The Daily: January 13th, 2021

Congrats one and all my darlings we have officially made it to the middle of the week. the middle of a frosty gray and overcast week. Perhaps that is why it feels like such an accomplishment. Today has been one of those days where I hunkered down with a long to do list full of lots of small relatively easy to accomplish items.

I have clicked through them and looking at the list, I feel like I need some sort of prize for efficiency. Seriously, it feels really good to look at the list and see so much of it marked off. A while ago I had to attend a seminar for work on office place efficiency. It was called something like Maximizing Workplace Productivity.

It was one of those seminars where you take a day out of your work week and attendance is mandatory for anyone who isn’t upper management. I remember upper management went golfing that day and anyone attending the seminar ended up coming in early and staying late the next day to catch up from the missing day. I left the company soon after as did many others. But that is another tale.

The one thing that I really did take with me was the check off task list suggestion. Te presented suggested listing all of the items you had to get done that day, with the most important ones at the top and then drawing a line threw the item when you completed it. I know it sounds silly but there is such a feeling of accomplishment when I get to check things off the list. I use a cheap spiral bound notebook for my lists and on days when I feel like I’ve gotten nothing done I’ll flipp through the pages and realize that I do often get a lot of stuff done.

So I have been steadily working through my list today. My calories are in check, but my walk was a short one today. It was cold and that wind just cut through my clothes. It felt like it was peeling my skin back beneath my clothes so it could whistle through my ribcage. So I decided short was a good idea. I would have warmed up as I walked, but this isn’t the kind of cold I need to be sweating in.

And after my walk I got to do a happy dance over a package. Color Wow sent a box of products for review. There is something very beautiful about the shiny silver packaging. Maybe i was a magpie in a former life. And I have to say it is appropriately named as I actually said Wow when i opened the box. And it is very timely too. The Color Security Shampoo and Conditioner are designed to help hair color last longer and stay more vibrant and I am soon going to be dying my hair. My current color has faded and gone dull. The roots are long and the grays are showing.

Don’t get me wrong, as a quick box dye it lasted quite a while and wasn’t half bad. It wasn’t to the level of my salon, but as my salon is now closed permanently, that wasn’t an option. The box was good in a pinch, but not my favorite (and I’m pretty sure that is part of the reason my ends went so raggedy.) This time round i am trying out e-salon and I am so excited. I just got the e-mail with the tracking number.

That’s right, the custom color from e-salon is currently winging its way to me through the post and so soon I will have new color. And now I get to try out the Color Wow Shampoo and conditioner before I redye my hair to see how it performs with the sad remnants of the last box dye and then again with the fresh new dye in place. plus the duo is supposed to help clear away the build up on your scalp from other products as well as leaving no residue of it’s own behind. I think it would be fabulous to clear out all the junk on my scalp before the new dye goes down. Sort of like sweeping the floor before you put down a new throw rug. Oh they have a sale going on too if you are interested, just click on the link.

Try eSalon Today! Only $15!

But it wasn’t just shampoo in the box, oh no. There was a bottle of Dream Coat in there. I have a friend who adores the Dream Coat and claims it turns her hair into silk. Then there is the Extra Mystical Shine spray which is clearly designed to help with shine. The pictures on the website caused instant hair envy. I think I might have actually drooled. The fourth product is the Dream Cocktail which helps with fluidity (i.e. making the dry straw like bits less dry and straw like, which is an annual winter problem for me as my hair dries out more at this time of year). Don’t worry I’ll look up more detailed information before I try the products and review them for you.

So that was a nice spin to the middle of my week. It also means I really need to get on the ball with replacing my hair dryer. (a couple of the products look like they are heat activated. Plus its a little too cold to be running around with wet hair as it air dries.) There are just so many options. I think that may be part of tonight’s post work agenda. Narrowing down the hair dryer options so I can purchase a replacement.

And now I am going to look away from the shiny hair on the website. Look Away, I tell you! And return to my to do list. I have several more items I want to strike through before the end of the day. Then I can look into hairdryers.

I hope you have a fantastic rest of the day and get everything you want to accomplish done as well.

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