*Warning. Hereby be notified that some whining is going to commence. Feel free to walk on by.
I am having a bad week. My neck is out of whack causing my back and neck pain to be crazy. My IBS has also been freakish as are my allergies. What is up with this? Wasn't the flu, which has left both Tom and I with lingering coughs, enough? Also, Samten is having some real pain in his hips which is scaring me senseless. He was a puppy mill puppy and has a heart condition that makes any sort of anethesia a tricky prospect. I have so much love for this dog I can't even tell you. You're dog lovers. You know. The vet is coming on Friday to have a look and see what we might do to help him with the pain.
So, since I am having a bad week, I am going to tell you some of the things that I am loving right now to counteract the blahness that is my mood. (Did I mention it was 94 degrees here yesterday? 94! It's May! ACK!)
*Pandora. In a world with so many online radio options I am still staying true to Pandora. (Ok, I have Songza on my phone and I have had a look around Rdio, but mostly, I love Pandora.) My favorite channel right now is Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young. LOVING this channel. If you are an aging hippie like myself, CSNY channel is gonna make you really happy. Honest.
Ever heard of Birchbox? It's a monthly beauty product sample service which I enjoy very much. Last month they sent me a sample of the above shampoo which was a good and very bad thing. This shampoo smells fan-freaking-tastic and I absolutely love my hair after using it. LOVE. Yesterday I had lunch with a friend and right away she commented on how shiny my hair looked. Here's the thing (isn't there always a thing?) it's crazy expensive. I got mine through Amazon and it was $37 a bottle and it isn't a huge bottle. Conditioner is priced the same. Still, in my opinion this stuff is shampoo/conditioner gold and maybe worth the splurge once in awhile.
*Josie Maran Argon Oil
While I was in Florida and bored I did a little online shopping. I had been hearing some really good things about the Josie Maran argon oil, so I ordered this little kit of a sampling of products. There isn't a single one that I don't love. The oil itself is amazing. I use it on my cuticles, in my hair, on my face at night, elbows, heels, you name it. It soaks right in and works like a charm. AND, it's not crazy expensive. I think it was $35 for all the products shown and they aren't tiny. All organic, too.
Ok, I'm gonna confess that I haven't actually tried these yet, but I love the concept and the selection. I'll let you know how they hold up after I've worn them a while. Kysa's sister-in-law Kim sells these and I picked up a few different colors at a party that Kysa had. They are appear to be really easy to put on and take off. A fun new idea for happy fingernails!
*The Oracle Glass by Judith Merkle Riley
I came upon this book really randomly, hopping around Amazon and let me tell you that I cannot put it down. It's over 500 pages and I'm maybe halfway through it. Really good book if you like historicals. Very intelligently written.
That's it for now......a few happy things in a not so happy week. It is only Wednesday, though, and things could get better! The bright side is where I have my sights set.