The power of suggestion – The back border of our yard has bushes and thick groundcover. There are ticks living there. Last weekend we were trimming and cleaning up. I wear full tick gear but I always seem to get one. The key is to find it before it gets comfy and attaches itself. You can’t always feel a tick walking on your body but sometimes you can. It’s very slight. For two days afterward, I was checking every body sensation I had. I made myself crazy. I also looked crazy checking the inside of my blouse in public! So far no ticks but it’s still early.
A milestone – On Thursday I posted my 1,000th blog post. Woo hoo! When I started I was sporadic, posting once or twice a week. Then I committed to posting four times a week with one post devoted to the cats and another to this random five concept. I don’t make myself crazy about it. I rarely check my statistics so the milestone snuck up on me. One of these days I want to put together a collection of my best posts (as defined by me!). Maybe. No pressure.
Rebooting appliances? – We have a finicky dishwasher. Sometimes it just doesn’t work. We have figured out that if we turn off the breaker for 5 minutes that will “reboot” it and all is good. The beloved husband talked to our local appliance store folks and was told that today’s appliances need “rebooting.” Who would have thought that?
A new blog – For you girly girls out there, Nancy Roman of the “not quite old” blog has started a new blog dedicated to makeup and all things girly. What’s different is that she offers a perspective for woman in their 60s and older. I don’t wear a lot of makeup but I like to cover up my age spots and put on a spot of color. I get frustrated buying something and then finding out it doesn’t work for me. She provides good suggestions along with an interesting narrative. She does good research (way more than I have the patience to do). You can find the blog here.
Speaking of beauty – Did you know you can get eyebrow wigs? They are glued on versions of natural eyebrows. They have been around for ages for cancer patients and people with alopecia but with the current focus on eyebrows (big and bushy again), are more widely worn. I can’t give you a review because that would be too much work for me but they are out there if you need them. (Consider this your public service announcement for the week!)
So how was your week?