Army Wives

29 06 2008

Catherine Bell

These are two of my “favorite people that I have worked with”.

Sally Pressman

Last year I had the honor of doing hair on the hit Lifetime television series, “Army Wives”. Making these ladies look good was the easiest part of my job. I think the hardest part was being away from home for 6 months.

I have been thinking about Catherine and Sally lately. I think God put them in my life for a season that I was going through. He knew I was going to need some one around to encourage me and to be straight shooters. I never had to wonder where I stood with either one of these genuine ladies.

Very early on in our work relationship, I was feeling some strange vibes with Catherine. I finished doing her hair and as she was leaving the trailer I asked her, “Are we alright?”

She asked what I meant. I told her that I was just feeling like something was wrong between us. She looked me in the eye and said, “Nope. It’s just you.” She smiled and went on her way. She was right. It was just one of those insecure moments for me. I never worried about our relationship after that. She was always honest and very kind with me. Catherine is a gracious lady.

One day, I was sitting off by myself on set. Sometimes it was just easier to step away from my co-workers for a little while. Sally came over and pulled a chair up beside me. Without saying a word, she just reached over and held my hand. She didn’t speak or look at me . She just sat there for a few minutes and then went back to work. I hadn’t said anything to anyone that day but I was having a “lonely for my family and friends” day. That little gesture helped me that day.

I am grateful when I get to meet people who inspire to be a better me. Catherine and Sally did that for me.

The rest of the actors were great to work with too. I never had a bad day with any of them. My friend Jennifer would say, “There isn’t a clinker in the bunch”.

Gotta do it right

28 06 2008

This is the correct way to weigh yourself.

Oh, no wonder!! I was doing it all wrong.

ragamuffin-top challenge

28 06 2008


I managed to gain back that 2 lbs. I thought I was having a pretty decent week even though I worked on One Tree Hill for 3 days. I stayed away from the craft service table (always a lovely array of fat filled foods), brought my own meals, drank my water and walked a bit. My one splurge was an iced mocha latte from Port City Java. I asked for skim milk but I LET them add the whipped cream on top.

Oh well. Back to the drawing board! I will not give up. I am still 10 lbs. less than I was in January.

Blonde joke

27 06 2008

2 blondes were sitting on the beach one night. Each sipping her wine and admiring the stars in the lovely evening sky. One blonde said, “Which do you think is the farthest away? The moon or Florida?”

After a few moments of contemplation, the second blonde answered, “The moon is definitely closer.”

The first blonde asked, “How can you be so sure?’

Looking up, her friend declared, “Hellooo! Can you see Florida from here??”

If you haven’t had one already, there is your laugh for the day. 🙂


It’s your serve

27 06 2008

I am asking myself:

  • what unique thing has God placed in me?
  • How can I use it to demonstrate the love of Jesus?
  • Do I care enough about others to be used (by God) to bless them?
  • Do I care enough about Jesus to be used? period?

What are you asking yourself? Take 4 minutes to watch this . Then tell me something.

She makes me proud

27 06 2008

HHHHHHey friends!!!! My daughter, Fawn, started her own blog. Go check her out here and welcome her to the blogosphere!

Warning: Her writing may make you think.



22 06 2008

I am so blessed. My beautiful daughter and her husband drove up from Florida, arriving at my house on Saturday morning. I have had the pleasure of bonding with their 13 year old son for the past 2 weeks. Brandon is a very cool kid. Fawn and Brian are excellent parents. How do you like her red hi-lites? We had some fun in my studio.

So, this morning they all came to the Rock with me and Special Ed. It is the best feeling to sit in church with family who actually wants to be there.

Pastor B shared a great message about being self-less. I was convicted that I need to get over trying to protect myself from hurt feelings and get back to ministry. I pulled the reigns waaay back on myself after a few hard knocks and the result of my last church closing it’s doors because of some serious problems. I pretty much decided that I was not going to help anyone do anything anymore. Ever been there? It is really a tough place to be. Especially when your anointing is to minister to hurt and broken people. I became a hurt and broken person myself. I realize that I have held on to the fear for too long now. It is time to get over it and get back in the saddle. Oh, the bronco is still gonna try to buck me off, but I can’t stay on the ground any longer. People all around me at the Rock are finding ways to be a blessing to people and I need to do the same.

My daughter and son in law are a tremendous inspiration to me.

I realize that sharing this, right out loud like this, kinda sets me up to follow through with what I am saying here. I am praying that the Lord will direct my path and show me what to do next. I am not going to just go back to what I was doing before because I was obviously doing something wrong. Besides, I don’t want to get stuck in a rut of trying to reproduce the old thing; I want to move on to the new thing that God is doing. Likewise, I do not want to run ahead of God and be doing in my own strength and wisdom. Frankly, I am just not that strong or that smart.

God has been so incredibly awesome in my life that I want to share His goodness with others. He will lead me one step at a time. He knows the plans He has for me. They are plans for good and not for evil. I trust Him completely.