Wine & Love v.1

9 Feb

Hosted by Nora

This is my first Wine & Love post, but I’m going to aim to do it every week. I love the idea of taking time to reflect on what’s going my way and what’s not – it’s such a great way to gain perspective. You can probably tell I’ve been super into balance lately, so if you want to link up with Nora and do your own Wine & Love you can!

… Wines …

  • Girl drama…Boy-roommate’s semi-girlfriend doesn’t like me. Normally I wouldn’t care – I know I’ll be around longer than she will – but she’s over quite a bit and she’s begun to make her feelings more obvious. Last night I buzzed her in and she didn’t even say hi to me when she walked in the door!
  • Winter…This is kind of trivial, but it’s bothering me: dry skin! My hands are normally baby soft (seriously, everyone comments on them!) but this winter is so dry. To make it worse, the radiator is in my room. I have a humidifier, but I’m not sure of its effectiveness for the size of my room. What are some ways you keep your skin soft in the winter? Do you use those lotion-gloves? Do they work? I’m open to suggestions.
  • This weather…It has been SO inconsistent this year. I don’t love extreme temperatures in any direction, but I’d always prefer warmer. This week has ranged from 65 degrees down to 28 and snowing – all within four days. I realize this has larger implications for the planet than just my personal satisfaction, but for right now I’d really like there to be some consistency!

… Loves …

  • My new job! I’m almost done with week 2 and it’s going so well. I’m challenged, but in a way that I feel like I’m building on my experience. Everything I’m doing is reinforcing my knowledge and understanding of the industry. And I get to make pretty powerpoints!
  • The cleanse! Today is day 3 – the last day – and I feel fantastic. I can’t wait to dedicate an entire post to how it has gone (you knew that would happen, come on). I took a spinning class last night and did yoga this morning and I’m just in such a happy place right now!
  • My clean, organized bedroom! Since I’m not eating real food – and therefore not cooking ordering in/waiting for delivery – I have had so much time (and energy!) to keep my room clean and my clothes put away. I love going to bed and waking up in a room that’s so uncluttered.
  • Future plans! I have so many plans for the next few weeks – including skyping with Amazonian tea farmers in Spanish (no, I don’t speak Spanish – it’ll be interesting), my first boxing class, applying to be a Stratejoy Season 6 blogger, tons of babysitting (extra money!), skiing, and more!

6 Responses to “Wine & Love v.1”

  1. Lauren @ laurenchanting February 9, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    Welcome to Wine and Love :)

    The roommate’s girl situation, ughhh. One former roommate of mine had a parade of girls through our house every weekend, and it never bothered me until I started recognizing the girls – as the ones who were the total bitches at our high school. (I’m pretty sure I had their faces blacked out with permanent marker in our yearbook.) Let’s just say that the many years since graduation didn’t make them any nicer. So good luck with that!

    This winter has been brutal for me! I run my humidifier every night and I still wake up with sandpaper face. So not cool. I’ve been washing my face at night, pouring on Oil of Olay, and not washing my face in the morning. It sounds gross but it’s not, I swear. And… I just realized I have no idea how that would work for your hands. Have you tried Aveeno or Eucerin? M alternates those for his dry, cracked hands.

    The more I read about your cleanse, the more I want to try one! I can’t wait to see your recap1 :)

  2. Nora February 9, 2012 at 10:34 am #

    Thanks for joining =)
    Kudos to you for doing and sticking to a cleanse! That’s awesome. I’m intrigued by them but I have yet to do one… I may have to change that.
    I miss babysitting for all the extra money I used to make doing it. Sigh.

  3. sarafrita February 9, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    @Lauren – I should try Eucerin, I think. I’ve been using regular hand lotion but I think I’ll upgrade to something stronger.

    @Nora & Lauren – The cleanse has been awesome for me but I definitely see how it might not be for everyone. I’ll be recapping soon!

  4. stealthypoo February 9, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Congrats on sticking with the cleanse!

    Definitely try Eucerin. Whenever I get winter dry skin it works magic when nothing else does.

    Boo to the girl drama.. Rude! Ew. I love killing with kindness in these situations. Good Luck!

  5. kelly February 9, 2012 at 9:27 pm #

    I just want to say, I’m right there with you on dry skin and winter even though I live in California, where we supposedly have no seasons. It’s never a good sign when you scratch your tight-covered leg and then have to brush away dead skin. Also glad to hear the job is going well and super impressed with the cleanse thing. Well done!

  6. terra February 13, 2012 at 8:27 am #

    I feel like this winter has been the most dry winter ever and all my skin is falling off because of it. I need a humidifier, I think, so I can breathe better and so I can keep from being so itchy and dry-skinned all the time.

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