Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Enough is Enough...

Durn you all are relentless. Don't you get as sick as I do of seeing my "puss" on this thing? Now when I was younger I didn't mind looking at a picture of myself.
Here, I am in my 20's (right after my first bout with weight loss). That's a whole lot better to look at than the first one. That's my Daddy Bob (grandfather). The cake says, "21 is a good age...Wasn't it?" It was his birthday and I made the cake. Sure wish we could take our grandparents into our old age with us. He's the one that taught me how to tell time and tie my shoes among other 'portant things. He had the patients of Job when it came to me. Course he was always a calm person with anyone. He even let me "help" him build their house when I was 3 years old. There are some nails in that old house pounded in by a 3 year old, by golly. (And for Kristisummer and anyone else that missed my "New Do" post here is where you can see it.)

Last night was my first good nights sleep in a week. Finally! For some reason lately I've had some horrible dreams and couldn't sleep the whole night through. That's just not normal for me. I even slept a little later than I have been lately. Sure hope that doesn't happen tomorrow because I have to have the dogs at the groomers by 10:00 tomorrow and it takes my bathroom at least a half hour to heat up for a shower, then it will probably take me another half hour to "style" my hair :o) Next thing you know, I'll be wearing make up! EEEEKKKKK I'm turning into a girly girl. I'm for sure not giving up my jeans, so there.


I think that was the most horrible thing about being a teacher...we couldn't wear jeans very often. On those occasional, rare days when we would have "jeans day" I was the bestest teacher of all. The kids even said so. But you know the system. Gotta set a "good" example for the younger ones. I should have gone on to get my masters so I could teach college and wear anything I durn well pleased. I was within 6 hours of my masters but that's a story for a another time. I've even told my girls to make sure I'm buried in jeans. I'm not crazy about dressing up and that's the way I'm most comfortable.

Have a great day out there in blog-land.

10 comments:

Tena said...

You look bew-ti-ful!! That style looks really good on you and you are styling great!

Love the photo! Your face is beaming! I love old photos.

Sorry you are having a tough time sleeping. Do you think it's the time change? It seems to mess me up and I don't really know why.

Oct said...

I like the new do. And you still look very much like you did in your 20s. Age has treated you well!

Shelley said...

You look great - your hair is too cute! Great job figuring out how to style it to your liking!

Love the pic with your grandpa - thanks for sharing it!

MaryFran said...

Girl, you look Marvelous!!! Don't downplay that first picture! You have a glow of health and happiness also that just adds to your beauty!

Glad to hear that you got a good nights sleep!

Super Squared said...

I don't know WHAT you are talking about! You were a beautiful 21 year old, but personally I think you've improved with age! I know you weren't happy with the "do" you ended up with, but I really think it looks great on you.

grammy said...

Love your hair. You look great. I never wore makeup as a young woman....but now there are those red blotches to cover up (o: You are so cute with your Grandfather. I have never thought of what i might wear in the coffin...lol.. Yes it would be jeans. It should be comfortable ones and not tight ones (o:

JC said...

I have had that do and it is hard to do the spiky thing without bleached straw hair and a lot of products. I decided it was too much trouble but I love that cut because it is longer in the back than mine was. Anyway, I completely understand about posting current pictures. However, you are cute so be proud. Thanks for sharing the memories of your Grandfather. I didn't know any of mine.

As for wearing jean, you must have been out of the public school system for a while now. Now you can't tell the teachers from the students. I always remind my employees that I don't expect them to wear business suits but I want them to dress a little dressier than the kids they see. Even the principals don't dress well.

I know this is a long comment but don't you love my comments? Thanks for the receipe in you prior post.

jinxxxygirl said...

I like your hair! You did a great job fixing it. Hmmmm i had one of those grandfathers, he even let me cut his hair. He is missed very much. Jinx!

Dutch said...

I like your hair. I think it looks great. I need to cut my hair shorter this summer. I tell myself that every year but I never do it. I like being comfortable now also. I used to have to wear suits and nice dresses when I was a banker and now I am a stay at home Mom and love my country life. Have a great evening.

Cammy said...

I love that style! I wish my hair would get flippy-outy like yours does in back. On the three days a year when we don't have humidity, it almost does. :)

Hope your sleep cycle gets back to normal soon.

Oh, and I'm a jeansy girl, too!