Hacked Hair Horror

I told ya!   When I went with Mama, to the free lunch for homeless, and low income people, the first thing Miss Betty asked me was,  “Oh honey!   Are you having chemo??”     With an implied, Bless your heart.

4 steps away from her, Pastor Julio reached out to me.   “Oh no!   your Mama din’t tell me you had cancer!   I’ll pray for you!”

Then the red-headed Miss Betty came ALL the way across the room to scold me.    “Why’d you do that to your HAIR??”    At least she didn’t ask if I had cancer!

eyes rolled back in head

    Oh brother!

 

 

Since I knew it was gonna happen, I wanted to have some sarcastic zingers all ready to go.    But, how can you be sarcastic to precious ladies who are really concerned about you????   Ya can’t.    So, I just told them the truth.     “It was so long, it bothered me!”   Leaving out the “I-had-a-wild-hair-and-now-it’s-gone” part.

Pouting Pandora

Do you have the Pandora app?

Pandora

 

 

I don’t have a radio, and no cable, so when I wanted some Christmas music, I remembered my friend Sheryl told me about Pandora.   It’s free!!   My price point!!

So, I downloaded it on my phone.  And it was easy to do.

But, boy!   “She ”  is so tempermental and demanding!!   You have to stroke her, and “like” her every 2 minutes, or she goes off and pouts!   Hey, Pandora,  I have a life!   I just want some music, and I want it now!   I don’t have time to maintain your emotional well being!!   Tending to my own is more than a full time job!!

But, it’s the price of free, I guess.   You get what you pay for!!

And I have Christmas music on demand!    {Just at the expense of my pointer finger, but whatever!   Is there a condition known as “phone finger”???   Well, there is now!}

 

Thoughtful Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a wonderful day.  We can just sit around with our families, most of us anyway, eating and visiting.

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All pix courtesy of Mama’s Dr. ‘s office.

I’m so grateful for my whole family.  My  daughters, DD1, and DD2, and SIL (son-in-law), and PP.  Then there’s DH, and Sweet Friend .  And my birth family- Mama, Brother, and Shirley his wife,  Sister, and her kids Nick, Kristen, and Jaime, and 1 special Ex-Step-mother.

Then my whole extended family, on both sides- Hawkins and Chaney.  If I tried to name them all, I’d use up all my memory here on WP, just for their names!!

I will be with my peeps, eating the fore-amentioned pies, and being so thankful to God for ALL my blessings.

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One of my biggest blessings is my home, but something big is in the works there…..   You have to wait! It’s a surprise!  I know, I know, I hate it when people do this to me too!!  Sorry!!

Anyway, as I was saying, my biggest blessing is Jesus Christ, my Savior.  Then my family, friends, church, etc.  Last on the list are things: my home, my car, etc….   Things should never come before people!

 

Another blessing we all enjoy here in America, is freedom!  And it definitely isn’t free!  Thank you Veterans!!

So, Celebrate!  Be thankful!!  Eat, drink, and be merry!  Most of all, appreciate all your blessings every day.

I love y’all.   Y’all are a big blessing to me for reading, laughing, and commenting.   Thank you!!

 

Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good meal!

5 Photos, 5 Stories Challenge, part 3

I’m debating which pic to pick, aha- see what I did there??

I have so many, so, so many goofy pix of me.  You might say it’s my natural look!

Okay, I’ll just grab one and go.

Moooo

Me as a cow.           Moooo

(I can say that about myself, but don’t you try it, I’ll deck ya!)

Have you ever gone to Chik-fil-a on Cow Appreciation Day???  It’s a madhouse!  (See what I did there?  Catch the mad cow reference?  I kill myself.)  Everyone that dresses up in a cow costume gets free food.   They even provide free printables on their website!   It’s so much fun!

I know you probably wouldn’t have recognized me, without my purple shades giving away my disguise.  You can’t see the black spots all over my shirt, cuz the camera wasn’t panorama, therefore couldn’t capture me in all my bovine glory!  (Okay- no more fat jokes!!  We’re done.)

Those aren’t earrings, they’re my ears.  Yes, poor me, my ears hang low.  (And no, I didn’t try to tie them in a bow.)

Ask me how hard it was to eat through a cow’s snout! nose? Whatever it’s called.  Pretty hard!  But, the good news is, the paper tasted like chicken.

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Library Loser

I lose books.

Yes, I read about more than chicken!

Yes, I read about more than chicken!

“Hi, my name is Melinda, and I’m a library loser.”

 

I lose my mind.

 

I lose money.  (Which is more important, my mind or my money?  Well, very little of either is left to squabble over.)

My fees were 42 big ones!!

My fees were 42 big ones!!

Yes, I’ve had to pay for a few several lost books.  And a few many, many, too many fines!  My latest one for the long time span of 3 months was: $42!!!

$42 is a steep membership fee for a supposedly free activity.

I lose motivation to go read “free” books, and magazines that end up costing me an arm and a leg!

There goes 1 arm...

There goes 1 arm...

There goes the leg...

There goes the leg…

What’s a loser, like me, to do????

Lose the Library, I guess.  😦

Aha!  Use the Library as a walk-in activity only!  No lending for me!

Later, losers!

Huddles of Hangars (Nope, that would be for planes, try again) Hangers

Huddles of hangers? Groups? A congress of hangers, like for baboons??  Flock?

I don’t know what you call them, but I have 4 of them in 1 (yes, you heard me, one) closet.

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Huddle 2

Huddle 2

Huddles 3 & 4

Huddles 3 & 4

Not sure who went to ALL the trouble of lining ’em up all nice and neat, into 4 huddles, but thanks!!

 

So, now what?? Do I just leave them there, to gaze at fondly, saying, “Wow! Look at how neatly all these hangers are organized!”  That way, I can truly say, I have 1 area under control!  Please, let me leave ’em, Kristen C.!!

Nicole, you will, right?? Pul- eeze??

Ok, fine, meanies.

I’ll donate them, if that’s okay? ( I don’t know if Salvation Army wants these thin ones they give you free with the clothes still on them, but they’re getting them!)  Here they are in the box, ready to go.

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Oh, no! they got all tangled again!

Fine, I guess they prefer to huddle together.   Aw, let ’em, they’re on their way out the door, I guess they need all the comfort they can get!