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! 

Thursday, January 8, 2015

January 2015

Hair...is doing fine.  The last time scissors touched my hair was April of 2013 (wow, 2 years in just a few months). Length measurement and picture coming soon.  I've been wearing a lot of segmented ponytails on non-wash days, and still utilizing the dry shampoo from Pantene.  Segmented ponytails are fantastic & very protective on windy days and I tend to go crazy with whatever colors of ponytail holders I want.  There's really not much else to tell; just letting my hair grow & do its' thing, man. 

Other
Happy new year and all that junk.
One thing I wanted to do whilst on holiday was find and/or purchase a crescent moon pendant from a local shop.  I had a store in mind as a starting point, but something told me to go to Hobby Lobby instead.  That's where I went and here's what I found there, both pendant and chain:

Now, granted it's not EXACTLY what I had in mind.  Below is the piece I actually covet, found at www.azuregreen.com site.  I like the Celtic embellishment, even though as far as I know I am not descended from the Celts.  (But I keep hoping, yes I do.) 

I'm a little concerned about the size of the Azure Green piece being a little too big at an inch and a half in length and three-quarters of an inch in width.  Compared to my little charm of a moon, which is technically what it is, a charm, the AG pendant would be BIG.  I suppose there's only one way to find out and that's to buy the doggone thing.  The AG pendant with shipping would cost me $13.45--not a huge amount I know, but I'm not used to spending money on jewelry.  Mr. Pale spends more than that on cigarettes each month, so I don't know why I'm having such a difficult time persuading myself to make this purchase.  I think I'll wait for my second paycheck this month and then do it.  *nods* 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

On the downhill side...almost

     It's day 4 of the 5 day final exams week for the fall semester.  --And thank goodness this week is almost over because I am tired.  (Around these parts it sounds like "tarrred"  lol)  Got another respiratory infection but I'm already on the mend.  I went to bed on Friday night feeling fine and woke up Saturday morning coughing.  By Monday I had a 100.4 fever (my normal is 97.2) and had to miss a day of work, but that's what sick days are for.  I got meds right away and that coupled with store-bought chicken noodle soup enabled me to make it to work on Tuesday.  Today is the first day I've been completely fever free.

     Lately I have been using dry shampoo at least once a week.  One of my daughter's patients gifted her with some P&G samples, the Pantene dry shampoo among them.  I would have snatched it up anyway (not really) but luckily she offered it to me first.  I love this stuff!!  I reviewed a sample of it months ago...somewhere on my blog...can't find the post.  No matter--it's very easy to use.  You shake up the can, separate the sections of hair where product will be applied, spray it on, massage it through a bit & brush.  Seriously, folks, you need to try this product. 

     After this week I work next Monday and Tuesday, then don't return to work until January 5th.  I've got a short list of things I want to do, but it's not written in stone.  One of the list items is to buy myself a crescent moon pendant.**  Nothing fancy and definitely not expensive, yet looks nice, you know.  I found a very nice example at an online shop, at a very cheap price.  But the cost of shipping was almost more than the item itself, which strikes me wrong somehow.  So plan B is to look around town.  I'm even willing to buy from a craft store if the piece is pretty.  I'll let you know how it goes.






** The word “crescent” comes from the Latin term ceres meaning to “bring forth, create” and crescere, the Latin term for “grow, thrive”.