How quickly our time off ends, how slowly our work week progresses...
It's back to school today, and no, my son isn't looking forward to it. While he much prefers homeschooling, he hates the fact that his friends are off from school this week for spring break. I'm sure it won't be as bad as he thinks; thanks to technology, he's able to play games and chat with his buddies without having to leave the house. Boy, it sure was different when I was growing up! The most I could do was talk on the phone, and since there was only one line (no call waiting back then) my dad would get mad if we were on the phone more than 10 minutes. His logic was, phones should only be used in emergencies. If you want to talk to people, go see them in person. I don't think my dad would approve of the texting generation.
My face was still broken out on Saturday despite taking Benadryl the night before, which was weird, but it wasn't spreading or getting worse, so I did my normal morning routine. The only thing I left out was the Mineralixer oil from Bare Minerals I've been trying out; I figured it was the newest thing I'd added to my skincare regimen so I should leave it out.
I woke up with a ton of energy. I started cleaning the hallway bathroom and looked at the walls. When we remodeled the bathrooms back in 2009, I'd painted the hall bathroom in an olive-y kind of green. I love color, and I'm not afraid to use darker tones on the walls. It looked pretty when I first did it, but after 6 years the paint was looking dull and dirty. Add to that the fact that this is the room where my daughter does her makeup, and she complains that there isn't enough light in the bathroom. I tried doing my makeup in there, and I had to agree. So I looked through the paints I had in the garage, and found some leftover tan color paint from my bedroom. It's a color I like to call "cafe con leche" (coffee with milk). While it isn't necessarily a light color, it is lighter than the green, and any amount of lightness would help. It's a tiny bathroom, so it neither needed much paint nor time, but it's hard to paint because it is so small a space. Getting the ladder around was tricky, and the paint tray had to stay in the hallway because it wouldn't fit in the bathroom. Still, it got done in about an hour, and it looks nice and clean. The color isn't bold like the green was, but I think my daughter will appreciate the brightness a lighter color brings.
I got both bathrooms cleaned, then went back to Pep Boys to get my tires balanced. I'd gotten new tires last Sunday, and when I got on the expressway Thursday for my hair appointment, the car was shaking like there was an earthquake. Scared me a bit, I've got to say. So I had that taken care of, then headed over to Payless Shoe Source. I had a 15% off coupon so I figured it wouldn't hurt to see what they had. Lately I'd been disappointed with the selection at Payless; the shoes were overpriced knock-offs that weren't comfortable or even pretty. This time I had a much better experience. They've got their summer sandals and shoes, and I found two pairs of wedges that are not only cute but very comfy to walk around in! The selection at this particular Payless was slim - I don't know if they haven't received the newer stock or if they sold out - but I got a pair in black with brown straps and a pair in a nice cream color with espadrille heels.
I especially love the black ones! I wore them to church yesterday and they are super comfortable to walk in!
Sunday morning, very first thing in the morning, I got a visit from my monthly friend. There went my energy level, down the drain. I was dragging my feet all day yesterday. My stomach felt like it had rocks in it, my back was achy and I sat around doing nothing - well no, not exactly nothing; I did a bunch of laundry. I still have to fold it, though. But at least the day wasn't a total waste.
One thing I did notice this morning - the breakout on my face has almost completely disappeared, which means it wasn't an allergy like I'd thought. It was purely hormonal. It's rough being a girl, let me tell you.
It's just about time to start school, so I say farewell for now, and to all, have a blessed week.
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