Friday, June 29, 2012

Friday Friday Falderal, June 29, 2012

No matter how I try, getting this done weekly is beyond me. Oh, well, let's start, shall we?

Here in the Great Atlantic Northeast, we are facing hot, humid weather. If you get frizz from humidity, how do you deal with it?

I've been waiting for quite some time for a Keratin Express treatment but my daughter hasn't found the time for me! The greyer I get the curlier I get so I just let my hair dry naturally.

Getting your hair cut/styled - drudgery or enjoyment?

As my niece is my stylist, it is a sheer joy. She is such a great person and I love spending time with her. Also, her children, three and two years old, get to know their dear Auntie g!

This one may seem strange but I want to know: I read that, in some places, it was unusual, when someone dies, to have an open casket at the wake. Where you live, do you have wakes? Open casket or closed? Do you have a repast (meal for those who join you in mourning) after the burial?

Unless the deceased was disfigured by an accident or whatever, we have open casket although cremation is becoming more and more popular with a memorial service instead of a wake and funeral. We do have a repast either at a restaurant or at home where it is usually catered. If the memorial service is at my church, and some other churches, a number of people will cook and serve the people who attend.

This week, I saw the movie "Brave" which takes place in Scotland. I love, love, love Scottish, Irish and English accents. I also love the Kenyan accent. Is there an accent you love to hear?

Himself and I are trying to figure out where to retire. Where we live is simply too expensive. Tell me where you think we out to go and why.

Life is never boring around here and there is rarely a lack of things to do. As I type this, I am waiting for my mother-in-lve to finish having her hair done at the beauty parlor. She is no longer driving and we, my brother-in-law, husband and I take turns driving her where she needs to go. I guess that would be called the "circle of life." Mom took care of us all these years and now it is time to help her.

Any ideas on what to do with Isabella in this heat? We will probably go to the library this afternoon. They have a nice children's room with toys and it seems to be the place to be on hot days. Still, I would like to find somewhere else that is cheap or free.

The weekend is upon us. Any plans? The only thing I know we are doing is praying for missionaries in what we call "creative access" countries (those countries which do not allow missionaries) with friends. Other than that, we will see.

Bless you, g


  1. Ok, Gail, way to many questions! LOL But I'll try to answer a couple of them. My naturally curly hair doesn't get frizzy, but those nasty greys that are appearing do tend to go whatever direction they want to, whether it's humid or not! NOT looking forward to more of those.

    Funerals are usually open casket, unless disfigured. And usually a repast (although that's a new word for me) at the church. Catered or people from the church make the food.

    Check out library programs while you're there. Yesterday it was HOT and humid here and there was a magic show at the library that the kids enjoyed.

  2. I have crazy thick curly hair and it is so prone to frizz. Since I live in the South where summer is a steam room I have learned that product is my friend. Frizz Ease works well but with my thick hair it doesn't give enough "coverage" so I have found that I like something a little more creamy. Also mousse can be helpful but can make hair crunch.

    Also, in our town (Nashville) there are lots of parks that have the fountains that shoot out of the ground (think "Blank Check") and that would be really fun and cool this summer.

  3. In my religion (LDS) it is preferred to do burials rather than cremations out of respect for the body. Most (maybe all) of the funerals I have been to have been open casket. I have told Glenn under no circumstances am I to have an open casket, I don't like them at all, I prefer to remember the person with their spirit intact rather than just the hollow vessel that served them while on this earth.

    Ideally I would love to donate my body to science, what do I need it for when my spirit has departed from it?