Tuesday, December 22, 2009


My Aunt Lisa gifted me with a big bag of beautiful Meyer lemons. They're gorgeous...and they smell soooo good.
And...they've been waiting ever so patiently for me to DO SOMETHING with them.
I've had grand plans for them...marmalade... and curd...maybe some juice to freeze in cubes for later use...and of course, the random eating of one sliced in half and sprinkled with sugar. Or, if you're really brave, salt.
The only problem is...it's Christmas time. There's a lot going on. I've been busy. Right? And something like marmalade isn't something you can just whip up real quick. Well, maybe someone can. But not me. I've got to gear up for an endeavor such as marmalade making. I did get the jars washed. Does that count? I got the cutest little jars at the hardware store. 4 oz I think...with brushed silver lids. So stinkin' cute.
Maybe someday I'll actually fill them with something beautiful...ahem.
Today is another busy one. I have an appointment to have my eyebrows done. As in waxed. Some of you don't know this about me, but I was a smoker, for years. Years and years. And about 5 years ago God helped me quit. (Thank you, God...I am forever grateful.) So...to celebrate...I decided that since I wasn't spending a million dollars on cigarettes every month, instead I'd spend a bit on having my brows waxed. I decided to do something to make me look pretty...and not ugly.
So...yes. Eyebrows at 10. And then, finally, I'm getting my hair cut at 11. Oh my goodness...my hair is way too long. It grows pretty fast...to the point that I've been able to give to Locks of Love...twice in the past 5 years or so.
When I was in junior high and high school my hair was down to my waist. And on into my 20's, too. But when I was 25 I needed a change. I decided I needed to cut the hair off. And I did. To my shoulders. And I loved it!
Since then I've pretty much kept it just below my shoulders...maybe to my bra strap. And that's a good length...it's manageable. And not too heavy. But since we've been pinching pennies so very tightly this past year, I can't remember the last time I had my hair cut! So at church on Sunday, I saw Kay, my hairdresser. And asked her if she had any appointments available for this week. She said yes...and that she had her appointment book in her car!
Kay: "Will Monday work?"
Me: "Tuesday would be better."
Kay: "Tuesday it is! 11 OK?"
Me: "Perfect! See you then!"
That was easy enough!
So...today at 11...I'm getting my hair cut. And I cannot WAIT! If I'm feeling brave...I may do a before and after. And I mean, really brave. So...no promises! You may just get the "after"...!
So what's on your list of things to do today?


WhiteStone said...

Hooray for quitting smoking. I quit 20 years ago and it was pure torture. I rewarded myself by saving my ciggybutt money and buying a gold chain necklace...which I still wear. Today? Bake some more cookies. And try to avoid gaining weight. Yah, Right!

Amy Blogs @ River Rock Cottage said...

We were going to head to the big city for a family day of lights, cocoa, and fun, but instead I'm watching snow come down while sitting in my jammies, blogging! It's beautiful! I only wish it was Christmas day so we'd have a white Christmas. But hey, I don't want to be ungrateful... this is lovely.

I've got a huge stack of oranges, tangerines, and clementines sitting on my counter and no idea what to do with them. My mind has gone blank. After all the prep for Christmas, I need something EASY to do with them. So I'm in the same boat. I say, juice 'em and freeze it in cubes. I may do the same.

Baby Mama said...

YAY for a day of pretty pampering! You should get a pedicure too! I love getting my eyebrows waxed. Not a fan of the pain but they just look so nice afterwards!

Today I am working...counting the moments until I can go home! :)

Anonymous said...

that blog is beautiful and inspirational for sure! yes - please before and after! and, I am wrapping gifts today!

p.s. - my eyebrows have had their share of waxing : )

Nancy said...

My brows get a wax job when I need a little self-indulging. Love how it looks ~ so clean.

Love the lemons! So beautiful. Love the vivid color.

So proud of you for kicking the smoking habit. I tried it at 16 ~ all I did was cough.

My list ~ work. At home ~ sort clean laundry and meet the tile man at 6pm for a quote on new flooring for our master bath :-)

Camie | Red Gate Gardens said...

You deserve a treat for giving up smoking, so wax away my friend - you deserve it!

I hope that your day of pampering was as lovely and relaxing as it sounds. A perfect respite before the rush...