Friday, December 11, 2009

Believe it or not....


I just managed to wash and style my hair and it only took me 25 minutes to do it. That's a long time, isn't it? I have to do everything just so and let the conditioner sit in my hair for a couple of minutes because of the color strengthening qualities it has. Then, because I don't have a hair dryer, I have to rub it with a towel until it's as good as dry and then comes the tricky part. Styling it with wax and hairspray. Goodness, it's always a big question if that's going to turn out well in one go. I fluff things with my fingers the way the hairdresser does, but I must not always fluff right, because sometimes I don't get the required result and have to re-fluff many times. You also have to know when to stop fluffing and leave well enough alone and start spraying. Half a can ought to do it. That will keep things in place. After that, I can't touch it until it has all dried up and set, so I can't change into my clothes for a while. That's a good excuse to sit and have another cup of coffee and a cigarette.

I slept so well last night. There's nothing wrong with my sleeping pattern at the moment. I go to bed on time and sleep through the night, although I get up once to piddle. I sleep walk to do that, I'm barely aware of it. The animals don't even bother getting up. They know it's not worth it.

Just as I was about to give up on my almost last pair of comfortable boots, my sister gave me a pair of new ones. They are very nice and go all the way to my knees. They're dark brown and have a low heel, which is perfect for me, and a zipper all the way up. They have buckles in the back where they can be adjusted for your leg width, so you can make them as tight fitting as you want. The timing couldn't have been better, because the boots that I have been wearing were worn out just about and I was getting ready to toss them in the garbage. They are beyond repair. So you see, I do have a guardian angel. This time she came in the guise of me sister. The other day she came in the guise of my older sister who sent me money by mail out of the blue. That's been put in safekeeping. Now, my older sister is a widow and my younger sister is divorced, so they don't have to be so generous.

I'm going to creative therapy this morning and will have to get dressed for that shortly. I decided that I didn't want to miss that today. I also have to go grocery shopping and I'm mentally preparing myself for it. I'm not looking forward to it, but I know that I will feel very good about myself once it's done. The Exfactor can't be of any help to me at all, because he has broken his collarbone when he was stunting with a trial motorcycle. I was going to say, when he wasn't acting his age, because what is a 58 year old man doing on a trial motorcycle? He also bruised his ribs and is feeling quite sore and can't do much. I'm sure he was showing off for his girlfriend, though he will never admit it.

I've gotten dressed and walked the dog and it isn't horribly cold outside. I like the cold, crisp air on my face, although it is supposed to rain today. There's no wind to speak of and that is always a lot more pleasant. It's 8C, so that's not too cold. I'm dressed for it now in my super new boots. It's supposed to get colder over the next couple of days and we may even get a flurry of snow, but none that will stay on the ground. I don't mind if it's cold, as long as the wind doesn't blow and the sun is out. It's very bearable then.

I seem to be in an area of silence in my low pressure system. Nothing much is happening. I woke up in a fairly good mood and have managed to hold on to it so far. I'm very much living in the moment, taking it one step at the time, only planning things a few hours ahead of time. If I can figure out what to do today, then that is fine with me. I will have accomplished that. I can plan to do things, but I must allow for the occasional nap if I need it, although I only took one yesterday and that was enough and I had more than enough energy to make it through the day and sleep well at night too. I have planned four things for today and if I get them all done, I will be mighty proud of myself. If I accomplish two of them, then that is okay too. That's what I'll do every day. Set some goals for myself and try to accomplish them, make some minimal and some maximal goals. Three will be the average. I think that's a lot for right now. Especially for someone who hasn't been accomplishing much of anything lately.

Alright, I have to go and make some cigarettes before I leave. I can't be without my smokes.

I hope you all have a lovely day with lots of sunshine.

Ciao,
Nora

4 comments:

Twain12 said...

25 minutes sounds good to me :), have a wonderful day !!

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Sounds pretty good to me. I don't even bother but I don't have bad hair days cause I wear a hijab...lol.

Friend of the Bear said...

Hi Nora. It takes me 30 minutes just to wash and rinse my hair. Not even counting the drying - which only takes 5 minutes. I turn my head upside down and wave the dryer over it. I don't use any products on it because it just falls the way it falls. Being very long makes it easy that way.

Great that you're sleeping so well and all through the night. I'm sure it makes a huge difference.

Lucky you getting some new boots! I hope they're comfortable.

The Exfactor is a silly so and so! Doing such dangerous things. I expect it was about male pride. I suppose you can get hurt on a motorcycle whatever your age. He definitely is old enough to know better though.

I'm glad things are calm in the head department today. Hope it stays that way!

Bearfriend xx

Maureen said...

So glad to hear you are going to Creative Therapy today. I hope you had fun. I just had my hair cut so now I have to straighten it after washing... it is so wavy it is a mess in mornings! At least when it is longer, it doesn't curl as much.

Oh well. It has been incredibly cold here... near -40 with the windchill, but nearly no snow; all around us blizzards were flying, but we escaped with just a few flurries. We are now paying for those warm November days with ridiculously low temps now.