I colored my hair today. I've been trying to get it back to my natural color. When I got highlights done a little over a year ago, I loved the way they looked--but my hair felt sooo dry and gross. And I'm too cheap to fork over hundreds of dollars a year to color my hair, so I just want it back to my normal super dark brown color. I colored it a couple of months ago, but my highlights were showing through again, so I decided to do it again today. Now, it's black--and it feels a little better after I cut it a few days ago.
|Is it just me, or do I look 100 years old in this pic?|
So last night, Jerry and I torched our couch. Let me tell you the story of our couch... When we got married in 2003, we used the money we got for wedding gifts to buy furniture for our house (we didn't live together until we got married). We bought this big, comfy, 3-piece sectional couch for the living room.
A couple of years later, we decided we didn't want a sectional, because there were only two ways to arrange the furniture in the living room. So we sold it to Jerry's parents, and then bought a leather couch and love seat. About nine months after we bought it, I sat down too hard and broke it (the fact that I was 253 pounds might have something to do with that too!)
We returned the couches for a full refund from Sam's Club, and bought a microfiber couch. It was AWFUL. Microfiber shows every single stain and it's impossible to clean. So we sold that one to Jerry's sister. We decided that we really wished we had our original couch back, and we went to the same furniture store that we bought it from. They no longer sold that particular one, but we looked through books until we found one similar to it. We selected a fabric and then ordered the couch.
When the delivery truck came, I was cooking dinner and didn't watch the guys set up the couch. When they left, I went into the living room and didn't know whether to laugh or cry... the couch was hideous! Jerry and I sat on it and burst out laughing because it was so small and SO uncomfortable and stiff. I was half-laughing, half-crying as I asked Jerry to call the furniture store and see if we could return it. They said no, since it was a special order (I should've gotten one from Sam's, they'd have let me return it!!) so we were stuck with the ugly couch.
|The ugly couch, right after we got it|
Not only was it ugly and uncomfortable, it looked completely worn out after a couple of months. The fabric was too thin and the cushions flattened out in certain spots. That was about two years ago.
A month ago, Jerry's parents told us that they were getting new furniture, so they were going to get rid of the couch we sold them back in 2005. We told them we wanted it, so they gave it back to us! And now, 8 years after we bought it, it's back in our living room... and we couldn't be happier :)
At first I was afraid we wouldn't be able to keep it, because apparently Jerry's parents' cat peed in one corner of it--and it smelled like cat pee. After much scrubbing and then buying some special cat-urine-smell-remover-stuff, the smell is no longer there. This couch is so much more comfortable and a lot bigger.
Back to the burning of the couch last night... Jerry and I tore apart the ugly couch and burned it!! We cut up and tore off the ugly fabric, and then used a hammer to break up the wood (and let me tell you, couches are built like STEEL--I don't know how I managed to break one by sitting on it!) We made a fire in the backyard and torched the ugly couch piece by piece.
|Lighting the ugly cushions...|
|The ugly cushions burned FAST|
|And they created some really ugly smoke|
|The ugly base and ugly springs|
|Mission: Destroy the Ugly Couch--accomplished!|
Food log from yesterday:
Breakfast: banana and coffee
Lunch: pumpkin smoothie, toast with peanut butter
Dinner: General Tsao's Chicken with brown Jasmine rice
Snacks: hot cocoa, Dove Promise (just one!), pistachios
Total calories: 1,196 (Yes, that's very low, especially since I ran 8 miles... but I wasn't hungry AT ALL yesterday. Probably because I ate about a quart and a half of frozen yogurt on Sunday).
Tomorrow is Wednesday Weigh-In!