As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so that it yields seed for the sower and bread for the eater, so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. -- Isaiah 55:10-11

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Me in All my Glory

Jan said she wants to see more of me. While I hoped that meant she wanted me to drive up for coffee, she mentioned a picture. -wink-

This is me, sans glasses. The eyes are dark brown. The lipstick is almost always some shade of red. The curls are natural, and the haircolor is Clairol Cream Something 7R.

Speaking of hair...I have a hair story.

Four years ago I spoke at a church in Ohio, and the pastor was from South Carolina. He was all pumped because he was going to have someone with a deeper accent than he has, so folks could focus on my talking and not his. Well, I get off the plane and meet him, and I have no accent. Seriously. I can turn my accent off. He was blown away and sorely disappointed. However, it is just hard to deny being from Texas, accent or not.

After church this lady was talking to me, and she said, “You don’t sound or look like your from Texas.” Look like I’m from Texas? “I thought you’d have big hair or something.”

I had my hair up because the curls go mad (or massive) in humidity, and I said, “Ma’am, my hair is so big and takes up so much space that American Airlines made me count it as a carry on.”


Paula said...

Love the big hair story!! You're so beautiful!

Tonya said...

Both and Jan would love to have you come up for coffee! Actually, I am the gypsy and I would love to come and visit down there.
As for the hair, my daughter has extremely curly hair. It grows out not down. So we call her Chia-head! :) Last week we were learning about mutations, she picked up on it and claimed that her hair was a mutation!
Talk to you soon!

Jerri Phillips said...

Paula--I need to find time to write about your comment as a blog. Until then, thank you SO much!

Tonya--I know you would. We'll chat. Rob and I are discussing Colorado for vacation. I would love to see the mountains, and I think out children would love it, too. As I said, we'll chat. And you are certainly welcome down here, too. If you decide to head south, just let me know. We'll be ready for you.

Jan said...

Hi Jerri!

How wonderful to see your face! I had a hard time getting my photo on too. I used to have long and curly hair too, but that is a story for another day. My hair is naturally blonde and very straight.

You are coming to Colorado when? That would be so awesome. Better come soon. We’ve already seen the geese coming back and that means the weather is going to get cooler.

I don’t know where the summer went. Someone asked me if I was ready for Christmas! I’m not even ready for summer to end. This year has really flown by fast.