I’m having one of those days, babe. It’s been so hard to focus this morning, and I don’t know if it’s because I stayed up a little later than usual…
Well, later for me. ? I was up till about 10:30 (night owl!) reading Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty.
It’s such a great book! I have the itch to read a chapter now, but I shouldn’t…
It’s about three ladies who live in a beach town in Australia. Their lives intertwine when their kids all start kindergarten together. Then, gasp! — there’s a murder at the school! ?
It’s not fluffy, though. My brain doesn’t feel numb. It’s poignant, intriguing, funny and sad at the same time. The story grabbed me like a lasso and pulled me along.
Anyway, I’ve been staying up late reading, and I think that’s kinda messing with me.
Aaand, I’ve also been browsing the web on my phone more than usual, and I swear, that really does mess with my ability to concentrate. Note to self: quit falling into the Facebook/Instagram black hole before bed and early in the morning.
When I feel out of it like this, I try to have an easy day, but there’s always stuff to do, you know? Just gotta go with it.
We haven’t talked a lot lately about non-makeup things, have we? We should catch up! I’ll go first…
Let’s see… Well, I went to the dentist last week and found out that I have a cavity (yay!). I decided to get it sorted out quickly, because I knew that if I didn’t, I’d obsess over it. So I did. I went back a couple days ago for the filling.
Actually, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.
Gosh, I can’t even remember the last time I had a cavity. It’s been years and years. I mentioned it on Instagram, and someone said that getting cavities after having a baby or breastfeeding is pretty common because the baby leeches minerals from you (yes, like a parasite).
So, yeah. I went to the dentist, which is not my favorite thing to do, but it wasn’t bad this time. The hardest part was the dental mouth frame thingy they had to use to keep my mouth open during the procedure.
THAT was totally exhausting. My jaw still hurts.
Oh, and the sunglasses weren’t my idea. My dentist gives them to his patients to make the bright headlamp less blinding. I wish I’d taken a side picture of them because they said, “I ❤️ SF Symphony.” Haha!
And those Bose noise-cancelling headphones? OMG! They’re amazing! They don’t completely cancel out every sound, but they dampen the background noise. It’s weird! You can still hear someone talking in front of you, but if there’s music playing or other ambient sounds, it gets filtered out. It’s amazing. I plugged them into my iPhone and listened to music the whole time while they worked on my teeth.
Definitely made the experience less traumatic.
Oh, gosh! So, I read about this hair contraption thing called the PonyDry a few weeks ago. It’s basically something you wrap the ends of your hair in to keep them dry so you can wash your roots without having to commit to washing your entire head of hair.
I’ve been wanting to try it, but also not wanting to try it, because I think I can improvise a homemade version, and I tried last night with a shower cap and a headband I got from a Benefit press kit…
It kinda sorta worked, but not really. The ends of my hair stayed mostly dry. They were just a little damp, and I did shampoo and condition my roots, so my hair felt a little bit cleaner, but I don’t know if I rinsed everything out well because my scalp feels a little itchy today.
Gotta keep perfecting the design (haha).
In food-related news, I don’t know if I’ve mentioned my latest breakfast kick. So, I usually feel like crap in the mornings, and I’m practically useless and non-functional until I get some food in my stomach and a cup of tea of coffee, and when I find a breakfast food that I like, I’ll make the same thing until I get completely sick of it. For the past few months, that’s been frozen waffles with peanut butter and raisins, which was almost the only thing I ate while I was pregnant with Connor.
Anyway, I’m getting sick of it again, so I tried this smoothie that my friend Nicole posted on Instagram with avocado, zucchini, two tablespoons of peanut butter and half a thing of chocolate-flavored Premier Protein.
It’s tasty and keeps me full for a long time. We’ll see how long this kick lasts!
Also, on Tuesday I made this fish piccata using frozen tilapia filets and this recipe from skinnytaste.com.
Honestly, if it wasn’t for skinnytaste.com and TJs, I don’t know what I’d eat (probably just waffles). It was delicious and only took about 30 minutes to make.
If you’re still reading, hi! ? I’ve got one more quick story. I just stopped Connor Claire from throwing a tantrum by distracting her with a poop-filled diaper (!). My hands were full, but I had the diaper in a garbage bag, and I started swinging it around like it was a pair of nunchucks. Needless to say, she stopped crying, LOL!
How are things going with you? TGIF, my friend.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
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