Friday, April 25, 2014

April is almost gone.

Well I sent out my pre-registration to take my test as an Esthetician in the state of California. I have finished all but 150 hours and my final exam at the school. Truly was a really good idea to do this. I am very glad I went and I have had a lot of fun.
There is an enormous amount of different people here in this part of the California and I don't mean just various types of people I mean people from different countries and cultures. It's been amazing how many different languages are a spoken at the school.  One of my classmates is from Armenia and she had just been in this country for a few months when I met her. Her English is really improving and we use an ipod translator for the times either one of us can't think of the correct way to describe something. She's such a sweetie and she is gorgeous!
Lots of the women are really interesting and beautiful people. They are all different ages from the 18 year old to the 60 year old. What is fun is we are all learning from each other and having a great time. When one of the ladies graduates usually the ones who have known them for awhile will get a card and several will go get balloons or flowers sometimes the graduate brings food to share or buys pizza. It is such a celebration when they finally finish and everyone is happy and sad at the same time. Happy to see someone accomplish their goal and sad because they are moving on and will be missed.
One of the manicurist left and I miss her laugh and beautiful smile. She always is smiling and would giggle at my jokes. The whole room seems to change when someone new comes in or when someone we have known leaves.
There are days when there is an announcement that someone has passed the boards and received their license. We all cheer even if we don't recognize the name because we want to have our name announced. When someone is about to clock out for the last time, they announce that and we all cheer then too. I think it's a great tradition we should celebrate every moment that is joyful. On a recent occasion one graduate clocked out for the last time and she then danced in Bollywood style in celebration. She was proud and happy and I envied her self confidence in that moment. I wonder what I should do?

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Sweet sping!

Love the feeling of cool rain when the season changes. It's been a long time since I have seen the " normal" spring buds and cool rain. When living in the desert you don't see the "spring" buds in quite the same way and there are times I wondered if the Monsoons would ever abate.

Now, I am relearning about the gentle spring rains and the need for the water especially here in California. So when the clouds pull in for a few days and the rain seems like it will never end, I take joy in knowing this is a treat because soon I will be enveloped with the smell of sweet roses, calle lilies and fressia.

Sweet Spring.

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