Hair today, gone tomorrow! – After my reunion picture, I knew I needed a haircut. Called my stylist and dang, she’s on vacation. Soonest I could get in was two weeks. After a lively conversation with myself (it’s always spirited because I’m talking myself into doing something I’m not sure I should do!) I cut it myself. I even changed the styling. It’s not as extreme as it may sound. My Mom cut hair and I’ve been cutting my own hair off and on for decades. I also cut the beloved husband’s hair (he’s not a great tipper but I get a free pizza lunch!). I’m a happy camper. I have wavy hair and the new cut highlights that but it could have gone either way.
An extroverted introvert – Yes there is such a thing. I get energy off of people but in large doses they make me cranky, irritable and homicidal. The past ten days social engagements have piled on top of each other. That’s a lot of being nice. Way over my limit. This past Friday was the first day without a scheduled people event. I was ecstatic. I don’t like to go too long without people interaction but I love my alone time. Next week is all about me, me, me!
Mom, is that you? – I have a great nose. Not the looks but the function. I can smell things other people can’t. It’s like seeing dead people but worse. Some things you don’t want to smell. Each person has their own distinct odor. It’s not a bad thing, just unique. In the US we are obsessed with showers and smell like Calvin Klein. It’s easier in the summer when everyone has a glimmer of sweat on their skin. I noticed lately that my own odor mimics my mother. I remember her smell when she hugged me – baking mixed with spring with a dab of vanilla. Maybe it’s in the gene pool.
Is there or isn’t there – Morgan has been on mouse patrol! That means she’s sitting on the bottom basement step in a state of alertness every evening. I caught a mouse about a month ago but wasn’t able to find its partner. Most mice come in couples. This is their vacation B&B. She’s been down there about a week. I rechecked the favorite mouse spots and the beloved husband looked for mice poop. Nada. She may be pranking us or…
The good and bad – The summer has been hot and wet causing mixed results from growing things. (No, I’m not talking about the mushrooms growing out of my pits!) My front planter is not doing well. The tree is shading it more than ever and even shade loving flowers don’t seem to like the spot. Tomatoes are less fruitful but I’ve had no blossom end rot which you get with lots of rain. Some things look like they are on steroids and some are stunted. Not normal. Always ying and yang.
So how was your week?