Thursday, January 28, 2010

Lessons, babies, and hair

You were all very concerned..and oh so sweet! And I am sorry, it was not my intention to concern you all, merely to relay what I later considered to be quite a doozy of a Monday! With that said, thank you! And don’t worry, lesson learned!

Nani , the contact information is absolutely essential! You are completely correct! And I do carry it with me with English and Portuguese! It has all my American information, relative information, and medical information in case something were to happen! But just so everyone knows…everyone should carry that information with them. Not just if you live in a foreign country. In a crisis, it is a major time saver.

Moving on, about telling Sidnei…You know, I tell him everything. I mean absolutely everything. I did tell him that I didn’t feel well today and about the bus accident, but I didn’t divulge the entirety of the not feeling good. This is only for his sanity as well as my own. If he knew, he would seriously not want me to go out by myself at all. He already worries, and I know for good reason. But I swear people, if I don’t get out of this house…well people may get hurt. And no one wants that to happen. And just so you know, when I told him I didn’t feel good, I suspected because of the heat, he did tell me I wasn’t going by myself anymore. I ignored him and walked away.

Next: There will be no having of the babies. At least not by me. At least not right now. Granted, we will make beautiful babies, have no doubt. But remember the kissing taunt? You know so and so, sitting in a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g. First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes so and so with a baby carriage. All that is correct. However, the left out a VERY important part. The house. The house comes before the baby. Because there is no room for baby in a 10x10 (if that) room in your in laws house.  Not unless we want Momma to be institutionalized. But I promise, the minute we suspect the pitter pattering of tiny feet, you will be among the first to know.

Now since Tricia asked so nicely….here is the hair. 001

This was about a week after it was butchered cut. I’m still waiting for some growth before I am able to take a picture with curly short. But to be fair, EVERY SINGLE time it sounds like a great idea to cut my hair. No matter how short I cut it, I always go through a mourning period. A period of the wailing and the gnashing of teeth. And the WHY ME? And why would I do that to myself? What was I thinking? I hate it every single time. This time was no exception. So I will wait patiently while I grow it out again. But next time, will someone remember and remind me? So as to avoid all the wailing and gnashing? No doubt Sidnei will remember. He is NOT a fan. He mourns the loss of my hair almost as much, if not more, than I do.

18 comments:

Ballerina Girl said...

your hair looks great!
I know you know what you are doing best for yourself...just keep enjoying this country if you can!

BG

Lin said...

I think your hair looks fantastic! You look really pretty with short hair.

And, I know exactly what you mean about house before babies. I get pestered all the time about having kids but they just dont understand that we want the house first. Hope your feeling better!

Teresa said...

aww! you look GREAT!

hope all is well!

Nani said...

Oh Steph, Sinei is a MAN! haha

I LOVE IT!!!! You look beautiful!!!
But I know what you mean... my hair never grows too long, and when it does it gets so bad I have to have it cut again. I have always wanted to try it short, but am always afraid I won't like it, and beause my hair suffers to grow I don't risk cutting it, cause I have also wanted to have long long hair....

I really like it though!

American in Norway said...

Glad you are ok cutie!

Rebecca said...

I LOVE your hair!! For some reason Google Reader hasn't updated lately, and I was really confused. But then I read the last post and everything made sense. So sorry you had such a rough Monday!

Michele said...

Oooooo Steph, I love your hair..I think it's so cute!

I definitely agree that you need a house before the babies....I think I would go stir crazy if I had to live with my MIL after having a baby....wait...even living with her would drive me crazy...no baby involved.lol!

Hugz,
Michele

Betty said...

I think your hair cut looks great! It´s a man thing, about the long hair....
I´m glad you´re feeling better and hope you get a house soon!

Jaime Wilkins said...

I like your new cut!

Ashley said...

I LOVE the hair!! Don't mourn.... EMBRACE! Haha!

F.Y.I. I can't wait until you two make some beautiful babies! But enjoy marriage ~ and maybe some time in a home away from the in-laws ~ before bringing babies into the picture. Good plan!

Elena B. said...

glad to hear you're feeling fine again! and lol about the babies. A good friend of mine fainted on the street when she was living with her boyfriend in Chile, and everyone kept asking her if she was pregnant (she was not!). And the hair does look great! Although as a curly-haired girl, I can understand how it might be tricky with the curls, especially in the humidity.

Megan said...

Your hair is WAY cute!!! Seriously!! =)

Lisa said...

Glad you are better. Your hair is adorable; I love it.

Such a sweet hubby you have to worry so.

Lisa Q

Danielle said...

I like the hair too!

And your "momma being istitutionalized" quote had me laughing out loud. :)

TLC said...

I LOVE the hair, don't know what you're talking about when you say it looked bad (but a couple of weeks can heal a number of wounds)! I understand Sidnei's mourning of your hair "loss" -- these Brasileiras seem to have ridiculously long manes! xoxo looks good

Vanessa said...

You are beautiful with or without your long hair. I love reading your blog and look everyday to see if you posted anything new. I am also married to a Brazilian and all the things you write about, makes me laugh, because our lives are very similar!!!

Carla said...

Steph, you look AWESOME!!!!

Eve said...

I think your hair looks really nice. But I used to go through the same thing. Maybe you should just cut it a little at a time next time - maybe 4 inches, then wait a couple months and cut a few more... you still get to the shortness, but without the empty feeling. ;)