I’m growing a beard.
It’s in that funny intermediate state where it doesn’t look quite like a beard yet. I’m past the “scratchy” stage (that was earlier in the week) but not yet in the “actual beard” stage either. It will take a few more weeks to fill in completely.
I’m growing a beard because we are counting the Omer now, and since it’s a time in calendar that’s considered partial mourning, haircuts are avoided.
Perhaps I’ll buy a beard trimmer next week. It should arrive just in time for Lag B’Omer when it’s OK to have a trim (and probably around the time when my beard starts to get into the “unkempt” stage).