44 Days to Count Down

Today marks the second day towards my creative countdown. Today is also Mother’s Day. Today is 44 days until I turn 40.

I wanted to celebrate this day of motherhood by just hanging out on the couch with my daughter. I wanted to introduce her to Goonies. She lost interest after about 35 minutes, which was also the length of time it took her to eat her popcorn. I didn’t get to spend the day with her in my lap, but she is becoming a big girl and doesn’t need mommy all the time anymore.

I enjoyed Goonies on my own. I have watched it so many times that I don’t really need to watch it to watch it. I actually inspected the DVD before putting in the player and wondered if it would play at all. It is so scratched up. I think it spent a year on and off sitting on top of the DVD player and being played repeatedly.

I just hope that one day Emily will have the same appreciation as I do in that movie. It’s fantasy and innocence and heroism and hope all wrapped up into a tiny little DVD.

My creativity today is just writing, as my original goal in today was to touch up my grey roots and add purple tips to my hair. Lets just say neither worked. The dye burned my scalp so I removed it after 20 minutes, so now my roots are “creatively” splotchy grey and the purple, you ask? Well that looks grey too. Needless to say today’s dye job was a fail in my books. I normally get a dye at the health food store, but I went to Sally’s and picked the no ammonia professional dyes. I’ll probably be redoing it in the morning to hopefully get the grey. I might try the purple again, but I used most of the bottle and am pretty much unimpressed.

Anyway, that’s my day. Dinner is almost ready and the chocolate lava cake(s) in the freezer has my name all over it.

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