Friday, June 1, 2007

I Nearly Dyed

As a SAHM I have to sacrifice things.  That's okay because the definition of sacrifice is to give up something good for something better.  So, I give up getting my hair colored at by skilled beauticians in fancy salons and do it myself with Miss Clairol in my bathroom.   I figure I save about $80 every time I do it.  And, unfortunately for myself, I hate doing it.  But last night my hate for this need to color my grey grew.

Before I began my beauty routine I had to convince John to watch the baby.  Then, as I was mixing the two solutions together I knocked the container of the counter.  At that moment I opened my mouth in a scream.  I knew how bad this could be.  But I should have kept my trap shut because the hair dye splashed off the floor and into my mouth.  Have you ever tasted Miss Clairol?  It's not cheesecake!  I turned to the sink and began desperately flushing out my mouth.  After the burning subsided I turned to survey the damage.

070601-019.jpgIt was like a scene out of CSI.  The hair dye was the color red so it looked like blood splatter.  Up two walls, two doors, the bathroom counter, and even the ceiling.  And it looked like I had been part of this domestic disturbance because the red splotches extended across one arm, up my shirt, and across my neck and face.  This was not good!

I began desperately trying to get Miss Clairol off the tile.  The bad part was once it dried it reappeared!  I turned my attention to the walls.  Not coming off.  I felt a need to confense my sins to my husband.  After all, it's his paycheck that pays for our home.  And my Clairol.

"Honey, you do realize that I save $80 everytime I color my hair."
"Is this about the baby?"
"No.  I spilled hair color all over the bathroom.  And I ingested Miss Clairol."

070601-020.jpgHe jumped up into the bathroom.  He didn't notice my face but he surely noticed the ceiling that I hadn't noticed yet.  "Crap!" I said.

070601-021.jpgHe told me I should try Thurow, Fingernail polish remover, and Pinesol.  After 20 minutes, none of that worked.  And now the hair dye has changed to a grey color. 

And my husband didn't even seem to care that I had eaten toxic dye.  So, today I am painting.  And with the cheap home builder pant it is taking many coats.

Oh, I still have grey hair.  And this is the ceiling.  Madison was standing on a ladder.


This salad was so good!  Everyone in the family ate it, including the boys.  But I think they may have eaten it only because they helped make it.  I'm going to have them help me cook more often!

Chicken Bow-Tie Pasta Salad
2 cups farfalle (bow-tie pasta) uncooked
2 cups fresh broccoli florets
1 pkg. (6 oz) Grilled Chicken Breast Strips, I used breaded chicken because that's what I had
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup Light Italian low fat dressing
1/2 cup Colby and Monterey Jack Cheese Crumbles
 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Cook pasa as directed on package, adding broccoli to the cooking water for the last 2 min. of the pasta cooking time; drain.

Toss chicken, tomatoes, dressing, cheese crumbles and olives in large bowl.  Add pasta mixture; mix lightly.

Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.  Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate several hours until chilled.



Kira said...

Yikes. I am going through the debate myself, do I take out a loan to color my hair or do I make the scarry attempt at DIY?
The most dramatic worst case scenario I had thought of was I burn my scalp and have to shave my head, but the potential risks to a house, you discovered one I never thought of.
And on the pasta: yum. Since I was little, I would always ask my mom to make her version of that pasta and I love it!

Laura said...

Oh Shit!! I will say it for you that sucks!! Ray would of killed me, so props to John for keeping things under control. I will color your hair for you when you come to Utah if that helps any? I think you are BEAUTIFUL no matter what color your hair is. Plus I have a patch of greys that continue to get more silver by the day and they are reproducing, so don't feel so bad.

Jason said...

Great title for this post, by the way. Very clever! Very funny!

Jason said...

ONLY YOU! I about peed my pants when I read that you opened your mouth to scream and ingested Miss Clairol! Oh, sometimes I miss you soooo much!

Jenalyn said...

Hi Katrine! I've done this too... more times that I will admit. Try "Goof Off" next time. Be careful though, as sometimes it will take off the paint too. Good luck :)

Jenalyn said...

Hi Katrine! I've done this too... more times that I will admit. Try "Goof Off" next time. Be careful though, as sometimes it will take off the paint too. Good luck :)

beki said...

Oh no, what a nightmare!

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maddie said...

hahaha LOSER i remeber that. it was sooooooooo funny :) i just have one question...why on earth am i doing some weird face in all of these pictures. EW.

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