Never mind toilet paper or paper towels (although if pressed, I will admit to, let’s say, a few rolls in the basement, no more than a week’s supply).Considering the container ships stalled off of California’s shores, I have other priorities.
I don’t know whether everyone in my area has decided to go blonde, or if the novelty of au naturel Covid hair has run its course, but my last trip to buy next month’s hair color came up empty-handed. Oh sure, should I want to go deep auburn or brunette, no problem, but neither our neighborhood CVS or Walgreens had the shade of blonde I’ve been using for the past umpteenth years.
People in my family didn’t really turn grey – or white – gracefully, probably due to latent redhead genes. We tend more to yellowy, dead brown interlaced with dull grey strands. With the horror of a winter of shortages and increasingly ashen locks
before me, I set off – a woman on a mission. First CVS in a neighboring town – nope.
But in the next town, I hit paydirt. At least I’m good for the foreseeable future.