Jan 28, 2018

Hair spray of a different sort

So today, I started removing projects I fully intended to offer for purchase.  Wooden drawer units that would have had legs added and stenciling, paper mache boxes of odd sizes, little trunks that were to be papered, and lots of odd smalls.  They have been here too long, no activity, time to let go.  Many folders of various colors, expandable pockets, office supplies and a lot of pastel parchment papers we used to make cards with went too.  Where did it all go?  The same place unruly projects go, to the burning bin.  A good day for a fire since rain was threatening and a fine drizzle was falling.  Unfortunately, it did not wet my hair enough to prevent a good scorching.  It's happened before when the wicked wildness was just flying in the wind, but this soft and flat menohair was stuck to my head.  I have no idea how it happened, but I heard the crinkling noise and then smelled that awful awful odor.  Both sides now have a short layer on top.  It's a good thing that I finally colored my roots and did NOT have the alcohol based magic marker on them.  That would have really cropped the locks at the roots.  I brushed out the crinkles and broken hairs, then trimmed the rest, but the smell was still bad.  Shortly after, my sister calls with a heart related issue that needed to be checked, so I called the EMTs and they recommended a ride in the wagon.  So now what?  She was not in any danger at that time but I surely was not going to wash my hair before leaving, so .... Febreze.  The mist is very fine and similar to a hair spray, although not its intended use.  As we were sitting in her ER room, my husband kept leaning toward me and sniffing.  He said the Febreze helped.  A little. 
 
Hopefully she will be home tomorrow, all will be well, and my hair will be freshly scented from lavender shampoo. 
 
Craft room reduction will continue, but I plan to wear a hat during the bonfire.
 
Have a great Sunday.
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11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Don't wear a straw hat :+} You must be in communication with the Mother of Invention. You do come up with some unique solutions.

Sandra in Texas

Carol Sferra said...

Oh my goodness!!!

deb said...

Oh dear... Am sure your make-do made the problem far better than it had been and let you help your sister quickly. Next time a hat, yes! And perhaps take a step back...

Robin in Virginia said...

Oh my, Marly! I vote for a hat; perhaps damp before you put it atop your head. Hope your sister is doing better!

Jacqueline said...

You and your day to day just crack me up. I have heard that people singe their hair to get rid of split ends but it sounds like you went a little beyond that.

Hope your sister does better.

Be careful I hear we have snow coming our way tomorrow afternoon and evening.

Heritage Hall said...

You find the most unlikely, but useful solutions for dilemma...
Have you considered avoiding the fire bin by donating all
those valuable supplies to some local school or homeless center?
Singed hair solved... Hope Caroline snaps back and is grateful for
the devoted Sister she has. Have a blessing-filled Sunday.

diamondc said...

Marly: Oh my!!!! stay away from fire, I had that happen to me and the smell is awful, I could smell it for days, I am sure it was my imagination, but still stinky.
I hope Carole is feeling and doing better.

Blessings
Catherine

Barb said...

That sounds like a very hard day. Sure hope your sister is ok!

Frances N said...

Oh no! Fire and hair don't mix too well!
You are certainly ingenious to think of Febreeze!!!
I'm sure the smell will leave after you wash it a couple of times!
I hope your sister is better.

Meari said...

Good lord! I'm glad it was only a little hair. It will grow back, lol.

Carol said...

Yikes! That is scary, Marly--I think fire is my biggest fear. Glad it wasn't worse...

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