Traumatic Day

You’ll have to excuse the blurriness of my photos tonight. It’s been kind of a traumatic day, and apparently, blurry photos are the best I can manage.

First, the good news:

Yes! My first sock is done! I’m not entirely sure I can actually manage to get the second one done this week, but I’m sure going to try.

It might be hard, though, as my age seems to be catching up with me.

I found my first gray hair this morning.

I can no longer gloat about the fact that my YOUNGER siblings both have gray, and I don’t. (Of course, you can be sure I yanked that hair promptly, but now I’ll be on the lookout for more. Mark looked, and said he didn’t see any more, but I’m not sure he would have told me the truth at that point).

(And yes, I know I’m not really THAT old, and readers who are older than me aren’t at all sympathetic, but geeze, I bet you were kind of freaked out by your first gray, too, so please let me have my moment of whining…)

The other trauma I experienced today:


Joe’s feet, while nowhere near as big around as mine, are now the same LENGTH as my feet. Will’s aren’t quite as long, but they aren’t far behind.  They’ve both been desperately hungry lately, so I’m not surprised by a growth spurt, but holy cow!  I have big feet!  And his are already as long as mine????

It was all so much that I had to take a nap. I may have to go to bed early, too.


  1. Deb says:

    Where do you get off telling people about my grey hair?!?!!? It’s white, not grey, and on someone who is actually still a blonde you can hardly tell. Bam, gotcha back. 🙂

    Love you

  2. Judy W says:

    Freaked by my first grey hair???? Ummmm, I don’t remember that far back! ;>) Nope, can’t remember back to the early 80’s!!!! It was apparently so traumatic I blocked the entire incident! ROFLOL

  3. Lynn Douglass says:

    The hair on my head will never be gray! LOL! I do have a place in my left eyebrow that grows in gray. I think it’s a scarred spot. I keep that sucker plucked out and colored in with a BROWN pencil!

  4. Lynn Douglass says:

    P.S. Love the sock! As for the boys with the big feet, I feel ya! Zack was into a size 15 by freshman year, and Collin was a size 12. Poor Zack had to wear red cleats for baseball, and he looked like he had clown feet while standing on the pitching mound!

  5. Jami says:

    Gray hair??? I can’t remember getting the first…it was just “there” one day…a few blonde highlights and they disappear! 🙂
    Now the big feet. That’s what happens when little ones grow up. My granddaughter who will be 11 in March is only 1/2 size smaller than me now. I hate to see what her feet are when she is all grown up! LOL!

  6. Alycia says:

    I feel your pain with the grey hair. I am so sorry that happened to you!

    Feet – OMG – if they are the same size you can pass down the tennis shoes you don’t like – right?

  7. Dara says:

    Oh Suzanne…I SO hate to tell you…but my beautician told me NOT to pluck those gray hairs…when you pluck a hair, it damages the hair follicle and TWO will grow back to replace it!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Kathy W. says:

    I used to sit on the floor and have my daughter pull out all my grey hair until the day she very politely told me that if she pulled them all out, I would be bald. That’s when I had to start coloring and it’s been quite a few years now.

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