Posted by: Judy | May 7, 2020

This Week in Beauty…

I took a break, for a week, because loving body parts has proven tougher than I expected. I’m not giving up.

Fingers are amazing. They type… yeah, I noticed what I thought of first. Writing is right up there with breathing. Fingers hold books while you’re reading. Play piano, make food, itch the itchy spot… oh my gosh! Think of all the things your fingers do! So I need to stop hating on them for not having perfect nails.

Choosing body parts to love is going to be an ongoing challenge. I think this week will be bones. I have amazing bones. Blessedly, I’ve never broken one.

Follow up on itchy hands: Liquid vitamin E is truly amazing.

The ear: I still only hear out of it intermittently. However, I’ve finally improved the flaking skin and swollen earlobe, thanks to hydrocortisone cream.

Brushing teeth: I’ve been chastised for brushing too hard for years. I saw a commercial on social media that talked about holding your toothbrush like you’re holding a pencil. Oh! The way I’ve held it, the lead would have broken. Live and learn.

I re-arranged my closet. The skirts and tops I wear out and about are on one side, and the skirts and tops I wear at home are on the other, all matched up, tops with skirts. My home clothes could be worn out, but they’re a little big or don’t quite match with anything.

I’m loving my hair again. Following Ginger Garrett’s advice, I switched shampoo. I use two, both are sulfate stuff free. Oga’s Argon Oil of Morocco once a week and Aromatic Scalp twice a week. My hair is no longer flat and thinning. My scalp no longer flakes, not including the whole weird ear thing. It may be my imagination, but I think I have less gray hair. Loving my hair has been a lifelong struggle, wanting to remain humble. I’ve kept it long, and it’s the one feature people compliment most. It isn’t as thick as it was, but it is better. Good changes.

Aloe vera is great for skin, but it hasn’t helped my ear. This is my plant.


  1. Weeding is on your to-do list, I hope? πŸ™‚

    • LOL! I’ve actually kept the clover in the pot. It’s pretty and doesn’t last long; it burns out with the summer heat.

      • Ah, that makes sense. By the way, I also have trouble with my nails; they are never the same length. I think it’s a pretty common girl problem.

        • I can tell how much milk I’m drinking or not drinking by whether my nails break or tear. If I’m not drinking enough milk (I’ve tried other forms of calcium and they don’t work), my nails are like paper. My sister-in-law has beautiful, hard nails. Genetics. pfft πŸ˜€

          • Genetics, lol. Interesting idea about the milk. Just don’t have too much. I’ve noticed that excessive calcium gives me muscle cramps. Life sure is a balancing act, isn’t it?

            • Sometimes you fall off the balance beam and sometimes you nail it. πŸ™‚

            • Very true.

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