Being that I’ve been in air conditioning all day and have spent an approximate total of eight minutes without it while coming and going, I really can’t complain about this apparent heat wave.
Instead can I just brag about what a lovely day I had at work?
Some days feel like work, ya know? Some days require more patience and prayer. And not that I shouldn’t be in constant prayer, but today just felt like a play day.
First, I had a client who is always a treat. If she’s not making me laugh, it’s because I’m making her laugh. Those seem to be our only two options. The remarkable thing is that we were both sharing our latest “worst days” and – rather than moaning about them – were in utter stitches over our misfortune.
Another client that I was able to enjoy today was Melody, my squash blossom friend. She brought in more treats for me and Bennett (I believe this is the third appointment in a row). It was both a pleasure to catch up with her, dig through her grab bag and to refresh that awesome dark streak she gets put in her salt & pepper bangs. (Kinda wish I took a picture.)
Then there was Dannielle. Dannielle used to live here in Virginia, but moved to Georgia approximately six years ago. Distance, however, has not prevented her from coming to me for her hair services. (Talk about loyalty!) She usually either flies or drives up here. But since she wasn’t able to coordinate her hair appointment with a baby shower date, she came bearing a gigantic basket of baby goodies!
Aside from the generosity (which is ever appreciated), another perk to Dannielle’s visits is that she lets me do whatever I want to her hair. We’ve done animal print; we’ve done fire stripes; we’ve done highlights, lowlights and redlights. You name it, we’ve done it. One of my priorities in coloring Dannielle’s hair is doing it in such a way that it can grow out gracefully between appointments (’cause it’s not like she can come up from Georgia every four weeks!). Today we created an asymmetrical, blurry red frame, beginning in tips of her bangs and working down into her length on one side. We didn’t take much length as I figured she’d want to pull her hair up in this heat.
Then my last appointment was with a client who also ends my day in fits of giggles. Giggling aside, I spent enough time swearing to the magical powers of an eyelash curler that I think I might have created a convert. We shall see.
All in all, it was an all-star cast kinda day.
Feeling mighty thankful.