Stuff Portrait Friday, sponsored by Kristine
I had to look back through my archives to determine what number to put in my title today. Would you believe I haven’t played SPF since September? I didn’t realize it’d been that long.
Our assignment for today: pictures of things that represent your past, present, and future. No pets or kids allowed! First up, my past:
Do you know how difficult it is to take good pictures of wigs? Probably not, but take my word for it—it’s kinda tough. They represent my life four years ago, when I was going through chemo. Before it fell out, my real hair was about the length of the wig in the second photo. I’d never really had long hair, and I thought it might be fun to try it out. I went from my short real hair to the long wig, overnight—without the pain and frustration of growing it out (by the way, I don’t recommend the chemo method of growing out your hair).
In the spring, I switched to the short wig and got lots of compliments on it. One morning a woman at church said, “Oh, you got your hair cut!” I acknowledged that my hair was, in fact, shorter. Then she said, “I really like it—you must’ve decided to go shorter for spring.” I thanked her for the compliment and agreed that the length would be better for warm weather. I was trying not to reveal that it was a wig, but she wouldn’t let me off the hook: “Was it hard to sit there in the chair and watch them chop it off?” Okay lady, you asked for it: “It’s a wig!” I didn’t mind talking about it at all; I just didn’t want to embarrass her. Oh well . . . .
And now, my present:
J.P. and I are hosting Thanksgiving dinner for our friends. Neither of us has ever done it before. We’ve never even made a turkey! So we’ve been scoping out the recipes this week in preparation for the big shopping trip today. Misfit, I think we might have to try your brine recipe. Do you think it would work okay if we deep-fried it instead of roasting? That’d allow us to leave the oven free for side dishes.
And now, a photo that represents my future:
I’m going to be driving this puppy for probably the next 8-10 years. We just got it on November 1, and it’s a 2006 Subaru Legacy. We’re going to test its all-wheel drive with a trip to Minnesota at Christmas.
And finally, Maggie’s Pup & SPF debut. She’s modeling her new military haircut and stylish Thanksgiving bandana. Have a great weekend!