This year I have been trying to do some things I have always wanted to do. Yesterday I was looking at the tree stump that sits in my back yard and decided to use it as an out door wash stand, for a nature themed hair treat!
A tub of water with fragrant flower petals, a tin pitcher of rinse water, a shampoo bar and cream conditioner, and the table is set for this fresh-air event.
Washing hair outside is quite a bit different in the excercise, and very refreshing. I highly recommend it, as it reminded me why it feels so good to wash your hair. When we were out of sorts or feeling restless, our mothers told us to wash our hair. It gives a new perspective when washing hair this way because it requires a different posture. Afterwards, when you wrap your head in a fresh, crisp towel from the line, you feel renewed and happy and somehow reassured that you are not without the ability to be happy. Try this, just for the experience of one happy moment.
The warm sun is a perfect hair-dryer. As people sometimes ask where things came from, here is the list from the best I can remember: Tub, hair brush, soap bar and old fashioned jar container are from Dollar Tree and come in several colors. Towel with pink trim, $3.85 from Walmart, is also available in other sizes and many other colors; mirror, tin pouring pitcher and pink metallic flower pot from Goodwill, each approximately $1.00 after discount coupon (when you donate, some Goodwills give you a 20 percent coupon--- so, as the expression goes around these parts "Always have a box of donations in your car.") Pink charger: $1.00 from Michaels. As the tree trunk still has a lot of sap, I covered it first with plastic trash bag, which is not visible in the picture.
This week, I am doing a few things outside: reading, painting, gardening, and other things that I might post as my time allows. We could all do one thing a day just to bring one happy moment into our lives. The world is sad enough, but what you do at home is your own business and your own news.
A few years ago when I was getting things collected for a yard sale, quite a few of you advised me to keep all those extra things, and I am glad I did, since it has been nice to play with some of it!
Thanks for coming to see me here and I hope you are blessed by it.
This looks kind of wilderness-y but really I am quite civilized. I do have all the modern amenities :-) but sometimes it is refreshing to go camping in my own back yard. :-)