There are probably people who find all of these topics gross. I'm sorry in advance if I creep you out.
Last night, shortly before one in the morning, the baby woke up. It turned out the cat was snuggling by her side. I am guessing that's what woke her, anyway. I evicted him and made a mental note to remember to shut the mosquito net every single time.
Not that we believe the never-documented rumors of dangerous cats. But it is the only fur-free place in the house. Getting pet hair off the poor baby's eyeballs is no one's favorite. I'm sure having hair on your eye is worse.
Speaking of, on Tuesday I went and got the traditional had-a-baby haircut. A bob. Above the chin, below the ears. I'm unconvinced that it's not going to look even less kempt than the long hair did once it's entirely under my neglectful styling.
But! It cut off a lot, maybe most, of the blonde. By the way, can anyone tell me why my hair changed colors all the sudden? After a decade of lightening, it is bright/dark again. With, like, a solid line of demarcation. The stylist said he hadn't seen that before.
And soon, we will be rid of all the long hairs I was leaving everywhere, including wrapped around my baby's fingers. I mean, they were adding real structure to the dust bunnies, but still. Plus, now the baby can't reach my hair to rip it out!
In other, similar, news, on Saturday I got contacts. Again, foiling a grabby baby. And decreasing the frequency through which I'm looking at the world through a handprint.
Basically, at this moment, I look like 400% more presentable than I typically did before I had a baby. You know, back when I went to an office every day.
At one o'clock this morning, after I shoo'ed the cat and got the baby back to sleep, I was looking out the bathroom window. We have a lovely view of Orion, and a million years ago, the summer camp where I worked "bought a star" near Orion. And as I had been told to do on at least fifty Friday nights, I thought of it when I looked out the window.
And then I realized I hadn't done that before because I shouldn't be able to see that far. I fell asleep in my contacts. It only took five nights. I did take them out at that point.
That was not where I thought I was going when I started, but I suppose it's all on a theme. I'm working from a small plot of time so you get what you get, and that's that.