Saving 30 dollars on a haircut is not worth 30 dollars. I now sport a haircut that isn't completely terrible but it isn't good either. It isn't at all what I asked for but Eric told me that he liked in on Saturday night. I really needed a trim because I haven't had a haircut since July. I had decided that I'd grow my hair out for a while because I can't seem to manage time to get to the salon but when you need a trim, you need a trim.
So I went to a place in our neighborhood where I take the boys. These ladies, I'm sorry I don't know what country they are from but they are Asian, do a great job with the boys' hair as long as I show them a picture. I didn't have a picture to show them but I didn't think it would be difficult, just a trim. That's what I said when they asked, "I need my hair trimmed."
The younger one asked if it was okay that she trim my hair. Of course, I had no problem with that. But then I said the key word that erased out everything I had said: layers. I asked for the layers, very much grown out but still present, be cut a bit shorter to lighten my heavy hair. I told her I'm growing it out and just wanted to trim off the unhealthy ends. But she heard layers, got excited and gave me layers. By the time I realized how much she was cutting off it was too late. And now I have a cut that I am calling the Glamet -- the Glamorous Mullet. Because it isn't a terrible haircut, it probably looks just like one of the pictures in her photo book, but that's all I can think when I try to style it, "I have a mullet," so maybe it is a terrible haircut. I probably shouldn't say this because now everyone who knows me and sees me will think "it does look like a mullet." If I can't stand it I'll have to get it chopped off at the back, or do it myself. And then wait 6 months for another haircut.
So speaking of saving money and not saving money, I went to a coupon class hosted by a gal from church who is a coupon queen, has reduced their household budget by 60%. I went and thought she had some good things to say, good tips to try. I finally remembered to get the Sunday paper last week, we don't subscribe, clipped all the coupons like she said, tried to plan my meals around the grocery sales. I'm just coupon-challenged because I think I saved $3 with by coupons but I spent way too much time in the grocery store. Those $3 were not worth the extra shopping time or the clipping time. I need a major tutuorial on shopping for the deals in order to make it worthwhile to me. And now the Sunday paper from yesterday is still sitting on the dining room bench, coupons untouched. I know I shouldn't give up this easily but I have bathrooms to clean, laundry to fold and this blog to write! And I have a Glamet so I'm really not in the mood.