Well, ready or not, you now get to see the new styled hair.
These photos were taken at the end of the day, after a few hours in the car, one visit to an outlet mall, countless "don't touch your hair, Beth!" moments when I reached up to touch the new alien-feeling hair-do, several tightly squeezed hugs and kisses from my two kids who missed me all day, a pancakes-for-dinner cooking session, and full kitchen clean-up.
It still feels strange and fluffy and way more curly than I remember my hair being, since it has been weighed down by length for so long. I feel a little like a big-haired blast to the 80's girl, and probably will for several days at least, until I get used to the fullness again. The jury is still out on whether I love it or not, until I get a chance to wash and style it for myself, but at least for now, it seems to be exactly what I asked for.