Oh, you all make me smile. :)
Susie, I just don't care enough about
my hair to get worried about
it. I just felt so stiff & every time I would tell her I needed to stretch she would roll her eyes at me. I liked the last student I had. She had been in a couple of car accidents & couldn't bear to stand for long periods of time, so she learned to do good haircuts in a hurry. The students always have to check in a lot with their teachers. The thing is that the teachers usually will check the students who they see have done a good job first b/c there isn't much to fix. I used to teach kindergarten, so normally I don't mind being patient, but my back feels differently. :( I could hardly move at the end of it. There's never any need to worry b/c the teachers always do a great job fixing whatever needs fixing (and in any case, it's only hair & will grow back even if they really screw it up horrible) but it just took so long b/c each time I had to wait until the instructors had checked out all the other students' work first before they came to fix what my student-stylist had done. My hair looks super cute, but honestly I would have rather had a crappier haircut & finished 2 hours sooner. oh well. lol.
Thanks for understanding. It is so hard to just want to have fun & get a lot done and I feel sorta okay at the time, but gosh today was horrible. I could barely move at work. Thank God my clients are such nice, compassionate people. It was a little annoying having them fret over me, but at least it meant I got to sit for most of the day.
I have been making a lot of progress with the PT. I have been able to start walking a block or two with my co-workers during lunchtime, able to take care of a few chores at home after work, able to slowly go down stairs & very slowly go up stairs. I have been building up strength to be able to lift a full grocery bag & can sometimes even bathe & wash my hair in the same shower (oh, the simple joys in life!). So in that regard, I have been making good progress -- I just think between the haircut, driving out to check on my parents' house while they're on vacation, heading downtown to the library, getting my hairs cut (one at a time, as WhiteBeard says) and doing all the laundry -- including 40 minutes of handwashing all of my special care clothes, just put me WAY, WAY over the edge. As for the finances, they are really not good. My evil bank has been pushing back the foreclosure process. I just wish I could be done with this all & move on. I've decided to go back to school. I want to get an M.A. in Peace Studies, with a concentration in Conflict Resolution & Micro-enterprise. The problem is that even if I can get my back problems under control and win a scholarship (which are both looking fairly promising), all of the financial troubles from 2 years ago still haunt me to this day. I am so far under water, but there's just not much I can do about
it right now. I am meeting with the bank, Freddie Mac, my PMI company & a volunteer with the Chicago Bar at this housing seminar at the end of the month. Hopefully something good will come of that so that these past problems don't continue to haunt me forever. Otherwise, I guess I need to start praying hard that the market turns around by 2011 so I can see my evil home & head off to Rwanda. :)
I keep praying that things could start to turn around for you too. Hey, if they can turn around for me, I'm not counting you out yet. :)
Thanks for being my company. :) She kinda did cut one hair at a time. She started by cutting off 5 inches from my hair. Now, usually when the stylists do that, they just kinda do a rough cut with a large pair of scissors. No need to be perfect, it's getting another couple inches cut off it anyways. But this gal says that she needs an "even base" to cut off of. Makes no sense. She doesn't get paid at all b/c she's a student & the clients pay based on the length of their hair when they come in. I usually tip the students 25% b/c I know they not only get no salary or cut of the fee, but they also have to pay their practicum fees which are not cheap. But I was just in so much pain by the end of it all that I tipped her 18%.
Wishing you all a low-pain day!
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Post Edited (Frances_2008) : 7/13/2009 9:24:32 PM (GMT-6)