Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pulled a Britney Spears...


My hair just kept falling out - all over my shower, my sink, my counter, my floor, my hats and my clothes. Even getting into my mouth and eyes. So while my kids were at their Grannie's house yesterday, my hairdresser fit me in for a 1/4" buzzcut. Paris, bless her little heart, showed up and suprised me to offer me moral support. I didn't expect it to affect me so much. I was suprised by how upset I was by it. It was really hard to sit there and watch all of my hair come off. Especially since it was so busy in the salon, being the Saturday before Christmas and all. Everyone was staring at me wondering what the heck I was doing. They probably all thought I was a Britney Spears wannabe (except I had underwear on LOL). My hair dresser was so sweet and didn't charge me. One lady sitting across from me gave me a thumbs up.
Now my hair keeps falling out, but the pieces are smaller and shorter and a little less messy. And my cue ball head is getting patchy bald spots. Thank goodness for all of my fabulous hats!
I had called Kaelin to warn her and her response was "Poopy, I don't want to see you without your hair." But when I went to pick them up today, they got a big kick out of it. So all is well on the home front. That monkey is off my back. Kaelin did say I looked like a boy though. :(
I feel very self conscious and naked without my hair. And cold! It will take some getting used to. And if all goes as expected, I should lose it completely here in a few days. Can't imagine being completely bald. But I guess baby steps help. It's definately easier to take care of and I will save a ton of money on hair cutting, hair coloring, and hair products, not to mention waxing and time spent shaving etc by the time it's all said and done.
Dave is back in town as of about 4pm today. They got 3rd place in the national tourney in Arizona. My mom is off to Seattle tonight and is taking my kids with her. They are going to go innertubing in the morning with my brother, Jennifer and my 2.5 year old niece, Ella. We'll meet up with them at my Uncle Jim's house on Christmas Eve, where my dad's side of the family gathers to celebrate. Dave and I will drive up tomorrow with the dog and pressies. We're going to do laundry and wrap presents tonight, uninterrupted. If I had been more on top of things, we could be sitting here relaxing or going to see a movie instead. I'd rather be doing that!
Thanks to everyone for all of the xmas cards, photos, hats, gifts, well wishes, phone calls and emails. We really appreciate everything everyone has done for us. And we are so thankful to have each and every one of you in our lives. We wish you peace, happiness and a magical 2008.
xoxox
Shauna and Team Immel

14 comments:

Paris said...

You look beautiful, my dear. Wouldn't have missed it for the world. I'm so inspired by your strength and courage. Love ya to pieces, p

Laura Nicholas said...

Shauna - you are amazing and in no way like Brittney Spears! I think your new do is adorable - but that isn't your do - it is you!

laura

nic said...

i actually think it's adorable too!! youa re gorgeous shauna :o)nic

Trina said...

I'm with the others. You look wonderful. Merry Christmas Shauna.

Heather said...

Shauna, I think it's adorable too! You are beautiful Shauna! 100% =)

heather

JO said...

Shauna: I am so proud of you for handling your hair lose so well. Having the kids accept it is huge. Good for them. You will manage fine when you are completely bald. Just keep those hats, scarf's and wig (if you end up getting one) handy. Keep your positive attitude. I think you are awesome! Have a great Christmas with all your family. Love, JO

Jean said...

You look so cute! Loved reading about your hat party. What a special time. Hope you have a wonderful christmas, Shauna. I miss ya!
Jean

Ali said...

I think you look BEAUTIFUL Shauna!!!! Absolutely! I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED holiday! May 2008 bring you much HEALTH and Happiness! You will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers! Big HUGS to you! Much love, ali

laura said...

lots and lots of christmas love to you! i hope your day was magical and happy surrounded by your sweet family. you are so brave and beautiful.

the underwear comment cracked me up! ;)

lots of love and hope for you on this christmas!

Angie said...

I think you look fabulous! Sport the new do with confidence. Love and Hugs.

Shanna said...

Okay, I think you are (yet again) the leader of a GREAT idea!!! I spent 20 minutes doing my hair this morning, what a waste of time! I would love a hat party... and I love hats! Would you mind emailing Scott and let him know that this is the new style?? He would go for it if you suggest it! ;o)

Love it, love you.
Shanna

Dave's Bible Blog said...

You still look great, Shauna.

Dave

Tami said...

I love it. You do look great - I thought I needed a change too so off went most my hair, I will send a pic soon! YOU ROCK!

Stan said...

BALD IS BEAUTIFUL!!! Way to go, baby, I love it! But I knew I would........You're so awesome, I love you!!