|A basket full of goodie bags for the grands, I think my daughters |
will be a bit upset with me. Each bags holds a load of sugar
concoctions. I know the parents control the amount of sugar
eaten each day after Halloween, so how upset can they get?
The following day the clocks get turned back to usher in darkness at five PM on the East Coast of the United States. Is our country the only one that changes time in the fall and spring? I'd be interested in hearing from other countries concerning this.
I remember the time change was originally brought about for the farmers. They needed early morning hours of daylight to work their farms. I'm not sure this is currently necessary because most of the farms are now corporate owned. (Sad, but true.)
Last night I hopped in the bathtub for twenty minutes to experiment with the detox bath solution I posted. I used 1/2 cup Epsom salts to 1/2 cup baking soda and 12 drops of lavender oil. I'm normally an in and out kind of girl, so it took some stamina to stay in the tub for the entire twenty minutes.
Keeping in mind this was the first time I soaked in the detox solution, this is what I found. My skin is smooth as silk. I don't have a problem with dry skin except on my elbows. They are now as smooth as a baby's bottom. Is it because I stayed in the tub for an extended period of time or because of the solution? I can't answer that right now. I do know I felt invigorated afterwards. I'll know more after a couple more times in the tub, so I'll keep you posted.
My daughter cut my hair this morning in her kitchen. After the styling and washing I was quite pleased with the outcome. I know her life is pretty full so I tend to let my hair go for a couple weeks after I should have it cut. Make note to self. Stop it! You feel so much better when your hair is freshly cut. I also had my eyebrows done this week. I wouldn't say Italians all have a uni-brow, but I will say I'm much more attractive when the brows are taken care of.
I'm in the process of extending my exercise routine. I added five minutes this week (each day) and will continue to add five minutes a week until the routine hits thirty minutes. That's the last frontier to do whatever needs to be done to stay as healthy as possible.
Tonight's dinner will be a package of fresh spinach served warm with vinegar, salt and pepper. I'll add a side of cheese and a glass of milk for protein. Spinach has so much iron in it(as well as so many other vitamins) and the vinegar is good for digestion.
This week's major accomplishments are minimal. I scrubbed down the living room right down to the light switch plates, as well as the master bedroom. The master bath also was scrubbed this past weekend. Two loads of laundry and an additional one for the bed linens. I've had the wash ball for a month so I put it out in the sun to rejuvenate. The powder room and kitchen just got a wipe down this week. Next week will be their turn to be scrubbed.
What did you accomplish this week? Somehow when the tasks are put to paper, you see a lot more was done than was the original thought.