My Face, The Weather, My Heart, The Germs

Part of my regular ‘maintenance program’ is having a facial every few months, but, I’ve not had one since February. Certainly not the end of the world. BUT, I did notice that I could feel some bumps on my nose. I couldn’t SEE what they were, but I was assuming they were those yucky things my aesthetician almost makes me cry while pressing out of the tip of my nose with her putty knife. It FEELS like a putty knife. Grosser than gross. While on a Target run I grabbed a pack of these babies in lieu of a putty knife from the garage.

I’ll not share the evidence, but this was possibly the most satisfying moment of my week.

The weather, my heart

We’ve been blessed with fall-like weather this week. Well, fall for Florida. Any day that doesn’t get hotter than 80* is a good fall day in Florida.

79* at 5pm? Let me grab my cardigan and toss a log on the fire!

Speaking of my Apple Watch. I never knew how much I would enjoy it. I have a lovely real watch that was gifted to me from the Coach many years ago and another lovely real watch from my dear friends for my 50th. But I tend to wear my Apple watch daily, saving the real ones for when we have a special event, like the grocery store. Ok, only because the grocery store in 2020 is a special event.

When I first got it last year though, I was perplexed and a bit worried that my resting heart rate was always a bit high. I even called my Dr and asked about it. She gave me the ‘once over’ and told me my ticker was fine, but some people just have faster heart beats. So, if you were ever wanting to have a heart beat race with me, I’d probably win. Or die.

The Germs

I had a memory pop into my brain the other day from many years ago when I was a girl scout leader. One fall we went camping and we played the age old game of bobbing for apples. Goodness, remember doing stuff like that? Putting your OPEN MOUTH in a bucket after 10 of your friends? It’s a wonder we made it this long.

Which in turn reminded me of a time when my girls were little, they would turn me into a complete lunatic when I took them to a public restroom. They wanted to TOUCH EVERY DAMN THING THEY COULD. I’m pretty sure it was to make me nuts and it worked, look at me now: NUTS.

Suz to her impressionable, touch-everything-children:

‘Well, you might as well search for a snack in the garbage can, then let’s go and lick the escalator handrail in Macy’s!”

It’s a wonder they’re well adjusted.

They appear well adjusted, no?

Let’s be nice, Damnit

It’s Friday. We’ve survived another week. We still don’t know who will be residing in the White House next year, but whatever happens, we must love and respect one another; that is imperative, right? I honestly don’t care if Elton John is our President (think of the good music though!) I just want people to be NICE and respectful to each other, Damnit.

We’ll be home enjoying our fall weather this weekend and hopefully not shuttering up because of Hurricane/Tropical storm ETA. *raises fists in the air—ENOUGH 2020!*

Any plans for the weekend that I should know about?


15 thoughts on “My Face, The Weather, My Heart, The Germs”

  1. You made me google what a good resting heart rate was and it said between 60-100 for a healthy adult. Mine is usually in the low 70’s so I guess I’m good! I am so weary of this election and actually this whole year has been exhausting! I agree, whatever the outcome we just all need to be nice!

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  2. Glad you found a way to service your face, my face is mad at me for not knowing this kind of thing existed.

    I fear those fancy watches. Will I know how to work it? Will it beep incessantly? Do I have to wear it when I sleep in order for it to really KNOW me? If so, would the weight of it keep me up? Would I need my kids to operate it (the answer to that is an obvious YES)?

    The image of your girls racing around a public bathroom trying to ‘win’ at touching more grossness than her sister is quite entertaining. Thanks for that. Having 3 boys first, Coach and I learned to get them to pee in a public restroom without having them touch ANYTHING. There was the time when we were camping at Yellowstone – Coach came out of the bathroom with the boys looking VERY defeated . . . Eddie had dropped his toothbrush under the urinal.

    Coach imitated Trump refusing to leave the White House and all the insults he would toss at Biden as he insisted that he wasn’t leaving. It could happen.

    I hope that storm avoids you. You should come visit Chicago this weekend. It has been low 70s for days and that will last till Monday. Glorious and so strange for Chicago November.

    Unfortunately Tank came down with a fever last night and I have been online trying to find him a test for HOURS this morning. It is mind blowing. I was supposed to have a brand new family with a new baby starting at my in-home daycare today. Wishing my surprise day off involved something besides hunting down a rapid test. Or really at this point, ANY TEST.

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    1. You need the biore strips; they’re life-changing!
      So sorry Tank is not well. Praying it passes quickly and doesn’t spread in the household!
      Oh, I don’t wear my watch at night, but you certainly can if you want to be obsessive about it. 🙂


  3. My friend is in health care, and she saw her daughter licking the counter in a public bathroom once. She just sighed and said “thank goodness for antibodies”, so *shrug*. I remember myself saying to the kids once “you have to eat the ones off the floor first” and then musing on how far down parenthood had brought me.
    For the weekend I am making excruciatingly slow progress towards painting some of the main floor. Like, glacial progress. Don’t hold your breath, unless you’re trying to slow your overachieving heartbeat.

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  4. Why are littles so obsessed with public bathrooms? My kids wanted to see every single one. And that was before Clorox wipes.

    Why is there an asterisk after “Deep pore clogs” on your biore strips? Do they clarify how deep “deep” is?

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    1. I believe the fascination with public restrooms is universal for toddlers.

      I think the asterisk means these are better than the standard Biore strips and more expensive I might add. I opted for the DEEPER cleaning more expensive ones because who has time to clear out only a shallow amount of a pore?


  5. There is so much I love about this post, I can’t even. I CANNOT EVEN, SUZ. Your heart rate! You win! Or die. I am the opposite, I have a super slow resting heart rate. Sometimes I wonder if *I* am actually dead. I have a Garmin watch and I have become so dependent on it, if something happens to it, it might be the end of me. I was a super germ phobe when my kids were little and public washrooms were the WORST. God, I had so much hand sanitizer. Now, of course, that all seems NORMAL. I loathe facials but I give myself a mask twice a week and I have a complicated cleansing/ moisturizing routine. For some reason, I still look my age (or older) WHY ISN’T IT MAGICALLY WORKING???


  6. Biore strips are self-care.
    I took a microbiology class in college and we had to swab the toilet seats in the hall bathrooms and the lab tables in the classrooms and guess which ones had more bacteria. I’ll wait…

    . I have irregular EKG’s and it took several irregular EKG’s for them to figure out that I have irregular EKG’s. In the process, I essentially had a mini heart attack worrying about this. Also, tons of medical bills. Insert eye roll.

    Saying prayers about the hurricane. What number are we on at this point??


  7. Hahaha my girls touched everything in public bathrooms for years. They’d want to rub their hands all over the sinks and stuff. Nooooo!!!


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