Sunday, January 06, 2008


New Year, New Post, New Hair Cut, New OSU Jersey....so many new things, where to start. First of all, happy belated New Year. I have been "away" for a few weeks and took this past week to get organized. Pictures will be posted from the holidays, but I thought I would get the haircut up first. I donated my hair to Locks of Love a week or so ago. I have talked about it for awhile and finally actually did it. It is such a great cause--I am sad I did not do it sooner. So, I have short hair, which I have not had for oh, 12 years or so. Everyone in the family seems to be adjusting okay to "short-haired Gretchen" as some people have been calling me. I don't think I am a different person, but maybe carrying around all that extra hair and wearing a pony tail most days did have an effect on my personality. Anyway, Jamie likes it, I like it, Ronsi likes it, Macie is unaffected, Tori has come to like it although she sobbed when she first saw me. Not kidding--sobbed. And then told me the next day that she still hated it. But now I think she likes it.

Anyway, there is the first picture...my stylist did it in a sleek bob, but let's be honest, I will not be taking the time to do that very frequently. So, this is my usual do. Suggestions welcome.

And finally for now, in the picture I am sporting my new Ohio State jersey--a James Laurinaitis Jersey--courtesy of my in-laws. And although I DO NOT have a crush on him I did get my picture taken with him while we were in Seattle and I will be wearing it proudly and cheering for him and the rest of the Buckeyes in the National Championship game tommorrow.

GO BUCKS!

9 comments:

Tara said...

Love it all--glad I got to see the hair in real life. I'm so wanting a jersey, but I'm torn cuz how can I have one and not Mark? And so I asked if we could give them to each other for our bdays this year, and he said he'd like one, but he's torn because he loves the tee shirt tradition he and Jamie have created...what to do???

gretchen said...

Yeah, I don't know if you can mess with the t-shirt tradition. But you live in Columbus--buckeye wear is acceptable everyday, right?

Full of JOY said...

i love the headband look and the pig tails so far!! (that's quite a variety since i've only seen you those times!!) love the short locks!! :)

Eric said...

no one blames you for having a crush on James. be proud of it. Just don't rub your shirt in a strange way with a far-off look in your eyes. not that you would do that.

Beth said...

Love Love Love the hair, Gretchen! You look younger, if that's even possible for a beauty like you!

gretchen said...

ERIC--I DID NOT DO WHAT YOU DID
- YOU STINK!!

Amy said...

Cute hair.. Look at you donating your hair! How much did you actually cut off? You and Hillary Swank should be BF.

Chaz & Kari Dull said...

You look great - but what is new!!

stephanie garcia said...

What a great gift (Locks of Love) ... Happy New Year to you!