January 2018


For Christmas, family gave me 3 large, plastic ‘bottles’ of “Oil of Olay”.  The labels all touted promises of super moisturizing, etc. – in letters large enough to read without glasses. (Clue #1)

While I’m not very diligent about “body lotion”, I DO make sure I keep my face fully moisturized (in the vain attempt to ward off the dreaded wrinkles – silly me ^_^).  Since I had 3 large bottles, I decided to try some on my face – I mean, it’s “Oil of Olay”, right?  I figured the only possible problem could be the perfume – or whatever the difference between face and body lotion that might result in that one small red spot – the indication it’s not right for MY face.

And so – on it went – including eyelids (Clue/Fact #2).  I noticed a slight burning sensation a few moments later – uh oh, won’t do THAT again.  Guess “perfume” too much.  Then it was – on with my day.

Not long after, I came across a “sad” post on FB, and as usual – there were tears.  DANG!  Wait, DAMN!  My eyes are burning, you know, like when you get soap in your eyes! (Clue #3) WTF?!?  And this time, with glasses ON, I decide to read the label all the way to the bottom!  And there in “fine print” it says “BODY WASH!!  Ah hah, my dear Watson!!! omg!  Yes, I really did cover and carefully rub in – ON MY FACE – body wash!!!

I then ‘carefully’ (to prevent more burning eyes) “washed” it off.  Need I mention that I then looked a lot like Santa?  Rosy cheeks and nose like a cherry!! ^_^  However – my skin felt “smooth as glass”!  And with the application of the correct (and soothing) lotion and the passing of time – all was well again.

The moral of the story and the “advice” – make sure you are wearing your glasses when reading the label of something you are going to either apply to or ingest into your body!!!

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As in Happy New Year, Ya’ll ^_^  You can probably stop reading at this point, cause I have no idea what I shall be typing next.  Truth is, as seems to be the case a lot these days – I had actually forgotten (yes, really!) all about this blog!  I found that so shocking that I decided to see if I could still even get on here!

Not going to write anymore about the sorry state of being of this country (hmm, I guess I just did).  I will say that I, for one, am committed to a “kindness revolution”. ^_^  Stay alert for opportunities to ‘be kind’ – I’ve read that even a smile could save someone’s life!  Ya just never know. ^_^

As for the business – I have been stuck for several months at the all too familiar (dare I say) “artist’s block”.  Not to mention I’m beginning to be poked by thoughts about “how long do I want to keep doing this?”.  I hate to admit it, but all that lifting and hauling is more exhausting than it used to be. 😦  And the driving also not quite as much fun.  Still there remains the other question – if not this, WHAT?!?  Give in totally to my tendency to be a hermit???  We shall see what this new year brings.  For now I am rationalizing with the thought that there are very few people who own every single design I’ve ever done.  And that means – there is still something for most everyone. ^_^  And – – waiting for inspiration!

And so – for those who have read this far – Happy New Year again!  And may this year be better and more peace-filled than the last!  If applique is something you intend to do this year – I have a few patterns available at http://www.artfullyapplique.com  😉