August 30, 2016


It hit me mid sentence, as I was writing today’s blog post, that Labor Day was just 10 days away. The sadness that my vacation/rehab was soon to be over, and that I would be back to work, is disheartening. To live an organized RA friendly lifestyle requires much planning and prep work which changes by season. Much has to be done, purging cosmetics that are out of date, and more importantly preparing the skin care routine that agrees with my medications and lifestyle.

Cool/cold weather for me means dry, sensitive skin. My current cleansers and moisturizers are replaced with routines using masks that exfoliate my skin, or masks that hydrate my skin, followed by heavy moisturizing. As I write this, it all sounds like a bunch drivel to me, but to be able to present myself in a professional manner at work, is a major challenge. RA can and does wreak havoc on your appearance and so many other things. That’s what this post is really about. If I lived without RA, nothing would make me sweat, I would do things as they came along and didn’t have a worry in the world, and if I did, I could handle anything. So where does this leave me? When I’m done with this post, I’ll probably peruse Nordstrom Beauty online. I’ll take Sean Patrick for a walk, because daytime weekday walks will be few and far between. I’ll rummage through the dates on all cosmetics and purge all out of date products. The summer clothes will be put in piles of save, give away, and keep out as transitional clothing. My list will go on until I feel comfortably prepared to start a new school year and head straight into the fall/winter season. I think I’ll start addressing my Christmas Cards tonite!
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  1. I love how you ended this on a positive note !