Not enough hours in the day

I feel like a broken record, but it’s especially true this week. I’m so busy I don’t know when I’ll get time to slow down.

Sad to say today’s Best Body Bootcamp workout didn’t happen. In between doing laundry, washing a sinkful of dishes, packing for my conference, getting a haircut, trying to sneak in a little writing time and putting in a full day at work, taking 45 minutes to an hour for exercise wasn’t feasible.

Lucky for me, there are still three days left in the week. Since I still have three workouts to do, it’s perfect! 😉

I’m also taking heart that I feel bad about skipping my workout. There was a time, not all that long ago, when not moving my body — for days/weeks on end — wouldn’t have fazed me.

An old favorite returned for breakfast.

While I was trying to get everything ready for my departure, I sipped on a homemade Thai iced tea.

It was as delicious as I remembered.

When I had everything packed and ready to go, I headed off to Fantastic Sam’s for a haircut.

It could have been dangerous, considering I went with no real plan for a new ‘do. Last time I did that, I ended up with side-swept bangs that most assuredly did NOT make  me look anything like Reese Witherspoon. (Sad turn of events, that.)

But my stylist, Amy, asked me how much I styled my hair (not much) and what products I use (leave-in conditioner and the occasional ball of mousse).

She ended up trimming off the dead ends, giving me straight bangs and adding a few face-framing layers. The new ‘do looks like this:

No side-swept bangs this time!

I’m quite pleased. Now I just have to decide whether I’m going to have new author photos taken at the conference. They have a photographer offering a great deal — three poses for $20.

I could probably benefit from new shots, since I was close to 40 pounds heavier when last year’s were taken.

Of course, I had the benefit of getting my hair styled and a makeup-counter makeover for that photo. This one would be au naturel. I’m pretty sure I didn’t even pack my makeup, since I don’t wear it very often.

Wow. I have made quite a bit of progress.

I felt like a princess that day — and I still love the photo. But it doesn’t really look much like me. It’s probably time for a new professional shot. iPhone photos won’t cut it on my book jackets, right?

Don’t be surprised if the blog is fairly quiet this weekend. I plan to soak up all the information I can, milking this conference for all it’s worth.

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