Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Where Did My Day Go?

I had to write tonight so I'm here, but just barely. I don't think I've ever been so tired in my life.

I went to the gym this morning and did 30 minutes on the treadmill and 1 hr with the Hydro tone equipment. That's right, I am totally hooked on this mode of water fitness.

Raced home, took a shower, washed my hair and got ready to go to get my hair done. I really never look forward to getting my hair done because it always takes so long. I have sisterlocks (which are very small dred locs) and my daughter usually grooms them for me. Grooming is the process of weaving the new growth into the existing loc. I must be really spoiled because Rashida is very quick and it never takes her more than 4 hours to complete my hair.

Since I moved to Charlotte, I had to find a new loctician. She's a wonderful person and does great work but she's about the slowest loctician I have ever met. Today I got to her home at 1:15 pm and left at 8:30 pm. I could not believe it. What would take Rashida 4 hours max took Ms. C. 8 hours. So, 8 hours of my time and $185 later, I stumbled out of her house and headed home.

I am contemplating flying to New York every couple of months and having Rashida do my hair. She charges me the "mommy rate" (free) and the airfare would be less than I spend with Ms. C. In addition, we could have some bonding time.

Being retired makes me value my time and my limited money so much more.

Stumbling off to bed now - More tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Hey Geri...Looks like I will be visiting soon to retighten my mom and dad's locks. Perhaps Rashida can join us and everyone can get their hair done?! If not, I will do yours when I come so that you can get done fast and avoid the $185! I agree flying to Rashida would be better. For that, you could even fly here and back and be finished in 2 hours! (Smile)

    My parents are leaving on Tuesday. I think they are getting excited!

    I am enjoying your blog!


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