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Nirvana on Tour


Last week, I sent Nirvana (the wig) off in the mail to her new owner, Kathie Kelling. Nirvana arrived at her new Phoenix digs while Kathie was enjoying some time with three of her daughters. I received this message from Kathie:

“Today, 3 of my daughters took me to lunch for my birthday, which is coming up on Monday. We were going to a movie too, but had extra time in between so came back to my house. The mail had arrived, including the box with Nirvana. I opened it out of sight, put her on, and walked outside where my daughters were sitting in the sun. They laughed so hard they almost fell off their chairs! It wasn’t Nirvana’s fault – I am just not a long hair person and evidently no longer a blond. My daughter Candace decided she had to take a picture of me with her phone and send it to her son, Cody, who is 14. He responded immediately – OW! Then everyone took a turn getting their picture with Nirvana. Of course, my daughters wore her a lot better than I. We decided to create the Sisterhood of the Traveling Wig. After getting pictures with my 3 granddaughters here, she will go to my 4th daughter, who is in Riverside, CA. Then to my granddaughter in North Hollywood, and on to my sister in Placentia and her two daughters. Each person will have a picture with Nirvana and send it along. I envision Nirvana traveling the world and bringing joy and laughter to all.”

Yeehaw! Nirvana is carrying on the message of this blog – to find the silly in the serious. What better way than to send this part of my big adventure and bring laughter to others! I suggested to Kathie that we give Nirvana her own page, complete with pictures and updates, here at Trust the Universe, to show readers her global journey. Kind of like Flat Stanley for grownups.

Bon voyage, Nirvana!


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