I hope this finds you well today. Savoring the holidays, or recovering from them…if you savored them too well! (Drink lots of water, sparkling or otherwise. Add lemon or orange slices, mint leaves or cucumber if you have any).
I waited all morning for inspiration to come. It hadn’t yet….but, rather than just sit and wait, I decided to do something useful. I ended up losing track of time as I gave myself a pedicure, complete with a footbath with soothing epsom salts. Then a good pumicing, followed by a shaping, a primer and finally, Essie gold nail polish!
My muse hadn’t arrived yet, so I continued on with a manicure. Soaked my fingers in warm water, followed by massaging them with warm coconut oil. No polish, just follow that up with lots of sandalwood hand cream!
Back to the computer. Ready and waiting, but I found myself alternately staring at the computer screen, and out the window at the sunshine. And at the garden. And at a thermometer that reads only 39 degrees! How could it be so pretty AND so cold? And how could I still NOT have anything to say?
So I pulled out all of the proverbial stops: I headed back to my bathroom where I pulled my hair away from my face in a bandanna, washed my face with a Vitamin C cleanser, and get out one of my nutrient-infused face masques and carefully applied it. I headed to the sofa to settle down for a “long winter’s nap.” (I never manage to take a nap, no matter how tired I am!)
Much to my surprise, I did, indeed, doze off – and when I awoke 30 minutes later I felt refreshed, and my skin felt rehydrated!
Maybe I needn’t SAY anything at all today, but instead, “lead by example.” I took care of myself… so that I could continue to take care of others. And that’s a great way to stay sexy at any age!
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