19 November 2006

I'm having a case of writer's block. I tried to write last night. Again today. I want to write. I want to be witty and compelling. I want you to be so impressed that you check this blog 5 times a day, and wonder what kind of woman writes with such style. Are you buying this?

I feel like I should tell stories about my workday. I'm a busy hairdresser. I talk almost non-stop all day--I have to. Well, I talk and I listen. I've said I have the perfect job for me. It's true. I love my days off, and would like to have more of them, but I never don't want to go to work on a work day. I'm never in a bad mood at work. I've been working at the same salon for almost 20 years. I know, hard to believe I'm that old. I don't feel old and that's all that counts.

I'm gonna change subjects. It's Sunday night now. I baked a Pumpkin Cake with creme cheese frosting and a Pineapple Bread Pudding this morning. My neighbor Kelly hosted Thanksgiving today because she'll be out of town on Thursday. The group consisted of friends Erin, Kasey, Barbara, Ralph, Mike -Kelly's boyfriend and our two kids with a friend each. We're the usual group and vastly enjoy each other's company. We had quite the feast. We'll all be together again for Christmas.

I did some more work today on the subject I'm not talking about anymore. I still have a thing or two to do on that front.

Last night was Saturday and we went to our usual hangout...Annapolis Mall. Emily had a friend staying over and the first place we went to was the food court for a Chick-fil-a dinner. The place was packed. I let the girls go thru the mall by themselves, a big step for me. We made up to meet at the Apple store. I took my time, called Emily every once in a while, and met up with them at Apple. We went to Nordstrom's and spent a lot of time at Lord and Taylor's where the girls tried on cocktail dresses and gowns. I took lots of pictures and the girls had so much fun. I'm sure it created a lot of memories. We left at about 8:20. This morning I get a call from my mother asking if I saw the shooting at Annapolis Mall on the news. Well, an off duty Secret Service officer tried to break up a fight in the FOOD COURT and was shot. He then shot one of the fighters who also fired into the crowd, hitting a fleeing patron. No one was killed, thank goodness. We had no idea any of this was going on. Emily told me today that when she got a drink at Nordstrom's Ebar someone said the other end of the mall had been closed off. She didn't know why and didn't mention it to me. It's in all the news. You know, I don't like to go to Arundel Mills Mall because I don't consider it to be real safe. It goes to show...bad things can happen anywhere. I'm so thankful we weren't in the food court when it happened.

On a brighter note, only two days of work for me this week. Yeah!!! I'll miss being off tomorrow, but I'll be off from Wednesday till` the next Tuesday. I have a lot of things planned for my time off.


KathyA said...

Chery -- you are compelling and articulate! The author of a book I use to teach the writing of college essays, says there is no such thing as writer's block. He says that what we do is edit our work before we even get it out. I know that's what I do. He says what we should accept is the freedom to write BADLY. I do this, too :)
I also know that those who read well write well and I KNOW what a voracious reader you are!

Debbie said...

it's odd, isn't it? I was a nail tech for a few years, using it as a good-paying part-time gig to get through college (until I got pregnant, then all bets were off); and though I could find A ZILLION things to discuss with my clients, I would get home and just feel emptied. but it makes sense. you pour out everything you can when with clients, just to keep the momentum going, keep them comfortable, relaxed, and then when you try to tap into it for your own sake, for fun, it's like you've lost the key.


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