Winnebago Minnie, Hair Cuts, Hair Styles, and Strawberry Walnut Chicken Salad

Here’s a phone screen shot of the Micro Minnie! This is what I’ve been calling the Minnie Winnie, although if you google Minnie Winnie you get a different pic entirely. So I figure I could probably drive and haul something like this. I’m not sure though about the hitches. Is this something a woman can do? lol I need to be able to do all this stuff myself and to learn to be able to fix things. I’m not sure George is on board so I have to be able to do it on my own. I also would most likely buy used, but who knows. By the time I want to buy one maybe this “pandemic RV boom” will be over and there will be some on the market as people come off the road and begin to live their lives again. To me, living my life, would be traveling and on the road seeing places. But I want a home base as there is too much stuff I would not want to part with. I’m ok with smaller trips and weekend jaunts for George’s sake. But I do want to do some long hauls out west and the Florida keys, and places like Jackson Hole, and Lake Tahoe, and – wherever we can think of we want to go that interests us. But I’m posting this because yesterday I signed up for the Winnebago website for emails and information. I figure I should learn about them and their packaging and know what the options are and styles and such so I know what I want. ;-). I can start planning ahead.

My Hair Cut and Let’s Talk about Hair Styles


Yesterday’s “appointment” was getting my hair cut. It had been so long. It felt so good to have someone play with my hair. She did a wet cut first, then washed it, and dried and styled it. As most hairstylists do, she laughed at my attempt to cut my own during the pandemic but she was rescuing me from myself and fixing it. lol I reminded her I did get some compliments and got the closest to the hairstyle I wanted more than any stylist could but that no, it was not a scientific cut by any means and both sides of the head was different, lol. I told her I was also tired of my own cut, lol. I could not cut the back so I had to let it just grow. But she cut and carved and cut and carved. She was very nice and we talked the first half and was quiet the second half. I debated whether to set another appointment or not b/c if you set it you feel committed to a stylist and it’s hard “to break it off” later. But I was very happy with the experience and my hair grows pretty fast, so I set an 8 week appointment. At some point I may go 12 because some times it is good to let it grow out some and then go back for a good fresh cut and style, whereas every 6 to 8 weeks it gets too feathery and choppy for my liking.

I told you yesterday I believe or certainly a recent entry – I always come out with feathers, lol. And yesterday was no exception, but at least it’s long feathers here, lol. It is quite nice the way she styled it. I liked it very much. I know that I will not spend the time to make it that nice. I’ll dry/style quickly and go. Please excuse my no make up pandemic face below.

AFTER Looks the Same in Front

They way she cut it is more versatile than I imagined, because this morning I noticed that when it dried it was wavy and curly and I could put moose in it and just go. But I can style and make it straight or curly or choppy or not choppy. The front was a little longer than I wanted but it works with this style. I can always chop it off later if wanted, lol. And I can make it look more like a Meg Ryan cut at that point if I do. Mine right now is shorter in the back and longer in the front, which is something I have not really liked as a style, but it seemed to work on me the way she did it. Phone screen shots below:

This is the pic I showed her I really liked. But I don’t think we made it there yet. lol

So I may be able to get close to this look if I don’t feather it back. But we’ll try again next time.

She did however, cut it very similar to this.

And this but she put a few more layers and texturizing because my hair is so thick. That’s the reason I end up with more feathers lol and way more layers than I intended. She did cut the bottom more like this below.

So yes, I may sound picky, but it’s just a goal or a target. And they all get really close! I am happy with it though! She did a great job! And it’s always fun to keep trying til we hit the bulls eye. I’m going to enjoy playing with it the next few days. All in all, it doesn’t matter what cut you get. Within a couple of weeks it goes back to the shape it always does, LOL.

Here’s a pic of my hair in in college. This was a charcoal drawing my Mom had done and it’s in her Gone With the Wind room, which is fitting. I am a free spirit for sure. I guess this was the Farah Faucet days. I always liked having flipped up curls going down the back of my head. This is the look my hair was growing out into but I do NOT like it long anymore. It’s just not for me.

Anyway! I’m out of here. I have a dental appointment and need to dress and get ready and leave in an hour.

Getting all my appointments in before quarter end hits. Can’t do much of anything in April as far as appointments as I need all the time I can on both ends of the work day.

Strawberry Walnut Chicken Salad

I’m fixing my own version of this salad tonight as I want George to experience this Strawberry Walnut salad: I have chicken marinating in garlic, soy, honey, pepper flakes, and olive oil. I will add the strawberries, blue cheese, bacon, walnuts, and cranberries and balsamic glaze on top. I’m looking forward to cooking this up and sharing this with him tonight. It was so good. I guess I need to remember to make up a little balsamic dressing. Can’t forget that part. But I’ll pour the balsamic glaze over the chicken though. The glaze is a little thicker and lingers moreso than the vinegar itself.

Better go! Ya’ll have a good day! I have just enough time to get going. Boy these days sure go by fast. So much to do and I don’t get to work on my to do list much. It’s just been busy! Thinking about taking a vacation day just to give me some wiggle room to catch up. But I’m afraid I’ll need the days later. Then there could be some surprise days Mom might need me for so it’s hard to plan. Or I can plan them and just work a Saturday in it’s place or something, I guess it will all work out but planning PTO is on the to do list too! I can’t ever get there! lol.

7 responses to “Winnebago Minnie, Hair Cuts, Hair Styles, and Strawberry Walnut Chicken Salad”

  1. The salad looks delicious! And your haircut looks very nice! My hair is thick and curly, too. Longer in front is annoying to me as my hair is thick and heavy. But you’re right – it grows so fast, it’ll be changing soon. I like the Micro Minnie camper you showed. It is very similar to our 23FBKS Micro Lite. I know a lot of women pull their camper. But I doubt I could do it all without Dan. Backing that thing up is very tricky. We work together on all of it. Good luck with your dreams!

  2. I love the new haircut. She did a great job. I think there is a group of women who travel together in mini rvs. I read about them in a magazine. Some had taken old ones and fixed them up in different themes. They were cute. I can’t remember the name of the magazine though.

    • Yeah that would be a fun thing to do! I would want to be on my own schedule though I’m sure. I’d definitely be up on security measures but hopefully George will go! lol

  3. Your hair looks great!!
    You do have a LOT of hair. Wow!
    The minnie-bago is cute. You have time to think this through.
    George is going to love the salad.

  4. Hi Sonya, very late replying tonight, your blog didn’t appear at its usual time, my 1.30ish….so I only found it now 8.30pm…..anyway I think you will be almost home by now. Hope so and that your day has passed quickly. I am sitting smiling at you thinking about Mini and your dreams ! I thought you had agreed to wait till you were nearer retirement time before you went any further ….if I were you I think I would be saving all my thoughts on how to visit Texas more often I’m sure that would bring George on board a bit quicker. The wee one will still be a wee boy by that time and then you can maybe both enjoy dashing up and down whenever you want ……HIAR… I love love love your new hair style it’s smashing. I know it’s expensive having it done every 8 weeks or so but I’m sure would be worth it. I hope the salon was well sanitized. We don’t want you George ir Mum catching the Covid bug ….I have had my first vaccine and can’t wait for my second mid April then at long last we will feel free and by June we will be able to go whenever we want as shops etc should be open, unless God forbid we have a surge in cases…
    Night night. Take care….God Bless

    • It’s still a dream – but one I plan to pursue. I will have to buy another vehicle before retiring and need to know what to get so it can pull something and then also know how much an RV would be and what I want so I can save and plan. Not buying now. But just getting ideas and cost together

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