Tuesday, September 8, 2009

...across the room for hair cuts, telemarketers, and Costco....

*Two hair cuts ago I decided to try a new hair stylist (actually I try a new hairstylist all the time!). My theory about hair cuts has been "it'll grow out" and thankfully so far it always has. This hair cut was SO BAD and has unfortunately been captured on many pictures for everyone to see for years to come :(
I was so impressed when I met her because she looked at my hairline and took the time to peruse through a magazine with me. I showed her several very different hairstyles that I liked and she said she thought she knew what I wanted. We talked and I didn't pay much attention as she was cutting and when she was done styling I realized she had done EVERYTHING I asked her not to do! In fact, I think she took ideas from all the pictures I showed her and used a little of each on my head!! Now most hairstylists would say you should come back because it takes them some time to get used to your hair and you. I guess in this case it would have worked because I could have told her just to reverse what she did the last time! She SCARES me!
I realized today that she primed me for my cut today. I am hot flashing just thinking about sitting in the chair! This time I AM going back to the stylist I went to a few months ago. I like her and I will give her a chance to get to know my hair (I think she knows me after last time!)
I'll keep ya posted!!
*A friend gave me a book recently that I am thoroughly enjoying (I must remember to tell her!)
The other day as I was reading the author asked the question "why were you born and are you fulfilling the purpose of your creation?" Good question! Why am I here. Am I here just to fill in the time until the day I'm no longer here? God tells us in the Bible "...I am the Lord your God....you are precious in my sight....everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for my glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made." Check out Isa. 43
and then in Rev. "Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will they existed, and were created."
The author says that we are created for God's glory and pleasure. Our lives are to be lived in such a way as to reflect Him, to show the world the character of God, His love, His peace, His mercy, His gentleness. She says we are created to live for Him and accomplish His will. To miss this purpose is to miss fulfillment. It is to have existed rather than to have lived.
The book is "Lord, I want to know you" by Kay Arthur. Thanks Renita! I love the book!
*Even though we are only two in our house I cannot resist shopping at Costco. I especially love their produce section but unfortunately get carried away buying in bulk. Hence my diet this week has consisted of mostly nectarines, lots and lots of nectarines, and pears! The problem is that of the two of us I'm the one eating most of the fruit. My reasoning behind the bulk purchases is that even if I can't eat all of it before it rots, I'll have enjoyed every bite (their fruit is just THAT good!) and it's cheaper than having to throw out junky fruit from some of the other stores! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! After I finish this post I'll go eat another rather ripe pear!
*While I was typing the phone rang and when I realized it was a telemarketer I pressed "talk" and then almost immediately "end". Someone told me that if you answer their calls then they end up having to pay for it! I don't always do this but when I'm in "Hot Flush Mode" it somehow calms me down when I do that :) In fact these people have trained me to answer the phone, say hello, and if they don't respond IMMEDIATELY, hang up. The other day a friend called and since I hadn't checked the number on the display before I answered, and since the person didn't respond IMMEDIATELY, I hung up on her! She called again and said "I guess I'm too slow for you!" Speaking of "That Mode"....it has me crying about nearly everything these days. The other day my car left me stranded at Winners and I cried. I called my husband who asked me to stay put until he got there. When I saw his big truck on the street leading to Winners I cried again! Then I drove past his place of work and cried because I thought it was such a wonderful place to work and that he has devoted his life to this very wonderful and noble profession! See what all you youngsters have to look forward to? Oh Lord, please help me not to cry at the hair salon today! PLEASE?!


Jobina said...

oh Mom, the two of us together would be a pair! I can't watch anything or talk about anything beyond surface level stuff and I start tearing up!
Sounds like you need to make some desserts out of that fruit. On www.smittenkitchen.com the other day she had a beautiful nectarine galette.
Ok, so which haircut is on the picture? It looks very straight and piecey but not bad. Just needs to be styled differently I think.

Elayne said...

Oh no Jobina. That was the BEFORE! My hair is much like my moods these days. One day it's really curly, the next day some is curly and some is straight, and some days it feels like cat down (is there such a thing?) I just don't know WHAT to do with it!

Michele said...

Your post cracked me up! Between you and Jobina, I think I'll just stay put and let you two call me when you can say two words without bawling! As I've said many times before, just chop all that hair off already! I love you in a really short spikey do! That fruit sounds fabulous! Yummy!!! Now I would take that fruit, put it on some ice cream and gobble it up...I have a knack for making healthy things fattening! Pear pie might be good too....mmmmmm....pie.....

Elayne said...

Well it's done and as soon as I know what to do with it I'll take a picture and you can see for yourselves. I kind of got two styles in one. The back seems to be one style and the front is another sty (oops. I'm not sure it's a style, actually!)
I'm convinced I don't speak hair stylist lingo!
I've heard that pear pie tastes kind of like apple pie. There's a thought!