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Random 5 Friday – Karma and Snow

It’s Friday! It’s time for 5 Random thoughts! Here we go!

1. Remember last Friday when I referenced how pitiful Hubbs was with his cold? Yeah, I should not have done that. About noon it hit me – a tightening between the shoulder blades – and with hot eyes and hurting everything, I headed for home. Not before I stopped for essentials like groceries, Puffs and dinner.  And yes I felt the wheels of the Karma bus back right on over me.

2. Sorting through some stuff lately, I came across my hot rollers.   Bear in mind I have naturally curly hair. Like, really curly. Holds a curl for days.  I’ve had the rollers since college, they still work, and every once in a while I’ll roll my hair just to see what happens.   If I’m feeling adventurous I’ll add hair spray and double it in size.   I can see myself doing this for years and years and years.    No idea why.

circa 1983

Hot Rollers ~ circa 1982; Google.images.com

rockin the 80s hairdo as the "singer in the band" An Emjayandthem (C) photo

30 years ago ~ rockin the 80s hairdo as the “singer in the band.” An Emjayandthem (C) photo

3. Lately I’ve been enjoying TV shows that demonstrate decorating on a budget. You see I have no ability in the home decor  department.  That gene skipped me.  No, I was too busy riding my pony and pretending to be “Billy Jack  than be caught inside doing artsy stuff. So it was not a proud moment when I realized that most of the things we own are on Decorators “do not do” list.   Yep, decorating wise, I need help and lots of it.

Yes we have some silk plants.  We also have a fake Christmas tree, too!

Yes we have some silk plants. We also have a fake Christmas tree!  google.images.com

4.   I like making lists and checking things off so, generally speaking, I don’t procrastinate.  But this was funny!

procrastinate

5.  All in all, it was a bit of a rough week and I’m glad Friday is here.  None of us felt great, it was -something zero outside every day and we got pounded with snow.  Case in point, one day it took 65 min. to drive 7 miles to the office.   No snowmen yet, but I can see why things like this could happen:

And how was your week? What styling aids have you owned or used for 30+ years?  Please tell me you have silk plants, too!

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15 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday – Karma and Snow

  1. No silk plants here, they get too dusty. I have rollers with brushes that stay in without pins. I just looked at them and thought I should throw them out. Haven’t used since I don’t remember but there they are taking up room in my bathroom drawer. I love 80s hair. I think it was easier than this flatter look that takes me far longer to pull off. You were (and are) a stunner! Love that clip. I know that feeling.

    • I used the rollers last night and, since my hair isn’t as layered now, the curls were off the chain! I can’t do flat — only in CO where there’s 0 humidity – then my hairs lies down & behaves.

      We haven’t punched any snowmen yet but I can relate to that poor lady 🙂

      Thank you for your kind words ~ MJ

  2. What a great video: I had a feeling I knew where that was going….
    No, dear, no silk plants. But I do have a few dead REAL ones, if that helps any!
    Stay warm and safe in all that bad weather. Hope you’re feeling better.

    • It was hilarious and so relatable 🙂

      My real plants all died — apparently they couldn’t take my “drown or drought” program ~ and I’m on the mend – whee! MJ

  3. I still like hot rollers, MJ. It’s a curly hair thing which I know you understand.

  4. I love your rockin the 80’s hairdo MJ! I still love hot rollers too. But re interior decor – if I did have silk plants I can guarantee they will die. I had a plastic rubber plant that slowly lost its leaves. True. There is one plastic palm here that looks real but I keep waiting for its demise. 🙂

  5. Sorry to hear that you caught the cold. I’ve already paid my dues in that department this season, but I’m grateful it was a fairly mild bout.

    I’m so jealous of your naturally curly hair. Mine has always been stick-straight and I have to fight hard to give it some volume. From the time I was in 5th grade, I’ve NEVER been without hairspray. Maybe I should give the hot-rollers a try! 🙂 But who has time?

    I’m hit or miss in the decorating department. Decor styles and fashions change just like clothing does, and it’s a lot to keep up with. I guess ultimately, I prefer to spend my time enjoying life rather than creating a showcase inside my house. Most of my friends and relatives could care less anyway. I always remind myself that people visit to see us, not our house.

    I’m also hit or miss in the procrastination department. I might be super diligent and organized in some areas. Others? I put off and decide that I “work well under pressure.” What does this say about me, I wonder?

    We’ve had plenty of cold and some snow… but nothing like what you got. Hang in there!

    • It has been a week and I can finally say I’m feeling better … whew!

      My sister have stick straight hair and I was always jealous of THEM 🙂

      Decorating – I love the look of certain things but have no idea how to pull it off ~ like you, I just don’t take the time to do anything about it. Painting the office a mushroom grey color a few years ago was a real departure for me 🙂

      Happy Winter, Terri! 🙂 MJ

  6. Take care. So sorry you caught that aching feeling.
    Your rollers look like mine circa around the same date. Love your 80’s look, in fact you would have made a great addition to Charlie’s Angels.
    Decorating? I turn to daughter #2 for help. She wanted to be a decorator but I made her get a teaching degree which thankfully, she loves.

    • I pulled out the rollers yesterday just for grins — my hair was large & in charge last night =-ha!
      When we get ready to sell our house I think we’ll have to get a stager or decorator in for some tips — it’s just not my forte 🙂 MJ

  7. I had a feeling the snowman was going to get it! LOL Hope you and hubbs are all better now. I don’t do much decorating. The neighbor does enough for all of us. I also have curly hair, but haven’t used hot rollers. I’m so thankful for the options we have now–hand-held blow dryers, flat irons, hair styling products. I loved the 80s hair.

    • Me too 🙂 We are on the mend but both have had lingering colds – boo! I think the hot rollers direct the curls, at least they do for me. The key is not leaving them in too long or I end up with Shirley Temple-like curls!! MJ

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