Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sheepish


My, my, I'm late again after taking a day off. It's like I need a day and a quarter to catch up. I had a date with my teenage neighbour at five to see the three week old baby lambs. They aren't newborns anymore but are still very cute. I helped my other neighbour with lamb chores for years until he gave up his farm. That neighbour was 94 yesterday and I visited him today too, in his nursing home.

I had my hair cut yesterday and really went out there and did something different. I've had long, straight hair for years and got it cut once a year to shoulder length. That usually translates to 6 inches. I had six inches cut yesterday but had it layered, much like I had in the seventies. Everyone likes it so far I guess. I have to learn how to use hair products and tools for the first time. I bought two hair products yesterday after a whole lifetime of never using any. It will be a learning curve for sure.

I wish my daughter were here. She knows everything about these girly things and I need her help. I've never blow dried my hair before, for God sakes, nor curling ironed it, or straightened it. A different friend actually gave me a curling iron and straightener yesterday. What have I done!?!?

I need some latin music. I don't have to dance since I went walking today. Rather than go into another room to put on a CD I will play this and dance anyway and spell wrong and have to go back and correct it and...

I picked a CD at random to play the other day and could not really remember it but realized what it was. It was called Gringo Music. It contained no latin music which was my only one. Here are a couple that I think aren't up. Na Cadencia Do Samba is a nice quiet samba offering from Cassia Eller and the classic Cielito Linda from Mariachi Vargas. I have many versions of this "anthem " to Mexico. My favorite is one that was removed by Putfile many moons ago. I will get it up again sometimes.

A couple more for putting up this long...Esa Noche from Cafe Tacuba and Maria Lando from Susana Baca from this post in April last year.

Update: My daughter called and I explained my hair dilemma. She is going to send help.

12 comments:

Ralph said...

OK, no fair talking about hair and other appearance things unless you're going to show us what you're talking about!

Cuidado said...

I don't want to scare you, Ralph.

Ralph said...

Oh, we're a hardy bunch, my dear....

Anonymous said...

Ocean wants a baby lamb.

Steve

Cuidado said...

I'm anonymous on ht www, Ralph. A photo would ruin that.

Cuidado said...

She wants me to get ducks again, Steve. She would move back home then. I'll stick with wild foxes. LOL

Ralph said...

Just yankin' yer chain....

splendid said...

Cuidado
i am most interested in your 94 yr old neighbor and the stories you have from your lambing time as well. i love the wild fox pictures it must be exciting to have something so wild and free feel so comfortable at your home! as for hair i am no help ~ i subscribe to the layering then letting it grow out and cutting them back in again ...it is a small change, but i am amazed how much better i feel after a good haircut; almost as good as losing 10 lbs.
p.s. i am showing your daffodils in green vase on my blog this week~ it is the perfect SPRING photo ~ thanks!

Cuidado said...

Too funny, splendid. I was just on your blog and tried four or five times to leave a comment. Nothing showed up. Maybe they are moderated. I'll comment here. I am thrilled that you are using the forty daffodils photo and crediting me. Makes me feel special!!!

My 94 old neighbour just called me and told me to come up right now and take him somewhere. I told him I was still in my pajamas and having my coffee. He said, "well get dressed and getr up here. Have the coffee later."

I hope I am not so cranky and bossy at that age.

splendid said...

haha
you are special cuidado!
i imagine at that age
he feels like every moment is invaluable ~
i remember many of my grandfather's pieces of wisdom, he was always lamenting my love of sleep and said 'he would sleep when he was dead.' my retort was always that at 84 he was much closer to that dirt nap than i.

"my greatest wish is to live until i die."

Cuidado said...

Splendid, this man has always been abrupt. I answered the phone with a hello one day and heard, Get up here. I need ya". I ran up thinking it was an emergency and it was menial chore help he needed. I thought the house was on fire or an animal was in peril or something.

Cuidado said...

Ralph, I truly know nothing of the girly world of cosmetics, hair or fashion. My daughter says she will help. I used mousse for the first time in my life today. It was not successful.