Sunday, July 15, 2012

High Temps, Humidity and Hair Treatments...

Hmmm, what do the three have in common other than starting with "H"? They all occurred this week. It was fairly busy, in spite of the heat. We got up to around 104F. I was very thankful for our window air conditioner. All 4 of the kids have been sleeping on the floor in the girl's room. They have 2 fans going and it seems to keep them cool enough to sleep well. We were able to get a good portion of the garden weeded on Monday, but other than that we kept busy around the house. Thankfully the last 2 days we finally got some rain to cool things down.

I don't have any pictures yet, but the kids got new "to them" bikes! They're very excited and we're looking forward to seeing the sun again so that they can ride for more than 10 minutes. E's bike was too small, G's bike wouldn't pedal anymore and C's bike had steering issues. I put an ad on the Facebook Kindersley Garage Sale site and within less than a day a lady had responded saying that she probably had all 3. The price was perfect and the bikes are in pretty good shape, which is a bonus.

The hair treatment was for Kiersten. She's had a dry scalp since she was a baby and this week I thought I'd try something that I had done for me when I was growing up. Prepare to be grossed out, Preston:). It's the mayonnaise treatment. Basically work mayonnaise into the scalp and leave it there for about an hour, then rinse it out and comb through to work all the dry skin off. She did really well and her scalp looks great now. Her hair is shiny and I don't think we'll need to do it for at least another 6 months, maybe now at all. The boys thought it was funny and teased her a bit, but she really didn't care.

Friday I took the kids in to practice for a special with a girl from our church. She plays guitar and we had a fun time going through and trying different songs together. The thing that was really nice was that she approached me and asked if I'd sing a special with her:). We sang this morning and I really enjoyed it. We're hoping to sing every other week or so. It would be nice if we could sing together for the Tent Meeting, but she works til 10 at night during the week.

Yesterday, missionaries from Quebec arrived! We went in early to get supper ready. We pretty much had instant friends:). The youngest girl doesn't speak much English, but it doesn't seem to matter to Elyssia. They find ways to communicate anyway. I had an interesting time trying to incorporate some French into my Sunday School Lesson this morning, in order for her to better understand things:). I'm kind of rusty:). Anyway, we took lunch this afternoon and Kathlene stayed too. I really enjoyed singing with her, while she played guitar. The first special I've done with guitar accompaniment. Looking forward to many more... Good fellowship, good memories, lots of encouragement. I'm adding another family to the list of those I will look forward to spending eternity with:). Praising the Lord for their burden to Quebec.

Well, I'm going to try to get a really quick nap before we head back to feed the missionaries supper... Happy Sunday!!!


  1. I remember the hair treatments! Mayo and "Pride & Prejudice." Have you thought of trying olive oil? I've heard that works too. Extra virgin might be too heavy but light might work.

  2. Nice to catch up with you all again! Praying for the meetings - so impressed that you are working French into your lessons ... Re the mayonnaise: in India they use coconut oil, and everyone seems to have gorgeous hair out there!