Good evening, my darlingest darlingheads!
PeaceBang does NOT love the winter! Herein begins a Mutually Supportive Rant! PeaceBang dislikes the dark and cold of winter, the short days of winter, the dry skin and lifeless hair of winter, the pneumonia and other ailments that make her beloveds suffer in the winter, and she does NOT love the tons of snow and the ice everywhere that cause her to have to think about where she’s walking lest she slip and wind up on her keister as she just did taking out the recycling. I’m such a winter-time klutz I’m amazed I haven’t broken anything yet. *knocking wood*
Speaking of slipping, yesterday I actually fainted for the first time in my life, and I don’t want to discuss that in any depth except to say that it was startling but I’m fine. Sometimes an empathic personality does not work in one’s favor. Fainting is funny! “I am on the floor” is actually a very funny thought if you immediately realize that nothing serious is wrong with you.
Fat! Fat! Fat! Raise your hand if you too feel like a spud right now: I know I can’t be the only one. I’m a Weight Watchers drop-out, a totally absentee gym member and an enthusiastic consumer of wintertime comfort foods. My chickens have come home to roost in the form of weight gain that puts me squarely (or roundly) between sizes. This means that I am either wearing floppy, unflattering clothes or overly-snug, unflattering clothes. I really should just don a black poncho and leave it at that. It is so dreary to find combinations that look halfway decent! Can’t I just wear my cute fleece nightgowns all day?
I am starting on a vegetable soup program that I hope will help: I do love soup dearly. If only I could stop garnishing it with home-made cheese croutons…
So PeaceBang is puffy. What else is new?
She is happy to report that while it will take time and effort to de-puff her figure to any noticeable degree, she has found a way to fairly quickly de-puff the bags under her eyes. It is a Garnier product with one of those names the cosmetic industry loves — something wonderfully Frenchy and faux-scientific like “Garnier Nutrisse Anti-Matter Gravity-Defying De-Puffification Roller.” It costs quite a bit ($12) but I’ve been using it for several weeks day and night and it seems to be lasting well. I love that it dries well enough that you can wear it under make-up.
So there you go. Boys and girls with Eye Puff, give it a try. Everyone else, join in with General Wintertime Ranting or just go have yourselves a nice day.