The End of a Bad Hair Day


Why is it that when you run to the grocery store in your pajama top because you ran out of chocolate chips in the middle of baking that someone you haven't seen in years will walk right up to you and say "Hello"?

Yesterday at 5:00 PM, I didn't expect for two nice looking young men to walk in the store and ask me if I minded answering a couple of questions for a story they were working on for Fox News 33 and Channel 9&10 News. Sure I said. We talked for a few minutes and I thought that would be it. I almost choked when one of them then asked if I'd mind talking with them on camera. It's amazing how many panic thoughts can flash through your mind while you're trying to decide if you should say yes or no and not take too long to think about it. My mouth said "yes" before my brain fully processed the fact that, I'd been working all day moving stock, changing window displays, dragging extra stock to the basement, hauling trash to the dumpster and left the house in the morning knowing I was having a bad hair day and a hormonal breakout was developing right on the end of my nose! They were out the door to get their equipment and I looked at Clutch and asked "What have I done"?


I put my 'ladies' jacket back on, found some gold earrings to wear (it's supposed to enhance your skin color) and went for my Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil and Buxom Lip Gloss. They were back so quickly and setting up that combing my hair missed my list. They clipped on the microphone, asked Clutch to join the interview and we were off and taping.

They stayed about 45 minutes and all in all it was nice getting the store's name in the news. I didn't expect to be the lead story that night but we were. We also appeared on their sister station later that night. Don't know if they'll run the story again today but you can see us in action right on the web.

Play the video for the story on the recession and there we are!

Now here's the Motif for today (click on the text)

Motifs of March 14

March Block 14
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5 Responses to “The End of a Bad Hair Day”

  1. Wanetha March 14, 2008 at 8:20 am #

    Now, now! Don’t sweat over the “small stuff”.

    Not knowing you personally – it is not so bad! But then I guess I don’t know “how good you CAN look”.
    I guess you are thinking that HDTV is not necessarily a “good thing”. lol

    You are one busy lady!

  2. Nancy March 14, 2008 at 9:00 am #

    You were simply MAH-VA-LOUS….. I would have turned red and stumbled over my words….lol

  3. Penny from Canada March 14, 2008 at 9:04 am #

    Hello Gayle,
    I have solved the question I asked you yesterday[how to transfer the march motifs to fabric] I was given a gift of a light box and used a “wipe off with water” pen to trace the pattern but was told that taping the pattern and fabric to a sunny window also works!!….it was exciting to this novice to see that it worked! I almost finished the “good morning” block last night! I choose 200 ct white cotton to put the stitching on as I feel if I am going to do all this work I want it to be here a long, long time….I can see that I will need a lot of practice lol but it’s great to “take along” and do in the evening! I figured if I started right away I would be done sometime in april or may and be ready to put them in a quilt!!

    Here is todays question…I am doing these as redwork but I am worried about the red staining the white. How do I stop that from happening? I am now afraid to add the water I need to wash away the pen? Is there a way to “set” the colour without having a horrid red stain to ruin what I have done? Oh no! Help!!!

  4. Peg March 14, 2008 at 11:22 am #

    Gayle, How do you run a store and keep this website going?
    You looked just fine to me!
    Thanks for all you do!

  5. Myra March 14, 2008 at 6:11 pm #

    You and Clutch were marvelous on the news! You appeared very calm, cool, and collected.( Just like a pro!) But poor Clutch just seemed very bored by the whole thing! LOL! Thank you so much for all you do for us on here! It’s VERY much appreciated,
    – Myra

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