1) Adventures in Chapped-ness
When you have dry flaky skin everyone who works in cosmetics and skin care at the "store" has a miracle cure.
And when you google "Dry skin, very mild roscacea" and "make me look 40 again", the ads follow you from site to site until you are mourning over poor Bob Simon and some skin care regimen is right along side telling you to buy now before your face falls off...
Ema has recommended Hope in a Jar, but I can't get it till NYC. Any other ideas? Just tried crazy- expensive Clarins sample and no difference whatsoever. Drinking water, eating fruits and veggies, ready to slather self in butter. Oh wait, maybe will just use rose hip oil instead...
2) your health is everything
I have heard several stories in last few days about people I know who are sick. And not flu sick, but sick-sick. I am reminded that good health is a gift not to be taken lightly. I am also reminded that wine ought to be drunk when you hear about such things as wine has very curative properties and makes you feel all warm inside...
3) You learn a lot in a taxi cab..
|Disclaimer - this is for illustration only. I have NEVER been drive by a taxi driver who looks like this - EVER|
--especially where I live, where cab drivers are all locals and who struggle to eke out a living in our (very) small city. I have taken two cabs in the last 24 hours, been called Ma'am four times, discussed the ungodly amount of snow eight times and discussed someone's rheumatoid arthritis and someone else's sleep problems.
Barry will tell you that this is me. Yes, it is actually. I have yet to meet someone (excepting violent offenders here) who don't have an interesting story to share. Oprah says people only want to be heard and I think she is right. And frankly, I can listen to someone's woes for the ten minutes it takes to get home. But I also hear tales of interesting lives and people who love what they do because they get to meet people too.
4) Bob Simon
I was very sad to learn that Bob Simon was killed yesterday in NYC. I have been a fan of Bob's for many years and always thought he was a classy, articulate, forthright journalist. He will be missed.
5) Picture Books
It is hard to be grumpy when you are reading picture books....
It seems once our kids grow up we don't buy these kinds of books anymore, but the joy getting back into all aspects of children's literature, especially the picture books, is wonderful. With the recent announcement of the Caldecott Medals
and Newbery Awards,
now is the perfect time to catch up on a great (albeit short) read!
So that's my day. How about yours?