Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
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Friday, March 21, 2008
March 21, 2008 6:00 AM
Admit it, we all love it when out in public someone stops to admire our little toddler, you know how cute they are?
Lately though, it's gone something like this:
Isn't she a beautiful little girl, random person on the street, in the store, at the post office remarks.
I know, I know, Willie's hair is long. But he has the most beautiful curls. I can't stand the thought of cutting them. And so I haven't. I think he looks like a boy, albeit a surfer dude, free spirit, hippie like boy. It fits his personality. But, it's amazing that just the presence of long hair can cause the random person to think he's a girl. And yet the blue, tan, truck or train covered clothing he's wearing with this long hair means nothing?
Come on, my hubby told me when I brought this up, kids dress in everything these days. Girls wear blue too.
And boys have long hair, I responded.
Just take a look at a smattering of celebrity children, who have been in the news for their curls and long flowing hair. Cindy Crawford's son Presley reportedly likes his long hair. In surfing the Net I found a whole blog (www.celebrity-babies.com) where people were discussing Presley's long blond locks. A blog comment from "Posh Fan" takes offense with those who think Presley, who is 7½, should cut his hair. Posh Fan rambles on about how Presley "makes it work" with the long hair because it "seems to go perfectly with his features."
This boy hair blogging authority does not think that Kate Hudson's son Ryder's long locks have the same appeal. Kate recently told Ellen Degeneres that her son also likes his long locks "He won't let me cut it. I said "We're gonna have to cut your hair.. And he goes "yeah mom, I want a mohawk." Which brings up yet another celebrity child hair style, Angelina Jolie's son Maddox who does have a mohawk. And then there's Celine Dion's son Rene Charles, whose hair actually disturbed me a little bit it was so long and flowing (kind of like his mother's..). But Celine won't cut Rene's hair either. She says he'll make the call about when to cut his locks of love.
And so I return to thinking about Willie's hair. Unlike the celebrity line-up, it's not because he doesn't want his hair cut that I leave it long. It's because in addition to being so adorable, it means that he's not a little baby anymore. Lest you think I'm becoming one of those mothers who's going to turn their little son into a bona fide mommy's boy — I'm not. But I just can't bring myself to cut the hair. When people tell me to cut the hair, it becomes even worse. One woman was quite judgmental as she shook her head at me and essentially ordered me to cut his hair.
Just a little bit longer, I say.
As all of his baby boy peers have haircuts that look like they cost $40 apiece and should be on the cover of a baby magazine, I want to hold on to the innocence of that first hair growing in. Those first curls forming. The way those curls really show off after he has a bath. I mean why are we all in such a rush to make our little ones grow up so fast? Once we cut his hair, I feel like he'll be marching around biding his time until he goes off to preschool and kindergarten. I know, I know babies grow up. They become little boys, older boys, and soon pre-teen boys who are playing spin the bottle at some kid's birthday party. It all happens so fast.
So what's wrong with holding onto the little boy innocence, those delicate curls just a little bit longer? For me, nothing at all. Maybe he'll even get his own hair blog some day.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
They are also now having a few special events:
Tea Tasting Night
White Lily Teas will be hosting a Tea Tasting Night in our Yoga room the first Friday of every month from 5pm to 7pm. Please join Rebecca for free samples of tea each month. This is a great opportunity to learn about what kinds of tea & herbs we offer here at White Lily Teas and discuss their uses in our daily lives.
Calming & Comfort Herbal Tea Class
Friday, March 28th 5:30-7:00PM
In this interactive & fun class we will discuss the uses & benefits of Valerian Root, Skullcap, Chamomile, Peppermint & Lemon Balm. Students will blend their own custom tea blend to take home and receive a detailed handout on the class.Registration advised
Limit 10 people$20
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
I was grooving along today in my crazy schedule. Willie down for a nap, time to clean horse stalls and get a little exercise. As I went to dump Penny the horse's water bucket to clean it out, eeew yuck> two dead rats came flying out. I gave them a ceremonial burial on the manure pile. But then got to thinking, I'm sure there's some symbolism or something to finding two dead rats. Is it an omen?
All I could find about rats was this:
Sailors believe that if all the Rats leave a ship then it is destined to sink on its very next journey. One sailing superstition forbids the mention of the name Rat whilst on board ship.
So a rat in a bucket? Who knows. My own take it means "He who finds two dead rats in bucket of water on semi warm winter day gets bad smell."
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
Monday, March 10, 2008
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Friday, March 7, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Yes, I admit it, the "Box of Wine" was among the staples in my college apartment refrigerator. For $9.99, you got the equivalent of five bottles of wine, all in an easy to carry (and non-breakable) box.
Now, I can’t remember the last time there was a box of wine in my refrigerator. The only Box of Wine I’ve had in my possession lately was one Susan Nolan inherited at the end of the Scamman Pig Roast last summer. She thought I could use it for cooking. It hasn’t moved from the shelf since Susan proudly handed her loot over to me.
Apparently, I am somewhat infamous in my group of friends at college for the ever-present - and eternal - Box of Wine.
I went out with a friend from college, Jen Cronin, a few months ago, and it was the first story about me she told some of my post-college friends.
Feeling nostalgic after Jen’s little trip down memory lane, I decided to pick up a Box of Wine one weekend before going boating with some friends.
"Oh, the fun times I had, drinking the different varieties of Box of Wine," I told them.
You could even get two varieties of wine in one box, if you purchased the "Party in a Box" option. I poured the wine into a 16-ounce, "boat safe" plastic glass and took a sip.
"That stuff tastes like (expletive deleted)," I admitted.