...You're all they have, and they love you so!
My last post -- and some great comments -- got me thinking. Why don't I take care of my cuticles? I can walk two blocks to the nearest drugstore -- and there are probably another five drugstores within four blocks -- and get a hundred nail care products, ranging from just a few dollars to truly ridiculous prices. I can just put on some hand cream every night, or just a dab of olive oil when I'm in the kitchen. This won't cost much more than a few cents and it will take about five minutes at most.
I'm lax about hand cream -- though there's a big bottle I keep at the computer so that I can keep my hands in better condition. I'm not much better with facial products. I was thrilled to get a wonderful exfoliating product at BlogHer and how many times have I used it? Once, only once. It is in two parts and takes about ten minutes to do a treatment, but I certainly have ten minutes. I've kept up with icing my foot and my panoply of eye drops and I'm doing exactly what I should be doing with my boot and compression tape, but the little things that are kindnesses to myself don't keep up with.
I often write to friends and end with the phrase, "Take good care of yourself," but lately I'm not taking especially good care of myself. I'm not terrible, and it's probably nothing most people would notice. I keep up with haircuts and sunscreen and pedicures, but not so many other things. I've got no complicated psychological thoughts on this, other than I've fallen out of the habit and didn't even realize it. It's time to get back in the habit. Tonight, while I ice my foot I'm going to use some of the lovely hand treatment I was given as a retirement gift, and tomorrow I will pamper my face with an exfoliating treatment. I'm going to make sure that I really take good care of myself. After all, the feeling is mutual, cuticles. I love you too!
My thoughts and prayers are in Colorado and Washington, D.C. tonight. Heartbreak and more heartbreak.
As always, thanks for visiting and take good care of yourself!