And they are pretty earthy-crunchy with no silicones or parabens or dyes.
The shampoo feels like most other shampoos, but the conditioner is definitely lacking in something. It works just fine, but it doesn't have that sleek feeling that I like in a conditioner. (I'm pretty sure that sleek feeling is the magic of silicones).
Also, the conditioner doesn't do much for my already frizzy hair.
Still, the smell totally makes up for it, and I am obsessed with how good my hair smells right now.
If you run into me, and you want to smell my hair, I'm totally cool with that.
I won't say that the ocean cured me of my heartache.
But a few days by the water and one amazing lobster roll really did help.
(I wish I had a picture of this miraculous lobster roll, but I was too busy eating it)
I won't lie-- we are still struggling a little bit here at the Kinne house.
Mr. Kinne's job situation is very much up in the air. He was working as a building substitute at the same school for a few years, and he got passed over for a history position that opened up. (He is a total history nerd, and he would have been amazing at that job.) I keep reminding him that he will end up right where he is supposed to be-- but that doesn't make the job search any less frustrating.
I am (still) not knocked up, but I've been to a couple doctor's offices recently where we have started looking into why exactly that might be. I actually had to put off a procedure because the only available appointment was during our trip to the Cape. (I am starting to feel like infertility could really get in the way of living life if you let it!)
But, the hardest thing for me is that, a couple weeks ago, my dad moved clear across the country. To be honest, it is kind of the worst. My dad is one of my very favorite people on the planet, and I would like him to be on the same part of the planet as me.
(This is my dad in 1972, driving cross-country and generally being awesome).
I respect his reasons for leaving, and I think this could be really good for him. But, completely selfishly, I am going to miss having him around.
Still, I am trying my very best to remain positive, especially because life is full of so many wonderful things.
For example, I am going to be moving into a classroom with a Smartboard in just a few weeks. (My very own Smartboard!)
And, there is still such a thing as Nutella in the world.
Well, I'm not sure where these last few weeks have disappeared to.
I have been a busy bee, with the end of the school year and the end of the semester of grad school and the start of summer school.
On top of that, we have been dealing with some challenges both emotionally and financially. I have been in and out of doctors' offices over these last few weeks, and Mr. Kinne's job situation for the fall is a bit up in the air. If you have any extra good thoughts, please send them toward the Kinne house. (Thanks so much.)
But, it is not all doom and gloom, I promise! We have been having plenty of fun now that summer has arrived in New England.
Like, for instance, when we saw Mr. James Taylor himself at Tanglewood. We got to sit around a picnic blanket with some of our favorite people and drink riesling and eat caprese salad. It was fabulous-- and exactly what we needed.
Also looking fabulous is my garden this year. I have eggplant and tomatoes and lettuce sprouting. And today when I went to check? There were honest-to-goodness green beans!
I am in love with my little garden.
I am also in love with Downton Abbey which I just finished watching instantly on Netflix. It is a sweet and dramatic and gossipy, and you should probably start watching it if you haven't already.
Plus, our cat? His furry orange face is still providing us with non-stop entertainment.
The last week has been strange, in the wake of the tornado that touched down in our area. We are working on healing and rebuilding, and I have been overwhelmed by the way the teachers in my building have just surrounded our kiddos with love.
In light of what has been going on, it seems a little silly to even mention, but... you guys, my hair has been ridiculous lately.
It has been so humid, and I have been walking around with a halo of frizz.
(Just a little picture of me, my frizz and Brad Paisley)
Please share-- what do you use to tame your hair?
(Please tell me that it is something fabulous and reasonably priced).
Our area of Massachusetts was hit by tornados on Wednesday, and the aftermath has been devastating for many people. Our friends and family are doing just fine, but many of my students live in the worst-hit areas.
If you could keep my kiddos and their families in your thoughts, that would mean a lot.