This Little Miggy Stayed Home: Sweating the Small Stuff

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sweating the Small Stuff

Besides the fact that this isn't the most flattering picture of either of us (no that's not a double-triple chin, it's Lamps arm!) there are two things about this picture that make me sad.  

1.  My long, flowing, high pony-tailed, wavy hair.

2.  The scarf in said long, flowy hair.

1.  So here it is...the regret.

I am regretting the midnight chop-a-thon in my bathroom those many months ago.  I see pictures of my long hair and I miss it.  I see pictures of my hair in a high pony, a ballet bun and I think...oi, what did I do?

But then I remember....your hair was falling out in record mumbers (post partum), it was hot, hot, hot and you needed change remember?  You needed to do something gutsy.

So there is it...damned if you do, damned if you don't.

But at the moment, it sucks.  I've been doing everything I can to pretend like it's long again.  Mainly, headbands with a barely-there, low bun on the nape of my neck.  I'm not fooling anyone, especially not myself.      

I've had short hair before and loved it and so I thought I'd love it again.  But I don't.  My hair doesn't grow fast either.  I'm stuck.  Sad.

2.  Now for the scarf.  I've lost it.  It's gone.  And for a little piece of fabric it's really bumming me out.

I've had that little turquoise scarf since high school.  It's from the Gap--where I worked in high school--and it's been a little constant in my life for many, many years.  The perfect color, the perfect size.  Like a mini security blanket I wore in my hair.  I've worn it around my neck--when that was cool--but mostly it's been tied in the perfect size knot for a headband for years.  I've used it  to hold back my hair when washing my face or as the perfect last minute accessory for any occasion.  It's one of those things that I've lost track of time and time again, but I always find it eventually.  However, the last time I really remember seeing it was in September.  I have looked high and low.  It's gone.  

I know what you're thinking...These are not real problems.  

But if someone were to ask me, What are the biggest problems in your reference to your hair?

Without a doubt I would answer, Cutting my hair and losing my favorite scarf are the two biggest, most troublesome, monumental problems in my regards to my hair. 

See?  Real problems.


  1. You are hilarious and she is adorable. I'm sorry about the hair and the scarf. Bummer.

  2. Linda P.8:05 AM

    Dear Miggy, I bet just when you least expect it that that scarf is going to show up.

    I am really sorry that you regret cutting your hair, but does it help any to know that I, this person out in blog land, really LOVE the short 'do? It has a certain sophistication to it, and I think it is very flattering. Now go forth and conquer, ye mighty Miggy of the shorter, but beautiful hair!

  3. Anonymous8:10 AM

    One word: extensions :)

  4. Ive always been told whenever I have done that same thing and hated my decision almost instantly. That it is only hair and it will grow back. I also know that the advice I just gave you when given to me never helped. But you must love your new hair. Own it and ROCK IT OUT! It will grow back soon.

  5. I too am a stranger out, but I have to tell you that I like your hair better shorter. More styled and more chic. Just my opinion, but thought it might help just a little.

  6. Oh no! I totally get it! Things like your lost scarf make me feel so sad and unsettled. And can I confess something to you too? I have totally mourned the loss of my long hair too (I was so committed to growing it out after the last chop-a-thon and I let the girl at the salon talk me into cutting off over a year's worth of growth.)

    For what it's worth, the new haircut is so flattering and I think you look like an anthropologie model. I am sorry about the scarf though. Maybe it will still turn up... you never know.

  7. Every time I look at my face I think I should cut bangs to cover up my five head, but then when I do, I start having panic attacks and think, "what did I just do" and then spend the next 6 months pinning them back with bobby pins because it always looks horrible. I seriously need a change, but every time I try it looks so bad, so here I am with the same hair do I've had for years and years. You, my friend, look great in your short cut. Way better than I do when I experiment!