Princess Merida from "BRAVE"
This morning after I had applied make-up, I put everything away and then realized that I had forgotten to pencil in the scattered hairs that make up my eyebrows. I had already put on the semi-tan liquid make-up, a whisper of blush, and outlined my eyes. You kinda have to do that if you want any details to show up on your face when you resemble a ghost face. I was amazed to see I have definitely got some sprouts of eyelashes going so I brushed on mascara.
But as I drew on the eyebrows, it made me chuckle to remember a story that a friend of mine told me a few years back. She is the sweetest, nicest, and the (I am going to stress this first ) MOST VERY, VERY HONEST! person you could ever know.
I'll call her Lucy to protect the innocent. Lucy aways took very good care of herself, but she had one fetish. She wanted her eyebrows to be perfect. She groomed and tweezed them carefully and consistently. Then one horrible stormy winter day, her tweezers broke. (This is a true story, but I still don't know how a 90 pound woman can break a pair of tweezers - or any person, for that matter! :) Anyhoo, although it was blizzardy outside, Lucy convinced her husband to take her into the HyVee Drugstore for some very important stuff. Being the nice guy that he was, he fired up the 4-wheel drive truck and braved the terrible storm, and managed to get her there.
While Lucy went into the store by herself, her husband patiently waited for her in the truck. Lucy went to the cosmetic aisle, and low and behold! - there was a huge section of nothing but tweezers. As Lucy checked them out, she began to realize that although there were hundreds of tweezers hanging neatly on the display, they all appeared to be the very same style. But NOT HER style! As she pulled one after another off the hooks, to hopefully find one that was what she wanted, she became frustrated. Putting everything back, Lucy headed for the parking lot to go home. After she left the store, a young, pimply faced assistant something-or -other stopped her outside, asked her to return to the store, and then wanted to look in her purse! What tha???? His excuse was that he thought that she had filched a pair of their crummy tweezers! Now, Lucy and her husband entertain a lot, and always put on huge spreads of food, snacks, and drinks, and she consistently spent several hundred dollars weekly in that particular store. She kinda went into shock, that someone in a store where she was a good customer and regularly spent a lot of money, would have the nerve to accuse her of swiping a pair of tweezers. She took the kid back to the cosmetic section and showed his exactly what her motions were when checking out their products. After she gave him a piece of her mind, he finally let her go, but I wonder if he kept his job, when the higher-ups realized that he had severely insulted one very good customer who vowed not to shop there again. P.S. But, oh, how miffed her husband was when he found out that he had braved a wintery storm to go buy a pair a tweezers, and then ended up coming home empty-handed. LOL
A couple of nights ago, Nina and daughter Holly stopped and brought me some rubber molds. They thought perhaps I could freeze something like Diet Pepsi (yes, I can drink that occasionally now) or orange juice, or anything that won't make me nauseous, when I do my very last chemo on May 7th. The silly part is, that ugly time that I am dreading lasts only ten minutes. Whatever. It has to be done.
Even talking about sucking on those popsicles or ice blocks made me have to take a Larazipam for nausea. Talk about a wimp. My point is that Nina and Holly are always thinking of ways to make the path easier for me and I truly appreciate it. Note to some of my friends who have been making comments: Betty C., I am taking daily naps so you won't have to scold me, and Sandi F., you are getting to be my head Cheerleader. Thanks to all you guys for your encouragement. We are almost there. The end is in sight. Love ya extra much, Jenna and sister Sandy for all your support. Muuahhh!
GOD BLESS YOU ALL