Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Ok, I am back on my hair again! Yes, I know, I am obsessed with my hair! If you think this picture is a joke, think again. This is really how my hair looks. I got a haircut yesterday--looking for something different. I sure got it! Note to all hairdressers: If a person my age (old) tells you something about their hair--believe them! I have told my WHD (wonderful hairdresser, because, all told I love her, and she does cut hair well) that when my hair is cut short, and believe me, it is SHORT, you can't blow it dry going back and expect it to go forward when it's done. NO!!!! My hair will stand straight on end, hence the picture, and nothing will make it lay down until it is washed again. Soooo, of course, she blew it dry, going back. And, of course, when it was finished, it stood straight up. She kind of freaked out, and grabbed the hair paste--then it stood straight up, and was greasy. She got that deer in the headlights look, and I started to laugh. Twenty years ago I would have jumped up from the seat & threatened to do her bodily harm, but, now I know that I can fix it. Over the years, I have learned that even if I get a haircut that is 1 inch in length, I can fix it.

So, this morning, I took a shower & washed my hair. It was straight up!! After much hair product, & patience, it now looks rather cute. Kind of a pixie look. Even Harv likes it. The moral of this story is: If someone cuts you hair all off & you feel panic set in, just remember, it is HAIR! It will GROW Back. Learn to laugh at yourself! Oh, and give your WHD a hug when you leave, and tell her it will be alright.

Footnote that has nothing to do with hair---my daughter, Toni, makes the best bread on earth & I just finished eating a slice---MMMMM good! Thanks, little girl.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

This is me today! I am finally feeling like I might live. But, I am ready to release all the flying monkeys on my neighbors. What are people thinking!!?? My neighbors seem to all know I sew. They must have been having coffee klatches so they could share that information. What they don't know is that I am a selfish sewer. I DOUBLE do not like to sew for other people--grandkids & kids excluded--I love to sew for them--I only want to sew for myself. Otherwise I would advertise or tell people that I sew for all people. And I don't! I don't want to teach people to sew, either! I am not a professional seamstress--I am mostly self taught. Soooooo, teach yourself!! I have no patience to teach people to sew---especially if you have never, EVER, touched a sewing machine in your life! Do NOT even think of touching my sewing machine---not NOW, not EVER! Also, I am not a tailor. I buy patterns, fabric, notions, yada, yada, and I follow the pattern & sew. I don't want to hem your pants, sew up your seams that came apart, take in or let out any of your clothes---buy the damn things in the right size. This is how I feel, sorry neighbors. I would rather you know from the start that I don't like to S.W.A.G (sew with a grudge). If you see something I have sewn--a T shirt, a table runner, a cover for a down comforter, a robe, an apron, custom pillow cases for all seasons, whatever---NO, I don't want to make one for you. Look in the newspaper adds, on Craigslist, places people advertise who want to do this---lose my phone number----please. Whew, now I really feel better!