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December 2010
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Mama Deb [userpic]
Thises and thatses

1. Sekrit Message to vassilisa - Conner and Roy okay? Because that's what I'm writing.

2. Scarves

A few months ago I started wearing headscarves (tichlach) instead of hats. I am now singing many praises. I get to coordinate or contrast with my outfits. I get to wear a sweaterset without looking 60 years old. I get to play with them like real hair - buns, braids, twists, ponytails. It's even more fun when I layer them.

And there is another advantage - since they're all twisted and tied and it looks so difficult, neither my mom or my mother-in-law expect me to take them off. Which means I don't have go run grab a hat when someone new comes in. For example, my mom's boyfriend. If and when they get married, I'll stop covering my hair around him, but right now I'm not comfortable doing so. With a scarf, it's not an issue.

3. Presinks!

My brother's son is turning 10 this month, so I'm buying him books. He's a bright kid, reading well above grade level. I just bought him three Heinlein juvies - Between Planets, The Star Beast and Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Next year, I'll get him more. I don't know if those are his tastes, because I don't have any contact with him (he lives in New Mexico and I don't talk to my brother) but they should be fun. I'll eventually get him other books, including, when he's about 14 or so, the Miles Vorkosigan books.

I will make him one of us. Bwa-ha-ha-ha

Comments
(no subject) - (Anonymous)

I successfully recruited my oldest brother's kid. It happens.

Do you ever have trouble with scarves not wanting to stay put?

Yes. If I wear silky scarves or ones with too much fringe, I have problems.

Most of my scarves, therefore, do not have fringe (or are long scarves with fringe on the ends, where it doesn't matter) and have a texture designed to stay on - rough rather than silky. Cottony.

If, however, you put a silky scarf over a cottony one and tie and twist them as if they were one scarf, they both stay on and look really pretty.

Cut the fringe off...

But the fringe is *pretty*....

Yeah, I should.

Some fringe is pretty but it does, as you pointed out, make them harder to keep on... I think I like fringe best on scarves that are long and rectangular, and just on the short side.

My co-workers think I look like a gypsy in scarves and hats, but in San Francisco that's not a problem; I don't know if I'd be able to wear fringey scarves in an office elsewhere.

Thanks!!! :) :) :)

if you'd like, I can get you more headscarves. I've been told the Israeli ones are very popular in the Us again.

They come in all colors, and are only 15NIS (as opposed to $15).

Also, we'd like to get together with you and hubby. We're planning a brunch, Sunday after Thanksgiving. It will probably be at the Garden of Eat-In at abot 11.

I'll think about the scarves. I need to figure out what colors I need.

On the other hand, we'd love to meet with you then. It should be a lot of fun.

If these are like the Israeli ones at tznius.com, with all the colours and patterns, you should definitely take him up on it. :)

Cause, pretty.

Not that it's any of my business or anything.