How has your week been, lovely? Mine went surprisingly well. At work we sometimes get free food gifts from insurance companies (we’ve gotten Dunkin Donuts coffee and donuts, Italian food, fruit smoothies). Yesterday a representative stopped by to give us a whole strawberry cheesecake. The doctor and physical therapist each took a slice, then the doctor told me to take the rest home! Yay for free cheesecake!
So now I have cheesecake and you all. My life is complete. 🙂 Until I run out of cheesecake, that is.
Things I’ve done this week:
- Bought this book. I love art history and old ecclesiastical architecture. It’s been on my wishlist for some time. Here is my wishlist, btw.
- Ate Frito chili pie. It’s an American comfort food. You can make it in the oven (for many people) or the microwave (just for yourself). Layer some Fritos in a bowl, heat up some chili in a separate dish, then spoon the chili over the Fritos, sprinkle on some cheddar cheese and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. It’s not exactly healthy, lol, but when my depression kicks in it’s really a lifesaver when I don’t feel like cooking.
- Repurchased my favorite facial gel. I was running out of it and I was worried I wouldn’t have enough money right now to buy another bottle. But I did and now I have a fresh bottle! Speaking of, I am going to start budgeting for skin care so this doesn’t happen again.
- I used a facial mask. This time it was the Yes to Tomatoes mask, which I will write about soon.
- It’s very important to me to allow other people the chance to write about their experiences with cosmetics and skin care. This is why I am now paying some of my beauty product devotee friends to write for The Makeup Train! The first post from Efe Oghoghome should go up tomorrow.
I love the poetry of Nayirrah Waheed. She is one of my favorite modern poets. Here is one that repairs my heart every time I read it.
I will tell you, my daughter
of your worth
not your beauty
every day. (your beauty is a given, every being is born beautiful).
knowing your worth
can save your life.
raising you on beauty alone
you will be starved.
you will be raw.
you will be weak.
an easy stomach.
always in need of someone telling you how
beautiful you are.
What forms of self-care have you done this week?