Wonderous Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Wonderous Wednesday
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Wed, 07-09-2014 - 8:27am

The sun is shining so bright this morning...I LOVE IT!  So, I threw care to the wind, and swam 44 laps yesterday evening.  So far, so good, although my upper back and shoulders are just a little sore.  I have a massage scheduled tomorrow evening, and I will roll it out this morning.

GR, I am so out of it...I have never heard of Amazon prime...I will have to check it out.  And henna?!  That IS quite a process.  You are so kind!  My cousin pays someone a LOT of money to henna her hair since she has terrible allergies.  Karla, that is awesome that your injuries are at bay, and are you training for a marathon?  Is that new?  Wow!  SJ, I love the calming colors of your website, and I like the organization...easy to find what is available.  The only thing I would like is larger pictures, but perhaps that is my old-age-eyes not able to see the details in the content.

So much work today.  With the stress of my personal life issues, I am finding that I am growing more patient with human errors around me...some people have been shocked that I have not been angrier with them over their human errors.  C'est la vie.  We go forward.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-09-2014 - 10:21am

Happy, the website looks familiar as I played around with that format for mine.  Cool  I think it looks good and I agree with FSN about larger pictures.  With all one can do with programming and lanugages, I think a simple easy to navigate format is the best.  Years ago while I was starting an internet business, I stumbled upon a retail website selling cat items and it had a cat at the top with a waving arm.  It was hysterical.  It's become the bar for DH and I.  If I comment about a poorly designed website, he'll say "Is it waving cat bad?"  

FSN, I am hopeful that additional patience happens for all of us.  I get frustrated and annoyed extremely easily.  It would be nice to think that there's hope for me.  Henna is quite the process but I only have to do it a handful of times a year.  I've considered it for my own hair but the fact that you cannot dye over it is what stops me.  I've been doing it for him for years so we've got it down to a science and it only takes me about an hour (used to take me 2-3 hours).   

Rest day for me...  Have to run out to get my shots today and planning to work.  

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 07-09-2014 - 11:10am

FSN, GR - thanks so much for the feedback! I am planning to buy the 'customize' upgrade so I can make things a little more 'pink' to go with 'The Rose' part of Rose Victorian. I need to learn how to use Photoshop or something like it to crop the house pictures, and retake pictures to feature single items rather than collections...yesterday I took pictures of bed headboards and footboards...I think about 10 different ones that are stored in a barn on the property - one of many types of items in the barn. One of the issues the group faces is that the woman who left them the property presumably knew what she had and where she had stored it, but we have no idea...well, we are starting to. Ideally, I will help them build a database with searchable descriptions and pictures, but most of the volunteers Re 70 plus (some are in their nineties) and computer literacy is not their. I am going to start with a simple photograph album, divided into sections like 'beds', and a notation like 'stored in barn 1'. We can keep that in the shop and people can look through the pictures and if there is interest, then we can arrange a barn visit. I am also thinking of putting one of something on Craig's list and if people call, then we can show them everything in that category. Part of the issue is that the former owner collected indiscriminately, so there are valuable items mixed with the not so caluable. And we don't know the difference, and they are very wary of being cheated, but also of cheating someone else. And the amount of stuff is massive....we are going to have a 'tag' sale in August to try to clear away some obviously not antique/ vintage things, and to build awareness of what we have for sale. I am also going to write to the stage managers and creative directors at the Cape theater groups, as some stuff would make great props. And I want to have a reception for interior decorators and designers so that the shop is on their radar. I am looking for other creative (and cheap) marketing ideas...needless to say, I am having fun with this, but wow, working with volunteers is WAY different than corporate America...I was really pleased yesterday because the woman who runs the meeting had a lot of trouble keeping people on track at the first meeting I went to..I suggested she hand out the agenda at the start of the meeting, and she did, and the meeting ran much better...I was pleased she used my suggestion, and that it worked! I am on the bus again...working out this afternoon...FSN, I hope you can keep swimming - it is near the top if my favorites list, and if I sweat while doing it, I can't tell. GR, does the henna last better than red dye? I like my hair red but it only lasts a couple weeks (if I stopped swimming that might help, but I don't). I am very none for the Summer...the sun does its part of the job, but I like darker for fall and winter.....my hair is longer now than anytime since my freshman year in college when I got a pixie cut...I put it up all the time, which makes me think I should cut it but it took so long to grow it I want to be sure before snip snip again.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-09-2014 - 1:23pm

Henna essentially lasts until the hair grows out.  It really gets in the follicle and that's why you can't color over it.  It's much more permanenent than hair dye and that's always been my issue with it.  

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 07-09-2014 - 1:39pm

SJ, the website looks nice! And I find the topic so interesting anyways. I love that kind of thing.

Gym, I tried henna once. It was such a disaster I vowed to never get near it again. lol

Fresh, there are 4 of us older women at my gym who are running a half-marathon in September. We are all toying with the idea of continuing our training and go from the half to a full some time in December or January since we are already in the midst of training. It is something we all have on our "bucket list". 

I ran 6 miles today. I am a little concerned because my calf is really tight and this is very unusual for me. I am going to foam roll and see if it helps any. 

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-09-2014 - 4:32pm

Karla, what happened with the henna?  Wink

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 07-10-2014 - 12:16pm

LOL for starters I had NO idea that it stains EVERYTHING!!

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING