I am so glad that I am over it....and the weird thing, is that I had a flu shot earlier this year.
If you had told me that having a week "off" with nothing much to do but lay in bed would be "productive" I would have shrugged and shaken my head. I am not accustomed to lying around and find it quite a challenge.
Drowsy from cough and cold medication I managed to leaf through many magazines reading articles on everything from lingerie, lotions, sunscreen and shoes. My husband was willing to pop over to the market at my request and buy food, boxes of Kleenex and fashion magazines. Thank you Honey!
I discovered, as many of you already know, is that sunscreen is the most important anti aging product on the market. I have never found a sunscreen that worked well under my foundation and the brands that I tried were thick and often left a white residue...until now.
This formula is light and blends easily so there is no excuse not to use it every day.
Good 'cuz anti aging skin care is now up there on my radar.
I read that the second most important ant aging product is Retinol...
it has been scientifically proven to minimize wrinkles.
I thought that Retinol was too harsh for my skin until I read the latest Allure magazine.
ROC make a Retinol cream for night
(which apparently is the best time to use it)
the ROC formulation has some "buffers" which make it gentle to use on the skin.
I am following the directions and using it every other night for 2 weeks to make sure my skin will not over react.
This is the extent of my invasive skin care action...no fillers, or Botox for the Hostess.
(I have had some IPL treatments for my rosacea in the past but they are expensive.)
I plan to book a microdermabrasion treatment in the next couple of weeks..
Moisturizer and hydration are both very important and I have always focused on these habits.
Drinking lots of water and using an emollient cream or serum to plump up the skin just seems like common sense.
I've just received L'Occitane's Divine Cream in the post, just in time as I am scraping the jar to get the last bit out!
I had lots of time to mull over focusing on a healthier regime.
There is always room to tweak one's diet, amp up weekly activity and add a new proven skin care product.
Eating. walking and skincare all things that I try to be mindful of and embrace.
The downside of being out of commission is that my stamina for walking the 5 K and 10 K routes have been reduced and so my pace is much slower and I am much more aware of fatigue.
Fortunately my walking partner is understanding so we are working up to my former speed.
So that's about it on the health front...
I like lists and use them regularly...
what I really love is crossing off the things as I complete them.
Not bad work!
Our mushroom coloured coverlet looks so shabby it's actually embarrassing.
How can things like this hover just under the radar without getting noticed?
I zipped off to the newly opened Marshalls and found a suitable replacement.
The white towels were purchased online from Lands End at 30% off and will be arriving shortly.
The new shower curtains are installed and the old ones were bleached and will be ready when it is time to launder the new ones.
The Gap denim jacket should be here any day now and I need to spend a few moments on the phone with my day book so I can book those appointments.
The de-cluttering has started and I took a bag of things to Good Things Consignment in Oak Bay.
Stuff that just collects dust and offers no Joy is on it's way out of The Humble Bungalow!
I've declared war on dust.
Makes it easier to keep on top of the house work with fewer knick knacks.
Mr. HB likes it better this way too.
Re-arranging is a Spring time activity...
Our Pacific Northwest First Nations Baskets were moved about.
I've washed a few of the windows and am working in one room at a time.
But not trying to overdo things ~ I am pacing myself.
Going through my book shelf looking for titles to donate.
If I don't plan to re-read a book it needs to go to a new home.
I'm excited just thinking about how good it is going to feel to have reduced the clutter in The Humble Bungalow.
What Spring things are you doing in your home?
Are you doing a major clean or a total purge?
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