Thursday, February 26, 2015
Then there are those moments. Those moments when the most likely and unlikely clients all of a sudden, have your back, want to fight for you, make sure you are OK, check in on you, cry with you and for you and generally take over telling you to stay home, eat, get better and the ones that really know me, gently yell at me when I still think I am 20 years old and can just power thru this illness. I have never been sick in my life, and with it turning into pneumonia and ending up septic because of all the infections I had going on in my body without resting completely, it nearly put me into the hospital and I will probably takes months to fully recover.
This is the moment where my army of loving considerate clients come in, the clients I now realize are my friends. The clients who refused to come in until I was well, or at least felt up to it, and those clients are the ones that brought me wellness tea, protein bars because they knew how much weight I had lost, refused to get into my chair until I ate, brought me essential oils, vitamins and a vaporizer , texted me, called me and checked up on me daily and either stopped by with soup, sent me cards or offered to come sit with me, clean my house or bring me food. Some of these clients are still checking on me daily. I never expected the outpouring of love and consideration and realize that these are the reasons I have been doing hair for 27 years and probably will into my 80's.
What about the Handful of clients that couldn't or adamantly refused? Yes I had one send me a text that said "I am sorry you are so sick, but that is not my problem, I pay you to do a job and I have a very important meeting next week I need to look good for, so I will see you at 2:15 regardless... I will bring you soup." That Client was 35 minutes late, brought me a can of condensed Chicken and Stars soup and even though I could barely stand up and had a mask on , told me not to talk to her because she could not afford to get sick. That night was my second trip to Urgent Care. She is also the client that has no showed me at 5 am and then demanded I get her in because her hair looked terrible, which it never has more than a 4 week outgrowth. She has 2 strikes, I may even let her go before the 3rd.
Because of this eye opening experience, I now have a compromised immune system but I have also learned that it is OK to take care of myself. My health is more important, losing a day or even 3 of work is better than the total of 9 days I had to reschedule and I also now know the clients I want to keep around, want to keep me around as well. I guess I now realize they love me every bit as much as I love them. Thank you too all of my Angels whether you were Hardcore or Sweet.... I feel it, and I love you too.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
I have overcome childhood, teenage years, being a mother and a professional.
Being homeless, having too little, having enough and having too much.
I have overcome being used, being abused both mentally and physically.
Being scared to feel, scared of touch, needing love, desperate to feel warmth.
I have overcome laughter and tears, dreams and fears with uncertainty.
Being in love and in hate, scared to death to breathe and scared to death not to.
I have overcome life, death, joy and pain both physically and mentally.
Being successful and losing it all due to lifes simple mistakes.
I have overcome being a victim, prey, scared to wake up.
Being overjoyed in life and in a blink of an eye, that joy is snatched away.
I have overcome my fear and am strong emotionally today.
Being content in who life has made me.
I have lived to speak of the unspeakable.
Being unafraid of speaking the truth.
I have Overcome......
Friday, May 2, 2014
|Really! 30 minutes of being on hold and pressing buttons.....|
|Not Toothless Yet!|
- Gentle Dental on E. Moana
- Northwest Reno Smiles on Maeanne
- Reno Smiles Dentistry on S. McCarran
- Nv. Dental Specialists on S. McCarran Or N. McCarran
- Reno Modern Dentistry on Damante
Love you all.......please advise so I have some sort of idea which way to go!!
As a mother, I keep on trucking. As a woman...I do the same. There is no time for me to get sick. Heck, this is the first time I have blogged in almost a year. Since Emerson graced us with his amazing presence. I have been working my usual crazy hours and also volunteering at the Reno Aces games to help supplement Stevi's cheer fund, babysitting Emerson any time I am able to, which is usually on Saturdays, keeping up with the household and bills etc. I know, just like every other mother in America. But I have not been feeling well. As a matter of fact, I have had the flu and "food poisoning" symptoms over and over. Me.... self diagnosis.... I am exhausted and need a vacation, or I just need to slow down, or I am biting off more than I can chew, how about this self diagnosis....I'm getting older, or it must be my hormones. This one always works for me too, "I have terrible allergies this year!' and "My arthritis is getting terrible." so with a self diagnosis, there must be self medicating that follows as well. Allergy medicine, Vitamin B-12, Nasonex, Advil, Aleve, Aspirin, Excedrin and of course Tylenol and decongestants. But keep working and go to the gym no matter how tired you are. There is no rest for the wicked.
Now lets go back in time around 20 months ago. I remember when because it was the month that Jay moved down to San Francisco. So not only were we supporting two households and a very busy teenager, but we did not have dental insurance anymore. I broke my crown on my tooth. It hurt, but not enough to warrant an emergency so I did what any busy mother would do and called my good friend who works at a dental office and had her look at it and she filed the jagged edges down for me until I could, take that back, needed, to get it fixed. It bothered me from time to time, but I have always had sensitive teeth so I would wince and get on with life. Over the last few months it started to bother me more and I was more aware of it than usual, so I tried to not chew on that side and took Advil or whatever pain reliever we had in the cabinet when it bothered me. Our dental insurance was put back into effect in January, so I decided to make us all dental appointments to get much needed check ups and cleanings, I booked mine first.
A. Because my schedule is the most flexible.
B. My tooth was starting to hurt worse.
Our dentist retired right around the time our insurance quit carrying dental and because my girlfriend worked at a dental office, we decided to switch over to a new office because we had been going to Dr. Crouse for at least 18 years and it just wouldn't be the same. I was happy to hear that although it had been 6 years since my last visit to a dentist, I had one small cavity and hardly any plaque build up with healthy gums, until the X-ray portion. My broken crown is now an abscessed tooth with a fractured root. I go in Monday to have it pulled, I am on Amoxicillin for the infection and have to be prepped for an implant which apparently takes around a year to complete. I was told I may need to have my jaw repaired with mesh if the infection is bad enough. This explains why I haven't felt well, my body has been fighting this infection and trying to tell me something was wrong.
Aging is never easy on a woman, or probably on a man for that matter. After getting over the shock that I will now lose a tooth, I laugh when I realize I feel the same way as I did when I was put into Bifocals 6 years ago. So listen to your body, If you are squinting, get yours eyes checked and for Christ's sake, if you break a tooth, don't wait until it has it's own heartbeat to get it checked.
Dr. Cirelli Family Dentisty
The blessing in this is that, we now have a wonderful new dentist... Dr. Cirelli, with a great staff, Donna at the front desk is great and makes you feel right at home as soon as you walk in the front door or call, Debi, my dear friend and dental assistant who has always treated me as an old friend ever since the day we met and my new hygienist Tara who made me feel great by telling me what a great job I did taking care of my teeth. I will let you know how this all goes, my own fault, but since this is all new to me, I thought I would blog about it and take you along on this journey so maybe you will get that cleaning and check up you have been putting off. And if you need a new dentist I highly recommend Dr. Cirelli and his office, not only is he right there in the moment with you talking to you instead of at you, he personally called me himself today to make sure I was okay and gave me his number to call in case the pharmacy didn't fill my prescription in time , he said he would personally talk to the pharmacist. Im happy we found a new dentist and not looking forward to my surgery on Monday, but glad to get it fixed and move forward with the next step. I should be back to work on Tuesday...so lets do this!Dental Care by Owl City
Monday, August 12, 2013
|Emerson Ray Lynch 8-12-13 21.5" 8lbs. 7oz.|
|Jayson and Guoda's Wedding Day 6-30-12|
|The Great Grandmas|
|Pappa and Glamma Lynch (and Great Aunt Dottie in the back)|
|Grandpa Billy and Grandpa Jay getting down!|
|Glamma Vilijia and Guoda|
|Glamma Lynch and Auntie Stevi|
Love Glamma Lynch
Thursday, August 8, 2013
We are not on salary, nor do we get a paycheck, unless you show up for your appointment we don't get paid. If you forget your money, or a check at the grocery store, you can't leave with your cart full of groceries and pay when you remember or it is convenient for you, or when your account has enough money. Please remember... we pay to work where we work, whether you show up and pay us or not. We purchase supplies to do your hair, and pay use tax on the equipment we need to do our jobs. We get paid daily, therefore, many of us pay our bills daily, depend on that money for gas and groceries, because believe it or not, this is how we pay our bills as well and keep food in our families mouths and a roof over our heads. We are also in a 35% tax bracket and pay multiple business, state and board licenses to continue to work, as well as travel and payments for ongoing education. Did you know that one pair of shears can cost anywhere from $350-$600... Many of us have more than one pair... just like with a carpenter, each tool does a variety of things. Chances our, we have confirmed your appointment, have done the math and figured that we can put that rent check through... yes, you shouldn't count your eggs before they hatch, but you also shouldn't go receive any sort of business service or transaction and feel that it is not a priority to pay. Recently I had a client forget to pay, which put me in an uncomfortable position to where I had to ask her a couple of times when she could pay me... In the meantime, my account went over by a mere $8.68, which made my rent and power bill bounce. After said and done, 5 boxes of color and bank fees, not to mention my time.... it actually cost me around $50 to do her hair....
|Ongoing Education is not free and is an important part of staying ahead of the game.|
|A gift from Irene Goreham, Helene' Curtis' first female platform artist...back in the day!|
Wednesday, August 7, 2013
|Liquid Gold 5K|
|An average "7 mile" stroll with my Mom|
|2012 Color me Rad|
Doing the Liquid Gold 5K on Saturday I met a girl that sells the ItWorks http://www.myitworks.com/ products and I decided to have a Wrap party as well as become a distributor since it fits into my lifestyle, my family's lifestyle, a lot of my clients and I know I can sell all of these products at Menage' a Trois, as well as offer a 45 minute wrap treatment with a service. The wrap Party I am trying to have will either be August 31st or September 7th, just waiting to hear back from the rep. If you are interested in coming to the fitness and weightloss party, leave me a comment on this blog, message me via FB or text me. Have an amazing day......I have 12 minutes to start planking and squatting .