Girls Write Out
Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Guys have all the luck. They can wear their hair short, run a comb through it in the morning and they're done. You ever notice that? Here's what I hate the most about being a woman: the dreaded hair drill. The perfect cut, figuring out the right products, the tyranny of doing my hair, day in and day out. I've tried wash and wear hair as you can see in the picture. I look better with it straighter so I have gone back to my normal style with a little curl. If I were as skinny as my daughter, it might be an option, but round curls make round cheeks look fatter. LOL Luckily I don't have to color it yet. But do you ever get tired of the hair drill? Even the makeup doesn't bug me as much as the hair.

So what's the thing YOU hate about being a woman? Or do you relish every moment spent in front of the mirror? The girls and I are doing the Beth Moore study on Esther. Even back then, they had beauty regimes. So much for the good old days!
Colleen Coble  
posted at 8:25 AM  
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At 9:26 AM, Blogger Georgiana Daniels said...

I love the picture! The Beth Moore study is fabulous--I'm on the last day and sorry to see it end. Yes, I loathe doing hair every day and makeup too, but I'm soooo not ready to give it up. It's tough being a woman!

At 9:28 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I'll never give it up either, Georgiana, but oh I grow weary of it!

At 10:02 AM, Blogger The Farmer's Wife said...

Ah, girl stuff...

I've always been a tomboy, paying very little attention to the things other women obsess over. BUT, for some reason, about 2 years ago something clicked and I started paying attention! Makeup is kind of fun. I love that I can change hairstyles every year. And it turns out, I LOVE shoes with heels!

I don't like the monthly thing, and my cycles. I hate being at the whim of hormones, and there's always some big occasion RIGHT when I'd rather be crawling into a cocoon with a case of ibuprofin...

At 10:23 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

I am SO glad to know I am not the only one out there that feels this way. I love the idea of looking nice...the process, not so much. Maybe that's the reason "women are always late" :-). Its not that we take so much time getting ready....we just procrastinate getting started because we dread it so much!

I have often wished I was Samantha on Bewitched (except for the witch part), ...a snap of the fingers, and there you go.

At 10:24 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

That's exactly how I feel, Beverly. I like it when it's done. The process, not so much.

Farmer's Wife, I was always a tomboy too. Maybe that's part of the problem now. LOL

At 10:36 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

The picture is GORGEOUS, C!!! WOW!

The things we do in the name of beauty, well, it ought to be outlawed. I won't even tell you what I've put this face through--and obviously, it didn't work, so don't even ask.

I've spritzed, gelled, colored, cut, teased, dried--anything you can imagine--to the twenty-five hairs on my head. (there were 50 before the spritz, gel, color, cut, tease and dry).

Now, I am at peace. Well, okay, maybe not, but I'm getting there . . . .

At 2:13 PM, Blogger Trekkie4Ever said...

I have to admit I get tired of having to flat iron my hair every day. I just never liked my wavy, poofy hair, my family used to tell me at had a lion's mane. Not joking, my hair is that bad.

What I hate about being a woman. My female health problems.

At 2:14 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I used to have tons of female health problems, Letitia. I know now they were caused from a lack of progesterone and thyroid. That's often at the base of those kinds of problems.

Mine is a lion's mane in humidity!

At 3:16 PM, Blogger isabelle*dalia*couture said...

what an amazing blog! I found it though blogging inspiring...

At 4:34 PM, Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

The picture looks nice, Colleen, but it's not the YOU I know. LOL Isn't it awful how we get used to someone looking a certain way?

I love wash-and-wear hair, but it doesn't give me the volume I need. So I blow dry. Bit I hate it. Wish I didn't have to.

My girl-thing is earrings - the bigger the better. :D Probably trying to make up for being short. ;)

At 5:12 PM, Blogger WK said...

I love the picture Colleen. I'm not a girly girl at all. I love the fact I get to have the kids. Even though we are stopping at 2 that is what I love most and the fact I can say "but I'm a woman I have the right to change my mind 50times in 10mins" or "but honey I'm a woman that's just too hard for me" LOL Okay so I play on it but I don't do the hair or make-up thing. I brush/comb it, I might pull it up in a ponytail or in barretts if I try to be a little dressy but that's not often. I just don't worry about it. Grandma said 'baby if he's the man God chose for you, he'll love you looking like you' which meant don't try to be who or what I'm not to get a man. So my DH loves me being me. LOL When I do dress up, he says "why did you do that!" Sad isn't it?

At 5:15 PM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

My husband says the same thing, Wendy. But I mostly do it for me. LOL

Di, I cracked up at your post! I do look different, don't I, Ane? :-)

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Jill said...

I wouldn't mind all the work and upkeep if I had better results to show for all my efforts! LOL

At 5:09 PM, Blogger Karin said...

I don't really mind being a girl, but it's taken me a lot of prayer, crying, and healing to get here though.

My hubby and I joke about how hard it is to be a girl, but I figured this out a few years ago - it wouldn't be hard if I didn't care what other people think. Should I even care what they think?

Don't get me wrong - I'm not a non-bathing, greasy haired, gorilla-leg gal. I LOVE high heels (even the painful ones) and I do make-up in three minutes. But if I don't have the time...I don't care. No one looks great all of the time. I do the best with what I've got, and that's good enough for me.

But if I had to get rid of one thing...cramps. Bless those of you (like me) who go through BOTTLES of advil every year. For those of you who don't...thank God, OFTEN, that you will never know what it's like.

At 4:24 PM, Blogger AcresofHope said...

Colleen--Are you the one that is on the leptin resistance diet? If so, where can I find more info on it? Sorry that this has nothing to do with the post! Haha! I just remember reading a while back about this diet, so I thought I would try to get info.

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Sandy Stevener said...

Being a woman; hot flashes, mood swings, perms, frizzes, wrinkles, acne, cramps, varicose veins and thousands of dollars of make-up brands that get used once and left in a drawer for what?? Are we going to change our skin color and suddenly use them?
But once you become a mother, and even a grandmother(I have seven) it’s all worth it! I wouldn’t give that up for anything!

At 9:14 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

I do eat with the Leptin resistance plan, Acres of Hope. It's too complicated to explain on a blog though. It's basically eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, fish at least 3 times a week, 25 grams of fiber. Other specific foods too like blueberries. I got the digital version of the book by Dr. Galland. You might get it at the library if you don't want to buy it. Good luck!


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