Monday, November 18, 2013

Purple rain

When I was a little girl my mom loved to curl my hair.  She had two boys and she finally got her girl and had pink curlers in my hair at 18 months.  I was born with lots of hair.  I did not like when my mom curled my hair or put those soft pink curlers in either.  She bribed me all the time, I only loved it when she French braided or did twin braids like Laura Engalls.

Fast forward to this morning.  I was at my parents and I was talking with my mom in her bathroom when she wanted to show me her new curling brush iron.  I thought after 30ish years I should give her a 2nd chance.  She was having a little anostalgic moment.  She was doing fine and then she got a little ahead of herself when she thought....I'll just give her a little "lift".  All of a sudden it hurt, mom....that hurts.  She replies, "it does, I wonder why?"  Even though she knew exactly why it hurt.  It was tangled, tangled good!

She was working pretty hard to get it untangled.  I was ready to break it off but she stopped me.

At this point she needed something firm to separate my hair from the brush.  The lead on pencil she was using kept breaking, so she used whatever she could fine within arms reach.

It was about at this point I said, "mom, why is my hair steaming?" Well, she had used a ball point pen and it leaked all over my hair.  The steam was the ink reacting to the hot iron brush that she still had on?!  

Those black markings on the brush iron thing is ink.  It was all over my hair, but we couldn't do anything about it because the brush was still firmly stuck in my hair.

After she got the brush out she started right on getting the blue/purple ink out.

I'm pretty sure this only happens on tv comedy shows, not in real life.

She ended up using Carbona stain remover; pen & ink.  It worked great, it really did.

I then washed my hair in the tub and watched the water turn blue.

In the end I'm keeping my purple stripe.  My friend said that her Aunt gets a purple stripe in her hair to remind her not to take life so serious.  I like that, plus I have never had purple hair before.

So there you have it folks, not how I thought my day was going to go but it did and it's just hair anyway, it'll grow out.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Montana Mia

My bestie Mia came for a super secret surprise visit.  It was so much fun!!  I haven't had that much fun in a long time. We ate out at almost every meal, shopped, talked, laughed, ate, talked, laughed and then we all cried buckets when she left.  It was a weekend I soon won't forget, it was a sweet special time, to pick up with our beloved Mia where we left off.  I wish it was a longer visit, we didn't solve all the worlds problems.  I guess that leaves us something to talk about the next time I can touch her face.

Mia says I don't blog enough so I'm going to bump up my game.

Monday, November 4, 2013

The Things God Left Undone

"The Things God Left Undone"

I originally posted this July 16, 2010
I really like it and thought I would share it again.

My Mom found this in the back on her church bulletin dated summer of 1975 or '76.

"The wisdom of God is shown in that He left the world unfinished that we might have the interest and delight in taking the raw material and putting the world together.

He left the oil in the trapped rock, the aluminum in the clay, the paper in the pulp, the electricity in the clouds.

He left the forests unfelled, the mountains unsurveyed, the canals, undug, and the tunnels unbored.

He left the fields unplowed and unplanted, the business policies undeveloped, and the children not raised.

He left the music unwritten, the poetry undreamed, the dramas unplayed, and the sermons undelivered.

He left inventions unapplied, the dams and cities unbuilt.

He left mind and character unperfected, that we might really be the children of God---created in His own image, with inherent powers to take the raw materials and put the old world together."

Isn't it wonderful that we can use our abilities in the completion of the work that God left undone?

--Author Unknown