Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday Quote

Make it a habit to tell people thank you. To express your appreciation,
sincerely and without the expectation of anything in return. Truly
appreciate those around you, and you'll soon find many others around
you. Truly appreciate life, and you'll find that you have more of it.

Ralph Marston

My last few days of vacation.  Hard to believe it is almost over. I never did make it to the beach.  They're working on the tracks so no trains are stopping at my station.  To get there, I would have to go back three stops and then grab another train.  So, I decided to put it off until a later date...when it gets warmer.  

I did go to get my hair cut yesterday, and, boy, was I in for a treat.  The Dominican lady who used to do such a good job on my hair is gone, and the new person did such a horrible job that I decided not to go back.  Now I live a block from what is called Little Chinatown (Big Chinatown is in Manhattan).  There's a beauty parlor on the corner that's always busy, so I decided to give it a shot.  I told hubby I was going to get a little pampering.  Had no idea I was in for a 'lot' of pampering. 

There is no such thing as a shampoo and cut in that shop.  Indeed, I had a total scalp massage with special attention paid to pressure points (middle of forehead and temples), neck, and shoulders.  All this while she was shampooing my hair.  Talk about finding heaven.  And what a fantastic cut. Wish I had my camera, but my son took it to find the part we need for it.  She used both razor and scissors, and it is perfect.  And, all that for only $17.  You'd best believe I'll be going back.

Afterward I found another, different type of little trinket place.  They were having a  'buy one, get one free sale' so I ended up buying two Chinese perfumes.  I cannot begin to describe how beautiful and long-lasting their scent is. And soothing.  Bought an enormous bottle of totally natural hair shampoo made with camellia, a wonderful flowering plant found in Asia. 

Well, this is it.  Today.  I'm staying in and resting for the last few days before returning to work.  Sleep has been rather elusive, and it's not from sleeping late in the daytime.  I seem to be hitting one of my insomnia spells again.  I awaken two or three times a night, and am then unable to fall asleep for an hour or so.  I hear every noise that surrounds me.  My mind starts working overtime.  It's no fun watching the clock all night long.  

Well, my kitty is carrying on.  She wants her food, and she wants it now.

Hoping you all have a joy-filled weekend.


  1. Sounds like you had a GREAT vacation. I love time off like this, rather than going away. It's more relaxing in the long run. And you still have the whole weekend left!

  2. Dear Sister Soul...

    Thank You so much for your every day sharings. They help all of us who follow your blog in one form or another..sometimes it is a glimpse of beauty you bring by way of poetry, sometimes a glimpse of your life that is relatable to us so that we grow, sometimes it is a beautiful photo, but always it is from your heart, so I remain in deep gratitude for your Heart's Songs. :)
    I'm happy you had such a delightful experience at your Hair Salon...they all should be like that? I'd love to have a massage like that and now you have me thinking, lol!
    Sorry your vacation is coming to an end...if I were your boss I'd give you two more weeks paid vacation, just because! :)
    Have a good, restful, and sacred weekend Mary and know that I adore you!
    (((Big Hugs)))

  3. wow 17$, that is wonderful. Enjoy the rest of your vacation

  4. I would love to find a special salon like the one you went to. It's funny how sometimes the little off beat places we don't expect to produce treasures are the one's that give us the most delight. Insomnia, yuck...I suffer from that too and life just drags when I don't have a deep restful sleep. So, take joy in the days before you go back to work which it sounds like you're doing.

  5. A new hair do ....a NEW YOU! :0)
    DR.Pat's ORDERS:
    Do try to NAP while you can. (((hugs)))Pat

  6. Good morning Mary.....eventhough you did not make it to the sound like you had a great vacation. A little pampering is always what the doctor orders!!

    Rest up the the week ahead.

    hugs from me to you,


  7. It sounds like you had a good time, even without the beach. :)

  8. You are so light and relaxed. I hope this feeling stays with you and you are able to take a week's vacation again soon. Maybe you could save up your days so they can all connect into a week. Seems to agree with you more than a day or two here and there.

  9. Hooray for the fully wonderful hair cut, and at what a price!!!

    Oh yes, I love it that my Patricia uses razor cutting too. It adds texture or something, to my thin hair.

    Oh I am so excited to hear that your son took your camera, to get the needed part!!!!! SOOO EXCITED!!! Did he get it yet? Do you have it back yet? Is it all working and able for you to post pics?

    If not, please tell him to hurry. You have a Dear Reader who is chomping at the bit for you to be able to share photos with us. :-)

    Early Happy Earth Day!