Happy Mother’s Day — When my Mom was alive it was always a low-key day. She would get the geraniums she loved and maybe a gift or two. We didn’t eat out because it was always so crowded. She hated that. Being the practical person we would eat out on a weekday instead. Somehow we made the day special for her. Maybe it was just being there that counted.
Nipples? – I don’t wear as much makeup as I did when I worked but I like to keep up with current trends even if it’s reading about them. I love the “nude” look. The blush and lip colors are more natural looking. Never was one for bright red lipstick except when I was 13. This week I read an article that said the best lipstick matched the color of your nipples. How do you do that? Do you go to a cosmetic counter and whip one out to match? The visual (and ensuing commotion) made me laugh. Perhaps it’s better to do with paint samples.
Tomatoes – I love them. My plants did better this year after the purchase of an inexpensive grow lamp. I am “hardening them off.” That means they spend the day outside but if temps dip below 50, they come inside for the night. When I brush the leaves I get that wonderful tomato smell. If only they could bottle it to spray on winter tomatoes. They will get planted out as soon as the soil warms up.
Miracles – I went off statins (cholesterol medication) in January. My dose was the lowest possible and I had been on it many years. The medical community now has different protocol and I no longer fit the guidelines. Given the choice I opted to get off. My post-statin blood results come in well under the magic number for statins. I am not a fan of taking anything, including supplements, unless necessary. I have digestive issues. My GI doc told me the very popular “fish oil” supplements were wreaking havoc on my system. The only supplement he endorses is calcium and Vitamin D for those with low bone density. Eat healthy and exercise is the best preventative. Is chocolate a fruit or a vegetable? Do margaritas grow on trees? Moderation, everything in moderation.
Beauty in nature – This is a beautiful time in the northeast US. The trees have leafed out and there is a lot of blooming going on. After a dull gray winter, the color is welcome. I soak in the beauty as much as I can and I’m very grateful I live here. When I look at what’s going on around the world, I am indeed lucky.
So how was your week?