Delia reminded me that I haven't posted a picture of my birthday dealie boppers yet, so here it is! I apologize for the moon pajamas and my total unwillingness to put on a bra. That's hard work, and I just wasn't up for it tonight.
You can't see it in the picture, but there are flashing lights on the dealie boppers. Also, check out my red hair! I talked to my mom about the green hair thing, and decided not to do it right now. I'm planning to go to Christmas Eve services with them (I never go to church, so it's kind of a big deal to Mom), and I know it would completely humiliate them for me to show up with green hair. I know that's silly, but I'll respect their feelings about it.
Also, I talked to the hairstylist, and apparently maintaining an unusual color is a hell of a lot of work. I'd probably be re-dying my hair every week to two weeks. I am so not up for that right now. So I'll be sticking with the fiery, but longer lasting, red.
And since you can't really see them in that first photo, here are the giant hoop earrings that I talked about a million years ago but never posted a picture of.
Aren't they fantastic? They looked good with the scraggly blond mop that I used to have, but they really work with the red.
Also, taking clear pictures of myself, one handed, with that thing was a serious pain in the butt. Definitely not designed for taking pictures of yourself one handed.
In other news, there are two jars of cherries draining in the refrigerator right now. Tomorrow is chocolate covered cherry day! Messy, but fun. And the results are worth it. Better than any chocolate covered cherry you'll buy in the store. The recipe I use is in the Better Homes & Gardens cookbook. (Also available online here.) They're a little harder to find, but if you decide to make this recipe, take the time to find cherries with stems. Your results will be much better. (Especially if you're not an experienced candy maker.)
I think that's all the news and pictures for today. I've started my brother's socks, but just barely. I need to get trucking on them if he's going to get something more than an IOU in his stocking. And I haven't finished embellishing my peanut, but maybe I'll have pics of that tomorrow!
Lip balm of the day: a very festive and seasonal White Cranberry. (It's way yummy!)