Saturday, October 28, 2006

It's the weekend

'The whole life of man is but a point of time, let us enjoy it-"
-Plutarch
This quote is so true. Life is short! Enjoy it. We hear this all the time, but do we really take heed. I am going to stop sweating the small stuff and just ENJOY LIFE. Count my blessings and be grateful. I am alive, I am healthy, I have a rood over my head, my children are healthy, we eat good, and I am afforded to have some of the things I want in life. I AM BLESSED!
Like many of you, I love quotes. I happened across this one and it was like someone was speaking to me personally. There has been so many things going on that I was not really getting a chance to truly enjoy life, stressing over this, stressing over that, and it brought me back to reality. Life is going to throw you hard ball, but SWING, BATTER SWING...You just have to role with the punches.
Yesterday, Jaree and I had every intention on doing a CRAFTY FRIDAY. But we both fell asleep in each other's arms watching television. When I woke at at midnight, she was sleeping so peacefully, and I did not want to wake her up. Needless to say, she was devastated when she got up this morning, so I am going to have to rearrange some things in my schedule to so that we can do something today.
She looked so pitiful! I felt so bad. It broke my heart. She said "we didn't even get a chance to get our time together, just you and me, mommy". My eyes just watered up and I gave her a big fat kiss and hug and told her that I promise I will make up for it today. I guess I can put off washing my hair until tommorrow. I wash my hair every Saturday, it's been a ritual since I was a child. But, I can make an acception for my baby. Now for my Caucasian American sisters, I know most of you wash your hair everyday and could not imagine washing it once a week......to make a long story short, if I washed my hair everyday I would be bald. Unlike most of you, my hair is dry and I have to add oils to feed and nourish the hair, whereas most of you wash your hair daily to strip it from the oils that make your hair limp. Get it? I had to explain this to my friend Denise, who is of Swedish and Irish descent. I am a girly girl and I keep my hygiene in tact.....LOL I didn't take after my dad, when it comes to hair. I took after my mom. My dad is bi-racial, I should say multi-racial because his father was Native American (Chippewah Indian) and French and his mother was African American and Native American. My mom is what I like to call Heinz 57....Her mother was Cherokee Indian, East Indian, African, and Irish. That's right! Her father was African-American, Native American, and Asian! That is where I get my eyes, high cheekbones, and curly, curly hair! LOL
It's funny, I even got on this subject, because when I was younger I wanted what they called "Blow hair", I wanted my hair to blow in the wind. I used to beg my mom to press (hot comb) my hair to make it straight and long and so that it could blow in the wind. Otherwise, it was short and curly, but when she did that my hair flowed down my back almost to my waist! I thougt I was big stuff! I was talking to one of my friends who had "blow hair" and she told me how much she wished she had my hair, because it was so pretty. I was thinking the same thing about her hair and we just laughed. It goes back to being grateful for what you have!
I don't have many plans for today except for household chores, laundry and of course mommy and me time with Jaree, but I do have tons planned tommorrow...How are your weekends going? Hope you are livning it up to the fullest!!!
Until next time
Dana

4 comments:

em said...

Sooooo happy it's the weekend!!! That is too sweet about Jaree :) You are such an awesome Mom!

That is very cool that you have so many different heritages! I have lots, too...but they are all the kind that give me the oily limp hair!! I WISH I could get away with not washing my hair every day!!

Nas said...

I can relate to the blow hair story! Hope your weekend is going great!

Brown English Muffin said...

every saturday...wow you're good...my hair is lucky if it get a brush or comb in it every saturday!!! LOL


I think I live my the philosophy that everything happens for a reason and if I came across that phrase (like I did just now in your blog) and I would read into and believe it was truly a message for me.

I am glad it made you relax and not stress the small stuff...especially as the small stuff is not going anywhere but time with loved ones moved one minute at a time.

Brown English Muffin said...

Oh yes I used to put a towel on my head and tell my mother to look at my pretty long hair!!

God knew what he was doing though when he didn't give me hair down to my back...I hate doing hair... I mean hate it...mine and now my daughters!! LOL Hence why I wanted a boy but I love my dd to death!!