Actually, coffee frog suggests you never insult a witch's cooking! hehe
But anyway, not much to report today. For lunch, my mom brought home salads from a new restaurant that opened nearby called Saladworks. We stopped at one on vacation last year, and now we have one of our own. Yummy! I could eat salad all the time, and maybe I will now that I can buy a ready made salad that's big enough for three to four meals depending upon what I add at home. (I'm eating my second serving of salad right now!)
Weird though... they don't have celery, sprouts, radishes, purple cabbage, or snow peas, but they do have three different lettuce bases, cheese, hardboiled eggs, and meat.... For a healthy alternative, they sure don't have many healthy alternatives.... but I guess they have to lure in the carnivores somehow. My mother said maybe it's just because they're newly opened and so they may change some of their salad additions with time and suggestions. My salad had the three different lettuce bases, carrots, tomatoes, and broccoli. I added more broccoli, radishes, and celery when my mom brought it home.
After lunch, my mother helped me put henna in my hair, all the while complaining that she was going to miss her soaps (which weren't on for another hour). Blegh... I don't understand the appeal of soap operas. I have enough melodrama at work and home. I'd rather read or watch cartoons or something. I mean, is there something wrong with me? I'm a 33 year old woman and would rather watch cartoons than a soap opera. I'm such a nerd.
Now my hair has dried and there are no more white hairs. Yay! And it's all soft and curly, curly, curly. I used a liquid henna solution called Surya Henna which is made in Brazil. Last time I used henna, it was dry stuff that I had to mix with hot water and spread on my hair in a paste. That was fun (not).This liquid stuff was a lot easier to use, but just now looking at the ingredients (hidden on the bottom of the box).... it's got some chemicals and synthetic dyes in it, which you wouldn't think would be in there if you read the rest of the box (they list all the natural ingredients along the side of the box), and there's some citric acid (last ingredient). Citric acid is something I'm allergic to. Most shampoos have it and it makes my hair fall out if I use them too much. That's how I got into the habit of washing my hair only every other day, though I use a moisturizing Dove shampoo which has no citric acid. Of course, there still might actually be citric acid in the Dove shampoo (since some of their other shampoos have it), but just at amounts too low to tell the world about. I've been down That road before. Stupid allergies.
Well, I didn't see too many loose hairs wash away down the drain when I washed the henna out, so I'm probably not going to lose any more than that. Still I'm a bit miffed about the unnatural natural dye, about a plain-jane salad from a place called "salad works," and about my mom's soaps being more important than doing something for me for a half hour. I have white splotches on my scalp where you can see she didn't put any henna at all. I bought two boxes because I have a lot of hair. Would it have killed her to be thorough and use both bottles? No, she assured me I didn't need the second. Just because my sister was bringing my nephew over in two hours was no reason to act like I was bothering her. If my sister and nephew are no bother to her, why should I be?
Beh... letting it go now. She doesn't even realize how she treats me. She's always so concerned about my sister or my brother, but I'm like nothing to her. She gives them money, but takes from me. The only reason she brought me a salad was because she owed me $11 for something I picked up for her for my nephew. You don't buy someone lunch and then tell them you don't owe them money any more. I mean, if we had discussed it or if I had been there, okay I probably would have bought my own, but just informing someone that buying them lunch negates a debt...That's not right. Even if she is my mom. It's rude.
Okay... now I'm really letting it go... mostly.
Some sources say Feralia lasted for one day only, which is variously stated as the 17th and 21st. Others extend it over a period of 11 days, from the night of the 8th to the day of the 18th. Instituted by Numa Pompilius, this is the last day of Mania and Parentalia. Family reunions are held and the Lares, the ancestral spirits guarding homes, are honored. This is the Roman All Souls' Day, during which each household makes offerings at the graves of its dead. The spirits of the dead are abroad in the world and hover over their graves. Food and goods are left to appease them. Mania takes part in the festivals of the Compitalia and the Feralia.
This is the birthday of Patricia Telesco.
The 8th day of Parmutit is the Day of counting the parts of the eye of Horus.