Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I Did It!

I did it, I went hatless yesterday. I held my head up high and decided it was time to quit hiding behind that floppy hat. And truth is hardly anyone even cared. Of course there was that one old man who asked me what in the world I'd done to my head but he is a grouchy old man that has in the past said some not so nice things to me anyway. He only dampened my spirit for a moment. I did go and have it shaped up a little so it didn't look so shaggy down my neck and over my ears. One man told me he liked my spiffy haircut and the people who knew what a big deal it was for me gave me a hug. So I've reached a big milestone. Some people don't get the big deal it was to me.
It left me feeling free and unburdened and proud to announce to the world, "I have survived this thing, hair loss and all!"
This morning is the dreaded conference call. I don't have too many more of those.
Work has been rough again lately. We are all tired and nothing is easy. It is getting to all of us as I saw short tempers yesterday from my staff and I understand why. People are more difficult now than ever. They are demanding and have no patience to wait their turn and treat us like we are trying to screw them over or like we don't know what we are doing. And they are just sometimes RUDE.
It hurts your feelings and disheartens you when you are trying so hard to please people and do what is best or them and then they slam you with being rude.
Matthew said the economy is affecting his work and it is rough too at this time. He is a policeman. He says people are desperate and pitiful and maybe that is affecting our customers as well.
Anyway, I am looking forward to the break and I hope things calm down for my co-workers. I keep telling them to come go with me to Washington and we'll make jewelry and sell it on the beach, lol.
Well, time to get on the call, have a good day dear friends and if you go shopping smile and be patient with the sales clerks, they'll appreciate it!


Marge said...

Proud of you! I think it was Robin on Good Morning America who said "I am not my hair!" You are you, with or without hair. And I'm sure you are the same sweet, caring person with short whispy hair as you were before with longer, thicker hair. I'm happy your first "naked" day went okay. Sending a huge hug!

Tammy said...

Sending a big warm HUUUGGGGG!

Memaw's memories said...

What a milestone!! I am so proud of you and all you've been through. I know you don't always feel like it, but you have been so strong through this journey.

But the moving journey is going to be so special. I can't wait for you to be near your son and his family. It will be such a blessing.

You go girl!!!!!

Aisling said...

Yay You!

love and hugs,

MeMaw said...

Congrats on the 1st "no hats" day!

If you end up making jewelry and selling it on the beach, I will be SO jelous! Ha!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thanks so much Marge. That Robin is so right.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Got the hug Tammy, thanks a bunch!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

You are so right Shirley, I don't feel like I've been so strong sometimes but going without the hat, Yes, that is brave, lol. I can't wait to be where I want to be.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thank you Aisling, it was so good to talk to you!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Thank you Debra, lol. I'd love to make jewelry and sell it on the beach.

Tabitha said...

I'm a fairly new reader of your blog and wanted let you know how much I'm enjoying reading it. You are an incredible woman! And kudos for going hat free! My first husband had leukemia and after his hair fell out he never wore a hat - just went bald. I think it made some people uncomfortable, but I always admired him for it. I don't know if I could do it.

I also wanted to tell you that I was born in South Georgia and lived in north Florida for over 20 years. I don't miss the weather there at all - too much heat and humidity for me, LOL! Of course, now I'm in Wisconsin (talk about going from one extreme to the other!)

I'm anxiously awaiting your move to the west coast! I've never been farther west than where I am now and am dying to see some pictures! Take care!

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

Hi Tabitha, thank you so much for your kind words and for letting me know you are here. Going without that hat was very scary for me, more so than the chemo, the tests, isn't that weird? But now I'm like NO BIG DEAL and I kind even enjoy some of the looks I get.
Yes, you did make a big jump and I promise lots of pictures. I feel like all of my blogger friends are coming with me. Please come back soon.