Dear Helen Hartman,
I am sick of winter! Everything here is so gray and lifeless – and NO, I AM NOT TALKING ABOUT MY HAIR. Even though the weather is not really bad, I can’t help wishing there was a way to brighten things up around here (again do not suggest hair dye, I like my hair this way). Just save me from the winter blahs and I’ll love you forever… or at least until Spring.
Dear Loved Me and Already Has Plans to Leave Me One,
I’m giving you the benefit of the doubt on the hair thing even though you do seem to be a bit touchy about it.
|"Doesn't she mean 'touch-up-y'?" "Pretty snarky talk from someone who has to keep turning her head to hide her roots from direct light!"|
It is the time of year when cabin fever runs rampant –
|Which is better than when Aunt Zoe runs rampant... cabin fever make way for boogie fever|
Never fear, Helen knows just what to do. Go get a 1957 McCalls Craft Magazine! Ta Da. Problem solved.
|Norma, here, is not a model. She just stands around her home practicing her 'spokesmodel' pose in preparation for the day the boat show comes to town and she runs into a man with a big Evinrude.|
Oh, you want to know what YOU are going to do? Oh, okay, I guess I can share.
Let’s go for the obvious first.
|The year was 1957 when plants came in tubes and joining the Fad of the Month Club was still FREE!|
Tempted? Sure when the fad is something cool like Plant-tastic or knitting mittens for your kittens
|If you have to crochet your clochet just right, I think maybe you're too tight|
But can you count on that month after month?
So maybe you want to strike out on your own and try a few things. You can't do worse than this lady.
Maybe it’s a good time for a little self improvement.
|Let's see... what can I improve upon? I'm pretty much flawless but my glass IS empty...|
Concoct the perfect cocktail!
|I wouldn't be doing all this for me. It's a gift I am giving the world. The gift of me with my personality blunted by Vodka!|
In hindsight maybe learning to cut hair from a hilarious YouTube video wasn’t the best idea she'd ever had. "Oh, stop crying, it’s not even a part of your ear that you need."
Maybe it would be better if you got outside in the fresh air. Just make sure it’s for something good and healthy.
If you make that joke about warming up your pole again, Harold I am going to push you off the ski lift.
And not this:
|Yes, it's the worlds most stylish motorcycle gang. Their fashion sense might be cool but their gossip was vicious.|
There’s no special trick to surviving winter, just keep your mind and body active…
Go get Helen a snack.