Well, it was something like two years this time, but (following Linae's and Jeanne's good examples but unfortunately without having the ten inches of undamaged hair to send to Locks of Love) I just got about 8 inches cut off my hair so now it will take fewer than 2 hours to dry after a swim. Hurrah!
Freedom! No more ugly ponytail for a while, now it's short and layered. The stylist kindly reminded me that they do coloring too. Uh, yeah, I KNOW IT HAS GRAY ROOTS.
Actually the stylist was very nice - she has a son in Catherine and Elisabeth's class! Catherine got her hair trimmed too and was as good as gold. I cut Elisabeth's hair because she turns into a screaming banshee for it - and it doesn't have to be so perfectly even with her curly top.
Yeah, photos some day when I have a good one to post.