2. A Poem by Jill
Violets are blue.
Sausage is brown.
Brownies are brown.
And so are you.
3. Laughter at my 17 yo's Expense.
Susan's date for the Christmas Dance was a young man who has expressed a desire to join the preisthood. One of Peter's friend's asked a girl who has already decided that being a single lay person in Opus Dei is the thing for her. (She declined.)
We were discussing this at the dinner table one night when Peter declared, "All of these celibate people should go to the dance with each other."
"I would hope that you and all of the people going to the Christmas Dance from your schools are celibate people." was Patrick's response.
Gales of parental laughter ensued.
4. A Good Stylist is a Girl's Best Friend
I have been going to the same hairdresser for 15 years. I have known Allison through eight pregnancies (three of those are hers), two marriages, her mom's short successful bout with cancer, and three salon moves. Allison now cuts my hair at her mom's house on Thursday evenings.
When I had Jill, she gave me her old exersaucer. When her son was learning to ice skate, I gave her an old pair of Edmund's skates. We cried when she told me about her divorce. We cried when my sister Mary passed away. I have met everyone in her family. She has met and cuts the hair of several of my friends and family. We are Facebook friends.
Allison just had a baby and took some time off, and that worked out for me because I had this salon gift certificate from an auction to use.
5. Good news and bad news.
The good news is the salon haircut I won was a Ouidad (pronounce wee-dodd) specialty cut for curly hair valued at $150.
|This is in the car immediately after leaving the salon. I hate taking selfies.|
More good news is I love it!
Ouidad is a curly haired person from Lebanon who developed new cutting and styling techniques and products just for curly hair. The local salon I went to has two NYC Ouidad Salon-trained stylists.
Here is a tutorial in the Rake and Shake styling method from my very own stylist, Jennifer.
With my new Ouidad cut and the $50 worth of free products I also won, this curly style lasts for up to FOUR days between washing! And the cut lasts for up to SIXTEEN weeks!
|This is day 2 of my new Ouidad haircut. No make-up, no contacts, 16.5 week baby bump.|
The bad news is Allison is not a certified Ouidad stylist and I don't want to break up with her after all these years.
|Day 3. Edmund took this picture, which is why I am squatting weirdly.|
Madame de Florian left this fully furnished Parisian apartment in 1942. She continued to pay the rent until 2010. Now, you can see pictures of this untouched piece of history.
7. And if you're neurotic like me, you can imagine what historians and the Internet would say if you locked the door and walked away from your home for 70 years.
I have to admit, Madame de Florian and I share a penchant for piles as a form of organization. It turns out we're in good company.
Here's a glimpse of Einstein's office at Princeton:
Joining the other geniuses at Jen's and Cari's.