Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Losing It

I'm getting a head of that 'sheeps butt' hair that Caroline talked about. It's iron gray. It probably had been that color, but when you dye your hair regularly for, say, ten years (okay, I lied, twenty), you lose track of things like say, what color your hair really is.

I'm losing track of a lot of things lately. I bought some naproxin for the joint aches. I brought the bags home. I set the bottle (still in the box) on the counter. Lord knows where it went after that. I bought my poor dog a bone. A bag of them, actually. I opened the bag. I gave him one of them. I put the rest away. Where? Darned if I could tell you. After several days of hunting in vain for the naproxin, I bought another bottle. I couldn't find that one either. Tim located it. I'd left it in the car. ('Oh, yeah, that's right, I was reading the label...') During that recent trip to Lowes, when I found all the plants on sale? I lost my cart. Confused, I turned this way and that. "Where'd my cart go?" A helpful woman said, "Is that it over there?" It was. In a flash, I realized that I've become one of those 'poor dears', the befuddled elderly people who I used to feel sorry for. Scotty put a link on his website: Scientists are developing an artificial brain. It should be ready to go in ten years. I hope they hurry up, because I'm having grave doubts about how long the one I've got is going to last. I'd lose my butt if it were not attached. The truly amazing thing? I have not lost (nor broken) a pair of reading glasses in some time. Probably because I'm so busy losing everything else (except my butt, as previously mentioned).

Anyways, I wandered off and forgot the point of this post. I was talking about hair. It's getting curly. It looks okay, I guess, and I'm darn glad to have it, but you know, the other night I dreamt that I had long hair. I dreamt about the normal things of my life, about working, and cleaning house, and visiting people, but I kept shaking this glorious head of hair. I woke up at some point, and laid there half asleep, smiling a little at the dream, wondering how long it would take until that dream was reality.

6 comments:

Lavinia said...

So what's my excuse for my sheep's butt hair? It's looking pretty gnarly these days....must...do...something....

I'd like to lose part of my butt...let me tell you...!~

WhiteStone said...

Yah, well, I haven't dyed my hair for nigh onto twenty years and it's white, I tell you. White! So what few infinitesimally (like microscopic) short hairs that are appearing on my head make my scalp look pallid indeed. Summer tan face. White pallid scalp. Weird. I told you I was hoping for black and curly but DH says that hope is for naught.

Caroline said...

Welcome to the Sheeps Butt time period!! It really does look like that! But then it goes away. I then had a period of Yertle the Tertle hair where little bits would stand up straight (like in any Dr Seuss book). But if you have sheep's butt hair, you can probably get a trim soon. When I did, it was shaped better and then gray started to go away....

Lesley said...

Man... you guys are all giving me a LOT to look forward to that I really don't wanna see!!! LOL. My hair is just now about 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch long and altho it came back in really dark, there is some grey scattered in there (DARN IT!!). Deb, I too dream of having the long flowing hair and it can't come soon enough for me. When I started down this long bumpy, curvy, roller-coaster of a ride, my hair was almost down to my waist. I miss it probably the most. Shaving it all off was the hardest thing I had to do. I locked myself in the bathroom and bawled while I did it. I am by no means a vain person, but on me, I just do NOT like short hair. Some people look great in short hair but I'm not one of them, atleast in my opinion. Now my Mom has a completely different opinion. Like that's anything new!! HAHAHA. As far as my hair is right now, it's not showing any signs of being curly or anything either... it looks like it's going to be just as straight as it was before *sighs*. I would love atleast a little bit of body to it. Oh well, beggers can't be choosers as Mom always tells me. lol

jeanie said...

I was going to post a great comment - forgot what it was, though.

My hair has no excuse really, but the greys are imitating steel wool kinky - its a lovely look and should take off any minute (or be taken off if I get around to dyeing it - I keep forgetting).

Hugs to you Deb - have you found the bones yet? (I ask because I remember finding the zucchinis I had inadvertently put in the cupboard weeks later. Its not nice to find by nose) (I had no excuse bar the 10 year get out of jail free card from 'Salina at the time either)

Oh well - not as good as my original comment, no doubt - and I will probably find that in my freezer.

Debby said...

Jeanie - check see if Buck's dog bones are there.

Lesley, just the fact that yours came back dark makes me just a little envious. The body in my hair made it stand straight up on end. At least now it curls. I don't look like a porcupine.

Caroline, I had my first trim.

White Stone. I've got lots of white hair, but it's got gray mixed in. Now I realize why I colored my hair. Afraid to now, however. I don't want to damage what I've got.

Lavinia, so you got that hair without doing chemo? Hardly seems right.