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Well, Y’all Are My Favorite

My goodness, I never expected such thorough, thought-provoking analyses of my hair. Y’all are such a wealth of love, support, and–yes–hair wisdom. So THANK YOU for commenting and tweeting about how the Pirate Hair was not really all that pirate-y, and for telling me that I should just cut my hair however I want because ultimately, ONLY I can make my own Hair Expectations a reality.

(For the record, I think I’ve decided on long hair, lots of layers, and bangs.)

(Maybe not Zooey Deschanel bangs, but some form of them.)


My point is, you rock. Thanks for indulging me and talking me through this OH SO IMPORTANT hair crisis. I’m going to call Lauren the Hair Wizard (a.k.a. Lauren, who cuts my hair) ASAP and schedule an appointment.

So. Let me see, what else is going on? OH. I do want to tell you about my friend Carolina Valdez Miller. She is going on a medical missions trip to Haiti and is in desperate need of funding. If I didn’t love Carol as much as I do, and if I didn’t believe in what she’s doing as much as I do, I wouldn’t be telling you about this.

But I do. So I am.

I’ve already donated, and if you’re interested in reading details about her trip and what your donation would go toward, click here. It’s good stuff, people. Very similar to a life-changing trip I took to China in 2007, where I spent ten days working at an orphanage.

Sweatin’ it out in a Chengdu summer. But look at Wee Baby Girl! So sweet! The coolest part? She was adopted by a family in Ohio and they happened to pass through Alabama last year. I got to see her again as a 3-year-old!

Once you’ve seen that kind of need, it stays with you, you know? I’m not saying there’s not poverty and desperation here in the States. But sometimes, in other places, it reaches a whole other level. And Carol is going to make a difference in Haiti.

On a bit of a lighter note, my friend Robin O’BryantΒ is publishing her first book this month! It’s called “Ketchup Is A Vegetable, And Other Lies Moms Tell Themselves.”

I CANNOT WAIT TO READ IT! Robin is so, SO hilarious and wonderful and believe me when I tell you, this book will not disappoint. No, I haven’t read it. Yes, I’m confident it will be AWESOME. You should probably just go ahead and put it on your to-read list!

Random other tidbits from the day:

Baby Girl and I were almost rear-ended this morning on the way to daycare. Nothing like the sound of squealing tires behind you to get the ol’ heart pumping. Better than coffee, I tell you. (We’re fine, by the way. I didn’t even cry.)

A tornado came through town and I spent fifty million hours (or twenty minutes, whatever) crammed into a hallway with 100 high school students. The hallways aren’t air conditioned, so things got a bit . . . funky. BUT, the tornado did not hit us. That’s the important part.

(“Why would you need air conditioning, Anne? It’s November!” Yes, but I live in the DEEP SOUTH, which means we have about three weeks of winter. The rest of the time, it’s nice and muggy ’round these parts.)

This is a pretty accurate description of what I’d like to do ten months out of the year, when it’s a thousand million degrees outside.

And finally, don’t forget to enter my Customer Appreciation Giveaway. It’s been extended to December 1, and I’ve changed a few of the rules to make things easier on you!

Happy Wednesday, everybody.

2 thoughts on “Well, Y’all Are My Favorite

  1. How did I miss the hair crisis?! I’m glad you had help through it though. πŸ™‚ And wow, a tornado and you were almost rear-ended?! Thank goodness nothing bad happened.

    I’ve already donated for Carol. She is such a fantastic lady and it’s such a worthy cause. I hope everyone who can get on board and help her does. πŸ™‚

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