We did go to see the lovely and wonderful Melissa today. I got my hair trimmed and we figured out that it was the first time in eighteen months.
Yeah, my hair's gotten pretty long.
She only cut about an inch or so off so I can't even tell the difference.
Jessie got a darling cut. I didn't get a picture but I've asked her to send me one.
And August was about to die to get his hair cut too. So Melissa put him up in the chair and wrapped the cape/drape over him and pretended to use the electric clippers on his neck and sideburns and as you can see, he liked the results. He also got the powder brushed onto his neck with the big brush and I think he enjoyed that part too.
Levon is still quite content with his baby-mullet and he and I went outside and explored around the little courtyard. He was more comfortable with me today than I think he ever has been. When I got to their house he was in the hallway and I could hear him saying, "Hi! Hi!" and he came running to me and showed me his truck and he even held his arms up for me to pick him up. Since Mr. Moon and I babysat for him a few weeks ago, he's been shy of me, afraid, I think, that his mama is going to leave again but today he didn't seem to have those fears and while Jessie and August was getting their hair cut, Levon let me hold him and he sleepily and happily removed coins from my wallet into my open palm and then put them back into the wallet, over and over again. His mama used to do things like that. I called her my "project" baby because she would amuse herself for good long periods of time by doing simple things like moving blocks from one place to another or sorting toys. August, on the other hand, was far more interested in the prospect of me giving him some of my change. He's already starting to figure this money thing out, as children all do eventually.
I took the two different fabrics to show August and yes, of course he chose the one all of you thought he would. Dinosaurs doing construction. I do like that print although the camping one charms me even more. Perhaps I'll make Maggie a dress out of that one. Or a quilt.
And that was the highlight of my day. I STILL don't feel that great. Mr. Moon had to go back to the doctor yesterday. He's been having headaches again and I could tell just from his voice that his sinus infection was not cured despite a full course of antibiotics. The doctor put him on a different antibiotic AND a round of steroids which no one wants to do but come on. The doctor told him that the next step would be a CT scan of his sinuses and his brain which is really reassuring. I told him that he didn't have a brain tumor. I mean- it's obvious his sinuses are still fucked up and besides that, he got his nose broken so many times when he was playing basketball that he's already had to have surgery a long time ago and they told him he'd no doubt have to have it again so hey! Let's go with the meds! As for me, I don't feel bad enough to go to the doctor. I really don't think I've developed a secondary infection, I just keep having what seem like cold symptoms.
Well, it's warming up and today felt for sure like spring. Time to get my peas planted but I am discouraged about the garden. The chickens got in the other day and ate the collards to the ground along with most of the kale. Thankfully they leave the mustards and arugula and carrots alone.
Going to watch the State of the Union tonight?
I doubt we will although it's sort of like craning your neck when you pass a damn car wreck. WHAT MIGHT HE SAY TONIGHT?
Oh god have mercy on our souls.
All right. Here's two pictures I stole from Facebook.
Time to go make the gourmet supper.
I'll check in tomorrow.