I’m hoping these shorter strands are usual – they’re just standing out because they frizzed – or maybe my glorious mane is breaking down! Waaaah.
First step – find some anti-frizz stuff. In the past humidity (and our recent amount has been ridiculous) simply made my hair thicker, not frizzy. And I’m such an impossibly vain creature! Not. But I did love my hair.
Oh, well, on to other, less epic things. My mouth still hurts and I can’t eat anything but yogurt (I think I’ll make a quiche tonight). Good news is I must be losing more weight.
As for the week – well my BFF Sal is up for the next ten days or so, which means a lot won’t get done, but I’m gonna try. I have a load of stuff to take to Goodwill, plus I have things to return, small things to buy (screen patching, buttons, swimming pool shock). One tricky thing is to avoid spending money (Richie was panicking yesterday). I went to the opera night and it was lovely but it was also $25. I was going to bring Richie and go again but decided I couldn’t spend a total of $75 on that right now. I’d told my cousin I was going, but when I said I couldn’t she asked why. So I quietly told her. (I have no shame). She couldn’t hear. I told her again.
We got up, and as we walked outside with everyone else she asked again. So I said, very loud, “We can’t afford it.” And yes, apparently I do have some shame. I hate the thought of repeating that over and over again. But we have to stop spending on unnecessary things.
So I’m not going to be able to go out to dinner and shopping with Sally and her daughter (my goddaughter). but this summer, if there’s no way of getting out of lunches (which I don’t want to) I can get tap water and an appetizer and say I’m not hungry. Sigh.
It’s all right. Richie was moaning about he wanted things to be better for us but we adopted special needs kids (whose issues took a while to show up) and what with the line of disasters we ended up being foolish about taxes. Hence, disaster. But we’ll work it out. All that money I had to pay to Social Security is coming back in a small way, and I’m focussing on the business end of things.
And Crusie, next time I’m down don’t let me shop!
Mind you, I’ve been good. But I slipped in the last month, what with visits, and that steaming kettle of soup that’s beckoning us is getting closer.
We’re finally going to have lovely weather, albeit cool (nothing in the 80’s this week). I’ll work on book and business, I’ll float in the pool, I’ll play with Sally. And maybe by the end of the week I can begin to chew again.
So what’s on your agenda? Are you having cookouts and family over? My kids are stable right now, we can pay our bills, the sun is shining … what more can you ask of life, reasonably?
So, what’s on your agenda? Is your sun shining?