So, I've mentioned before that I didn't know
anything much about giveaways and blog prizes, etc...
This past week, not even knowing that I had a chance to win something (I'm sure it pays to read the instructions in their entirety!), I wrote a post about my "whoopsie" moment, (when my kids were all home and I was at work because I didn't know they had a half day) as part of Mother's Day Mania. I liked the topic and had a good story to tell, and so I participated. So imagine my surprise when I saw this at My Little Life:
I WON SOMETHING!!
How cool is that?!?
I'm going to give you a brief (YES I do know how to keep something brief!) update on my hair. It's not an official update so it doesn't get its own post. I was able to go 3 days this time between washing my hair. I had two normal (not to mention decent) hair days, then was able to put my hair in a pony tail today without it looking oily or greasy!!! The reason I say this is because usually the day after washing my hair, there is no hope except for it to go up in the pony tail. But I washed it last on Sunday morning (w/just baking soda & water). I dried/straightened it, and had a pretty good hair day yesterday. I was able to wear it down all day too which was HUGE. Normally I can't stand the way it feels down on the second day. But I last ALL day without the urge to pull it back once. To me, this is an indicator that it is indeed getting healthier. I made it through today with my hair up and then washed it at the Y, as you will see expounded upon below.
We went back to the Y tonight. We haven't gone in at least 3 weeks I believe. I was planning to tackle the evil elliptical tonight but they were all taken, so I took that as a sign that I should just take it easy and stick to the bike!!! I lasted 25 minutes. My chiropractor nixed all the upper body weights until he gives me the go ahead and all of the leg machines were taken so I went down to the showers. I tell you this because this was the first time I've been to Y since I stopped using shampoo on my heart. Yes, that says heart. Everyone loves a good laugh at someone else's expense, so I am leaving my typo. I have NO idea what I was thinking when I typed that except that I was clearly out of it!!! I meant my HAIR!! I have not, nor will I ever attempt to use shampoo on my heart!! So I had to come up with some way to transport my baking soda mixture. It wasn't easy. I found that unlike the vinegar mixture, if I make it up ahead of time and store it in a container, it just doesn't work as well. So taking it already mixed up just wasn't an option. My little travel shampoo bottle was wet and so I didn't want to put baking soda directly in there. I wound up pouring some baking soda into a plastic (ziploc) baggie. Let's just hope that my gym bag never gets searched. I imagine I'd be in a bit of trouble for that until they test it and find out that it actually is NOT cocaine! I can see it now...
Tonight I discovered Chefs vs. City.
It's like Amazing Race...but centered around food!!! How great it that?!? I get bored with The Amazing Race, though I do enjoy it from time to time. However, I really like Chef vs. City on The Food Network. Why can't Food Network shows come on Hulu???