Monday, June 05, 2006

So much to say

...little time to say it. Last week was crazy busy. I suppose it didn't help matters on Thursday when I begged Steve to take us out to Candle Lake for some R&R. Did I say "R&R"? How foolish, I should know by now that when you have kids, R&R doesn't exist anymore! But the day was beautiful none the less. The sky was clear blue, the water icy cold and the sand was...well the sand was smooth under our feet. The kids loved it, cold water or no cold water. Both of them, at different times, dived right in only to resurface with teeth chattering. And you can't go to the lake without having a weiner roast, so we had our weiner roast. Then, of course, you can't go to Candle Lake without stopping at the restaurant for large ice cream cones for dirt cheap. Yes the day was a VERY good example of living spontaneously and seizing the moment.

Friday I ran the Relay For Life. One thing I learned about myself is that I am no good to anything living after 36 hours of no sleep. And 3 hours of sleep won't help much either. But otherwise I'd do it again next year with some new ideas thanks to lessons learned.

I found this in a magazine and wanted to summarize it. It's all about how to make Mom's feel and look good.

Glow for it - just 20 minutes of exercise (yes chasing children is included) will increase blood flow to your face resulting in a radiant, fresh-faced glow (of sweat!! ha ha ha... I added that myself)
Update your mane - Get a good haircut. Rule of thumb: never leave the salon with a stylish new do you can't easily recreate in your own bathroom.
Switch channels - Next time you run an errand be sure to have your favourite music programmed in that'll make you pump your hands in the air and open the sunroof (who does this?) You'll be surprised (and so will those around you!) at how liberating 10 minutes fo your fav music can be. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face!
Lash out - Makeup artists will tell you the key to opening up tired eyes is curl those lashes!
Stay in condition - Take the 2 mins in the shower to let that conditioner soak in. Your hair will be softer, shinier and healthier for it.
Get an eye full - Grab a couple slices of cucumber and place them on your eyes. No cukes? Place a cold, damp clean washcloth over both eyes and lay back and relax for a few minutes.
Raise your hands - If you have time get a manicure. No time? Soak your nails in lemon juice to get rid of stains, then use a nail buffer to make them shine.
Follow your nose - A quick mist of a fresh, clean scent in the morning works wonders to jumpstart your day. Some energizing scents to try include jasmine, bergamot, hyacinth and basil.

So there you go. Don't forget Kinsmen tomorrow!