Short and sweet

I got my hair cut at some point in August or September 2020 – I have no notation for the appointment in my diary (a phantom visit?). A short, curved bob. Bo-ring. From that haircut until my next one, almost a year later, I cut my hair myself twice. It sufficed. Sort of.

I was fully vaccinated by late May 2021. So, mid-June I ventured out so someone else could deal with my hair and for uncertain reasons (ie, I didn’t have a eureka moment) I had her cut it shorter. That was ok. Then, a month later I was back there to get it shorter. Last week, yet another month had passed and I was yet again at the hairdresser. This time struck right. Short – like it hasn’t been for decades. I still can’t explain how I got here, but both friends and the hairdresser said, “it suits you”. So, I guess it was meant to be.

I wore Masque Milano Madeleine – as noted a week ago, this is sweet – because no matter what I intend to put on right now I end up wearing this. That sweet, comforting milky, cereal-y, nutty vibe is just, strangely, where I am right now. I’m weary. I sigh a lot. I resent the guy I work for even though he isn’t doing anything different. I’m bored with my cooking. I take the same solo walk around the village. You get the picture.

One tyre on the car has needed seeing to twice in the past week (it in theory is now ok – we shall see).

The dog is grumpy – he whines in the morning after breakfast for us to pay attention to him and if we don’t he savages his plush toys, keening as he does it. I wonder if his teeth are bothering him or if he too is simply weary.

I still can’t fully extend myself in yoga (mucked up my lower back three months ago). I am getting there, but my yoga teacher said sometimes these things take a long while and maybe signal your body is trying to give something up, move on to something else. What that is right now I don’t know.

I have a medical appointment at the end of this week regarding which I’m spoiling for a fight. That’s just where I am. I feel like we’re yet again going to go over old ground. Please tell me this time the medics will go, “Eureka, that underlying cause you’ve been banging on about for years – it is indeed the issue. We were so blind (of course you bloody were, twits)”.

So, you get my drift.

Anyway, my short hair pleases me and I’m thinking I’ll just have to go with my affinity for Madeleine and maybe get a bottle after all.

How about you? Where are things at the moment?


  • Patty says:

    I went a lot shorter this last cut, right under my ears, shorter in the back. I’m trying to decide if I’ll let it go a little longer or I’ll just keep cutting it? I think I’ll just wait and see. I may be done with long hair forever. I grow it longer in the summer so I can put it up in a bun for swim season and keep the green tinge to the back of my neck hairline. But I have good stuff now to get the green chlorine out, so maybe shorter is the path now.

    • cinnamon says:

      I wonder if the shorter hair is simply being able to change something. I am enjoying mine though.

  • March says:

    Ha! I went last week (to a barbershop up the street rather than find a new lady-stylist) on a whim, and got a short, very choppy bob with bangs and I’m loving it after sad hair and one mediocre COVID trim. I hope your doctor comes up with something more edifying.

    • cinnamon says:

      It’s a weird thing — these hair changes. I feel like mine was sort of meant to be because I can’t find any other reason for why I did it. Cosmic hair.

  • Dina C. says:

    My daughter, 21, is packing up to move out of the family home. So all three levels of the house are covered with boxes, bits of furniture, appliances. Total chaos. She’s lived in this house since the day after she was born. This is the very definition of bittersweet. Fortunately, she’ll only be a 35 min. drive away.
    Today I’m taking her with me to the grocery store, at her request, to teach her how to shop for more than just snacks and already prepared meals. 😀

    • cinnamon says:

      Best wishes to her (and to you). Nice that she’ll be nearby. Definitely bittersweet.

    • March says:

      Oh, that’s a tough transition! She’ll be nearby though, which is excellent. And yes, that shopping transition is wild, the boys in Portland are still marveling that toilet paper and milk and Windex etc don’t just stock themselves in the cabinets…

  • Shiva-woman says:

    We’re on fire. Literally–fire to the north, fire to the south, fire all around us. We are situated right below the Caldor Fire which is about 15-18 miles away from us as the crow flies. The Washington about 5 miles. The last few days we’ve had an arsonist setting fires locally about 2 miles away from us (5 fires in 2 nights). We can’t see. Our eyes are burning, hearts are breaking as we watch our beloved Tahoe, Desolation, Eldorado Forest and Plumas burn. We’re pissed at the “anti-this and that crowd” and just sad about the world. We stay inside with extra air purifiers running all the time. We mask to go outside on our 10 acres because of the air quality–not Covid (no neighbors). So that’s where I’m at. I wore a cheapie rose perfume by Ganache (I like the guy, he’s a good egg), and it was exactly what I wanted, a powdery, musky rose elegance today. Anyone from Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois out there? Two born and bred Californians are thinking of moving…

  • Portia says:

    Sounds like you’ve got a bad case of Holly Golightly’s MEAN REDS there Cinnamon!
    Hugs from across the waves. We are in your corner and rooting for your triumphal re-entry into a cooler shade of mauve.
    Portia xx

  • Musette says:

    LOL! I’d tell you – but then I’d have to kill you. 😉 It’s been a rough week, resulting in a biopsy in a VERY tender place. Mostly a derm concern (as my sister said ‘it’s not like you can get Seasonal Cancer’) but it is… unpleasant.

    Other than that, everything is fine.


  • carole says:

    I feel for you, and your dog, too. Bought Sap Moss shampoo and conditioner on the weekend-it has that clean dirt vibe I love from Avaeda. I hate flies. And the temp dropped from 40 C on Wed to 20 C today-too much of a swing lol. I need a million dollars and some travel.

    • cinnamon says:

      When I first moved here I didn’t really get the saying ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Do now. That’s quite a temp swing. Unsettling.

  • Tara C says:

    I am dreaming of short purple hair. Very bored and restless, eager to fly south for the winter. I loved Madeleine at first sniff and bought a bottle, but it’s in my house in California. So I’m wearing lots of vanilla and tonka. Dreaming of better days ahead, although things seem to keep getting worse rather than better.

    • cinnamon says:

      Short purple hair sounds good. I have navy bits she put in a bit ago. Am thinking maybe I need a bit of green alongside. Yup, vanilla seems to be the thing right now.