Saturday, December 11, 2010

It Seemed Like A Good Idea .........

Today we met with some of our kamping buddies for a late afternoon meal at the local BBQ establishment. We were all having withdrawal symptoms, having not been in the company of one another since ............. well, last month. This was the brain child of Sue and Miss Martha. Sue picked the date. The wind will absolutely take your breath away as the temperature is dropping steadily. She will not live this down anytime soon and refused to be involved in next month's date picking. Fred will have to take the blame should that date turn out to be a blizzard.


I had promised Miss Martha some doll clothes for her granddaughters and I managed to pull it off in the nick of time. Good thing, cause what would St. Nick do if I didn't keep my promises?
Yesterday was a shopping marathon for cookie ingredients and staples. It was a balmy 50 degrees and Yvonne and I managed to cram it all in the back of my VW Bug. She had to drive us home, since I can't see at night and no one could see out the rear view mirror. I had planned on sewing after the shopping trip, but ........... shopping is exhausting!


When I was drying my hair yesterday I noticed that my temples were gray and upon further inspection discovered the crown of my head to be, well, really gray. Not a subtle sprinkling of gray, but more like, "Gee, I wonder if she knows how bad her hair looks?" So, this morning, after only half a cup of coffee, I decided to remedy the hair situation. As I was carefully applying the color to my hair I was studying all my new wrinkles as I looked in the mirror. It was then that I noticed that my eyebrows were also turning gray ............ Hair is hair, right? And, shouldn't your brows match your hair color? So, thinking myself to be ever so clever, I applied some of the hair dye to my brows and waited the required time.


I wiped the goo off my brows and hopped into the shower to rinse my hair. As I toweled off and looked into the mirror. Dark brows, dark, thick brows. Think Groucho Marx. I grabbed a washcloth and scrubbed at them. That is when I noticed that the dye had also colored the skin, not just the brows. I am hoping that this will eventually wash off my skin and I know that the color won't last forever. It seemed like a good idea at the time .............


He who is slow to recognize change noticed the new look, but my friends were either tactful or oblivious to my new look. All of them, except Yvonne. She kept touching her brows every time she looked at me during dinner. What are friends for?

13 comments:

Naqvee said...

when u dyed your hair and brows, i laughed a lot becoz a similar incident happened with my sister when she was 12 or 13 years old and she was at that time really impressed with the reddish coloring effect of HENNA, then she asked mom that if she applied the same on her lips will her lips be red also? before my mom could answer... a thick paste of Henna was on her lips!!!! later when she washed away her lips were damn RED...

i hate henna

luksky said...

lol...we wanted to see pics of that!! the things women will do to "look good".

jojo said...

that's what friends are for!

houndstooth said...

I am so sorry! I admit to having a good giggle, though. Hopefully the skin dye fades quickly!

Whitney Lee said...

It should wash off in a day or two, or fade enough to be much less obvious...

That sounds like something I would do, if I dyed my hair. A few months ago I spent ages on a pedicure and went to spray some quick dry stuff on my toes only to realize after the fact that I'd grabbed a can of deodorant. My toes looked like s*#t, but my feet smelled good. Not quite as extreme as the brow dye, though.

Jo said...

Okay, this had me laughing right out out.

Been there ... done that ...

It will fade. :-)

Mamma has spoken said...

My hubby use to dye his beard so when you said eyebrows, I knew what happen! Oh it does wash off the skin but it takes time. About a week, is what I seem to remember and then it looks great. that is until it starts growing again...

Pat said...

I've dyed my brows before, but from what I remember, you're only supposed to leave it on for 5 minutes or so. And you must be careful to put the dye ONLY on the hair (ahem) not smear it in the general area.

It's too bad it's not Halloween. If your brows are as bad as you say, you'd make a great Bert, as in Bert and Ernie. (He's the one with the big brows!) Hee hee!

Rae said...

Very funny. Last month I decided to trim the back of my hair. I accidently took a big hunk out and I am going to have to live with this big 'ole hole in my hair for awhile now - so embarrassing!

Jilly said...

Oh Mom....next time use a brow brush and only leave it on for 5 minutes. And yeah, everyone wants to see a picture of that.

dkzody said...

This is why I have my hair done by a professional. I can only imagine the mess I would make of things left to my own devices.

Meggie said...

Love this story, you really made me laugh. Not unkindly, I hasten to add. I once dyed my hands a very nice chestnut shade! Luckily, it faded quickly!

Mildred said...

Hi Kathy, I saw your comment on Rae's blog about being a doxie lover. We have my late mama's little wire haired doxie so I thought I'd say "hi."
I gave up on coloring my hair it is so gray! It started turning when I was in my 20's!
Oh yes, I think you need to share pictures!
Nice to meet you. Cute post.