PEOPLE TEND TO COMPLICATE THEIR OWN LIVES, AS IF LIVING WEREN'T ALREADY COMPLICTED ENOUGH.
Carlos Ruiz Zafron "The Light in the Heart"
Gorgeous day yesterday . . . today, not so much. Rain, rain, rain. I really shouldn't complain considering how Oklahoma and Texas, plus numerous other locations are getting whalloped with tornadoes and flooding, I guess it is really pretty peaceful around here. I got a lot of mowing and trimming down yesterday afternoon and everything is looking peachy! I even cleaned our small garage. Good feeling.
Here is another "Plan B" that I am always having to turn to.
I'm still plugging along with my cleaning (and channeling Marie Kondo). I know you are groaning when I continue to mention our friend Marie. But things have to change, things need to be sorted out, and things need to be gotten rid of. Since I still have no new space to work with, I have decided to go under . . . underneath, that is. I purchased some of those zipper bags that you put clothes and other junk you want to hang on to, but you really don't need at this very minute. These bags zip up and you just shove them under your bed! Presto! Gone. What I am storing is not anything that I can afford to get rid of. Like my winter clothing that will be used again.
Another Plan B that I have had to turn to is . . . my hair. Again, you are probably thinking "She's crabbing about her stupid hair again!" Tough. It is really bugging me. It is NOT coming in like it did the last time. It is nasty curly and frizzy. And sooooo white. Well, I decided to try and color it. Tah Dah!
So last night I began. I had bought a hair coloring kit labeled Light Pearl Blonde. That sounded about right. I carefully followed the instructions. When I had the dye mixture shaken up, it was a tad bit disturbing because it looked like a bottle full of mustard! Yup, a really bright orangey-yellow. Whatever. I put it on and then proceeded to wait the full 30 minutes. Then I got to thinking about it. I got on the phone and called sister Sandy who had been a beautician for many years. I had to know if it was normal for the mixture to look like mustard. After she talked me down from the ledge and reassured me that it would probably be okay (probably????) I felt better. Anyhoo, it turned out alright. At least I am not wearing a wig right now. I did use a curling iron on it, but that was kinda tough to get it to look very nice, because the hair is the consistency of baby-fine hair. WHATEVER!
Hey, great news! My new sign for the Woodbridge Building came. I had been second-guessing myself about what I wanted on it. I had been to our local sign-making company twice and had talked to the lady behind the desk. Both times she was very intimidating and grouchy. Later, I called the office and asked if they would be able to mount it on the front of the building. I talked to a very nice young man who quoted me a price. Okay. So, I went back to the sign-making store to place my order. Wow, that old lady really got snotty. I wanted a very plain sign with CAPITAL block letters, a bit of a sunflower in one corner, and a black border. She said I needed to have SMALL letters because they were easier to read. And the border wasn't necessary. She didn't want to use the colors that I had mentioned. I smiled anxiously, and told her that that was what I had pictured in my mind on how it should look. She proceeded to tell me that she had been in that business for 30 years and she knew better than I how it should look. I also mentioned the quoted price for mounting the sign, and she was astounded. Oh no, it was going to cost a lot more because they would have to rent a lift truck to get it up high on the building. What? I walked out. My Jenna looked on line, used templates to make up exactly what I had pictured, it was way less money, arrived in four days, and is an excellent product. Hubby said he'll put a ladder up against the porch roof, and stick that sucker up for me. Whoo hoo! I still have it semi-packaged up, but when it is out of the box or up on the building, I will post a picture. I am so proud of it!
Got to watch my boy, Alec, recently. Jenna and her honey-bun had to go to a social function so Al and I had a sleep-over. When he was dropped off, I took a picture of Jenna and Joe. I wish I had made her turn her head a bit. She was wearing a long curly ponytail that looked darling.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND GOD BLESS OUR COUNTRY