So we survived 2017! Just barely, but still lived to see another day. With school, and work, and mommin’ it is hard to get away or even spend a moment to myself. After spending a majority of Sunday relaxing and being lazy, I finally woke from my daytime slumber, got up, made myself presentable to the general public and went and got a manicure! I never do this! I haven’t had a manicure since October. It was wonderful! I also had a paraffin wax treatment done on my hands. Being a nurse, or any health care worker I recommend these. Not only does this treatment help with very dry skin, but has added benefits such as soothing symptoms of conditions such as arthritis and fibromyalgia. The wax treatment works “as a type of heat therapy, by increasing blood flow, relaxing tight muscles, and stiff joints.” Afterwards, I went shopping, and I just shopped everywhere! I hit up Kohls, Walley, Home Depot, and lastly TJMaxx-a personal fave of mine…Yes, I am a “Maxonista.” The shopping was great because it was uninterrupted by two little boys that I love so dearly. Usually, they go with me to shop, and they beg for every toy in the store, and hang from the cart like wild banshees! During my shopping trip, I was able to buy clothes, gifts for my youngest son’s upcoming birthday, Christmas stuff for next year, and various other crap that I am sure I do not need. My husband, I think realizes, when I say “I’m going shopping without the boys” really means…”I’m going to lose my shit if I have to take them with me so please watch them for 2-4 hours so I can get some quiet time”! He is a good man!
Another think I would like to talk about is this hand cream I was fortunate to stumble upon. In talking about doing things for myself, I was able to score a membership to the Fabfitfun box in December. It arrived at my house sometime in the middle of December. At the time my family had taken some personal hits so I was too busy, stressed, mad, sad, you name the emotion we were going through it. Over this past weekend I was able to sift through the box and really examine the contents of the box. There were many wonderful things in the box, but one of my favorites was the AHAVA Dead Sea Mineral Hand cream. I originally thought it was going to be another hand lotion that wouldn’t work for me. I’m a nurse, my hands get dried out, cracked, itchy, sore, and rough from all the frequent handwashing I do. This stuff is amazing, and surprisingly enough it doesn’t leave that yucky filmy residue that alot of the other lotions leave! I will be sad once this product runs out, but will fork out the extra cash to keep using this product. Fellow nurses and healthcare workers, this lotion gets and A+ in my book, and I recommend trying it, it is definatley worth the money! This size lotion retails for $33.
Lastly, I am on my feet all day. I wear compression socks. Many of them can look like boring old lady socks…Me being the maxonista that I am…probably about 3x a week…ssssh don’t tell my husband! I found these wonderful compression socks that are branded: Dr. Motion everyday. They retail for $5.99 at TJmaxx, and can be found in either the sock section, or on the racks by the check out. They do have cute prints, and cuts…each location is different. I have two that are close to me so I am always going back and forth.
Good night, and sweet dreams!