Monday, March 19, 2012

Wassup Hairdresser??





There's a reason why I look so cute each day!
I have a magic friend called a Hairdresser!

In fact I have had many wonderful hairdressers in my life ... who have become a part of my life.
When I lived in Heber.. my hairdresser was Dixie.. and this woman was more to me then just a hair dresser!.. She went the extra 90 miles to be a confidant,a supporter, a friend, and a safe place to land.
She has had hair day for atleast 6 of my children with a N/C..  becasuse of the rough time we were experienceing.  Once when I went to my appointment.. she colored my hair and as she styled it.. I mentioned to her about the color... "Is this the new color I asked?"
I didn't think PURPLE WAS IN?  (even in the 70's it was a bit extreme for me)
She smiled and pleasantely said.."So I messed Up"
Needless to say.. I had to get back to My Quilt Shop..( that I owned at the time)  I had purple hair for a week.. then Dixie worked me in for a redo..It was a good laugh for all! 
Thanks Dixie for making a difference in my life and my childrens life..

Now in the "Twilight" of my days.. I'm thankful for Cindy my Hairdresser.. she makes my appointments up to 4months in advance.. writes out my checks to her.. plus takes care of her

 4 boy's and her hubby... I think she is a multi-tasker with a smile! She colors my white hair to a nice brown with hi-lights..she listens with a soft heart to a continunation of my life story month to month.  She waltz's around the shop multi tasking with other clients and yet your never neglected.

We have shared many tender mercies together and recognized our Blessings... Thanks Cindy for standing out in the wide world of HAIRDRESSERS!

I"m hoping your mind flickered back to some good memories of your Hairdresser as you read this BLOG!



 Hairdresser is a term referring to anyone whose occupation is to cut or style hair in order to change or maintain a person's image. This is achieved using a combination of hair coloring, haircutting, and hair texturing techniques. Most hairdressers are professionally licensed as either a barber or a cosmetologist.

 Ancient hairdressing

Hairdressing as an occupation dates back thousands of years. Ancient art drawings and paintings have been discovered depicting people working on other persons hair. Greek writers Aristophanes and Homer both mention hairdressing in their writings. In Africa, it was believed in some cultures that a person's spirit occupied his or her hair, giving hairdressers high status within these communities. The status of hairdressing encouraged many to develop their skills, and close relationships were built between hairdressers and their clients. Hours would be spent washing, combing, oiling, styling and ornamenting their hair. Men would work specifically on men, and women on other women. Before a master hairdresser died, they would give their combs and tools to a chosen successor during a special ceremony.[1]
In ancient Egypt, hairdressers had specially decorated cases to hold their tools, including lotions, scissors and styling materials. Barbers also worked as hairdressers, and wealthy men often had personal barbers within their home. With the standard of wig wearing within the culture, wigmakers were also trained as hairdressers. In ancient Rome and Greece household slaves and servants took on the role of hairdressers, including dyeing and shaving. Men who did not have their own private hair or shaving services would visit the local barbershop. Women had their hair maintained and groomed at their homes. Historical documentation is lacking regarding hairstylists from the 5th century till the 1300s. Hair care service grew in demand after a papal decree in 1092 demanded that all Roman Catholic clergymen remove their facial hair.[1]

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Are you Happy?

Yes, being rich does make you happy—so does being in a good marriage and being healthy. But that’s where common sense ends. A large body of happiness research has revealed some surprising findings about what makes people happy, in their personal lives and on the job.

Little events, not big ones, make you happier.  Most of us assume that major positive events, like a big vacation, entering a romantic relationship or getting a raise, will make us happy, but according to David Gilbert, author of Stumbling on Happiness, the happiness these events provide doesn’t last very long. “A recent study showed that very few experiences affect us for more than three months,” said Gilbert in an interview in the January issue of the Harvard Business Review (HBR).  People who are happiest have frequent good experiences. The frequency is more important than the intensity of the experience.  So someone who had a dozen nice things happen to them may be happier than someone who had a single amazing thing.
Similarly, bad events don’t make us as unhappy as you’d think. “When bad things happen, we weep and whine for a while and then pick ourselves up and get on with it,” said Gilbert in the HBR. We are pretty good at finding silver linings and making the best of things, like when you get in a bad car accident but don’t get injured and feel “lucky.”
Do things that make you feel good.  Since happiness depends on a continual stream of mini positive events, try to incorporate behaviors that leave you feeling good into your daily life. That means getting enough sleep and exercising every day—both of which make you feel more energetic and improve your mood. Also try to work altruism into your life—small acts of kindness boost our own happiness.
Remind yourself of what you have. Twice a week, write down three things you’re grateful for, and if you’re comfortable doing it, tell them to someone else. These reminders act like instant replays of the positive happenings in your life.

Postive Happenings in my life... Easton ( grandson) frosting cookies...oops.. I mean frosting his mouth!

I'm going to work very hard this week at being Happier
how about you?

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Gift

 I received the best gift this week from my oldest Grandson.  When my husband and I purchased our home a little over 3yrs. ago we had to be selective on updates.  I wanted to replace the "pink" kitchen counter top... but our money didn't cover all of our WANTS..
 so we settled on the NEEDS.  Grandson # 1..
 is getting ready to serve a Mission in Chicago.
 He has  been working with a contracter and used that knowledge
 to make my dream become a reality. 
 He did a wonderful job and I'm so thankful for his ability to conquer obstacles
 and have the patience to be with
 Grandma and Grandpa for three days during the install. 
 We enjoyed Andrew so much,during this time..
we shared some yummy dinners out ( paid by Grandpa )
 and I will think of Andrew often
 as I wipe off my NEW CONTERTOP..

 Thanks Andrew for the Gift of Love & Labor!

                                                  I wanted to share our journey with you!


" Don't worry Grandma.. I think I know what I'm doing!"


If the only prayer you said in your whole life was "Thank You"
that would sufice!  ( Meister Eckhart)