What I miss most about home – the appliances (dishwasher and washer/dryer) and my bed. (makes a difference when hubby is here – king vs. double…oh yeah, getting cozy!)
What I will miss most about being here – The view is so beautiful Life is just simpler. Nature is so close. And when the weather is good, it’s just so much fun. It’s fun even when the weather isn’t great but cabin fever sets in after a while. But when we get to hit the beach…here’s me – in my usual hat & shades. And I’ve been able to wear this coverup that I don’t usually sport at home since it’s long sleeve and terry. I got it at Old Navy 3 or so years ago and still love it. Perfect for 77-degree sunny lake days on the beach.
And here’s a tip I picked up from my mom while she was here: Every morning she takes a nice, long walk. And, of course, Lucy & I accompanied her. So anyway…when she puts on her sneakers, she does it standing up. I always sit on the floor or step or whatever. But when you stand while doing it, it’s a both a balance exercise and a balance test. Bonus points if you don’t have to put your foot on the floor to get the heel in the shoe. I’ve been copycatting and doing the same. And all I can think about is the slogan “Achieve…New Balance”. Of course, I’m wearing Brooks.
And one more tip – self-tanner for the face. As you see above, my head is so shaded when I’m out in the sun. I actually have to pop down the shades occasionally with new acquaintances at the pool as they don’t always recognize me in my “disguise.” And even with my SPF 70 faithful applications, I still do tan. But my face is white. Not good. So to even things out, I try to stay in the shade more…and I use self-tanner on my face. I had tried a few and not really been happy until I tried one by L’Occitane – Self-Tanning Veil. It’s a gradual tanner, but works well. It does have oil in it, which I normally steer way way way clear of, but this one doesn’t seem to impact my skin poorly. It is noncomedogenic. Worth a shot for a little glow, no?