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06:20 am: the joy of giving (no really)
I am occasionally sarcastic (no, really!), but this time I'm being straight.

I'm enjoying the hell out of this season. Yesterday, I cut off more hair than I'd intended so that I could donate to Locks of Love. I'd heard about the organization from Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (how I miss that show), but didn't think of them the last time I had a bunch of hair chopped off.

Dunno how I feel about the new haircut yet, but it felt really good to stick that hair in an envelope and send it off so a disadvantaged kid with alopecia areata gets a little bit of normal in what is surely a challenging life.

I also participated in the Bloggess' gift exchange, sending off gift cards to a couple of folks who couldn't otherwise afford holiday gifts. I charged 'em and I may not pay off that charge for a few months and I don't get a charitable deduction on my taxes, but y'know? It was a gift to me. Just like the hair. Doing it made me feel good.

And I think it's ok to indulge myself a tiny bit at the holidays.

Starting tomorrow, I'm on vacation until January 4. I'll still be checking email and will surely get sucked into more work than I want, but I'm going to work on feeling a bit noble rather than a bit put-upon. That's another gift to me.

HA!

Current Location: Longmeadow
Current Mood: goodgood

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From:swingchickie
Date:December 22nd, 2010 11:59 am (UTC)
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that's so awesome that you donated to LoL! they're a wonderful organization. i wanted to a few years ago, but as soon as my hair got more than a few inches long i wanted to rip it out of my head.

i'll bet the new 'do looks cute! :)

enjoy your vacation time! woo-hoo!
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From:katehaney
Date:December 22nd, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)

new 'do is ok

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I'm adjusting. It's shorter than I've had it for a few years. I'm enjoying wearing it down, which hasn't really been an option for a while.

You enjoy your vacation too! Double woo-hoo!
From:(Anonymous)
Date:December 22nd, 2010 04:23 pm (UTC)
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Virtue IS Good for you.

YoMaMa
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From:katehaney
Date:December 22nd, 2010 11:42 pm (UTC)

excellent!

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I suspected it might be, but I have so very little experience.
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