Saturday night I had Doug help me color my hair.
It was time. It isn’t that my hair has that much grey yet; for my age it really doesn’t.
It’s just as I’ve gotten older it’s lost most of it’s shine. On a bad day it looks like I have a sick nutria perched on my head. So I color it to give it some oomph, such as it is.
Shiny hair is like grip strength, you never know how much you’ll miss it til you don’t have it anymore.
Anywaay… usually it comes out fine.
This time, not so much.
I’d found the 2 bottles under the bathroom sink. I knew what to do, and how long to leave it on.
What I didn’t know apparently was the color. The box was long gone when I found the bottles.
Apparently now I’m channeling Gene Simmons.
My hair is dark- really dark, darker than it ever was naturally. When I walked into Amanda’s house today, she looked a me and took a step back.
Were you a Seinfeld fan?
If so, just remember Kramer when he looked surprised? That was the reaction I got from her.
Of course I could strip the dark out and re-color; but that’d really damage my hair so I’m just gonna live with it. It’ll fade in 28 shampoos anyway; that’ll be late March, but such is life.
Now onto other exciting news…
My Toshiba laptop, AKA Japanese POS, is dead. So says Nathan, guru of all things computer.
Actually it isn’t actually totally dead yet. However, it’s afflicted with the same thing it had last year, when it was just 1 yr. old. And I’ll be damned if I put another penny into it only to have the same thing happen again a year from now. I can’t run a business with a computer that may or may not work on any particular day.
And there’s only room for one moody bitch at our house and it’s me.
The only good news is that Nate says he ‘s pretty sure he’ll be able to get all the info off it before I put it on the railroad tracks and wait for the train to smash it to smithereens.
I want to see it crushed into a zillion little pieces.
I need to.
Nathan looked around and found another computer for me. This one’s a desktop. That’s what we had before. He said I can get a lot more bang for less money than a laptop so that’s what I’m going to do; but it’ll probably still be a few weeks before I do so.
We pay cash for everything these days. We paid off our credit cards years ago and got rid of all of them; and most of the time I think that’s a good thing. I never dread going to the mailbox like some people do. When we have the money for something we get it; when we don’t we wait. But right now I just sent out a lot of money to secure spots in the spring shows we always do; and we had an unexpected car repair. January is always a tough month- a lot of cash out and not much back in.
When we had the mortgage company I looked at people’s debt load every day on their credit reports. One guy had $70,000 in credit card debt. Most of it was at jewelry stores. Whenever he bought his girlfriend something, he bought the same thing for his wife, because he felt guilty he said.
He was a real peach. I was so tickled when he got turned down for his loan.
But I seem to be rambling again, sorry…
I do have some good news though. I delivered my first wholesale order for Ecofab on Saturday. A man I met at Discovery Green ordered 10 flower pots, made from LP’s for his nursery. Basically there just like our wall art from LP’s only they’re more upright, so they can hold a plant.
When I went to his nursery yesterday they were women from a couple of garden clubs there. They oohed and aahhhed over them as I was unpacking them. It wasn’t a huge order but it was over $100, so it was a good way to start.
Then I went to a shop that sells old LP’s. The guy there wants to see a wholesale price sheet, which of course I didn’t have with me. (I haven’t even made one up yet.) I told him I’d get back to him next week. But he sent me next door to a small boutique. The owner bought 4 bracelets and 6 pairs of earrings for her place. I went next door again and showed the shop owner some of the extra pots I had. She’s considering selling some in her shop too.
So even though I didn’t have invoices with me or business cards I guess we’re growing.
We did a farmer’s market yesterday and I met a woman who works for an airline. She said her company lets vendors come in on their paydays and set up and sell. From what she said it’s a great thing. Too bad their last payday was this past Friday. But at least I’ll have something to look forward to for the end of the month.
I’ve got a great photo for the Bizarrometer. However it’s locked somewhere inside my POS Toshiba which at this juncture is closed tighter than a nun’s knees so I can’t get to it. But it’s a goody for sure.
I’ll be around when I can. In the meantime you guys behave yourselves.