It was a very good day for small town women that lived upstairs....with curls now in their hair....without any cares...
Yep a good day indeed. I was blessed with the gift of yet another day to do with as I see fit. I greeted the morning with a smile and a Bluejay sang a song for me while he was perched on the telephone pole.
I had the first perm in my hair today that I've had since 1993, a long time baby, to go with straight hair! Oh my it looks better.
My son and me went to A & W for a burger and fries, they're about the same price as Mickey Duck's and much much better! It's cleaner there, more room it seems like, a fireplace, and such great burgers!
We came back to my place and went upstairs to the community room where there's a pool table and he beat me, easily! I started the game with gusto, sinking 5 balls! However.....his skill won the game.
Tonight was a simple supper of mashed potatoes and chicken breast. Watched one of my favorite shows, Survivor, and will crash early probably.
The hairdresser, that comes here once a week, and I got to talking and when I told her I'm keeping my eyes open for a small round table, she said she was too! She restores furniture and she's also in the market for a couple of occasional tables, and she promised to look for heated curlers for me, her idea, since it would make it easier to keep my new style up.
It's odd how doing just one thing for yourself can lift one's spirits....I've always been the one to give and give, going without stuff when the kids were little, just like my mom did. It felt good to sit and have someone fix my hair.
I'd counted the times in my life that I've had a permanent in my hair, and not including the onetime when I was a teenager, I've had two other perms....and I've never had my nails done, nor a facial or makeup. This hairdresser wants to do my eyebrows, she thinks they're a great shape, just wants to trim them a little and maybe do some eyebrow pencil too.
It really isn't about trying to impress others, or be attractive to men, it's about taking care of one's appearance and giving to oneself the way one gives to others.
We got into a wonderful discussion about self-esteem, not beating up on ourselves, and how easy it is to tell ourselves lies, for example: how often do we tell ourselves that we're dumb because we forgot to do something? or tell ourselves that we're clumsy when we spill something? Giving oneself positive talk actually helps a person to become physically healthier, that potential is there if we just use it.
So I look forward to tomorrow, all the while knowing that it may never get here for me so I will love this very moment, for that's all we truly have.