Monthly Archives: August 2010

Female Baldness

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This is a touchy subject for some women.  It’s more common in men of course, and male baldness is much more accepted in our society.  But for women, it’s not so much.  Having long thick hair is considered sexy and sensual.  Millions of dollars are spent in advertisement for beauty companies, not only for hair products, but other products that promote beauty.  Google images of “sexy hair” and see what comes up.  Not a single female with thin hair. 

The only time that it seems female baldness is acceptable is in sick or ill people.  Females who have lost their hair due to cancer treatments such has chemotherapy or radiation are looked upon strong and brave.

My Mother has thin hair, so this is where I suppose I get it from.  Take a look at mine….

It’s frustrating, it really is.  I know people tell me all the time they can’t tell, they don’t notice, blah, blah, blah.  But as with everyone else who has a “flaw” (by society’s standards) it’s the first thing I notice in pictures of me and when I look  in the mirror.  

But one thing that I’ve tried, is not to let it define me.  It’s hard though.  The way that the media sexualizes a woman, it’s just crazy!   To be glam today, to be cool and to have that look, not only do you need the fake breast, but the eyebrows, eyelashes, nose jobs, and of course hair extensions.  I’m not saying that I’ll never try any of these! ok ok, yes, those are butt implants, and no, I can and will say here and now, I WILL NEVER GET BUTT IMPLANTS.  Phew, had to get that off my chest!

My hair used to be super-thick (take a look at my senior pic from high school)!  But after having my second son it started falling out in great bunches.  I was first told it was because my body was letting go of all the hormones I held onto during pregnancy, but it continued months afterwards.  After having my thyroid levels checked and seeing no problem with that, it was decided it was just hereditary.   I’ve tried all the shampoos, hair conditioners, and other products.  I know that by no means do I have hair loss to the worst extent.  Google image female baldness and you can see the poor women who have it worse than me.

                                    

I’ve enrolled in a study to grow my hair.  A little medicated foam, and hopefully soon my hair will thicken up.   Who knows.  A little cash, and maybe some hair.  And even better, some self-confidence.  🙂

 

 

I’m An AUNTIE!!!!!

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TO A GIRL!!!!!!!!

I think that the having a girl is most exciting!  After having my 3 boys, thier 4 boy cousins on thier dad’s side, and my Sister Stephanie son Jayden . . . Stephanie has now delivered a little pink bundle of joy!

 

Bella Gracelynn 

7 lbs 5 oz, 21 inches 

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What is so sweet is that years ago, I named our other sister Ashley Grace.  I am of course Janet Lynn.  And Stephanie was so sweet to name Bella with our names .  Thank you Steph and Doyle!  I cannot wait to meet her!

W!WW!!!! (WOW! WHATTA WEEKEND!!!!)

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I love weekends like this, full of activities and family time! 

The kids and I spent most of the week in the water, either at Magic Springs, or the lake.  It’s been so hot though, that the lakes feel like warm bath water.  

On Fridays Craig is off, which is a treat for us!  We went to Degray, to the Shouse Ford area (one of my favorite places to camp).  It was nice, but the water is way down, making the swim areas smaller (I found this to be true on Lake Ouachita  the week before).  But, we swam none-the-less!  And fished.  My poor pink fishing pole has seen lots of water and castings, and yet no fish.  😦 Someday I’ll get my first fish! 

Friday night we got some movies, Book of Ei, Pink Panther 2, and Missing Lynx.  The last one wasn’t anything to remember, but the kids loved it.  PP2 was funny, but predictable (very Steve Martinesque).  The Book of Eli was AWESOME.  Really awesome.  Not blu-ray worthy or anything, but the story was wonderful.  If we all took that dedication and purpose to our lives!  Wow, what a different place the world would be. 

 

  

Saturday morning I think we bummed around, ran som errands and such.  We stopped at the Goodwill store, which is my favorite new place!  Talk about bargains!  We bought: 

Mens suit jacket (made in Italy) 

2 king pillow shams 

king bedskirt 

new with tags womans dress 

2 pair mens athletic pants (nike and adidas) 

queen bed sheet set 

3 books 

4 pieces of girls clothing 

TOTAL:  $33.40 

Not too shabby eh???  Try checking out your local Goodwill store, Savation Army, DAV, or whatever you have in your area! 

 

  

Saturday afternoon I watched a beautiful bride walk down the aisle!  She’s one of my great friends, Anna.  It was a sweet touching ceremony, as Anna and Matt were marrie by Anna’s Mother.  I know the stress and pressure of a wedding, and I know that as they are laying on the beaches of Mexico, it was all worth it!  

  

  

 

  

  

After the wedding, we ran home, changed and went to Magic Springs, a local amusement park.  I’ll do a review on it later, but it’s a pretty good deal for locals who buy season passes.  One the greaat benefits is the summer concerts they have on Saturday nights.  And since I pretty much work all Saturday nights, I never get to go.  This year they did have concerts during the week, but we never got to go to one.  So . . . this was my first concert at the amplitheater . . . and who was it?  Randy Travis!  An oldie but goodie!  It was great, and the boys’ first concert too.  He was funny and sounded awesome! 

 

Of course, Sunday was another relaxing day, with a bit of school clothes shopping (only 18 more days!) and of course work  😦  But that’s ok, I’ve got all 4 kids all week.  

Gotta take Coco to the vet for some shots, poor puppy . . . I still need to show you her! 

Love Y’all!