March Madness

If you know me at all, you know I’ve never really cared about basketball. If you don’t know me, let me tell you: when I say March madness, I do not mean college athletes. What I mean, really, is several things, including putting mayonnaise on my head (more on that in a minute…).

One, it’s March 31st. Isn’t that madness?! We are one quarter through the year, and it’s probably totally inappropriate to even call it the “new” year at this point. You know, the year so many of us said would be “our year,” 2016. And I won’t lie, my 2016 did not start great, so I’m quite happy to turn the page on this chapter thank you very much.

Two: yes, I put mayo in my hair. When my boyfriend got home and I told him, he looked at me like I was nutso. Apparently, not everyone has heard of mayonnaise in your hair to make it shiny. I use egg yolks to wash my hair sometimes, and mayo has egg yolks so…it’ll  be fine. Logic, right? Not quite. While my hair isn’t the mess you might expect it to be — and it is shiny, I’ll give it that — it’s not as clean as I’d like it to be. I don’t use conventional shampoo though, so someone who does might get different results. The beauty of (temporary) unemployment is I can do weird things to my hair and it doesn’t really matter, so I’m not done experimenting. (Or writing about it.)

Third crazy thing that happened in March? Our health insurance company FINALLY approved my claim for a wheelchair. It took several letters from my doctor, who I’m super grateful for, but they finally said yes. Now there’s only a few more weeks of waiting to get out of the way — peanuts compared to the last several months I’ve spent mostly housebound. If I’m being totally honest though, what I’m looking forward to the most, even more than going shopping, is going to the Calgary Zoo (and the West Edmonton Mall). Eeeek! So excited!

Finally, has anyone else noticed what a ginormous difference some real live sunshine can make? My sunlamp is a godsend, no question, but there’s just something about getting some real rays! After a dreary winter and a few really cold days the last couple weeks, I’m looking forward to some warm spring weather. Keep your fingers crossed the forecast for Saturday will hold — it’s my birthday!

 

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