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    first snow november 7 2008 quad cities il

    Do you see what I see? Snow. It’s been snowing today. I know, I know. It’s snowed up north, it’s snowed down south. It’s even snowed out east already. For us here in the Quad Cities, this is our first snow of the season. I think this officially marks the beginning of the winter season across the country.

    Snow, people.

    My schedule for the Christmas season is filling up rapidly, and I’ve spent the last few days working a bit on a photographer site design as well as moving my own site to another server (again).

    When I launched my site restructure recently, I did it on an entirely different server with a new host. Well, it didn’t take more than 3 weeks to find out that host did NOT provide the service that I’ve come to expect from Blogs About, and I found myself missing them and appreciating them more than ever. It’s amazing, as a site and web-based business owner, how your hosting provider becomes such an integral part of your every day life. If the service is poor, it effects everything you do. If you have a lopsided hosting package, you quickly find out how limited you are and how backhanded hosting companies can be in an effort to squeeze those extra dollars from their clients. I’m so glad to be back with BA and relieved to know that my business won’t be disrupted by a simple influx of traffic.

    Enough with the geek speak (but if you want to know more, just ask)!

    I pulled my back out last Sunday morning, so I decided that while I was in pain and couldn’t twist at the waist or breathe deeply, that it was a perfect day for rearranging my bedroom! I hung some room darkening window treatments and Catybug helped me rotate the bed onto another wall. Later in the evening, I took some Aleve and she gave me a nice massage, and my pain subsided by Monday evening.

    (You see how my week started.)

    Then, the election. That’s all I’m going to say about that.

    Leanne WildermuthSo, the last couple of days I’ve been restless and having nightmares. I’ve been trying (really hard!!!) to get my site moved over all while yawning and trying to keep my forehead off my desk.

    I decided yesterday that I needed a pick-me-up, so I went and got my hair cut at the Boulder Hair Salon. I spoiled myself a little bit with a color, too. Then I came home, dressed up my eyes a little bit and had Chickeymonkey snap a few pics of my new do.

    I’m finally happy with it – no more Princess Leah earmuff hair bob thing! It falls so nicely and the thickness that made me crazy has been greatly reduced.

    It’s the little things, isn’t it?

    This morning I felt like I had to pick my outfit based on my haircut. After talking with my BFF Paige (I love saying that) she said the same thing happened to her, so now I might need to go clothes shopping again. I couldn’t find a THING to wear that matched my hip new hairstyle! Of course I lie. I still have the sweater she bought me from Casual Corner back in 1986/87 when we bought matchy stuff in different colors to wear to school. And yes, I still wear it, too. (Paige, that’s where we got ’em. Casual Corner!!!) Like I need new clothes.


    Yes, well, give me a day or two to get all this crazy girl stuff out of my head and maybe, perhaps, you’ll have me back in the blogosphere, friends. I’ve missed you. I really have. I owe several of you links and awards, I have not forgotten.

    I also need to update my blogroll, which is seriously outdated. Please let me know if you’re on it and if the link is good and/or if you’re not on it so I can get you on there.

    Me, I’m going to go throw a sweater on, turn up the furnace a couple of degrees, and get back to work!


    Mom said,

    I LOVE your new haircut! Makes your eyes look bright and takes about 5 years away!!
    Nice job!

    11.7.2008 @ 1:08 pm
    Lisa said,

    Aww..we’re glad to have you back, too :thumbsup: And, you’re on Kiwi — how perfect is that, seeing as how you painted her n’ everything :)

    Your haircut is superb! :elvis:

    11.7.2008 @ 1:33 pm
    Kimberly said,

    That is your best hair EVAH! I love it – totally.

    11.7.2008 @ 2:01 pm
    pam said,

    SNOW? :shock: Wow, it’s still so hot down here!

    …and now I know who to talk to if/when I have to move off munu!

    The hair… it’s your best cut eveh! You look about 18 years old and happy… love it!! :yes:

    11.7.2008 @ 2:35 pm
    Sue said,

    Oh Leanne, that haircut is so YOU!!! You look absolutely wonderful. I like your hair like this better than any I have seen you in. :thumbsup: Ya just look so darn pretty! Hope your back is feeling better. I need to do it again but waiting for some money to fall from the sky. :lol:


    11.7.2008 @ 2:37 pm
    Janet said,

    I LOVE your new haircut!!!

    11.7.2008 @ 3:35 pm
    Heather said,

    You are making me wanna get a haircut. I love the angles and color! I miss my friend who lives in Spain now, from highschool days. We got matching sweaters too, with different colors from Express in the mall. It is so wild ‘cos it seems like it was just yesterday.

    11.7.2008 @ 3:59 pm
    June said,

    OMG, snow! :cold: Time to go to Florida :wave: I wonder if we’ll get any between now and Thanksgiving. We head south right after that. Glad your back hurt was short lived. I couldn’t believe you did what you did knowing your back was hurt…but maybe all the moving helped. Hairstyle is most excellent :thumbsup:

    Spatter is not currently on your blogroll…if you’d like to add, the link is:

    11.7.2008 @ 4:16 pm
    Renee said,

    I don’t see me on your blogroll.

    Your hair looks so cute!

    11.7.2008 @ 5:48 pm
    Marcia said,

    That haircut looks so great on you!

    I am a bit jealous of that snow, though.

    11.7.2008 @ 9:45 pm
    YellowRose said,

    Snow!!! :cold: I wish we would get snow!!

    I am loving your hair….you look fabulous!! Very chic! :thumbsup:

    11.8.2008 @ 12:17 am
    Shane said,

    IT’s beautiful. I like snow. We are going to have some snow tommorow in Michigan.

    BWY, I like your new hairdo. It looks great on you… Nice~

    11.8.2008 @ 12:42 am
    Sarcasmom said,

    Snow!!! That’s four letter word in these parts! I love your new look. Good for you for doing a little pampering. We all need it now and again. I donn’t see me on your blogroll.

    11.8.2008 @ 6:26 am
    Geekwif said,

    The new hairdo is adorable! So glad you found the perfect do for you.

    11.8.2008 @ 7:23 am
    Debra said,

    Hi Leanne, I love your new haircut and the colour really suits you, of course you have to go buy something new to wear with your new style, rofl. And snow!!!!!! wow, winter arrggghhhh we are finally over winter here in Australia, it is now just coming on to our summer, still nice spring weather at the moment though, and I am really loving it, I love spring, it makes me do crazy things, lol like the eternal spring cleaning lol. Anyways its good for the soul they say, I dont know about that, but I know I have found long lost items and about 20 pair of knickers I thought I had lost, or the puppy ( who happens to turn two on Tuesday next) had eaten ewwwwww lol. okies stay safe till next time. Cheers from Debra in Australia.

    11.8.2008 @ 8:37 am
    Leanne said,

    Hey Debra! Thanks for popping in! I envy your time of year right now, I’m a nut in the spring too. Puts the bounce back in my step! Maybe that’s what we need to do – summer in the US and winter in Australia. Brilliant!!

    11.8.2008 @ 8:50 am
    phoenix said,

    Love the hair but I loved it long too! :) I am not ready for cold either… thankfully here in GA we get snow very seldom… but it is still too cold for my thinking. :)

    11.8.2008 @ 11:04 am

    love the hair!
    my hair is extremely thick with a stubborn wave in it and i found using a flat iron on it gives it a totally different look, it even makes it feel thinner.
    but i gave up on my long hair and got mine cut short.
    short is in, right?

    11.9.2008 @ 7:20 pm
    Paige said,

    As you know, I SOOOO love your hair. Don’t ever change it! :o)

    Egads, I can’t believe it’s that snowy time of year again. Didn’t y’all get some in the midwest before Halloween? Crazy I tell ya’! We seldom get snow here and I just don’t want to see it either!

    I think you need to get a new wardrobe BTW. Let me see what you get so I can get something that matches. LOL. :giggle:

    11.10.2008 @ 12:02 pm
    jennifer hockey said,

    Ok, so I am a little behind…but I love your hair! Perfect color…and such a great smile! :thumbsup:

    11.12.2008 @ 8:17 pm
    Da Goddess said,

    I missed so much while I was out, didn’t I?

    Love the new haircut (I need one desperately myself) and the color is awesome.

    Sorry to hear about the back. But curses to you for rearranging the bedroom while it was so vulnerable. Must I go into this with you yet again? Back hurt=take it easy. You do NOT want to have to have the surgery I just endured. Take it from me. Really. Seriously.

    And snow? What’s that? :rofl:

    11.28.2008 @ 7:22 pm

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