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Operation Hair Chop Parts One and Two

Hello there, Right now as I am blogging, I have a woven braid stuffed inside a manilla envelope ready to mail to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization devoted to making wigs for children who suffer from hair loss. Not only is donating my hair a fun and meaningful thing to do, but the damaged long hair represents the stresses I have experienced in the past year. Here's the highlights (pardon the pun) of Operation Hair: Operation Hair Chop Part #1: Cut at Sandy's. My hairdresser made sure I was ready to do this and made me promise I would not cry if she cut it. I was so ready for a change. I did get the lecture somewhat like going to the dentist and getting the lecture of not flossing one's teeth enough. I was not taking care of my hair as I should have been. True. There was too much to handle. Too many snarls, too many drain clogs (ugh), too much money spent on conditioner just to get a comb through it! And there's more to living than my stupid hair. I just want…

Happy Sunday Evening

Hi there, We've officially placed our house on a diet. (Yes, there's a book called putting your house on a diet or something like that.) It's a great feeling to let go of stuff that is taking up space and causing stress. And we don't need any more stress! Speaking of stress, I need to color my hair soon--too many wisdom strands sprouting quickly like a chia head... except in sparkling silver. (Okay, I admit green would be freaky.) It's not a madam bride-of-frankenstein chic streak anymore. It's like the attack of the silver spidery strands sticking out front and center! At first I thought it was cool and wise. Whatever. Now it's getting old (pardon the pun.) Time to hit the bottle in a brown paper bag. (You're thinking of another kind of bottle, n'est pas?) Steve and I went to church this morning. It was interesting. I was somewhat coherent at 8:30a.m. on a Sunday morning. And we behaved. Somewhat. I drew a few penciled flowers on the program…

Wednesday Musings

Hi there, Steve and I viewed V is for Vendetta with Natalie Portman at the movies last Sunday. It was based on the graphic novel--very interesting and controversial. We enjoyed it. My only complaint was that this theatre didn't have any Twizzlers! Hrumph. I will have to sneak them in. We did order the large diet coke to get the new Ice Age poster. :) I'm reading Flush by Carl Hiaasen and I'm almost done with it. I love his writing style. He always puts humor in his books. The plot always involves water and Florida, and the bad guys usually get what they deserve. We'll see in this one. I'm anxious to get into the garden. I don't want to clean up the yard yet... I'm afraid of another frost. I'll just have to dream about where to put what! Spring will truly be here before we know it! Definitely daisies, black-eyed Susans, and coneflowers in the yard. I love a good wildflower mix. And I will have a lot of greenery...plants and foliage this year. I do…

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Hello there, Did you wear your green today or risk being pinched? I wore a mint green sweater with the claddaugh earrings and pin. It was fun to see people dressed up in their Irish clothes. I also bought shamrocks on sale. I may plant them in my garden later this spring! I am also excited to share that I have been doing taekwondo for six months now! It has gone so fast! Next week will be spring and soon the flowers will be blooming. Have a great weekend! Love, Lolo

Spring is Near and a Haiku

Hello, there-- It's been so hectic and crazy lately, I am neglecting my blog! Is anyone looking forward to gardening season? I have simple plans this year and hope to keep them simple. It will be a zen garden, not a stress garden. ;) Here is a haiku from our weekend in Chicago: orange February sunrise on Lake Michigan soothes Chicago waves. I blogged my Hustle experience on my library's website: www.libraryforlife.org. More later! Love, Lolo