Thursday, March 12, 2009
Close to Nowhere
Girls, makeup and bathrooms
• My niece from Heber Springs paid an unexpected, but very welcome, visit this weekend.
Sister (her real name is Dawn, I can’t call her that though -- she’s always been “Sister”) and Emily arrived about 11 p.m. or so Friday night. Emily is two weeks younger than her cousin Meredith and Mere, who is a foot shorter, never lets her forget it!
Grace came over also, to visit with Emily (the girls call themselves a “bubble” -- they don’t like the way “gang” sounds) and so, Saturday morning as we were all getting ready to head out, first to Oxford and then back to Holly Springs, my bathroom became a tad crowded.
All three of the girls are 13. Thirteen means make-up. Serious make-up! My niece also wears make-up (hers looks much better though!). So, there were four “girls” all trying to use my bathroom.
None of the teenagers could possibly go over to Meredith’s house and use either of their two bathrooms. They couldn’t use Uncle Kris’ bathroom either -- yuck – a guy’s bathroom!
I don’t normally wear make-up, but I do have to brush my teeth and other assorted “getting ready” things -- so, five of us were trying to fit in my normally big-enough bathroom and crowd around the two mirrors.
Sunday morning, Sister and I banished the three girls to the “yucky” guy bathroom and I even put on make-up!
And after all the “wow, you look 20 years younger” comments at church, I may put make-up on again!
• Things are fixing to get crowded around my house everywhere. Pop is bringing in lumber to put pine and cedar floors down. He’s also going to take down a wall in my kitchen to enlarge the tiny hole I’ve always called a kitchen.
I’m going to paint and rearrange cabinets and then paint and border the rest of the house.
I’m thinking cream cabinets, lavender walls, veggie border, dark green marble countertop and a black sink for the kitchen.
The rest of the house is going to have border with concrete bunnies, greenish walls, cream trim and purple-green viney curtains.
It’s going to be interesting to see who survives -- me, Pop or the house...
• Don’t forget about the Big Star Baggers Relay for Life quilt -- for only $5 you can put a loved one’s name on a block -- in honor or in memory. And every block you “buy,” gets you a chance to win the quilt at the Relay for Life on June 12 at Sam Coopwood Park.
To get a block, see Christine Martin at Big Star; or me, here at The South Reporter. You can mail a check for a block or blocks, to Relay for Life Quilt Blocks, Linda Jones, The South Reporter, P.O. Box 278, Holly Springs, MS 38635. Make checks payable to the Big Star Baggers.
There are only 120 blocks and some are already spoken for -- get yours before they’re all gone!
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