29 October 2009


Hi, it's me. Long time...

I got involved in one of those Facebook applications. Time sucker. Don't ask why; I don't even enjoy it. Anyone watch LOST? Remember when they had to continually punch a code into the computer? That's what this is like. No purpose, no reward. Silly and mindless.

My couch and coffee table are covered with paperwork. I'm SO not good at this stuff. I have forms to fill out for financial aid for the 2009-2010 school year for Emily. I'm not good at it, I'm overwhelmed by it, and I need help. And I feel stupid. I'm probably making too big of a deal out of it. I have to estimate things for 2009 and for 2010. I have to go over this stuff with my ex to see if I've done it right. I really don't want to do that, but I need his help. It's not that my income has to be a secret...I don't care if he knows. I just don't like him to know that I don't understand stuff. Oh well.

My brother, sister-in-law, and I went to Longhorn Steakhouse with my mother for her 77th birthday. It was really nice. My mom ordered soup and salad for an appetizer. I know she likes to eat, but my mouth dropped open when she said yes, she understood it wasn't an appetizer but it's what she wanted. She also ordered an entree. My brother told her that was fine, she could take the leftovers home. He was right. And it was her birthday and why not? We do love to eat in our family. Since my mom's stroke, it's one of her only pleasures. I was good and had grilled chicken with grilled veggies. It was delicious. Her shrimp and lobster bisque soup was much better. I went to her house afterward and cut her hair. That job was long over-due!

Speaking of hair, remember the before and after pictures from my last post? I liked the silver in my client's hair. She wanted it tinted because she was about to start looking for a new job, and tinted hair does make you look younger and more job-marketable. I'm always very, very happy to have new clients. I'm even happier to have new clients that come on a regular basis for hair color. It's how I make my living.

Speaking of hair, again...Last week as I was behind the desk at work, my boss commented, "that haircut is just terrible", or something to that effect. I turned around to see who she was talking about, and it was the client I had just finished doing. She said it looked like she had a flying saucer on her head. I'm laughing as I'm writing this. It was a classic bowl cut. It's exactly what she wants, and not many people can do it perfectly. It was perfect, but she was right. My boss asked me if I ever suggested a different haircut to her, and I said no. My client loves the way I do it. I'm definitely going to rethink it, though. And suggest a change. It reminded me of that balloon boy aircraft. I guess some classics need to retire.

Speaking of hair, again...there's a haircut that so many clients get. A bob, shorter in the back and longer in the front. I think too many people have it. For me, it's so hard to cut and I don't enjoy it. I get a lot of satisfaction when it's done, but I suffer over it. The haircut looks fabulous on some, but just too trendy on others. That's all.

Emily's last game was postponed till tonight at 6:30. It looks like rain outside so I just turned on the Weather Channel. Look at all the snow! And rain! And tornadoes. I'm glad I'm on the east coast. It's 56 degrees and cloudy.

I have less than an hour before I leave. I'm gonna cook up some dinner, and clean up these papers. I'll worry about them later.

Hope your Thursday was a good one.


happyone said...

Happy Birthday to your Mom.
Tomorrow is supposed to be just like today. It sure has been a dreary.
Hope Emily wins her game!!

KathyA said...

The comment about the client's haircut was funny. Glad you took it well.

Cheryl said...

Hey Kath...I took it well because I knew it was done right. And I was seeing it from a different perspective. It was pretty funny.

Lena said...

I always need help with financial paperwork. Wish I didn't need help with stuff like that, so I can completely understand why you don't like asking your ex for help.

Brad said...

Could you ask someone else to go through the papers with you? kind of a practise run before you meet with the ex.

Billy said...

Had a great Thursday! Have a Happy Halloween!

Golden To Silver Val said...

Make copies of all your paperwork before you turn it in and you can use them to help you next year when you have to do this all over again. Believe me.....I can fully understand and appreciate not wanting the ex to know you don't understand how to do something. Been there, done that!

Jamie said...

I have that dreaded haircut, and I think you are right, too many do. I didn't ask for it, it's just what I ended up with. I want short hair, but everyone in my life says I don't look good that way. Wish you were close enough to do my hair.

I would help with your paperwork, I am good at stupid stuff like that. I know how you feel about calling the ex.

Happy Friday! Hugs...:)

Forsythia said...

Yeah, paperwork stinks. HAIR! Don't get me started. In my next life, I want heavy, slightly wavy "Mediterranean" hair with BODY. My sister does too. Enough of this fluff that Mother Nature stuck us with.

Anonymous said...

I love how you are so open to different perspectives and don't take everything personally. That's a great character trait.

Wait 'til you fill out the FASFA paperwork for college; well, actually maybe after this high school paperwork it won't be so bad. My problem is that I over-analyze questions. MIME

Lynx217 said...

Chick I need u up here, my hair is calling out to you! LOL seriously though. Sorry I've been silent so long, I haven't forgotten about you and I've been keeping up!
I remember doing the FAFSA's when I was getting ready to go into college. I needed help from my school counsellor to get it done. It was THAT over me and Mom's head! Don't feel bad. It happens to everyone I think!
(And pardon any and all typos and spelling errors, I'm not fully awake.)

Leann said...

I love the wedge cut (the dorothy hamil) It looks good on me but is far outdated. If I could find an updated version.............

I feel your pain on the financial aide applications. They are difficult and hard to understand. Good luck with those.

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