I just turned 68 years old and have never worn make-up. When I was young I was quite the feminist (still am in most ways) and decided that, if men didn't have to wear make-up to have women like them, then women should not have to either. Also, I never liked the idea of putting make-up on my skin. No hair dye, either...natural is what I try to be
I, too, wash my face several times a day, but I use soap. Right now, my bar has shea butter in it. Often, I use Dove or Caress. My skin is very oily but I never had trouble with acne.
WebMD has an article about bras that says, if you wear them at a young age, you will sag more when you get older. Thank goodness for bra-burning parties in the 60's and 70's (yes, we really did do that). I did start wearing them as I gained weight. When you're 105 pounds, you really don't need a bra.
I also feel like I have saved my feet from becoming deformed by avoiding the torture of high-heeled shoes with pointy toes. Guess I'll never win any fashion awards.
It has been a rainy, then cloudy Friday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This has followed three absolutely gorgeous, warm, sunny days, so we can't complain.
My front yard is awash with over 200 blooms, mostly tulips, but some leftover daffodils, hyacinths and just coming are the lilies of the valley.
My labradoodle, Tyler, is now 5 months old and he has turned into a devil dog! He thinks it's great fun to jump up on me as we're walking, to bite me when I try to untangle his leash from his legs, to pick up every piece of litter he see's (actually that part helps since my dogs and I have been picking up litter in our neighborhood for over 30 years). Today, he was so exasperating that I tried to turn him on his back like Cesar Milan does to show who's boss. Tried is the operative word here. He's just too strong! I love him to death but sometimes I wish I had tranquilizers to give him.
Sunny weather is supposed to come back for the weekend. Sure hope so! Hope it's sunny in your lives, too.
Hey Cory, I hope that storm isn't headed to Wisconsin. I guess it would have been here by now. We did have some snow mixed with rain last night...maybe that is the extent of it for us. Are you in northern Minnesota? It's been raining here, cold bone-chilling rain, for the past 4 or 5 days. the forecast says it will rain every day for the next week except Saturday. No wonder our old bones are aching here.
The new puppy keeps me walking anyway, but the walks are shorter when the weather is bitter. Here's hoping we all get a little spring in our lives soon!
It is still very cold here in Wisconsin. We have huge snowbanks piled up between the sidewalk and the street. My puppy, Tyler loves to run up and down those snowbanks. He also likes to do his duty at the top of one of them. Don't know what he will do when they finally melt. A tiny bit of grass is showing at the base of some of the piles of snow and he is quite interested in them as he has never seen or smelled grass before.
Don't know why spring is so late here. We are all longing for the warmth, the flowers, the soft breezes and the trees greening up! Guess it will be even sweeter when it comes at last!
I hope that all of you have a weekend free of pain and fatigue.
Thanks so much MiMi. Although he is a handful at times, Tyler actually had a very good day today, potty-wise. What a relief that is....just hope he and I can keep it up. I learned not to have food available at all times and to take him out immediately after he eats.
Sassy and CoCo sound like a great pair. You are blessed to have them!
Some of you may remember that the love of my life, Sampson, my 125 pound yellow lab, died 5 days before Christmas. After swearing that I wouldn't even consider a new dog until late spring and then it would be a rescue dog, I saw an ad for labradoodles. After a quick call to my sister, we started out on our oddysey and each returned home with a 9 week old labradoodle. Hers is cream colored and named Charlie. Mine if jet black with a tiny white patch on his chest. His name is Tyler.
While nothing can replace a lost pet or loved one, this helps ease the pain. Besides, I am so tired from trying to potty train him that I barely have energy to mourn.
Pot Roast: Take a fresh or frozen chuck roast, put it in a casserole or even a tin 9 by 12 pan. Add 2 bags of beefy onion soup mix and 3 or 4 cups of water. Cover tightly and bake at 350 for at least 4 hours or more if it was frozen. Meat should be falling apart and not stringy when done.
Pork ribs: Put whole slab of ribs on large cookie sheet (with edges). Season with cajun seasoning both sides. Add 2 cups water to pan. Cover tightly with foil. Bake at 350 for several hours. Remove foil and any leftover water. Meat should be falling off the bones. If you like sauce, spread open pit or whatever you prefer on both side and return to over for 15 minutes. Mmmm....View Thread
Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats - Voltaire
I am taking Lyrica, 100mg 3 times a day. I have also been on an anti-depressant. I had my doctor change me from Lexapro because it was too expensive and I don't want to be on costly meds if it's not necessary as my health insurance runs out in 2 years.
Recently, I told my doctor I wanted to withdraw from the anti-depressant altogether so I am taking half of my normal dose. I do notice that I am much quicker to tear up over the littlest things
Sure wish we could all just dump all the meds and somehow be OK with it. I'm sticking with Lyrica because nothing else, including Cymbalta, put any dent in my pain.