Over the weekend, I also broke down and bought some "real" perfume. I'd been using body spray from this, that and the other gift set for nearly ever. I cannot remember the last time I actually went out looking. But my final gift set was getting low, so it was time. My new stuff smells yummy.
I finally broke out the PC Spritzer yesterday. I bought it over a year ago and had never used it. It was time to quit spending the money on Olive Oil Pam. Plus, less packaging. I've used it a couple of times and it works well. Cool!
I also had another bright idea yesterday. I cannot style my hair (round brush blowout) as well as I would like. And I certainly don't want to pay $30 (plus tip) to have my stylist do it. However, there is a beauty school in the area and for $8 (plus tip), I can get a shampoo and a style. Now there's something I can afford on ocassion. I'm going to check it out. They also have late evening appointments! Very cool - another sign of aging - I'm looking to get my hair "done" every week. Please pass the Geritol!
Did not make it to the gym last night. Stayed in and was snacky, instead. If I make one decision to go to the gym, I won't be faced will all those other snacky decisions. Make the easy decision, Rox. So today, I'll try to get in two walking sessions - lunch and after work. Although I need to go to the store, so my evening session may just be a walk to the store, which works as well.
As for the blues, well, I've still got them, but have a better handle on what's going on. I think it's just more grief processing - Bick, the house. I don't know that there is anyway to get around it. I think it's a requirement that I work through it. As for the house, well, I had a little more closure on it yesterday. TheMerryNewleywed (who recommended the realtor) finally mentioned something about it - I think she'd been actively avoiding me. We discussed the situation and we are going to be okay. And I did take a peek at the real estate ads yesterday. I didn't find anything that I liked, but I did see some things that weren't horrible, either. So that is progress and lead to some feelings of closure. Plus, while "my " house still has a for sale sign in the yard, it appears to be off the online sites. So it is indeed gone. As for Bick, well, getting to a final resolution there will not be without some hurt. It's time again to insert a bit of space, I think. Time for me to become busy with other things, other activities. And while he is doing well, it's still too soon to think that anything has really changed. I need to continue on with my mission. Focus.
I think I'll take some time within the next couple of weeks and head up to SE OK and rent a cabin on the river for a couple of days and just tromp around. Hmm, if I swap MalibuKen for Pebbles' Trixie then I can take the bike as well.
ETA: Just as soon as I hit the post button, I found this article from ZenHabits. Very appropriate for today.
Take good care of yourself. Be kind to others. Discover (tm) - anne h.