Sunday, August 29, 2010

Responding to Comments on a Sunny Sunday

There have been some comments left here that I've wanted to respond to, and it's likely easier to do it in a blog entry than to go back to the individual entries and reply. I doubt that anyone would find my responses in those past entries at this point.

Lulu, I really enjoyed hearing about your outing to Mapleview Mall, and I shared your delight with your purchases. I look forward to a time when I'm ready to get a few new pieces for my wardrobe, which is getting older and more worn out by the day. And you're right; I am a long haired girl through and through. I'm happy that you liked the Rose Bun, and while you may not be able to make a full bun at your length, you can likely do a partial updo Rose Bun, on a day when you don't mind having some hair on your neck.  Once the autumn hits, I love wearing half-ups; I don't know about you. Or you could try double or triple Rose Buns.

AutumnLeaves, I'm happy to know that I'm not the only gal with an inner geek. I have to admit that while fixing that computer ended up being more challenging than I anticipated, it was a very enjoyable experience. It certainly helped take my mind off the migraine.  

I simply cannot believe that your SIL told you that you need a haircut. You'd think that at our age, people would just leave us be. It really never ends, does it?  I do hope that you come up with a plan for your hair that makes you happy. By the way, the quotes on aging that I posted yesterday all had a great deal of meaning for me, but when I was typing the Barrymore quote, I honestly thought of you, and I knew you would like that one.

Oh yes, Melanie, it is exciting to see results when growing out damage.  Congratulations to you on hitting the 3 inch circumference milestone. Like you, I will never have extreme thickness, but I'm extremely happy with what I have. I can't imagine hair much thicker than mine has gotten, although I know people with 5 inches or more in circumference. I don't even know how they manage to do updos! So you live fairly close to where I live as well. I am so relieved that I'm not the only one who doesn't think that summer weather rocks. 

Linda, thank you for the kind words about the Rose Bun. Your hair will be long enough to do it before you know it! I think BSL with no layers is a great goal, by the way. I agree that it's something nice to do for yourself.

It was wonderful to hear from you, Agnes. I haven't been around the forums or elsewhere of late, so it meant all that much more. I'm so happy that you liked the updo.

Hi, andwife! I was happy to read your comments. I have to admit that I love hearing about people growing to new lengths over the age of 40. How long is your hair now?  Waist length is such a beautiful length, I think. It's very long, but not extreme.  I'm sorry to hear that you also deal with migraines as well as CDH. I hope beyond hope that you find that formula that helps you to feel better. I think the toughest thing about chronic conditions is learning to live within the new parameters that they cause. I'll never give up believing that there will be a cure though.

Hello to you as well, MissySue! I'm happy that you like the Figure 8. To answer your questions, when I did that updo my hair was about 24 1/2 inches/ 62cm long from hairline to tip. My hair is also medium in thickness, although thinner toward the ends. I have quite a taper at the moment. At your length, I could do a Figure 8 half-up.

Ohtawen, this is the thickest my hair has ever been, so I really appreciate your kind words. I confess that I'm in awe myself of this new thickness. It was entirely unexpected. I'd love to see a photo of your folded braid. I also do folded braids started closer to the nape from time to time, but in the summer, I find it more comfortable when I start the braid closer to the crown. 

Liliana, I am so happy that you liked the quotes I chose on aging. Every one has special meaning to me and I'm delighted that they touched you as well.

SchnauzerMom, thank you for your constant supportive comments. They are much appreciated.

To all of you who read, but do not comment, my thanks to you as well.

Most of all, thank you all for supporting me and wishing me well during this rough migraine ordeal. It's not yet gone away, but I think it's slightly better today. At this point, I've  been in pain for so many days that it's hard to tell.

I still have not touched up my colour, but since I've not been out much what with the migraine/cluster headache combo, it's really not a big deal. The added bonus is that it gives my hair a bit of a rest.

I've pretty much been living with my hair in a plain cinnamon bun right on the center of the top of my head since I've been under the weather. I find that to be a very comfortable place for a bun, as it doesn't cause "bun ache" for me. 

I am neck deep in dirty laundry right now, among other things, so I really need to start feeling better. Laundry is one of the tasks that requires a lot of bending over, and it's just not compatible with how I'm feeling.

Every day I keep hoping that I'll be up to making a new video, but that day still hasn't come. I'm still planning on doing a Figure 8 for my next video. I hope that when I'm feeling better and ready, my hair will cooperate.

I hope that everyone has been enjoying a wonderful weekend. 'Til tomorrow, my friends. Much love to all.


  1. I hope that awful headache clears up soon.

  2. Just to let you know. My hair is 28.5 inches at my longest length (I have layers that I hope to eventually get rid of.) So, right now I'm between BSL and waist length. My headaches are better recently which is awesome! I absolutely prescribe to the belief that pain is inevitable but suffering is optional :-)

  3. Well, my dear friend, this post exemplifies why I just simply love you much.

    And? I think I'm going to go back to coloring my hair. I think. Have to wait until M gets a job but it may be on the agenda soon. My SIL (same one who told me I need a cut told me I need to color) says it should be 'stained'. Huh? She says that will allow the color to hold better. Problem is the new growth comes in so very quickly. It is so stark and noticeable and that is what I want to avoid. I swear I can see gray within two days at the root line. By the end of the week, there is a good 1/8" of new growth. With naturally dark here, it is really, really noticeable and I don't like that look. That is why I quit coloring initially. I'm open for suggestions though...


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