Thursday, April 21, 2011
I have always been interested in cosmetics. It is fun to play with different items that are supposed to make you look younger or cover dark circles under your eyes. I have tried many different things and am not necessarily convinced that anything works very well. I think the opportunity to age should be done gracefully and we should be thankful that we have been blessed to get older. The fact that I have been given years in my life to become older is a blessing, really it is! Just don't ever look in a mirror and look down, it will really be scary! I did it once a few years back and told myself to never do it again.
One item I do use all the time is lipstick. I have found that lipstick alone is one thing that I personally need to help me feel my best. I like to try different colors and brands. But the one thing that I do know after years of using lipstick that everyone's lipstick takes on different shape after a few weeks. If you want to check out what the different shapes on the tip of lipstick means for your personality check this out.
As you can see from the picture my lipstick is worse that sharp angles on both sides.
No matter what I could identify my tube of lipstick anywhere. I doubt there are many floating around like mine. I tend to think I am an individual in my thinking and do have strong opinions about a lot of things. This pictured tube of lipstick has been pointed for a few weeks now and this tip will break off. Then I get to start all over shaping an molding my lipstick!
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tim and I had the pleasure of celebrating our grand daughter Haley's 11th birthday in Lawrence, Kansas this past weekend. The party was our first to attend with her friends both girls and boys. Haley is in 5th grade at "Deerfield Elementary". Next year she will be going in to 6th grade which will be the first year that Lawrence USD 497 is moving 6th grade to middle school. Haley has always been a delightful child in every aspect of her life. She is sweet, compassionate, intuitive and just truly delightful to spend time with. I thought my own children grew up and spread their wings in the blink of on eye. Well trust me on this one that my grandchildren are growing up way to quickly. Pictured here is my daughter Emily and of course Haley.
I love spending time with these 2 girls. They are both a blast to hang with. They compliment each other so nicely and the older Haley gets the more she reminds me of her mom. My daughter truly appreciates Haley's zest for life. Watching her with friends on Saturday at "Jaybowl" in the University of Kansas Student Union was a lot of fun. The 5th graders from Deerfield that I observed were just great kids. They would all have done their parents proud. They were well mannered and really enjoyed being at the party. There is always a lot of emotion for kids when they are changing to a brand new building for their learning. It sure helps a lot to have friends that you know are there for you. At this point I feel confident that my soon to be middle schooler will be just fine if she surrounds herself with the awesome kids that attended her 11 year old birthday party.
I am richly blessed to have Haley in my life. She brings this Grammy mountains of joy to my family.
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Not to announce to anyone my age but 1971 is a good year. I graduated from Nickerson High School in 1970. I actually drove a 1970 VW Beetle myself. I lost my precious, sweet Dad 2 years ago and the car featured here was his prize possession. He had it restored and really just had so much fun with car. He drove it in a few parades and it made many trips to the coffee shop. When he drove it he always wore a baseball cap. It is interesting how the little things stay in our memory. My son Andy Fry had the opportunity to buy the car and little did anyone in the family know how this special car would be in his grandsons life and career. Andy is a State Farm Agent in Hutchinson Kansas his home town. Lowen Color Graphics and Lowen Certified did the graphics and wrap on this special Volkswagon. Many of my coworkers at Essdack were the first to see this version of a 1971 Volkswagon Beetle. I would be remiss if I didn't say that my Dad was a very special guy in my life so this is an awesome trip down memory lane. It is also a great way to advertise my son's business and think of my Dad even more often that I already do!