Aug 4, 2019

{Perm Rods, 4-Wheeler and Grands }


Well no, I didn't give myself a perm but I sure remember many a day of getting a perm. Oh my granny was in her prime giving us girls those home perms! I keep several of my grandgirls on Monday nights and Tuesdays during the summer months so recently my 11 year old grandgirl Mallory spotted a zip lock bag with these perm rods under my bathroom sink and naturally inquired, "WHAT IS THIS NANA?".


The fun began! No we didn't use a perm solution but boy did we have fun! Needless to say she wasn't THRILLED at all with the perm look. She recently got braces and when I took those perm rods out of her hair I couldn't help but laugh and think, "Child, you look just like you stepped out of the 80's". Those perm rods actually belonged to my granny and they surely brought back many memories.


I kept this sweet girl one day last week too and oh is she BUSY.  We done everything you could imagine. 
 

We had a "baby tea party" in the play room and she thought she was such a big girl. Of course a sippy cup took the place of a tea cup but she was good to go, especially with her choice of dessert being gold fish.


She wanted to play at the vanity and I snapped this picture of her smiling at herself. Just too cute.
 


We danced, ate pop sickles, watched Micky Mouse (several times), swung outside on the porch swing and sang. I read her several books and we played outside. She loves being outside. We watered my tomatoes (and her) and Nana even got inside her little princess tent with her. YEP, thought I was going to have call someone to come get me out of the that little tent but I managed. AND I manged to get supper cooked and a cake baked! Sleep came easier that night. LOL! But I surely treasure those sweet moments.


School is beginning next week for my grandbabies and I got all my grands a few school supplies. Well, the baby got diapers, wipes, and things that I knew would benefit her at 14 months old. I did get her a toy too. LOL! Of course the three year old grandgirl isn't in school but her mama started doing school with her at the age of two so yes, she needed a few school supplies too. I spruced up their packages a bit to make it more fun.


We finally broke down and bought a new 4-wheeler. It was time. Ours was 20 years old. We bought a larger one which was needed for us. I wish I had a dollar for every ride that old 4-wheeler has made riding the grands around and was used for hunting.  It has saved us a lot of work in the woods by doing the hauling for us. If this one last 20 years we surely can't fuss. 


My man was happy camper needless to say. 



And I took a little time out for ME. A little color and a fresh hair cut sure made this gal happy! I tried this summer y'all letting my hair grow out a little but my hair is thick and course and to be honest, "It was REALLY getting on my last nerve". I am like a friend of mine said, "When my hair is out of whack...I am out of whack". Feeling like my old self again now. 


I will close with the above statement today. May it be a sweet reminder for us.
 
I hope that you all have a great and blessed week and as always, thanks for letting me share my family with you.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy
 

54 comments:

  1. You are toooooo cute Cindy with that cute hair cut. I, too, have thick, course hair. And, how well I remember those perm rods. Have mercy, my Mom thought I had to have a perm twice a year and I sure didn't need one. Hubby and I went 4 wheeler riding yesterday, not something I do very often but we had a good time. Have a great week!

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    1. Those perm rods sure brought back lots of memories for me Lea . Awe, so glad you enjoyed the 4 wheeler ride . Hope you have a great week too .

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  2. Your new hair style suits you very well.
    You're such a great Grandma ( Nana, I should say). You make things a lot of fun for those grandgirlies and create so many memories. ( I rather like Mallory's curls).

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    1. Thanks lady. I like it short and since I am on the go so much I need EASY.

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  3. You indeed had a fun week.

    "Sleep came easier that night" ha-ha! Oh yeah, after a day with a busy granddaughter!!
    "When my hair is out of whack...I am out of whack". I think somewhere in Scripture it says a woman's hair is her glory (or along those lines), so yes, we girls feel so much better about ourselves when our hair looks good.

    And then the reminder to live acceptable to Christ and not our peers or others. Last week our pastor said, "Know who you are and then be who you are." I've been meditating on that for days. Your words compliment that thought.

    Have a good week!

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    1. LOL it sure did. Barbara, I know now why I had my kids young! Love what your pastor said! GOOD STUFF!

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  4. You are so darn cute, Cindy!!! I am going today to get my hair whacked too, LOL. I can't it take anymore, I have been letting it grow out and lets just face it, some 52 year old's ought not have long hair (mine is baby thin)--so back to a layered Bob. smiles

    I just love your photos and your granddaughter looked just fine, jmo of course, smiles.

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    1. Send me a picture of her hair cut. Girl, the older I get the less I want to have to spend too much time on the hair! But for me, longer hair just weighs me down it seems and makes my face look draggy is the only way I can describe it. Of course I need all the help with the face that I can get too! Ha! I am for easy these days!

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  5. You surely should win the "fun Grandma" award! And I certainly do remember those awful perm rods and the stinky stuff to go with them...lol! I just LOVE your new DO! Oh I wish my hair was thick like yours...it actually used to be but it started getting thinner after I had kids which was OK with me since it was too thick. Since I have been sick, my hair has gotten so thin and it seems I lose more in the shower every time I was it. Oh well...it is what it is...I may have to go out and find me cute wig one day...LOL!

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    1. The smell...oh yes, that awful smell. I shed hair and now I see new hair growth popping up in sprigs. CRAZY! I try really not to complain because I have many friends that have lost their hair to cancer. Oh I have several wigs that I have used for Halloween. Matter of fact I need to drag them out for the grandgirls to play with.

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  6. Those perm rods sure brought back memories, Cindy!! Oh my, the things we did back in the day. My late beloved mom still loved getting a perm. That little baby and her baby tea party was too cute!! They sure wear us out though, don’t they? My late beloved hubby bought a 4-wheeler which we have at our friends’ place in Arkansas. They sure are fun. You look adorable with your new haircut! Thank you for ending with the beautiful statement. Have a great week! Blessings and hugs are sent to you......

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    1. Kitty, I also got a old style blow dryer recently for the grandgirls to play with. Had a few pictures and lost them somewhere along the way of DELETE! Ha! We have enjoyed our old 4-wheeler. We have used it for many years hunting and what a blessing it was to have. We have rode those grandbabies around so much too. It was time for a new one. If this one last 20 years we are set!

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  7. Love the pictures and the perm rods.....Oh yes do I ever remember and have tried to forget. Ha! Congratulations on the new 4-wheeler. It was about time huh? I bet that baby is bundle of energy. Such an adorable picture of her smiling at herself. I love your hair Cindy. Mine is thin as you know but I have noticed new hair coming in. YES, at my age!
    Connie Royals

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    1. She is full of energy Connie. But I am so thankful, especially when I know families that have sick little ones and are struggling. I see some hair shedding occasionally but have also spotted new growth! Drives me crazy at those little sprigs springing up at times!

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  8. I went and got my pad and pencil to copy down all the, inspirational Grandma activities, that you do with your grands! WOW! You need to write a book for the rest of us, so we can have it handy.
    By the way, your hair is gorgeous.

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    1. LOL! I think back to the days of the things that my granny done with me. Oh my mercy! She was always having us do something. Whether it was sitting down and playing cards for hours or ceramics or something. But I will never forget the memories. Thank you on your sweet comment about my hair.

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  9. Hi Cindy,
    Love the new doo!!!! I am going today for color and cut too. Love seeing your sweet granddaughters. The little one reminds me so much of my little grand girl Charlotte. When I babysit her I need a nap afterwards. They are so busy!!! Oh my gosh the perm rods bring back memories for me too. To fun you still have those!!! Your hubby looks happy on his new wheels too. Have a great start to the new week ahead.
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you lady. We all feel better don't we when we get our hair done! I feel like I can move mountains right after getting my hair done. WELL, for a second anyway! Those grands are a hot mess.

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  10. Cindy, your hair looks fabulous. You are so right, when we our hair is out of whack, we don’t feel right. The perms rods are a funny story. A good thing, you did not use a perm solution. Being a former hair stylist, I know all about perm rods...lol. Have a happy week. Hugs

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    1. Girl, you know all about perms don't you? I remember sitting with a towel over my head so the perm would take better. Liked to have passed out from the smell! Ha!

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  11. I remember those perm rods. Ouch! It looks like a fun activity with your granddaughter. Oh what a cutie that little one is! You have so much fun with them. That new 4 wheeler looks like fun. Hubby sure looks happy! Your new hair do looks wonderful. It's so true about our hair!

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    1. Thanks Heather Lou. Past due on a new 4-wheeler so yes he is happy. I am happy too! Our old one has served us well in the past.

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  12. Sweet Cindy, your grands are beyond adorable and beautiful. I remember those home perms...lol! The cake looks delicious and you are beautiful sporting your new cut and color!

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  13. Fun all the way around!
    I would have liked to see your maneuver in getting out of that teeny tiny tent!
    Your cake looks delicious, yum!
    Nice new 4-wheeler, you guys are going to love that!
    I love your new hair cut, suits you perfectly and I'm right there with you, bad hair days can set off the whole day and there's nothing like a fresh haircut!

    Enjoy your day~

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    1. Girl, I had to get on the floor and crawl in that tiny tent and as short as I am it was still a tight fit but I done it! LOL! What we do for the grands.

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  14. Cindy,
    Visiting you today brought a smile to my face and i really needed it. My dear nephew is now home with Hospice and even though he fought a hard fight, it is a fight that he can not win and he is tired. So he and his family have chosen to take him home.Hopefully, he will not suffer much longer but our hearts are breaking for his sweet daughters and his wife...Please keep them in your prayers...
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Oh Debbie, I am so very sorry to hear this about your nephew. Yes, I will be praying. Lord please show extended mercy and grace.

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  15. Cindy, You are a fun grandmother for sure. The perm rods do bring back memories.LOL!
    Wishing all your kids a great school year.

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    1. We have fun for sure. Yes, I am praying for all the children to have a wonderful new year.

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  16. Fun playing with kids....I was able to enjoy Caleb (oldest grand-18) but with the other two little ones, 8 and 10 I have not been able to do that. Caleb and I were always together but that was BF - before Fibromyalgia. Wow....what flavor is that cake. It looks amazing. That sprinkle of white sugar makes it look yummy. My older brother has a thingy that you ride around on.....a Gator I think it is called. I have had some MAJOR fun playing on that when they would go out of town and I would animal/house sit. I can see if you have a lot of space where a 4wheeler would be very handy and hubs looks pleased! I do the grow hair/cut hair thingy all the time. But I realized after letting it grow out for 2 years after I had lost so much weight that it made me look a TAD OLDER then I wanted to look. I might wear it just a little longer then really short in the winter but I have not decided yet. Yours looks great.....color? Not done that in 11 yrs. It was getting too hard to cover all this grey! I really love the way yours is colored. The two tone. I had thought about putting some dark in mine with a streak here and there but then I have to fool with it when it grows! haha....Its just easier on me to not have to mess with it. You look awesome!!

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    1. Our oldest grand is 15 and it just doesn't seem like she should be that old. Yes, Marty enjoys riding the 4 wheeler around but he loves to rides the grands on it. Thanks for the sweet comment on my hair. My beautician does low lights and highlights. I used to have hair down to my behind but the older I got the shorter I got! I keep on and I might have a spiked look next! LOL!

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  17. Such a joy visiting you and your post Cindy..you made me smila. I remember perm and its accessories - wow It brought me back to those days..nostalgic. Have a great week, enjoy!!!

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    1. Thank you . Those perm rods sure brought back memories for me too .

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  18. I tell you, it just blesses me so much to come here and visit with you and see all of the fun things you and those grands get into. You are such a great Nana to them, and I know they love and enjoy their time with you as much as you do with them. I always leave your blog with such a happy, warm feeling, and today is surely no different. Love and appreciate you, sweet sister.

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  19. The perm photos made me smile. My hair is naturally wavy so I've never permed my hair.

    Your baby tea party is too cute for words!

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    1. Awe Margie , lucky you on no perms ! 😂 Girl i have lots of body in my hair and when it grows our the least , the sides start curling and the back . That little one loved her baby tea party .

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  20. Oh my goodness...those perm rods brought back so many memories...LOL I hated those things! Your granddaughter's hair looks adorable though!! Love your cut and color, very pretty and classy! Those back-to-school bags are just too sweet!! Love and hugs!

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    1. Thanks Benita. Hope you are having a great week.

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  21. First of all I just want to let you know you sure look purty with your new haircut and some color too!! Oh my goodness, those curlers brought back the memories. My sister-in-love was always wanting to cut my hair and give me a perm. I think she played beauty shop and I was her victim. The little ones are precious, making memories with their Nana.

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    2. Yep deleted cause my spelling on phone was horrible ! But thank you so much Miss Mary .

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  22. You have such wonderful ideas of things to do with your grandkids! And the energy to do them. Nancy

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  23. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words in regards to the passing of my dear nephew. It is greatly appreciated...
    Hugs,
    Debbie

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    1. I am so very sorry to hear the sad news Debbie. Prayed for the family.

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  24. Oh what a fun time you are having! I love the perm look on your grandgirl! Even if she didn't like it, I think it was cute, and what fun you had doing that together! She will treasure these memories. And that little sweet baby girl princess...tea party and gold fish and pink princess vanity...You are so blessed to have these precious moments together!! And what a fun way to give school supplies! Makes it more fun to go back to school! I know I remember loving to get new school supplies...new pencils, notebook, paper, all that cool stuff! Wow...that was a LONG time ago... And your haircut and color looks super duper! I know what you mean about hair being out of whack...mine has been out of whack all summer, and I am just giving up. Maybe when we get moved into our new house the water will be different again and it will go back to being normal...and then I can figure out if I want to let it grow or cut it off or get a perm! I'm just tired of messing with it! Now, that 4-wheeler looks like a lot of fun. We wanted one when we lived in the forest so we could go down those trails, but just never got around to it. I am happy you and your family enjoy that together. What fun memories you all make. You are such a blessing to me. Hope we get to meet one of these days!!!!

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    1. Thank you Pam . You are so sweet . Planning on taking the 4-wheeler for a spin about next weekend 😊

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  25. This looks like such a fun thing to do with your pretty grand-girls.
    Amalia
    xo

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  26. Andrea Shay CrawfordAugust 12, 2019 at 10:01 AM

    You are the bestest grandmother Cindy! And your hair looks great too! Love ya sweet friend.

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So glad you stopped by to visit.
Hugs and blessings, Cindy