Wednesday, November 04, 2020
The election anticipation is in the air. The fact that it's so close shows how truly divided we are. Because my husband and I sit on opposite sides of the fence politically, I know for a fact political divisions don't have to break relationships......or countries. John Lennon had it right, Power to the people and Give peace a chance.
Had an exceptional weekend, doing nothing special really, but had a blast. Actually went into church on Sunday, weird feeling. Tbh it's been years since we've been to church, far before Covid. We are really not religious beyond the fact that we love God and pray often. We both read our Bible's somewhat regularly, but neither of us scream "good Christian". To make matters more complicated I am an Esoteric Christian and study various works outside the bible and believe whole heartedly in the truth of doctrines like karma and reincarnation. Sooooo, yeah, there's no churches in town that uphold my belief system. But that's ok. I know I'm not alone. I've spoken to hundreds of people who share my similar views. It just makes finding a church hard especially since Tim's beliefs are very traditional.
Anyway, back to my weekend. Monday I shopped, basically for myself. I bought 2 pair of shoes and 7 shirts and a necklace. I bought food just for me at one of my fave stores that I haven't been to in years. I also bought my sister's birthday present, she'll be 33 on the 9th. I had a blast. I probably clothes shop twice a year, usually always at Goodwill. Well as you know, you get what you get at thrift stores. There's no gaurantee. Well I scored this time!!!! I'm very pleased.
After I got home I decided to highlight my hair. It's been ages, years actually since I've done it. I had all the stuff and the motivation. So I stayed up til 1:30 am highlighting my hair. It came out great!!!!!
I didn't do a ton, mainly just the top layer.
Oh the compliments I got at work yesterday!!!!!!! Woo hoo, I was the talk of the shelter. New hair, shoes, make up, clothes, jewelry and perfume.......and painted nails. I came in shining like a new penny. And they noticed!!!!!! One resident said my hair was "fierce", I took that as a compliment. One could not believe I did it myself. It was fun. Never thought the best compliments I'd get in life would be from homeless people. I've worked in the public 22 years and was never so showered with positive attention as I was last night. It seemed like every resident had something nice to say.
The balance between the barbershop and the shelter is going well. I only work at the shop on Saturdays, but I work at the shelter that day too. It makes for a super long day, but it's my Friday so I rest the next day.
The weather has been glorious, still no rain. I'm waiting patiently.
Curious about our move to the new shelter, it will be next month. Brand new buildings. Should be nice. I've heard many changes are coming, hopefully all beneficial to me lol.
Well, its time to wash my mud mask off.
Have an incredible week!!!!
(Notice I didn't mention weight or diet, or exercise none are going extremely well. But for today I choose to accept and love myself the way I am. Feels much better when I do that.)