Friendship – People talk about having long-term friends that they rarely see but when they do it’s like they just talked yesterday. I don’t really have those kinds of friends except for one. A few weeks back I talked about my preference for using email instead of the phone. (Click here for post) I also talked about an old friend who doesn’t have email and the phone tag we play. We finally connected this week and yes, it was like I just talked to her yesterday. We picked up not on old memories but on what’s going on now. Not banal trivia but real stuff. Gosh, I had such a sense of loss when I got off the phone. She’s a bit wacky but I really like her. She’s been my bestie for 40 years.
Speaking of wacky – Let’s call her eccentric. She thinks differently than most people and sometimes her actions are…unusual. As she was telling me about decisions she has made lately (some unconventional), I couldn’t help but think how well she thought everything out. She even gave me a tip which ended up saving me a bundle of money. I’ll have to stop calling her wacky.
To bang or not to bang – I need a haircut. It’s been months. I’m letting my hair grow a bit. Nothing crazy but I look better in longer hair. I also let my bangs grow out. That is painful because there is a long time where it flops in your eyes. I’m at the point where I can almost (ALMOST) pull the bangs behind my ears (which get ginormous as you grow older!). Now I’m not sure I like the look. Bangs hide a lot of sins like wrinkly foreheads but getting all your hair off of your sweaty forehead feels like heaven. What do you do? Bangs? Or not?
Going old school – Twenty-five to thirty years ago Duncan Hines sold a tiara cake mix. It was a layered cake concoction that was fabulous. There was a cake layer made in a special pan, with a creamy filling and a fruit topping. As soon as they realized I loved it, they discontinued it. I have the special pans and know how to do without a mix. I’m making it this weekend with fresh strawberries. I am a manufacturing kiss of death. I like it and it’s discontinued. Everything. Hair products, foods, underwear. OK, maybe discontinuing the shoulder pads that looked like they belonged to football players was a good idea.
Gotta love the internet — If I want to know something, I look it up on the internet. Sometimes there are different versions of the answer but I get to research and pick. I have a stunning clematis. I’ve never had luck with them before. They bloom but then it all goes south. I may try propagating this one and I know how. It’s the same way my mother did her roses. Thank you whoever invented that fountain of knowledge. If only we could keep the bad and negative off of it.
So how was your week?