Thursday, April 7, 2011

"You can always find time to do what you really want to do."

I may be too sick at times, but too busy? It'll never happen.You know my husband ,Pop,the Philosopher.He has this saying,"You can always find time to do what you really want to do."He is right more times than I care
to admit(to him anyway).He learns from life, and he's usually right when he starts dishing out philosophy.

Nevertheless, I spent most of my day at Mom's.When she has something on her mind,all else must stop until it's done. She has had this appointment to have her picture made for the church directory for at least 4 to 6 weeks,so there's no rest for anyone until it is done. She calls just about every other day to be sure she will have a ride to the church the day the picture is to be made.Stacey,my baby sister wanted Mom to do something with her hair, so she took it upon herself to work on getting Mom to the beauty shop for a trial run.The older girls already knew what was going to happen with that. Mom has never liked the way any beautician has ever fixed her hair. She goes home and washes it out and redoes it herself.The older girls have learned to bite out tongues and let her be. We may not like the way her hair looks, but Mom likes to do it her way.Stacey must learn it the hard way. She took Mom to the shop,had her hair done,took her back home and watched her wash it out.Then Stacey decides Mom needs to get some hair curlers which she probably hasn't used for 30 plus years,if then.I bought the curlers for them to try their luck. Stacey curled Mom's hair the day before the picture taking was due,and it did look really nice when I arrived  this morning.Mom and I hung out most of the morning until Stacey arrived.She takes care of Mom's bills and checkbook balancing,for the most part,so she is there just about every day to check on things.Today was her day to call the electric company on the carpet and get them straightened out. And ,believe me,Stacey can do just that.And she did.Now it was time to think about getting ready for the Big Picture Day.Mom never wears make up, but she will wear it today.Stacey dabbed a little liquid make up over a few of Mom's blemishes,then a tiny bit of rouge, then the lipstick, a light touch of eyebrow pencil.a quick brush through her hair, and a light misting of hairspray.She's looking good.She's wearing a flashy red blouse with a purple long sleeved over shirt.She looks really nice.She'll take a nice red long sleeved over shirt for an alternate picture.Just in case.

Now doesn't she look nice?

The pictures the photographer took today will be ready in about three weeks and I'll post a few of them at that time.