LET'S FINISH STRONG! 84 FAT FREE DAYS LEFT IN 2009!
I will have to take lunch with me today, but I get to play with Mr. M so it's worth it
Mr. M is 22 years old, with the mind of a 2 year old, and he is a hilarious happy guy. His favorite thing in the world is when a big truck honks its horn, and he'll do that fist pump thing when we're out walking, to get them to do it. It totally sends him. He also loves balloons. But he has ADHD and can't sit still for even one minute, so he'll wear me out but that's okay. We'll shoot hoops...he will stay with that for a long time as long as I'm out there with him. I love taking him on walks where he might see people, because he goes right up to them and "knuckles" (fist bump) and most people think it's great. He's a hoot, and that's no lie!
Coughing woke me up about an hour early this morning. I don't know what that's about, because I don't have a cough. That is, the illness I had last week is completely gone. Not a sniffle, and certainly no coughing fits during the day. But in the middle of the night...DANG if it doesn't get me. Ah, well. I woke up early, but lay in bed just drifting and praying and resting, sucking on a cough drop until the alarm did go off. By that time, I had a cat on me, purring and tickling me with her whiskers, right in my face. Phobia the black cat.
So, for food today:
B: seven grain cereal with a peach cut up and brown sugar; coffee
L: Leftover saag aloo and a salad
D: roasted broccoli and linguine with marinara sauce (classico)
S: piece of fruit?
shooting hoops and otherwise playing with clients
mulching over the garden plot across from the back door
On the WO shower front: as always my skin feels good. I've always showered every other day, still doing that but with water only, no soap. I do sponge bathe, taking care of "the sweaty parts" every day. There is no odor, and my skin really does feel good. It's soft. I noticed, water was beading up on it last time I showered.
My hair is a tougher transistion, but I'm figuring out a routine of sorts. Every other shower (that is, every four days) I'm rinsing with ACV. So far, haven't rinsed with just water but I may try that for tomorrow's shower. I also might use BS again, but when I did both BS and ACV, it didn't seem any better...whew I'll be glad when the transition is over.
If my scalp feels dull or dirty, I put my fingers in my hair and scrub my scalp all over. This messes up my hair and makes my scalp tingle. The cool thing about that is, I like the "cute messy" look, used to gel it so it looked cute but didn't feel good at all...but my hair gets that when I scrub my scalp that way, without the gel! I have a hair brush made of boar's bristles, which I have used one time, when my hair was really funky looking. I will probably use it more frequently, as that kind of brush moves the oils in the scalp down over the hair itself, coating every hair and also polishing it.
This is the thing, though: I think my hair looks shinier than it feels, even when my scalp is heavy or dull feeling. It takes a long time for my hair to get feeling icky, but my scalp? the next day!
Been listening to videos on the HVS website, lots of speakers including our own Dr McD. I start the video and then play Bejeweled Blitz while listening! ha! And learning a WHOLE lot. Yesterday it was Dr. McDougall's talk on dairy, and it reminded me why I stopped buying milk so many years ago...pus. blch. I don't pay money for pus. ew. But my kids like milk. I'm going to show them some websites about the dairy industry. Maybe they'll change their minds. I won't be spending money on milk anymore. They have an allowance and may spend it on whatever they wish.
well, time to get my morning moving. Long post today.