Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The First Day of Summer

Summer is here!


The Hubster and I went out for lunch and stuffed our faces with some much loved and highly anticipated tacos and burritos. Yummy in my tummy!

After that we headed out to a flea market sponsored by one of the English churches in the area. The proceeds went to sponsor their mission trip to Turkey.

I purchased 5 shirts for the equivalent of $10. Here they are:

 There are two teal colored long sleeves, a heavy gray button up cardigan and a pink sweater. Apparently I'm trying to infuse some more blue into my wardrobe.

What do you think of this one? I'm not sure how I feel about the pattern. Also, it's a little long but not long enough to be worn with just leggings.  Now, that I'm seeing in these photos I'm liking it even less. I think I'm going to try to sell it.

Afterwards we stopped at Daiso, Korea's version of the Dollar Tree, and I stocked up on stickers for my students. If you remember, from this post, I have a class obsessed with princesses and fairy tales. So I thought they would love these:

I also bought some thread so I can sew buttons back on the shorts that I bought from the online flea market a few weeks ago. I picked the shorts up to wear them for the first time Saturday morning and the buttons popped off in my hand!

Then, we wandered around until we found a hair salon that wasn't overly crowded and went for a haircut. My friend, a native Korean, had written down my requests (a simple 1-2 inch trim) at the top of the page, next to my name written in Korean and my husbands requests (he had been growing his hair out to donate but wanted it all made even with his bangs) at the bottom of the page, also next to this name. At first the hairdresser thought both requests were for me since I was going first. But in broken Korean and lots of pointing, I did my best to show her that the top portion of the paper was what I wanted and the second part was for my husband. She said "okay" and nodded.

Once I was in the chair, she held my hair and showed me where she would cut. It was about two inches so I agreed in Korean. It wasn't until she was midway finished that I realized she DIDN'T understand that one request was for me and the other for my husband. She was cutting all of my long layered hair even with my bangs. Thank goodness I'd been growing out my bangs for years and that they currently reached just below my shoulder. Otherwise, all my hair would be ear length! Mercy!

Needless to say, my feet will be on South Carolina soil before I attempt to get another haircut. By that time it will be a  suitable length to have the layers put back in. Until then, it will just hang limp beside my head.

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  1. I spent my first day of summer painting my daughters room which we are re-doing. It has felt like summer for some time here so I always tend to forget the official "first day of summer", :)

  2. You are definitely much more brave than I am. I don't think I could handle someone cutting my hair that didn't speak my language! Stopping by from Mama Kat's. You can find me at Www.simplyhaleywebb.blogspot.com

  3. What great flea market finds! I actually like the shirt, but then it's your opinion of it that really matters at the end of the day. We spent the first day of summer at karate classes & running errands but the first day of summer vacation we went to a state park and took the kids to the beach.

  4. I never find any good stuff at flea markets--I'm jealous of your finds! Too bad about the haircut, but you won't have to worry about it for awhile, I guess.

  5. Wow! That sounds like an interesting haircut! Thanks for visiting my blog today!

  6. I like my shirts long so that one looks like a winner to me!!