Friday, 28 September 2007

Slowly Slowly

I managed to retighten about a quarter of my hair tonight! It was easier than I thought, although I did have the odd mishap. I joined a few locks together; luckily I realised before it was too late. I have no idea how long it is going to take me to finish the rest of my hair; the fact that I am still feeling ill is not going to help speed up the process either. With a bit of luck and lots of determination, I'll have it finished before going back to work on Monday...

Thursday, 27 September 2007

It has arrived!

Watch this space...

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

I feel blurgh!

When I woke this morning feeling tired and achy, I put it down to a few things

  • staying up late last night, talking on messenger

  • staying up even later, sorting my hair out for photograph day at school

  • spending most of Sunday swinging bats and clubs

As the day progressed at school, I realised that my ill feeling was due to the onset of the lurgies. By the time I had my picture taken I felt downright rotten; I even put some make up on in an effort to fool the camera! I asked the photographer to airbrush my wrinkles and she replied "Darling, your character lines look great! Mmm, yeah right, she could have at least pretended she would do it; could she not see how ill I was and how much I needed to be humoured. She did let me see the picture and surprisingly it looked ok; which is a good thing, as it will be on my ID badge and I'll have to wear it for the next year. It will also go onto the picture for my form and so my class will have copies as well.

I still don't feel any better now that I am at home; I've taken lots of medicine and had a small bowl of soup. So I am going to bed early tonight, with a big cup of honey and lemon and a hot water bottle.

Oh yes, I'm still waiting for my latch hook to arrive; I thought it would be here today...

Monday, 24 September 2007

Clubbing it

JB made all the choices about his birthday yesterday; we started off with a lovely lunch and then spent the rest of the day at the golf course. He wanted to try the driving range and play adventure golf; I'm sure he'd had the day planned in his mind for a long time.

We also hired the batting cages and spent an hour having softballs fired at us; I think I need to work on my stance!

Sunday, 23 September 2007

Happy Birthday JB

It's JB's birthday today!

Have a fantastic day. Xxx

Saturday, 22 September 2007

"I can do it, I can do it..."

I am feeling more and more confident about being able to maintain my own hair; it's largely down to your encouragement and positive comments - thanks! I have ordered a latch hook from ebay; I wouldn't have the foggiest idea about where to purchase one otherwise. The price was really reasonable, just over £2 including p&p. When it arrives, I might have a go at doing my hair; it's still a few weeks until my next appointment, so I could manage one rotation and still leave enough for my hairdresser.

Friday, 21 September 2007

And then there were three

Super T has headed off to Orlando; no not by himself! He'll be gone for a couple of weeks and we are missing him already. It's funny how the dynamics of a household changes when someone is absent. The house is quieter and dare I say, a little tidier (only joking son, I know you read my blog!). He has rung to let us know he arrived safely, apparently the weather is great; if only we could say the same for here. I do wish I could have gone with them, but of course having just had six weeks off school, I'm not allowed anymore for a little while :-(

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

9 Months!

It only feels like yesterday that I was posting about reaching eight months - whew, time is whizzing by.
I haven't noticed any real changes this month; probably because I keep chopping my hair off!

Sunday, 16 September 2007

I kid you not

No, I did not post the picture in error; indeed that was my son and I! Many thanks for your birthday wishes, he was chuffed with all of the interest :-)
We had a bbq today to round off his weekend of birthday celebrations; we had a great time. He is growing into a wonderful young man (I can't quite remember when I had to start looking up at him!) and of course we are very proud. He's heading Stateside on Friday; I'm just coming up with a 'little' shopping list of goodies for him to pick up for me. If there's anything you think I should add, let me know.

Saturday, 15 September 2007

Happy Birthday Super T

It's my Son's birthday today!

Have a wonderful day Super T Xxx

Thursday, 13 September 2007

DIM (Doing It Myself)

It's funny that recently I've read on a few blogs that people are considering maintaining their own SL's. For various reasons I have been thinking about the same thing for quite a while; the main one being that I'd like to take care of my own hair. Self retightening was always part of the equation when I made the decision to get Sisterlocks.
I don't intend to take the retightening class and figure, that like many others, I can work it out for myself.
I've purchased the latchin' e-book and at £4 ($8) it was a bargain; very informative and the pictures are a bonus. The thing is I'm not sure that I'd be any good with the latchhook, so I'm thinking I'll order the Nappylocks tool and use it to follow the e-book instructions. My only gripe with the Nappylocks tool is the price us brits have to pay for P&P; surely $15.95 is a little steep, that's the same price as the tool. But I have to look at the big picture, having it will enable me to maintain my own hair and in the long run
I have an appointment booked with my hairdresser next month and I'll schedule another for December (when I hit 1 Year!) and then I'll attempt to take over myself. Like others, I wonder about the conversation I'll have with my hairdresser about doing my own hair; I'll cross that bridge when I get to it...

Monday, 10 September 2007

Sunday, 9 September 2007

Bon Voyage Grandad

He hasn't left just yet, but my Grandad will be going back home soon; we had a little family gathering today to send him on his way. If I don't make it to Guyana next year, it will probably be two years before I see him again. Of course I would LOVE to go over there and with my Dad's house just about finished, I'll have a choice of places to stay! I do have travel plans already for next summer, so maybe next Christmas Grandad ;-)

Thursday, 6 September 2007

La Leggenda, Pavarotti

I was really saddened to hear about Luciano Pavarotti this morning. Opera is not quite at the top of my list of favourite things to listen to but, there is just something about his voice. Hearing him sing often brought tears to my eyes; especially when it was Nessun Dorma. His performance at the Torino Winter Olympics 2006 was amazing and particularly incredible considering that he was very sick at the time. The world of classical music will surely miss his talent, as will some of us ordinary folk.

Monday, 3 September 2007

The holiday is over

One last glance at the summer!
Yes folks, I have finally returned to work and boy was it struggle returning to the call of the 6am alarm. It was a relatively easy day with only the staff there; students start to returning tomorrow. I've had a look at my timetable and have realised that I don't teach my first lesson until Thursday; so I can continue in holiday mode for a couple of days. Who am I kidding? I have a mountain of work to do and little time for relaxation.