Saturday, May 19, 2007

Wisdom Hairs

Well, I guess it's been a little while since I've posted here. Things are going well, and I've started back to work at my summer job (the same one I've been going to since starting school). I've been there for two weeks now, and I still don't think I've gotten used to the early hours.

For school, my earliest class was close to noon, and I was usually up no later than 10:00. For work, I am up about 6:45. I've been going to bed earlier than usual, but it still takes me awhile to wake up...definately need the coffee; and even then sometimes it takes two cups before I feel awake. By evening, I'm back to feeling somewhat tired.

I am busy looking into finding work in the TESL field, because I don't want my course to go to waste, and also, I don't want to go back to my old job (the one I do in the summer) because I didn't quit to go to university and get in debt just to go back and do data entry. Also, I don't want the carpal tunnel to affect me again like it was. As it is, I have to cut back on my knitting so that my wrists won't become aggrivated from typing all day and knitting in the evenings.

Now, you may be wondering about the title of this post. Well, the other day I got my hair cut, and the lady at the salon told me that I am too young to have all this "wisdom hair". She was, of course, referring to the grey hair that I have been getting since I started school - well, ok, it started before that but seems like the stress I had caused it to turn grey faster. However, she did tell me that I am lucky because it can pass for blonde somewhat. Yeah, she was basically hinting that I should dye my hair...which I want/need to do and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've been wanting to do it since at least Christmas, but just never did it. That's the procrastinator in me. Anyway, I told her that I'm a lot older than she thought I was, and that everyone (who doesn't know my true age) thinks I'm at least 10 years younger than I am.

Anyway, there really isn't much in the way of news. I haven't been working at my writing for awhile because of school. I'm hoping that now school is over, I'll sit down and do some more writing again. I've been thinking about changing a situation in one of the novels I'm working on (I have two in progress) because I think it would add more conflict to the story, and conflict in a story is always good.

I've been posting some book reviews (not all are my own reviews, but just reviews posted by others through the CFBA). The last couple have some of my own reviews tagged onto the end of the post, and I always note which is my opinion. If you want to check those out, head on over to my writing blog, Ink Scrawls, and see if there are any new books you'd like to read. They are Christian books, just to let you know.

I've been doing some knitting, though the last couple of weeks since starting back to work I've slackened off (as I said before). If you want to check out the things I've been working on, or see the gifts I've received from my Secret Pal, head on over to my knitting blog, Kitten Knits Yarn.

Not too much going on, so I'll sign off for now and wish you all a Christ-filled day!

4 comments:

Delia said...

I don't have many "wisdom hairs" (although I want some) and people always tend to think I'm older than what I am.

I need to add more conflict to my wip but I can't figure out what I want to happen yet, so I'm working on something else while trying to plot that one out and not getting a whole lot done in the process. lol.

Pia said...

i have some of those too but i pull them all out. my husband has a lot of "wisdom hair" at a very young age.

missed ya, shelley. =)

Andrea said...

It's very rare that you'll see a Korean with wisdom hair...everyone has black hair.

The yarn prices are very reasonable in LYS and the shopping markets. They mostly sell acrylic, cotton, cashwool, wool and angora. The korean handmade needles are usually given as service when you purchase yarn.

If I want cashmere, silk, mohair, etc. I usually purchase at an online shop that has good shipping prices. I have also purchased yarn at www.myknit.com , located in Seoul. The prices are expensive but they have a great selection of Debbie Bliss, Rowan, etc.

susan said...

Wisdom hairs, wow what a great name for grey bits! I'll have to remember that one. I've not heard it before.

I seem to have a tuft of "wisdom hair" that looks like a blond streak on it's own. I'm looking forward to when there is a bit more of it and I can let them show. My late Mother had beautiful silver grey hair.