Welllll, I eventually made one last trim and am now (what the hair boards call) APL (arm-pit length). I am so happy! I feel like I have new hair! It looks thicker, has lots of body when straight--and curly it's right above my shoulders and is no longer touching me! Detangling is snap too. It's amazing the difference 4-5 inches can make. Oh, and when I put my hair in a ponytail--my puff looks a little more like a real "puff". So for now, I am happy. :)
This is the length straight--shortly after I'd cut it. For reference, my hair use to cover the boobies.
This shows the length curly:
I'm happy about the curly "bob" look! Who knows, maybe I'll let it grow back as the weather gets cooler in the Fall, for now I'm sticking with this! Anyway, have a great week!