Thirsty Thursday!!

Hi friends!

Wow, its been so crazy around my house…my oldest daughter, 31, had moved back home for a few months,  waiting until she and her boyfriend found a place in Northern California to call home.. so they have since settled in Stockton, renting a house through Airbnb.  He recently graduated from Hopkins Medical School and that’s where his job took him!  What a crazy time they have had.  I was unaware, as I’m sure most people are, about how hospitals are run… now it seems most of them have all been taken over by huge corporations, who call the all the shots.  Her boyfriend had originally signed a contract with a hospital in Pennsylvania, but at the last minute they pulled his contract and cancelled it  weeks before he was to begin working!  Of course they had already told their landlord they were moving out of their apartment in Baltimore  July 1.  Talk about scrambling, he literally went all over the U.S. on interviews, South Carolina, Florida and two in California, one in Palm Springs (damn, wish that one would have been the one!) but decided Stockton offered the best contract.  Needless to say, he had to hire a lawyer  this time to review the contract before he would sign to avoid another clusterf***.   She keeps sending me pictures of all the adventures they’ve taken since arriving.  What a beautiful part of the country!  Hopefully we will get out there soon!  We live in Maryland, so its a looonggg flight….anymore than two hours for me on a plane is too long!!  I have to gauge my time on a plane by how many Valiums I have on hand!!  This current job is only contracted until Jan. 1, so they may be back before we even make plans!  My son, 29, lives in Daytona Beach with his girlfriend, and since that is only a 2 hour flight we travel there frequently!!   My youngest daughter, 23, drove alone to Florida this summer for a shark and stingray class!  I was worried so much about her driving alone!  Thankfully one of the kids told me about LIFE360, and app we all put on our phones….kind of like kid stalking!  But it was so great to follow her progress, and of course she called when she stopped to let us know all was good!  Well being young and adventurous, she drove straight through, 12 hours!  I think now how great that app would have been when they were in high school!!  I find it amazing thinking back when my older two kids started high school and how technology has blazed ahead!  When the oldest daughter was a freshman, in 2000, the kids were not allowed to have a “camera phone” in school!!  Imagine that now!!  Well, by the time my son started high school three years later, the boys had perfected “upskirting” the girls as the went up the steps!!  Of course NOT my perfect son!!  haha,!!  Now remember,  this was a Catholic high school and the girls had to wear uniforms.  Now the girls wear skorts to eliminate the peep show as they travel upwards!  Crazy….the youngest is in college now and records her professors lectures everyday on her phone!!  I often wonder when I was in school, (I sound like a dinosaur) if I would have had that convenience of recording my teachers, how much better my grades would have been!  I have been saying for years how I would like to go back to college (the only thing in life I regret, not getting my degree!) but when I see what she goes through, I don’t think I have the technical skills needed, and that would be just to enroll in a class!!  Not to mention the actual writing and studying part that would be required!  Everything is submitted electronically, all correspondence with teachers is through email, and basically you need to understand all that before you would even open a book…and of course books will soon be obsolete as well!  I think of the money I would have saved on textbooks over the years, I probably could have retired by now!

I don’t know if I mentioned in my previous posts, but I am a hairstylist.  I have stood behind a chair for 36 years and its getting old!!  People ask me if I work out…  well, yes I do everyday by standing, bending over a shampoo bowl, pumping up fat asses that sit in my chair, so yes, I consider all that a workout!  I am just kidding about the fat asses, (not really!  sometimes it is REALLY hard!)  Which reminds me… one of my big pet peeves is this:  have lost a bunch of weight over the past 5 years, due to stress, life, etc.,  anyway why is is OK for someone to comment on my weight loss, BUT can you imagine me saying to someone, “damn, you have gotten so fat?”  I honestly find it just as insulting!!

Back to the hair biz, I have many many opinions, as most people do, on hair products, styles, what not to waste your money on, and home hair tips.  If anyone has a question, I would be happy to answer!  I can honestly say,  I have pretty much seen, tried and done most things that can be done to hair over the years!   Have a great day, and go out and try to touch a life, a smile or a simple thank you goes a looonnggg way!!

Libby