March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

After much consideration and soul searching, Akemi decided to cut her hair.  She really wanted to go short but others suggested she keep it long – so she split the difference and went medium.  Now she’s looking for tips on what to do with it.  I’m the wrong guy to ask.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!


March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

Bubba is fascinated by the building go up next door.  He’s like an old Italian man at a construction site, whiling away the hours.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

My poor girl.  Even though she’s in good spirits and has a healthy appetite, her bad 16 year old hips are catching up with Jelly and, lately, she’s been unable to walk without assistance.  As a result of her immobility issues, she’s acquired a rash that requires me to slather baby diaper cream on her belly morning and night.  Ah, the things we do for love.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

Lulu, meanwhile, continues her unladylike ways.  The other day, actor Alex Mallari Jr. (FOUR) and his girlfriend, Allie, were over when Lulu loosened belch so loud and sustained she actually scared Allie.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

Yes, I’m talking about you.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

Lulu + Jodelle = BFF!

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

Akemi doodles.

March 28, 2015: On The Home Front!

14 thoughts on “March 28, 2015: On the home front!

  1. Love Akemi’s haircut! It looks great!! Sorry about poor Jellys’s hips. Please give her a hug from me. 🙂

    Barb W.

  2. Akemi should try a waterfall braid. Just look up tutorials on YouTube. Lots of other ideas for hair styles there.

    Poor Jelly! And Lulu has mad burping skills! That’s impressive.

  3. That is not doodling. Akemi is damn good! She looks like a natural artist. She needs to take an art class and see what all she can do. She is a very creative person. Her hair looks great. Any length, does not matter, she will look good. It will always grow back.

    Lulu burping scares Alex’s girlfriend? Away? That was probably the idea. Lulu can’t seem to have too many boyfriends. She’s pretty ruthless, charming all the guys.

    Poor Jelly belly. But she gets the greatest love and care.

  4. Poor Jelly, it’s hard getting older. Looks like you’re doing a great job keeping her comfy. It’s been so long since I’ve had to deal with diaper rash with my son. I seem to remember just using cream and letting him “air out” but medicated powder might help too. {{{{Hugs}}}} to her.

    Akemi: Love the cut and Ponytail’s right, art classes!!!!

    Love the Lulu story and the BFF picture. So cute!

  5. I think Akemi’s hair looks great! I don’t think she needs to do anything different with it.

    Glad to see the pup updates. Lulu seems like her usual social and ebullient self. And give Jelly a big hug and belly scratch for me. I feel bad for her, but at least she’s in good spirits.

  6. Poor little Jelly. It’s heck getting old but she looks comfortable and content. Give her a gentle hug and a snuggle for me.

    @Akemi:I think Spring brings the urge to change – I just cut my hair short from shoulder length. You still have enough length for a lot of styling options. French braids are classic. I always wanted to try the inverted ponytail, but it wouldn’t work with my curls. I like Ponytail’s suggestion of waterfall braids, but it looks like it would be a lot of work.

    And your sketches of the pups are very good!

  7. “Akemi doodles.”… Joe, are you considering getting a tattoo of that last image? It would look awesome on your shoulder.

  8. @Ponytail:

    She’s pretty ruthless, charming all the guys.

    I can testify that she’s a charmer and a bit ruthless in her pursuits! 😉

    For Jelly, are you using Desitin? That stuff worked wonders when our kids were babies.

    Sending prayers and well-wishes Jelly’s way…

    I’ll leave others to comment on Akemi’s hairstyles. I have all the fashion sense of Dilbert.

  9. I hope things improve for Jelly, I’m sure she has a lot of fight in her left.

  10. I currently have medium~ish hair length. I put mine in a low pony, then do casual pin ups and almost buns with cute barrettes and clips. I don’t have bangs/fringe though, so that would be trickier for her.

    I think Akemi would look cute with a short cut for summer!

    Aw, hug the puppers for me!

  11. Is that Jodelle that was the little girl in Stargate oh so many years ago?

  12. If you mean “suggestions” as to what to do with what Akemi cut off(and if she still has them), there are a few organizations who deal with making wigs from real hair for people and kids dealing with everything from alopecia to leukemia.

    The two most prominent ones I know of are Wigs For Kids and Locks of Love. Both have their own sets of donating rules, so you may want to peruse them before sending anything their way. But, if the ponytails she has are long enough, I can’t think of any better use for them.

    -Mike A.

  13. Love Akemi’s new hairdo. Don’t ask me for hair tips though. I am just the different crazy colors girl. At least Bubba prefers watching construction going up versus watching The Weather Channel all day. Poor sweetie Jelly. I wish I could take her pain away for her.

    The art isn’t really a surprise. Akemi is always so creative in the kitchen, a lot of it that requires some degree of art-type skills when she is decorating things. Just another piece in the puzzle that explains where that part of the art comes from. I’d love to get a pic of Boomer.

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