I love Fridays. Each day of the week holds something special for me for different reasons, but I consider Friday to be "my day." I am usually not scheduled to work this day, so I like to fill it with leisurely activities or things that I've been wishing I could catch up on. Today, I didn't get out of bed until I was good and ready. Now I'm blogging. Next I will eat some breakfast then take my Simon outside to watch him run and play in the BEAUTIFUL Fall sunshine. Then I'll get myself ready for the day, followed by a hair appointment, which I am particularly excited about because today begins part 2 of my committment to God to be the me He made me to be and not work so hard to appeal to the world's idea of what beautiful is.
Part one was to stop causing damage to my body by tanning, so I gave that up back in August. I had the rest of the year already paid for in tanning, but I gave it up because I woke up to the fact that I was causing so much harm to myself and my body all because I felt like being tan made me look better...but to who? Not the Lord, so I guess in a way, I was trying to appeal to "the world." I just want to learn to be comfortable in my own skin, exactly how God made me to be, fair skin and everything. Part 2, of course, is returning back to my natural hair color. I'm excited to eliminate the high payments that come with highlights every 3 months or so, and I'm also excited to give up one more thing that I did to myself that appeals to the world. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, I don't look down on others who highlight or color their hair, nor do I think it's "wrong," I just decided it's simply not for me anymore. The thought of someday never having to worry about roots anymore puts an extra little skip in my step and twinkle in my eye. :-)
Anyway, back to my plans for the day. After my hair gets done, the rest of the day is open. I might clean, sew, do laundry, go shopping, work on the Peekaboo calendar or simply catch up on my DVR'd shows. The best part is, I can choose to do whatever I want, and that alone makes my day so relaxed, good and full of blessings. :-)