I had a lovely day with my friend Becks yesterday. We planned, prepared and helped execute a bridal shower for a young woman, Leila, in our Church Family. Becky had a 'tickle trunk' just bursting with sparklies and shimmeries and flowered and... well, a treasure trove of goodies just waiting to be turned into a celebration. She made us a fabulous lunch (tortellini w/ alfredo & fresh salad) and Bear - Poo Cookies mmmm... fanks Beck! Oh, and to keep my energy from flagging during the afternoon hours she plyed me with fresh coffee and fudgcicles...
At any rate, the Church Basement was transformed to a glitzy party room & we laid out a ton of scrapbooking supplies for the guests. I'd created some 'leading' questions for the bride to be and groom to be when they were at our home for dinner last sunday and we took those questions and typed them up and used one per page for our guests to ILLUSTRATE ... hehe... We visited the thrift earlier and found a ton of magazines for which people could cut out text and pictures and the rest was up to the scrap-artists! It's hilarious what people can think up under pressure. It was a lot of fun and I may post some pics tomorrow if I get them processed.
Well, summer's on us, and if you're like me, all of a sudden my hair feels HEAVY. Seems like one day it's a nice warm hat, and even protection from the sun's hot rays, and then when the sun really shines on - its too hot! This is a danger time for a lot of us. Its a time we can make rash decisions about rushing out and getting a drastic-do, or worse yet, cut it ourselves! I DO cut my own hair - but it's been a trial-and-error process. I can safely do my own now as I keep it to a very basic bangs with long sides style. Trust me, unless you've come to terms with cutting your own hair its ALWAYS a better decision to leave it in the hands of a professional! Before you make that appointment though, here are some pointers as to how to be a satisfied customer:
DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Scan magazines (or the internet) for cuts you love, and use them as a tool to explain what you would like to your hairdresser. Look for models with textures similar to yours.
BE NOSY. Ask friends, relatives - even strangers who have nice cuts - where they get their own hair done.
GET REAL. How much work are you willing to put into your hair, daily? If it's curly but you want a sleek style, you'll need more time to straighten it each morning.
TAKE IT SLOW. If you're considering a major change, first try a cut with an in-between length to lessen the shock value of a new look.
GET CHECKED OUT. You want the stylist to see your hair when its dry so she can get a sense of how you usually care for it.
WATCH HER/HIM WORK. Study her/his technique. Does it seem like something you could do? You should never leave the salon feeling like today is the last day your hair will look this good.
SPEAK UP. Take a mirror. Check out your new cut. It's much easier to correct problems while you're still in the chair!
AHHH ... THE PRETTIES!
The easeful days,
The dreamful nights;
The homely round of plain delights;
The calm unambitioned mind,
The simple stuff of summer time.
- Aster Austin Dobson
The most complete and healthy sleep that can be taken in the day is in the summer time, out in the field. There is, perhaps, no solitary sensation so exquisite as that of slumbering on theh grass or hay, shaded from the hot sun by a tree, with the consciousness of a fresh but light air running through the wide atmosphere, and the sky stretching far overhead upon all sides. Earth, and Heaven, and a placid humanity seem to have the Creation to themselves. - Leigh Hunt
Today in History:
1633 - Galileo Galilei is forced by Inquisition to "abjure - curse - & detest" his Copernican heliocentric views
1805 - Great Stoneface Mt found in NH
1834 - Cyrus Hall McCormick patents reaping machine
1879 - F W Woolworth opens 1st store (failed almost immediately)
1887 - Britain celebrates golden jubilee of Queen Victoria
1917 - Hawaiian Red Cross founded
1939 - Doctors reveal Lou Gehrig has amyotrophic laterial sclerosis
1948 - Dr Peter Goldmark of CBS demonstrated 'long playing record'
1948 - 1st stored computer program run - on the Manchester Mark I
1963 - Pope Paul VI (Giovanni Battista Montini) succeeds John XXIII
1982 - Wash DC jury finds John Hinckley Jr innocent by insanity
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