My mind is so focused on the big upcoming day, (weekend) and being together with most all of my closest loved ones (almost), that I am having a super hard time focusing on much of anything else. Working makes passing the time a little easier, and I always love being with my students. Today thru Wednesday I remain on my regular schedule and all classes are as usual.
My friends and family are doing a great job of helping me savor every moment and I spent a beautiful day at the beach, yesterday. I don’t like to put names up on here unless I am certain it is not invading any privacy, so I will just say thanks to my friend who encouraged me to join her for a nice long beach outing. The ocean, the sun, the sand were about the nicest EVER and they all do the body and mind a world of good. I am a bit browner (like 50 shades) than I probably should be…lots of coconut oil and moisturizing cream this week!
Coconut oil has become my favorite non edible. I use it before I want to get a good shave by putting on a coat of it and leaving it on for a few minutes, before applying a hot washcloth and then shaving as usual. I also use it to exfoliate my face by putting some in the palm of my hand and adding some kosher salt to it. After gently rubbing it around on my face, I wipe off with a tissue and then wash and begin my usual makeup routine, starting with a moisturizer with sunscreen. Before adding toothpaste to my toothbrush, I first brush my teeth with a small amount of the coconut oil. This helps clean and brighten the teeth and has some good antibacterial components. I also love to brush with a mix of toothpaste, Arm and Hammer and white vinegar. I am no longer wasting any money on expensive products filled with chemicals when these items do the trick for most all my skin, hair and teeth needs. Oh yes, some coconut oil before a shampoo or in place of a chi oil before blow drying or flat ironing also is great. Just make sure you use very little. Finally, I always mix some of the oil in with moisturizing cream for my body. Long after the cream fades into skin, the oil will leave just enough of a gloss to keep skin looking hydrated and glowing. Sure, you can use it to cook and bake as well, but I don’t make all those fancy foods, so it’s purely a bathroom item around this house, having at least 50 shades of use!
Hope you all had an awesome VFT and have a fabulous Friday followed by a wonderful weekend. I will keep you posted on my work schedule, but remember for now we are on for all classes THRU Wednesday the 30th. Much love………
Have you seen the trailer for 50 Shades and will you be seeing it???? Just curious.