Welcome to Chemo Party.
Chris went to his high school career day to talk to kids who want to become writers (he mentioned "have a trust fund" and "marry well"). So Stacey came over to babysit what we all expected to be a vomiting, desperate, headachey patient. Not so much. I haven't been sick at all, I'm voraciously hungry and a little hyper. Steriods anyone? I'd say they are doing their job. Expect my batting average to improve as well.
Then the mailman delivered a very special package--some wigs Chris and I ordered online (they were so inexpensive it seemed worth a try in several colors). Stacey and I couldn't resist playing dress-up. It was just one of those days that I haven't had since I was a kid. Hanging out with a girlfriend with nothing really to do. No responsibilities and the greatest excuse ever to just goof off. So we did. Gossiping, talking, on the computers, playing with Seamus, having lunch....and then playing dress-up with the wigs! That meant we were still playing when Chris got home, and since Laureen had promised the Ultimate Recipe Showdown winner macaroni and cheese dish in the evening, Stacey stayed. Then Valerie came over, also expecting a pathetic, vomiting, wreck of a chemo patient (she brought a gift bag with a book, magazines, a puzzle, bath bubbles, all kinds of things for a quiet evening) and ended up joining the wig party. Oh, and martinis were made (don't worry, I stuck with my Gatorade; I'm not totally insane). So in this photo is Connie (aka Stacey) in the strawberry blond number (we think it may need to be cut to have sweepy side bangs), Nigel (aka Chris in the blond 80s hair band throw back--on him anyway) and Tanya (aka Louise, aka Valerie in the dark number--which doesn't even really look like a wig on her). So here's another version of Valerie, will call this one "Vickie." And yeah, that's a tag attached still. But after all 4 of us...wait there was a fifth... tried on the wigs, we figured I was keeping them.
And yep, Laureen showed up with the best Macaroni & Cheese ever (white cheddar, Gruyere, Parmesan, fontina, bleu cheese, and bacon with rotini noodle, the better to soak up the cheese and cream!! Yeah, I'm gonna gain weight on chemo.) So Laureen also modeled the strawberry blond and we definitely think she can go with this look as well:
But, we think perhaps Stacey will not be going blond (she said something about a "meth lab look" but we dubbed her Sienna Chablis instead--it was the combo of the blond and the hat) but she did rock the Sienna hat:
So yeah, I had chemo and a party broke out. That's what friends are for. One Gatorade and a few drinks (in others, not me, relax) later and 3 of us did do the Charlie's Angel pose-- in the wigs and all and Chris photographed. But, uh, I was in that one and I was wearing no make-up whatsover and in sweats--hey, I expected my most intimate companion to be the toilet bowl, how would you look?? So that one may not be displayed. Also, Chris's camera battery finally died, so it was Valerie's camera to the rescue. And we know all about getting those photos from Murrieta to Riverside... (thankfully this time!!).
There's your preview of the wigs. These are not any of the wigs you voted on. The wigs you voted on caused a dilemma. The hands down winner (ash blonde choppy one) was actually the one that was human hair--so too hot for Riverside. It also didn't look as good in person--the color is much more gray ash. But I like the cut of it as well. I did buy one of those wigs and I will likely have it styled a bit like the ash blonde winner...but you'll just have to wait and see. Oh, and yeah, the Crazy Curly wig and the Dolly wig were not real possibilities. I'm not that brave. But I am kicking chemo's butt (for now).