Lone Cypress, Warped Time, Shocked Hair & Other Bizarreness

Not too much coherent thinkin’ goin’ on at this address, so I’m just totally spilling what’s in my brain…

Lone Cypress at Pebble Beach: This is my favorite pic from vacation, and the deer is my second fave.

My hair loved Cali, but it totally freaked out when we got home. It went into shock; it had an allergic reaction; it totally weirded out on me on Saturday. It was crunchy and sick – the texture of pine straw and insulation combined. Guess it was doing its own decompressing from the trip. Chris’ did the same and after ample dousing with conditioner; it’s on the mend.

Campbell is sportin’ a mysterious high fever and runny nose. Any word on the street about what delightful ailment is circlin’ these days?

Chris and I are still living in the Pacific time zone – up until 1:00-2:00 am and sleeping until 10:00, and now the girls are on it too. Screwy… Chris ran smack into Eastern time this morning as he had to return to work, but I haven’t quite figured out how to fix life for me and the girls, especially given Campbell’s current situation.

I highly recommend Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. About a year and a half ago Carson chose Kit as the American100_0355 Girl doll she most resembles, so Kit has been part of our life for a while now. We’ve bought coordinating outfits, bought some of her furniture and accessories, and read some of her books. We saw the movie yesterday, and it’s a great family movie – very well done and eerily relevant (Kit lives during the Great Depression) as our economy continues to tank. Thought it was covertly educational and eye-opening for Carson. Kit is not a girly girl at all; she wants to be a reporter and she and her friends solve a town mystery. She has a couple of friends who are boys, so older boys may enjoy the movie too although it is not an action kinda deal. We may even go see it again at the theater, and we will definitely purchase it when it becomes available. Do take my rave in proper context though; we have been enjoying Kit for a while and have long anticipated the movie…

I bought The Shack by William P Young on Saturday. Anybody read it? I’m so interested to dive in to this most controversial novel, but I have to admit that I’m afraid to begin it. I know what happens in the beginning, and I’m not too jazzed about going there – particularly right before I go to sleep (which is when I normally do some reading). Trying to muster up the courage to open the front cover…

I think I have bum luck with I-pods. My first one lasted for two years and died the week before the longest race I’ve ever run. I could not go the distance without my oft-perfected playlist, so we bought a new one – in February. Now this one is intermittently working. I restored it tonight (erased everything off to try again). I’m wondering if I may be unwittingly damaging them. Don’t know what to make of it really…

I’m takin’ my fried brain and hair to bed; night, night…

In the Still of the Night
City Legs


  1. Susanne
    July 9, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    Dear Ms. Fried Hair – I mean, Cookie;

    My Mama just finished reading the Shack along with a couple of her Bloggin Buddies. She loved it! She said there were portions that she felt were a bit of a “stretch” but the over all theme was a good one.

    I am waiting to read it next, my brother snagged it from her on his last visit, but I have heard both positive and negative, as well. A little more on the positive side though. Shawn Lovejoy (pastor at Mountain Lake Church in Cumming, GA) blogged about it the other day, and highly recommended it.

    So there’s my two cents… and we won’t even talk about MY HAIR at the moment! 😉

  2. Susanne
    July 9, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Sorry, just realized I didn’t capitalize the “T” in THE SHACK… what kind of former English Teacher am I???

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