Thursday evening I went to Kale’s. The weather turned out just fine!! I had hinted pretty hard to Kayla that I wanted to try to stay on diet, so we went to eat at TGI Fridays and I had the Sirloin and Broccoli. Afterward, we picked up a few groceries at the store and went back to Kale’s and made some protein pudding for dessert. I also got some hummus for them to try – which didn’t go over all that well – and some Joseph’s pitas for Kayla to try… since I love them with my whole heart!
Friday morning, she and Kyla and I all went to the gym for a workout. Kayla’s got a nice gym at her apartment – lucky her! It was fun and I was so glad to get to meet Kyla in person. (Shout out, Kyla!!)
After our workout, we took my car by the dealership for a service appointment and Kayla and I went to get showers… and get ready for Kayla’s hair appointment that was at noon. She wanted a big change from the long hair she’s had for a long time, so she took pictures for the stylist to see and it turned out so cute. Go check out her blog to see “before” and “after” pictures!! She’s adorable!
When we got to the salon, James greeted us warmly. He is a really nice and friendly guy. His shop is cute… it’s decorated nicely and he’s got some artwork on display. As we were visiting, he mentioned that he had worked in Eureka Springs before coming to Bentonville. I asked him what salon he had worked in and he said “Vintage Cargo”… which is where I had my hair done several years ago (another referral from Melody) while I was at a women’s retreat there. I said, “Did YOU do my hair??” and he said, “I thought you looked familiar!!” Same guy. It was hilarious!
If you’re looking for a stylist in the Bentonville area, James Evans (J Evans Salon) is really good! (He’s actually in Rogers.)
He had a little 92 year-old woman come in to have a cut/style while we were there and she fell asleep in the chair. It was precious!! (Made me think of Ms. Charlsie)
Kayla and I went shopping today… and I left early this evening to come home. It’s always hard to leave… they treat me so well when I’m there.
Can I just say to you, young mothers… enjoy your babies while they are young. Enjoy them when they become school-age. Enjoy those DIFFICULT middle school years. Enjoy their budding (and fun) personalities in the teen years. I have LOVED every age my children have been – even the middle school years – which were the biggest challenge for me. (You have to be the parent, not the friend, and some days that’s REALLY hard!)
But, being a mother is such a blessing. And when you get “done” with your job, and your children have become adults… that’s when you get your wages! They’re not only your children, they’re your friends!