Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Not quite yet

I was going to try to go to bed early tonight because I'd be out late tomorrow...didn't work...
I was at work yesterday, standing by the printer waiting for my stuff, when one of the managers came up and stood beside me, waiting for her stuff...I could feel her studying me.  You know how it is when you can feel people studying you?  Usually something bad comes after it.  I thought it might be about what I was wearing...I usually come right to the edge of 'business professional' dress with my black pants, black shirts, and black Skechers...
But instead, it was my hair.  She wanted to know if I was just never going to get it cut again. 
What?  All I could do was stare at her.  Then she asked me if I had ever had it short. What? (answer: yes).  And THEN she asked me if I was part of that religion where the women weren't allowed to cut their hair.  WHAT? (incidentally, answer: no).
Okay.
It bothered me all night long.  I thought it was kind of...rude?  Wasn't that rude?  Why is she asking me judgmental questions about my hair, in such a manner as to make me feel VERY self-conscious about it?
But now that I've talked about it, I'm over it now.  I think. Hopefully.
Some wonderful news today:  Two dear friends of mine are adopting a beautiful baby girl from China...it's been almost a year since they started the proceedings...and they FINALLY got their referral and a picture of their daughter today.  With that came the news that they will definitely be able to go to China and get her next month!  This was wonderful news for everybody, we've waited a long time and now she's almost here...
Life is good and it's REAL and I want to hold on to that...