Monday, March 23, 2015

Back to work

Hello!  Yes, my vacation week is over and I am back work today.  Oh, it was a great week of "stay-cation" and I accomplished a lot.  I wrote out a page long list of chores, cleaning tasks that I wanted to get done and I am proud to say that I finished the whole list.  It became quickly evident that the bedroom closet will take considerably longer to clear and reorganize than what I'd estimated, so that project will have to wait (maybe on my 3-day Good Friday weekend??).  I was so happy; this is the first spring clean I've done in years...YEARS, and I loved it.  I loved seeing my family off to work and school, and then perusing my to do list and choosing what I would work on that day.  But then my dream job would be a housewife, so of course I was a happy little woman.  LoL 

Spring is officially here, not only on the calendar but in real life as well; my hyacinth have bloomed as well as the Daffodils!!  Sugar Cookie and I picked some last week to make a bouquet for the kitchen.  I love that yellow color--it's such a happy shade.  Springtime in Southeast Missouri is an odd time, as one needs a jacket in the morning but you're sweating by the afternoon.  Layers are essential, darlings. 

Back to work I must go, but I did want to post an update.  *waving*  Be safe and enjoy your day!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Last curve ball from winter?

Well, last week I worked a grand total of one and a half days, thanks to the latest winter storm that visited our area...a little bit of ice with a whole lot of snow on top, around 10 inches.  It's not that I mind having free vacation days from work, mind you, it's...I'm so sick of seeing snow everywhere.  I have a feeling though that last week's storm will be our last; at least I hope so.  Luckily by the weekend our temperatures had risen to the high 30s/low 40s, enough to begin the melting process, and the melting will definitely continue throughout the week.  Temperatures are forecast to be in the high 40s or even 50s (*squee!*) with plenty of rain to wash away the dregs.  But now of course, we'll have to watch for flooding.  It's always something. 

I'm taking vacation time next week and am planning on doing some spring cleaning.  Can I tell you how excited I am about that?!  I can't remember how long it's been since I have taken an entire week off (not counting the Christmas holiday time--every employee here gets that).  Yes, children, I will be running the "sweeper" (vacuum), mopping, dusting and cleaning items that have not been cleaned in, well, too long.  Something I want to tackle is my bedroom closet and vanity.  Oy vey...just getting those two areas under control could eat up my entire vacation week.  Oh!  And we are now under Daylight Savings Time, which always cheers me up since we have light longer in the evenings.  And that means Sugar Cookie and I can resume our "preevning" walks.  Bliss!  Stay safe, my darlings, and have a glorious day.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Hair post: March 2015

Haven't measured in a while, however here's a picture I took this morning.

And this was January:
It's probably about an inch longer.  I'll reread the January post but it memory serves, my length was at the top of my bra strap and is now below the bottom of it.  Scissors haven't touched my hair since...I think it was June or July of 2013.


Friday, February 27, 2015

Longing for skirt weather

I never thought I'd say this but...I'm tired of wearing jeans. 
I don't wear skirts when the temperatures are as cold as they've recently been 'round here.  Normally I don't mind wearing jeans, but this week I've been scouring clothing websites, almost drooling over the dresses and skirts with their springtime colors mocking me.  And yes, I realize there are only 21 days until calendar spring, March 20, however there is no guarantee of Missouri winter-like conditions being done with at that point.  My mother used to tell the story of my sister being born on March 25th when it came a blizzard.  So even though I like to *think* of March as being the light at the end of the tunnel that is winter, it's really April when it happens.  But anyway, yes...been online window shopping for dresses.  I find it interesting that I'm leaning towards dresses instead of skirts.  My preference for skirts has been one of practicality, as one can mix and match tops and bottoms with a limited number of items.  For some reason though, I'm finding dresses appealing.  Maybe it's a sort of one-and-done situation, I'm not sure.  All I know is that my legs are longing for some fresh (warm!) air and a little sunshine.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Oh February, how I hate you

Winter used to be my favorite season...not so much anymore.  For the past few years the entire area holds its collective breath, waiting for February weather to pummel us and this year is no different.  Snow, and lots of it, started fall Sunday night, continuing all day Monday.  When it finally ended there was anywhere from 8-12 inches on the ground (depending on locale).  The university was shut down Monday and Tuesday, and today we had a "delayed opening".  I still had to wade through foot and a half high snow drifts and slither down uncleaned steps to reach my building.  Thank God for handrails and thank God it was snow instead of ice.  So ready for Spring.  

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Articles on Long hair re: Native American

Parking these interesting pieces here, about long hair from Native American perspective.

The truth about long hair and spiritural power

Significance of long hair in Native American culture

Truth-About-Hair-and-Why-Indians-Would-Keep-Their-Hair-Long 


In Native cultures, men and woman are recognized by the length and glory of their hair. The cutting of hair by oppressors has long represented the submission and defeat of a People, through humiliation. The way a People comb (the Alignment of thought), braid (the Oneness of thought), tie (the Securing of thought) and color (the Conviction in thought), their Hair is of great significance.  Each hair style represents a different frame of mind. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuf
In Native cultures, men and woman are recognized by the length and glory of their hair. The cutting of hair by oppressors has long represented the submission and defeat of a People, through humiliation. The way a People comb (the Alignment of thought), braid (the Oneness of thought), tie (the Securing of thought) and color (the Conviction in thought), their Hair is of great significance.  Each hair style represents a different frame of mind. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuf
Different styles signify the Tribe one belongs to and are worn to indicate times of peace or war.  Hair is just not a fashion accessory for aesthetic advancement, it’s literally the pinnacle of their spiritual expression and is a source of their strength, intuition and power. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuf

Different styles signify the Tribe one belongs to and are worn to indicate times of peace or war.  Hair is just not a fashion accessory for aesthetic advancement, it’s literally the pinnacle of their spiritual expression and is a source of their strength, intuition and power. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuf
Different styles signify the Tribe one belongs to and are worn to indicate times of peace or war.  Hair is just not a fashion accessory for aesthetic advancement, it’s literally the pinnacle of their spiritual expression and is a source of their strength, intuition and power. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuThe truth about long hair

Different styles signify the Tribe one belongs to and are worn to indicate times of peace or war.  Hair is just not a fashion accessory for aesthetic advancement, it’s literally the pinnacle of their spiritual expression and is a source of their strength, intuition and power. - See more at: http://www.spiritscienceandmetaphysics.com/the-truth-about-long-hair-spiritual-power-and-why-natives-wore-their-hair-long/#sthash.sIH9OMYG.dpuf

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hair post: January photo





Took this picture yesterday but didn't have time to post it, so here ya go.  I really need to stop using the ladies' room at work for these shots; the lighting is horrible and the props are less than desirable.  Still you can judge my length fairly well, which is the point.  Haven't taken an official measurement yet.  However...the longest point of my length is now touching the bottom of my bra band, which means I'm at BSL.  Woot!