I don't feel like I got a lot done but I won a Super Minty Soap'N Scrub by Bliss from The Beauty of Life blog. (Don't forget to also follow on Facebook & Twitter.) Chris & I went to see Kick Ass 2 finally & it was awesome & funny! ("I Don't like reboots!" LOL! I really am a geek & I am ok with this!) Then I had my amazing ginger bath.
I love ginger! I love the potent way it tastes, I love the pungent, strong smell of it. Once Chris even got me these chocolate covered gummy ginger candies that were SO spicy I really didn't know if I liked them or not... though I ate the whole box! So yeah, I ended up loving them. Couldn't get enough! I especially love the way real ginger makes me feel. Considering I still feel like I am being doused with ice every day.
Ginger is known to help with digestion, increase circulation & blood flow and also help as an anti-septic. Ginger can also thin your blood, which I found out one year after getting subconjunctival hemmorhages in both eyes after feeling ill & drinking ginger tea all week. (Please don't google that because it's a horror show!) People take baths with fresh ginger cut up or ground, ginger tea, and even ginger essential oils for these effects.
My bath last night consisted of:
- Winter bath ballistic by Lush
- Ginger body wash from The Body Shop (no longer available)
- White Tea & Ginger lotion and body spray by Bath & Body Works (spray no longer available)
OMG did you KNOW there is a LUSH WIKI!? Well you do now if you didn't! :)
I'm almost a bit concerned about the coldness that has been rushing through me. I know, I know... AGAIN I just have to be patient! But I can't even go into my freezer & touch things in there without feeling the "burn" of the cold. It's THAT bad.
I'm still going to get that Bliss Minty Soap'N Scrub & use it! I have a lot of minty stuff that is more geared toward the holidays, sweet & candy-cane like. If all else fails & my body cannot handle it, I'm positive Chris will like it & I'll get his opinions on it in addition to my own. Plus it will be a new experience to write about for those of us who suffer from Hashimoto's or hypothyroid & are obsessed with good smelling things & fine soaps like I am.
It scares me and saddens me in a bit. In a few months the weather will get colder, though this summer has been unseasonably cold regardless High 40's-mid 50's at night. Highest temp this week is supposed to be 84º and 77º next week. I got a bit annoyed the other day when I went out and it was 71º, said it was "cold" and Chris corrected me how it "wasn't cold." I got upset & I feel kind of bad about it because he really has no clue how this feels.
I want to enjoy my autumn & winter. I lived in CA for a few years &, believe it or not, I YEARNED for the seasons back, the cold, the snow. I missed it so much. Sure, I could have went up into the mountains during the winter months but when you live in Los Angeles & are working to get by, not vacationing, & losing $, it's not that easy.
So this is another depressing feeling I am getting. If I am not better by this time HOW will I be feeling? How will I react to the cold winters now? How will my skin be considering I already had a problem with dryness & eczema due to my medical condition? Will it get better? Will I be much worse even if I'm feeling "generally" better? Will one thing end up worse than the other?
I think a lot. I like to plan. Can you tell?
Time for me to plan my bath for tonight! Happy bathing!