I wasn’t feeling very well today and therefore I’m exhausted. We put up our Christmas tree tonight and now I’m totally wiped out but can’t fall asleep to save my life. I should just get out of bed now to shower so I won’t have to wake up as early to wash my hair…
Speaking of washing hair - I’ve been toying with the idea of making DIY shampoo for several reasons. 1) Shampoo/conditioner is expensive. 2) Shampoo and conditioners have chemicals and other ingredients that aren’t particularly good for the body and being that they’re applied to the head and scalp, they’re easily absorbed into my system and I don’t know if I want all of that artificial crap going into my body via my head skin. I found a recipe for a honey concoction that looks OK. I originally thought about a baking soda/apple cider vinegar mixture but after more research found out that it really dries out hair too much and messes with the pH balance. So… I think the honey mixture is going to be the winner. I’m thinking this will be a good new years resolution.
Has anyone tried a DIY shampoo technique?
Tequila anyone? #tequila #shots
My kitty girls: Stache and Otis <3 #catsofinstagram #cats
Day 2: throwback - Prom junior year (2000), posing with my Pap <3 :) #DecemberPhotoADay
I wrote a post here about my little sister’s surgery.
Well, it was today. She went into surgery about a half hour later than planned and I was told that it would take about seven hours. I started my entire day in an entire wreck. I was nervous all day, worried, scared, and just plain numb because I couldn’t be there (since she lives in California). I stress-ate all day as well. I started making Christmas presents —because homemade presents are the best— to take my mind off of everything and to keep myself occupied or else I was going to drive myself crazy.
I just received word from my brother-in-law that the surgery was a success, that it was better than better. It took less time that originally expected (only 3.5 hours!), the tumor was removed, no fusion was required, no hardware needed to be inserted, and the surgeon was able to save the nerves and is anticipating no nerve damage.
After reading the text message, I couldn’t get the smile off of my face or stop the tears from rolling down my cheeks. An entire day’s worth of worrying, fear, and anxiety was released in the two seconds that it took to read the text message and it came in the form of sobbing.
I haven’t had the chance to talk with my sister yet but I’m sure she’s still in recovery. She promised to call when she was able to call, but that might not be until tomorrow because of the time different from California to Pennsylvania.
The worst is over, but she still still has a long road ahead of her.
Prayers are still needed for her recovery. Thank you to everyone who has been thinking, praying, and sending good juju vibes. It’s definitely appreciated!
This weekend has been all about spending some serious money. Unfortunately.
Friday night, the hubby and I dropped nearly $300 at Lowe’s to buy new insulation to put in our attic so our house will be nice and cozy this winter (as we all know that winters in PA can be on the frigid side). Today we spent another $200 at a gun bash and won nothing. Sure, all of the money went to a good cause (a local V.F.D) so I feel a little less horrible about parting with $200. But still, that’s $500 in two days! Daaaaang.
Oh, and let’s not forget about the $750 car insurance policy that was due earlier this week as well.
I know money isn’t everything but everyone sure wants some of mine!