Monthly Archives: June 2009

Shagging it


I had my hair cut today.

This Friday will be my first chemo treatment. The oncologist said I may not lose my hair if I cut it shorter. And, although I am not my hair, I kind of like having hair. But que sera, sera. If it goes, it goes. Anyway…I decided to go with a Meg Ryan shag – it isn’t bad. I might post a pic if you’re interested. Since I still have saloon feet (painted toes) from my son’s wedding, I feel like I am borrowing someone else’s body for a while. Maybe I didn’t tell you about the toes – 50 years old and the first time they have seen polish. Oh, the adventures I’ve seen…

After I said goodbye to the curls of hair on the salon floor, I headed home, determined to find a fun blog about bald women. I was a bit surprised when my innocent search words turned up some rather risque sites! So I turned my attention to another baldy – the bald eagle. While searching, I came upon this beautiful photo site. The shot of the two little bear cubs made me laugh out loud – and I was a goner. This blog gets today’s Lovely Blog Award for its inspiration and for the fun cub shot. So I am sharing with you – enjoy the amazing photos of our Mother Earth. Her beauty continues to astound me. And wow – let’s make sure SHE doesn’t go bald, ok?

Update: Ok, as promised – I’m looking a little puny here, and of course, the haircut doesn’t look as good as it did when I left the hair salon, but here it is. I now wonder why I spent money to have my hair cut just weeks before I may lose it all…

Oh, and the saloon feet – shocking, eh? saloon feet


Lavender Fields Forever


A friend recently sent me a picture to put on my vision board. It was of a hill covered with lavender plants in full bloom. My friend knows the love I have for this plant, and my dream of having my own hill of lavender someday. My friend Byron still has three lavender plants that were transplanted from my old place, and every time I run my hands through their oily leaves, I relax and think of the day when my own bees will be working a field of blooms. I know it will happen – thoughts can become things!

Today’s Lovely Blog Award goes to Lavender Aromatherapy Blog. I chose this blog because it offers some alternatives to harsh chemical cleaning products. Just the color of the page will make you happy!
Then head over to Blue Mountain Lavender Farm for more info on using lavender. And breathe deep!

Yo Yoga


After accepting Vera’s Lovely Blog Award yesterday, I went searching for my first new blog to pay the award forward. I stumbled upon this very cool blog by Silvia Mordini of Total Body Yoga. Silvia discovered yoga after a life-changing accident 15 years ago. I especially liked guest blogger Rachel Dewan’s post of June 9th. After you read Silvia’s blog, go to the main site of Total Body Yoga and check out Silvia’s videos. The blog definitely fits Trust the Universe’s criteria for the Lovely Blog Award!

I Accept This Award…


…on behalf of the Universe.

I received an email from Vera Marie Badertscher at A Traveler’s Library. Vera is a very cool woman and a talented writer – and she has a great nickname which I won’t divulge here! She told me that Trust the Universe had been awarded a Lovely Blog Award, along with 13 other blog sites. What a nice surprise! The rules of the award are:

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So, instead of listing the newly discovered blogs here, I would like to highlight one blog a day starting tomorrow. Trust the Universe’s criteria for ‘lovely blogs” will be those that inspire, teach, or amuse. Or all three. I’m psyched. Stay tuned!