Curly Hair Problems

It’s time for another misadventure with your host, Littlest Martha! As with all misadventures, the intentions are always good and the results are always surprising.

The Problem We Wanted To Solve — Saving Time In The Mornings

I’m not unique from other women who like to get up in the morning and make their hair and face all purdy. I’ve gotten so good that I can do both at the same time. The learning curve was steep and the burn marks on my face were proof to my attempts at multitasking.  Then I started carpooling. This helped the road rage. Immensely. But it made for rushed mornings as I was, on average, the one who was always a couple minutes late.  It should be helpful to know reader that I carpool with men who have the luxury of showering the night before, rolling out of bed and getting in to their cars ten to 15 minutes before the carpool leaves.

So off I went to the Interwebs looking for curlers that I could set the night before, sleep in and, ideally, roll out of bed like my carpooling counterparts and — Viola! — nice hair.

How Do Others Do It?

With the thanks to YouTube I was able to see what other people were doing to style their hair the night before. I found this video (fast forwarded a lot) and thought I would give the curlers a shot.

I ordered the Conair Pillow Rollers from Amazon and waited patiently.  Not so patiently, actually.  I dreamed of all the things I would do with the new free time in the morning. Things like breakfast.

What The Heck Did I Do Wrong?

And now it’s time for the reveal! I pulled the curlers out and tossed my head around, ran my fingers through it but the curls were so tight.  Oy! What the heck did I do wrong?!

Crazy Curly Hair

What Do You Do To Get Ready In The Morning?

Do you have any time-saving tips or tricks? Please share as I would love to learn some tried and true techniques to make the mornings smoother.

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7 Completely Ridiculous, Absolutely Absurd Irrational Fears


When faced with obstacles (mostly that I’ve placed in the way of my own success), I’ve found solace in David J. Schwartz‘s quote that “action cures fear.”

However,  I’m not sure what can cure this hodge-podge of irrational fears that I (with the help of some friends) have amassed to poke fun at our over-reactive, hyper-stimulated pysches. That, and they truly are our completely irrational fears.

One – Being in California when the next earthquake hits. It’s overdue.

Two – Not being able to watch the people who put your luggage on the plane do their jobs because they are more likely doing something far worse. They are just so sketchy looking. What? Don’t judge. Oh, wait.


Three – Being in a pool or jacuzzi by yourself and being pulled under and drowned by an invisible man. Watch the X-Files, much?

Pool at night
Pool at night (Photo credit: Mel B.)

Four – If not in my car before I open the garage door then I open myself to an eminent zombie attack. Brain – 0; Zombies – 1.

I should consider getting this car.

What about you?

Scared child
Scared child (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

What are some of your irrational fears? Maybe you’ll find others who have the same fear as you! Share in the comments.

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