It has been a long winter, at least for me it has. To be truthfull, I’ve had it with snow and scarves, gloves and don’t get me started on boots. I’m done I tell you!. I’ve got tulips on my mind.. We have a small garden in front of the house and every year the tulips and daffodils come around..well, it’s a time for rejoicing. It’s no different this year, I always stop and look around for the top of the buds..looking and hoping for a glimpse of some green. Today was a lovely hopeful day…..sometime good is on the way. Hearing the early morning call of the birds …..Makes me smile in my sleep. Spring cleaning….new kitchen curtains……a new shower curtain….new bedspread….new sandals…new bathingsuit..not that I am bathingsuit ready or any thing but……I can’t wait!! ..Eating lunch outdoors in the fresh air , enjoying the breeze…one scoop rocky road and one scoop cherry vanilla:) It’s getting closer everyday and somethings are so worth the wait.
Received a memo at work to announce the death of an employee and the memo stated that the ‘Homegoing’ will take place at such and such funeral home…Homegoing??? This had to have been a mistake, what was she talking about, it is a wake…then it hit me, the reference to the home is that the employee will be going home and the wake was a ‘Homegoing’ event…well, now I understood what she meant…Linda went home…this was a comforting thought and I pictured her in the home of her dreams…
…but did you know that when you sleep you get wrinkles? Never really thought much about it, until…yes, I started to see that the side of my face(right), that I sleep on, does show more signs of aging then the side I don’t(left)…I stayed up for the 11 o’clock news (CBS) to hear what they had to say about it and low an behold, I’ve been sleeping in the wrong position…if you saw the movie, Keisha Girl, great movie by the way, you knew why she had to sleep face up. So the recommendation is to sleep on the back of head and place a pillow under your knees so that you don’t turn over, I don’t understand how that works, but I will give it a try. Choose very soft pillow covers…best one is satin, and keep hands away from face.
Another item, that was mentioned is, if you don’t get enough sleep your face will also show signs of age…less perky looking..so try not to stay up to watch the 11 o’clock news..this reminded me of a line from the movie, Bird Cage, another good movie, where Nathan Lane says something like”When some one says your looking tired, what they are really saying is your looking old”. Funny you always see ‘wrinkle free sheets’ signs, they should start advertising ‘wrinkle free face’ . Just saying.
Everyday when I leave work I take a short cut to get to the main road…today that short cut was cut short…no pun intended…here is what happened. I drove out of the parking garage and made my usual turn into the municipal parking field. As I turned in another car was exiting…this is not the first time I have encountered a car exiting, however, this was the first time I was challenged.
The driver of the car exiting refused to let me pass, she blocked me and motioned that I need to go around the other way. She became the municipal police, and I became the villain…of course, I instinctively became defiant and motioned that she should move around not me…oh boy, what a mistake that was…she shook her head and did not move…I shook my head and did not move…engines where turned off…the stand off began…as the minutes passed on I realized what the heck am I doing…I have to get home, I have no time for this…so I started the car and as I drove away I honked and gave her a not so nice finger…she won…so she thought…I realized that I had a home to rush to…she acted like she could stay there all day…thus the advantage of time…which she had.
I work with alot of paper….invoices, notes, letterhead and enveoples. So my poor hands are so dry. Love working in a heated space….but what it does to my skin!..So when I get home I like to mix equal parts of olive oil and salt with my fingers in a small bowl…..and scrub it all over my hands and arms and elbows….scrubbing away the dry skin…..then rinsing under the faucet with warm water. What a relief….feeling so silky and smooth….just brings a smile to my face. If there is any left over (not usually…i get carried away) I cover with wrap for another time. Do you have any remedies for winter dryness?