Italy in 1996 ( my twin went with her husband on their honeymoon and his sister and I went along as part of the bridal party). It was truly magical. You are going to love it so much!

  • replied 6 years ago

    Hey Rae, Zap just posted this on my thread and I told her I'd pass it along to you:

    "Rae - completely off topic, since your hair is so beautiful as is, but I would love to see you on something like this, in your natural hair color:";dur=4453

  • Diana replied 6 years ago

    Such excitement! I can't wait to see the hair.

    When you are in Florence, you must go to this restaurant - it's cheap, delicious, and authentic: (reviews)

  • replied 6 years ago

    Oh Rae, WHERE ARE YOU? I cannot sleep until I've seen your hair!

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Claire, I posted!!

    Zap, if you are out there, the link just brings me to the Google Image Search page. :(

  • ManidipaM replied 6 years ago

    So exciting to have finally made your choice, Rae! And going so soon too! I feel like squealing with joy, and you're the one going... :-D

  • rae replied 6 years ago

    Manidipa, thank you! Fate had a big hand in the decision - it was too good a deal to pass up, what with seeing all three cities and all. This is lucky for me, since I am one of those people who takes 20 minutes to choose between "plain" and "vanilla" flavors at the yogurt shop! I don't know what I would have done to choose a destination based on interest alone.

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