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Pretty sure I've got the beginnings of a nasty cold. I woke up early this morning with a nasty cough. Now I've got sniffles and sneezes. I've been sucking on cough drops and drinking my tea with lemon and honey. I've got plans this weekend, so hopefully it passes quickly.

 

Its giving me weird dreams though.

 

Last night's odd dream was a post-apocalyptic survival nightmare (sun kerplosion, no zombies). It played out a bit like Tomb Raider meets Blade Runner. Just woke up from another one that was another post-apocalypse, but this one was animated like a Pixar film meets the Twilight Zone.

 

Best conclusion I've got is my dreams are weird on colds. o.O

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I've been having a lot of fun trying to get my garden prepared. It is finally warming up here, so that doesn't leave me much time to get my seedlings in the ground. I truly adore this time of year. I love watching things come to life and bloom.

 

I've been bring my time to rethink my life lately. Mostly because of my health, but it has required me to examine some of my goals.

 

For example, children is one issue. I have finally come to accept that physically it will not happen for me. I have not quite closed the door on adoption, but I know it is a far off goal.

 

As for the rest of it it's just a matter of rethinking how I'm going to approach my future career. There's a lot of things I can't do anymore because of my physical conditions. That has been the hardest, letting go of a dream.

 

For now I'm taking it one day at a time.

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I think my mother has gone a little crazy. It's 10 degrees out, and she wants to go back to our storage rooms in the next town over to rifle through furniture again (we've been trying to consolidate our belongings).

 

We did it last weekend, and managed to get quite a bit done.  Did I mention it was 30 degrees and snowing?

 

Yeah. Mom's gone a bit round the bend. Or to borrow a phrase from the 90s, she's trying to harsh my hibernation vibe.

 

Remember kids: hibernation is your friend.

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So it would seem this site has been attacked once again. I'm getting through okay the moment, but it's been intermittent.

 

For those of you for talking to other sites, I am on both insanejournal and dreamwidth under the same username.

 

I don't use the former much, but I currently mirror my posts over at dreamwidth.

 

@ Dreamwidth

 

@ InsaneJournal

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This lady did an adorable parody of Psy's "Gangnam Style" song. She did exactly what I thought the first time I saw it: horses.

 

Kandee Johnson Kan-gnam parody

 

Btw, all but two of the older kids in the video are hers. Her mother filmed it. It was quite the family affair!

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Isn't this the coolest look? Wishing very much to recreate this.

Found on Pinterest here.

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I finally got around to watching Teen Wolf. I admit that Stiles and Derek are adorable on-screen together. They'd make a cute couple.

 

I've resisted watching this for ages, but boredom won me over.

 

Bah!

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I've been scouring the net for ideas on seasonal decorations and came across this gem. It's basically a formula for various containers. I've used that method before to recreate pieces on my own, but this is the first I've seen a method outlined to follow.

 

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This makeup artist I found on Youtube does some awesome special effects makeup. She makes them look so easy!

Unzipped_Zipper_Face_Makeup_1

Zipper Face Mask

She's also got a Snow Queen, zombie, bullet hole, scars, and an awesome screw through a finger.

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...but only because I've got a monster blackberry bush to trim back.

 

Well, its actually my neighbors but its creeped all the way onto my deck now.

 

Loving the colder weather. Finally getting to pull out the heaters and warmer clothes.

 

What's your favorite part of Autumn?

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I wrote my initial review of the Covergirl + Olay Tone Rehab 2 in 1 foundation and powder on the Buzz Agent website here (and my before and after photo is there).

 

 

They claim it'll improve your skin texture in 3 weeks. I wasn't sure how well it work for me because I'm fairly sensitive to Olay products, so it could very well make it worse.

 

Texture
Short story is it works great. My 69 year old mother and I both tested it because our skin texture is so different. Her skin is dry and heavily lined. Mine is combination with pretty good lines around my eyes, and occasional acne flare-ups (not to mention my eczema).

 

Coverage
For both of us the foundation had great medium coverage. I tried it both with and without primer, and it blended well either way. I prefer blending with a damp sponge, Mom with a brush. It didn't settle in any lines, and didn't look (or feel) too heavy.

 

Lasting Power
The foundation didn't oil up too bad in the t-zone if I used an oil reducing moisturizer. Mom had zero problems. It lasts several hours, even on super hot days. I didn't have any transfer issues on my clothes once it was set. Bonus? It doesn't oxidize on me.

 

Powder
The powder was a bit different. It is actually quite heavy. To set your makeup with it you need to be very delicate. I actually used it as a light foundation most of the time. It stays on pretty well though without building up too much when reapplied.

 

Overall
I love it and will repurchase. My skin actually was a bit smoother, and cleared up of eczema. I got so many compliments on my complexion. That in itself is worth it yo me. Try it if you've got combination to dry skin, especially if age is becoming an issue.




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I've been watching the news lately to catch news of the fires in colorado springs. I grew up there,  and I've still got family and friends that live there. I think between my sister, mother, and I we've been driving them all just a wee bit insane. Luckily they've all been fine so far (though my uncle solved the dilemma by going on a boating trip).

 

As for the rest, I've been trying to get caught up, and keep up with chores around the house. My mother is finally doing better now that she's going back to work half time.

 

As for me, I've just been laying around today nursing a migraine and making orders on my phone for beauty tools. I thought a few brushes, makeup setting spray, hd powder, and a few new lip products to try.

 

Now if only I can convince myself I really need to get up and start my day...

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I find it absolutely interesting that when we change with the times, we so quickly forget the past. Of course recently it has been something for less serious for me; take my new phone for example. I found I had to get something off of my old phone and then I went back to try to use it and I had completely forgotten how to work the controls.

 

Bear in mind my new phone has touch controls. I kept trying to tap the screen of my old phone, cursing all the while . "What are you doing?" my mother asked me with laughter in her voice. It was about that point that I realized exactly what I was doing wrong.

 

Doh!

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I got a new phone. Its a Droid razor. I had have a blackberry but I pulled the charging port out. not much else going on except for catching up with my gardening. I've actually got about 2 years worth of overgrown weeds to get out of my garden.  that's about it for now tomorrow I'm heading out to do a training seminar until learn how to use my new phone will see how that goes.

 

I hope all is well with you guys.

 

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