Saturday, November 29, 2014

Curly Hair, And A Road Trip


Since my last post, I finally gave in and put the curl back in. Ever since I cut my hair and donated it, I have dealt with straight hair and having to put in a pony tail or a twist to get it out of the way. At least now I will be able to control it a little bit better.  I had it done at The Cosmo Factory, a cosmetology school here in Santa Cruz (SC).  I have no problem going to a school for a hair ct, perm or any of their services.  Sure, it usually take a little longer, but I enjoy talking to the students and instructors, and it is a lot cheaper than going to a regular salon.  For shoulder length hair, the perm was only $35’00.  Even with a generous tip for both girls, it was still cheaper than a salon.  We had a lot of fun.  We all worked as a team.  It was the girls first perm on a person.  Larry, their instructor has 30 years of experience and was there every step of the way.  I think they did an amazing job.  They also took pictures for their portfolio.  (Sorry, but I forgot the girls names)

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Thanksgiving has come and gone,as well as Black Friday.  I spent the time in Sacramento.

Ted picked me up after work on Tuesday night and then we drove to Sacramento, arriving at 11:30 pm.  We both settled in right away and tried to get a few hours of sleep.  I’m sure that Ted was able to do that, however, I didn’t get much.  I had Angel with me and Nicky, their dog, sensed new occupants and had to check us out, and of course that happened just as I fell asleep.  It was hard to get back  to sleep.  Once that initial meeting was over, sleeping wasn’t a problem.  The bed was so comfortable, both Angel and I slept quite well.  Wednesday, after Ted fixed us all some coffee from Verve, (he asked me to pick up a couple of packages from the Roaster here in Santa Cruz {SC}), we headed out to do the shopping for Thanksgiving Dinner.  Before we went to the Grocery Store, we checked out Yelp for a good breakfast spot.  We located one one Greenback, where Ted ordered an omelet and I chose one that was one the small portion list.  What I received, was huge.  I was full quickly and took the rest home, where Kyle and Steve’s teenage son, Spearman, ate half of it and later Steve finished it.  We definitely got our money’s worth.  From there we finished the shopping and headed back to the house.  The rest of the afternoon, Ted took a nap and I watched some TV, (something that I don’t do very often,as where I’m parked in SC,I don’t get any TV reception). 

Not wanting to fix dinner before heading to church for their Thanksgiving Eve Service, we stopped at Jack’s Cafe on Sunrise Ave in Rancho Cordova, where Kyle, Spearman, Ted and I had a quick bite to eat.  Their food is fast and always good.  Steve wasn’t with us, because he was preparing for the service, as he is the Pastor at Grace Lutheran.

After the service we all visited over pie and coffee.  I, of course, had to visit with everyone, because I hadn’t back to my “home” church since I started “full timing” in my RV. nearly three years ago.  When we left, Steve and I met the rest of the family at a house that Kyle has just finished.  She is a Realtor and flips houses and wanted Ted to see the finished house.  The before and after is absolutely amazing.

Thanksgiving Day, most of us slept in.  Ted and I are both early risers, so we got started with some Verve coffee and by the time “The Parade” started, the others started surfacing, anticipating their traditional Thanksgiving Brunch of Bagels, Cream Cheese, Smoked Salmon, Capers, Onions and Tomatoes.  With the coffee, it was great and kept us going until appetizers and dinner later. After a short break, Ted was back in the kitchen prepping for dinner.  He was definitely in his element.  As usual Dinner was wonderful.

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Even Angel was there, biding her time with Nicky under the table, both waiting patiently hoping that they would get some too.  They did but only after when we were cleaning up.  The rest of the evening we relaxed and watched TV. 

Ted would be leaving very early in the morning, as he had to open the store that he manages in San Francisco for the Black Friday Rush.  Later, Kyle drove me back to SC.  Before dropping me off at the RV Park, we went to the Municipal Wharf for some Clam Chowder at Miramar Fish Grotto.  We both enjoyed it.  We didn’t stay long, as Kyle wanted to get back to Sacramento before dark.   I certainly want to give the Krogh family a big Thank You for their hospitality and Kyle for the ride home.  Hopefully we will see them again at Christmas.

I am currently writing this post to the sound of rain.  I looks like it will rain for the next few days.  Last Saturday, my Refrigerator/Freezer went out.  I finally got someone to come out and look at it on Monday. While he was here, he also put some calking around my bedroom window.  I have been dealing with the wet carpet since the last two time that it rained.  So far I think that it stopped the leak.  The part to fix the R/F should in and they will come out Monday to fix it.  In the meantime I need to get some more dry ice to keep the food cold.  Fortunately, I was able to put what was in the freezer into a small electric freezer.  Hopefully I haven’t lost too much food.

I hope that you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and/or friends and that Black Friday didn’t make too big a dent in your finances.

Thanks for visiting

IMG_1066 As you can see I found a warm spot to spend my Holiday with Mom and her great friends.

Susan and Angel


  1. Your hair looks so pretty. Very nice!

  2. Sounds and looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving. Love your new hairdo! Haven't gotten the courage to hit a cosmetology school yet. I get mine done at Great Clips pretty much anywhere we go.

  3. Cosmetology schools are better thanGreat Clips or SuperCuts.... Cause the people in the schools actually CARE how they are doing and want you to be happy since they are LEARNING their new career (my daughter did Nonnie's last cut) Mom the hair looks fab!!!!! Love you and miss you!