I’ve had a saying for a while now that life is too short to put up with certain things. For a long time, those items were (in no particular order): cheap toilet paper, plastic cheese, and crappy bread. These are things I am always willing to spend a little extra on for quality-of-life purposes.
However, as I grow older and
get picker become more refined, I’ve added a few other items to the list:
- Uncomfortable underwear. You don’t like panty lines? Don’t look at my ass. I order my cottons online so I get exactly what I want. Sadly, even the brand stuff is made cheaply, but I can’t be bothered mending underwear. (guess what I just ordered more of today?)
- Uncomfortable socks. I am a Socks person. With my circulation what it is, socks in the office are pretty much a must. Now that I have found bamboo socks I will NEVER go back. I plan to replace all my work socks with bamboo ones eventually. Not the cheapest, but SO worth it! *snuggles her socks*
- Good lotion. I don’t use it often, but I prefer stuff that doesn’t smell like fruit, flowers, or medicine, and is greasy. That leaves about one brand, which is darn expensive. It works great, though, so I deem it worth the effort.
In other news, I’ve been hit with a triple-whammy of sinus ick, medication changes, and Being a Girl. I spent yesterday at home wrapped around a heating pad and must have torn through a whole box of tissues. All I needed was a chick flick and a pint of ice cream to be a total stereotype.
Better today but still tired. I’ve started melatonin to help me get to sleep, and went through directed visualisation with the therapist to help me relax and let go of stress. Both seem pretty positive techniques, so hopefully I will be resting more and better. The recording we used was Time Out from Stress, Volume 1 by Patrick Fanning (an oldie but a goodie!).