Monday, September 01, 2008

A fun thing to do -

We have two main local grocery chains in town that compete for our dollars - actually it isn't too much of a competition - one is far superior in it's produce and its deli especially - the other used to have pretty good prices but they have been through some hard times and have had to close a bunch of their stores - It had OK store brands (Western Family), but horrible produce and now they've changed to a second rate store brand and they still have horrible produce. But that is where we shop because we've been shopping there for 14 years and know all the people who work in the one particular store.

The "superior" store company has 33 other stores in Washington and Oregon. It is nice, because where ever you go to one of their stores, you can be sure that the deli is going to be one of the best in town - and it is also nice because their stores are essentially laid out the same so you don't have to go hunting around to find what you need. They have a store in Yakima that was very helpful to me last year when my bro-in-law passed away, cause I promised my sister that I'd provide some sweet breads and fruit for after the graveside service (which was at the break of dawn)

Oops, sorry, I digress - anyhow, the "superior" store also buys out ALL the peaches from an orchard in Eastern Washington, guaranteeing that their customers will get the next best thing to actually going right out to the orchard. I love fresh peaches. LOVE them - I can still remember some fresh peaches that I bought in the fall of 1974 on a trip up the Methow river - they were just big and sweet and juicy. I don't know about you, but I find it interesting how such a small thing can still occupy a spot in my memory almost 35 years later... Oops - digressing again.

Anyhow, Saturday I went to the "superior" store to get some peaches, but when I pulled out a cart in the parking lot, I noticed a flier that said something about Hair Cuts to benefit Agape' House (a local shelter for homeless families and battered women) 8-5 at "the superior store" - why, that was where I was! - It was just 4 pm, it was for a good cause, and I've been needing to get my bangs cut for a while and get my hair trimmed in the back ever since I got my ponytail sucked up in the vacuum cleaner a few months ago - (and no, I'm not going to go into the story behind that - let's just say it was an incredibly stupid thing that happened, and leave it at that).

I wandered over to where the hair stylists were, they directed me where to pay - and a young lady walked up and said "I'm Julie and I'm going to cut your hair, and please, please may I braid it when I'm done?" I love having my hair braided, so whis was even going to be a better deal. And here I am, modeling my new Washington Wool dot Net T-shirt and here is the finished hair-do. Pretty cool, huh?

She put enough hairspray on it that it stayed nice over the night and I was able to wear it like that for our church BBQ yesterday too. It was just a fun thing to do.


Sky said...

that is so neat! i wish i had enough to braid anymore. mine has thinned out with age and hormonal changes.

Pamela said...

You are 100% right. Looks like it was a VERY fun thing to do. (and for a good cause, too.)

Kathy said...

I love the braid! Way cool! And you had to mention peaches, didn't you? I need to get some from the local Mormon person who orders them off the farms. Softball size and juicy - dribble down your chin peaches! Yum!

Sharon said...

I used to worry about my braid getting caught in the laminator at work - can totally understand the vacuum thing. When my hair went to Locks for Love, it went as a braid. I thought I'd miss it, but I don't.