Today was our last Bradley class and we brought the kids with us. Our instructor has a great house for entertaining kids and they did pretty good. There was an incidence of Gwen stripping, and a few other "that is not my kid" moments, but overall they did really great.
We are so glad we took the class. Today we reviewed a lot, did a bunch of reenactments and practices and just prepped for what we'll be going through in just a few short weeks. I hope we can remember it all. I'm going to write a cheat sheet for Jason before we forget all the basics.
After we got home, and realized that yes, the sun was still actually shining and, wow, its kinda warm, we did a bunch of yard work. I pruned, weed-whacked, dug up two ferns, pulled lots of weeds, and fumed that my body wouldn't let me do more. I'm very much a "once started, hard to stop" type worker and it irked me that I couldn't do as much as I wanted.
The kids went down easy for nap after all the work, and I colored my hair. Uh huh, I colored it :) My gray has been driving me NUTS! I'm not even 30 for heavens sake. So I got some Clairol Natural Instincts Toasted Almond coloring and took the risk. Its semi-permanent so it will be gone completely after about 28 washes.
Here's my before (aren't mirror self-portraits fun?). You can see the lightness right around my part area. That's where most the gray is, and some around my temple area too:
Everything went well and it was super easy to do. I think I should have left it in a bit longer, as there are still some gray strands that are, well, gray!
This is in a different light (it was much darker when I took the pic and I had to use the bathroom light) so maybe tomorrow I'll try to get a natural lighting shot for a better comparison. The color is maybe a shade darker, there is a golden type glow. Its not bad. I think if I do this again I'll pick the cooler shade (Suede I think its called) and not the warm shade. As is, its close to my original color, and Jason said that no one would even notice if I didn't tell them. I agree and that's what I wanted. The gray coverage was more for me than others :)