30 May, 2007

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon ... is a common way of saying not very often, but what exactly is a Blue Moon? Besides being a song or part of a catch-phrase, it actually has a real meaning. And tomorrow, May 31st we will be in a Blue Moon. According to the popular definition, it is the second Full Moon to occur in a single calendar month. Since I will be travelling tomorrow, I have to write tomorrow's blog, today.

The average interval between Full Moons is about 29.5 days, whilst the length of an average month is roughly 30.5 days.

On average, there will be 41 months that have two Full Moons in every century, so you could say that once in a Blue Moon actually means once every two-and-a-half years.

And it has been many a blue moon since I have had short hair. I do mean short. Yesterday, I did indeed donate my long hair to Locks of Love (they make wigs for children with cancer). I have been growing my hair long (must be at least 10" in a ponytail) for this. As I mentioned earlier, my hair was getting too long even for this Leo lady. What I had neglected to take into account in this plan was the fact that in reality, I needed to grow my hair longer than 10 inches if I wanted to leave my hair at a length for which I am more comfortable or prefer. (Ooops. Linear details--not my forte'.) However, I did not want to wait more months to grow my hair longer to leave it longer--it was time. I was as prepared as I could be -- prayed up and consciously breathing.

Randi, the salon owner stepped in to rescue Anna and I because we were getting squirrely with the ramifcations and measuring details. Randi braided my hair in a ponytail and measured the requisite ten inches. She then advised me I had enough to donate but I would be left with very short hair-- "a bob" was the phrase she used. (tiny gulp) Yet I knew it was the right time to do this to reflect the transformations I was fostering. "Are you ready?" I took as deep a breath as a true Leo can at a moment like this, and said "yes". And then, what felt like two large snips later, there was this hairpiece she handed me. Dare I look in the mirror? (That may not have been my smartest move as my hair reflected the shock of the action with my little hairs sticking out in either protest or hurrah). Anna assured me that once she cut my hair (what the hell was that that Randi just did?) it would look adorable. There was no turning back now, so I decided to practice what I preach and choose to know that it would look adorable; and I was even willing to really like it short and think it was the "bee's knees" (that phrase sounded perfect for the bob that was about to stare back at me in the mirror).

Few people understand the Leonine mane. I reallllly love feeling my hair on my shoulders or down my back. It is interesting to have such open space there now. Anna told me that my healthy hair was even happier with this cut and it would grow in better, too. A fresh start. A visual reflection of the newness and changes I am choosing to demonstrate from the inside out.

Don was a bit startled by it when he got home last night--as will most people be when they see me, no doubt. " Hi, my Pixie." What I know is that my hair grows quickly, and I knew that in order to have the length of hair for which I would be comfortable for the wedding, I had to cut it now. Room to grow, as they say. Well, it is almost summer and hey, what are baseball caps for if not for this?

I'm thinking I now need a whole new wardrobe and jewelry. New earrings and necklaces to show off all the extra skin that is showing. I think I should have shorter skirts and a fringe dress, dance the charleston, roll down my stockings while talking in a higher-pitched voice. Either that, or get cast in a road tour of "Thorougly Modern Millie" where wardrobe is provided.

Wonder if my mom (Dixie) will recognize me (Pixie) tomorrow?




29 May, 2007

How did it get to be Tuesday?

Had a great day off. Very creative and productive.
Slept in late. Had breakfast at the Kensington Starbucks after the Memorial Day Parade and the annual Kensington Library book sale. (yes, I bought one book. A first editon, byDavid Seabury).

Talked to my mother again today. This is the third day in a row that she has willingly answered the phone and she was coherent! I am thinking that this EPFX machine (in an earlier post, I referred to it as the SCIO machine. Although an accurate name, that is not what it is called here in the States) is even more amazing than I thought. "Twilight Zone" theme music is warming up in the background because there is a marked difference in my mother since the Quantum Biofeedback work began. Mom even asked me to bring her some yarn and crochet needles to see about keeping busy. This could be the testimony of a lifetime...literally.

This week, Don joins me on my trip to L.A. on the way up to Ventura where I get to guest speak at the CSL there. I am very excited about this as it also gives us a little rendezvous time and I get to critter sit while staying there. Oh, I get to have DOG for a few days. I am looking forward to burrowing my nose into Stella's body and having her sleep with us. Ahhhhh. I have already warned Jezebelle that we shall come home smelling of others. And Belle has explicit instructions to not have any parties while we are gone because her babysitter is adamant.

From our creativity yesterday. I encouraged Don to create his own blog about his penchant for customer service. I think his blog will blossom into a website and lead to consulting work. If you have an interest or know of someone who might benefit, please visit:
http://serviceinspired.blogspot.com

Then we got giggly and creative as we began building a website for our wedding. I am not releasing the URL as yet because we have more to do. We ended up staying up quite late filling in the site and writing "our stories". It's so romantic and fun.

One bummer for the week--I walked past my baited breath new Starbucks on Adams Avenue (across from Lestat's) and the store opens this Friday at 5 a.m. I won't be there for opening day. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!!! I have a good record of attending the first day of many a Starbucks store; and I feel bereft I won't be at the one in my hood. Waaaaaaaaaaaaah. I will have to go next week and maybe I can convince them to hire me as their Concierge. If anyone goes on opening day, send my blessings will ya?

Thanks to those who have already answered my blog survey. I am going to re-fashion this blog and make some cosmetic changes. I got re-inspired while building Don's new blog. I have also applied to AdSense to see about running site appropriate banner ads.

Oh, and The HeartSpace is looking to open mid-June. Details to follow.

Gotta dash. I am excited about my hair appointment today. I have been growing my hair to the requisite 10 inches in a pony-tail, so that I could donate it to Locks of Love. My hair is sooo long and so unruly, I am ever so eager to start afresh and then I know it will have enough time to grow before the wedding.

Yesterday was a day for remembering those who have served and/or gone before us. Today, you can return to remembering who YOU are and living life fully.
Godspeed.

28 May, 2007

Memorial Monday

It is Memorial Day--well, actually, it is the day we are celebrating Memorial Day. The acutal holiday is at the end of the month but that isn't a Monday, so here we are.

This weekend, I have felt a resurgence of energy and creativity and in the midst of many at-home projects, I am also working to uplevel my work and self-expression. I am doing the things necessary so I can do the things I want to be doing.

Along that line, I want to begin to update this blog. My blog is pretty darn basic in comparison to most. I am not attempting to make this MySpace or YouTube-esque. I just want this to be a valuable endeavour on both sides--yours and mine.

To that end, I have created a survey that I would love for you to answer. For a few of you readers that I know, I will be sending out a separate e-mail inviting you to respond. Or, you can go the website URL that I created to take a brief survey about this personal blog:

http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB226JJ68Y7DT

Just cut and paste that into your browser and go from there.
This will only be posted for 10 days. The results are private and will not be posted along with your answers; although, I will more than likely summarize the results in one of my postings.

Thanks for memories.

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