I might walk to Trader Joe's (not much farther than a mile I think) when I get home to enjoy the weather, get some movement in, and pick up something nibbly. I've been wanting citrus lately, but it always bothers my teeth. I wonder if oil pulling would help with that? I would love to munch on an orange!
-I feel like eating ANYTHING makes my post nasal drip worse lately. Maybe I'm ingesting pollen haha. Just have to hold out till the 10th so I can get tested and know for sure what I'm allergic to. Can't wait! Listerine in the morning is the only way to make my breath not atrocious and I'm sure it doesn't last long.
-My hands (right hand especially) have been SO DRY for a couple weeks now. I picked up more hand lotion (Gold Bond) on vacation because holding hands with Boyfriend was awkward with my scaly knuckles. Coconut oil seems like the only thing that doesn't make my hands oily after application, I think I might need to craft something to use at work (maybe just a different container?). My keyboard feels weird (grimey? not sticky or slick) and it's grossing me out.
-I was fine with the quality of my hair over vacation. I'm about 4 weeks into my no-poo experiment and have only washed my hair 4 times, but this week I'll probably end up washing it twice (usually wash on Saturdays, but I washed this morning). After I washed with my baking soda water and conditioned with vinegar water on Sunday, my hair still did not feel very clean, mostly on the top of my head. I washed again today and it feels simultaneously dry and grimy on top now, but the shorter sides and back feel thick, soft, and clean. I'm not sure if I'm just not washing the roots well enough or using too much of something. I only let the vinegar-water sit for a few seconds because I recall my hair getting very greasy before when I used too much. I need to get a boar bristle brush to keep at work so I can brush my hair after my scooter-ride and my hair is completely dry. I'll do water only for as long as I can and see if it sorts itself out. It's so hard to tell when it needs moisture and when it needs a good cleaning! It could also be a hard water thing, I don't know how to tell if my water is "hard". In that's the case, I might try distilled water for my hair rinses (just for the solutions though) and lemon instead of vinegar (how on earth does that work as a conditioner?).
-But on the color front, the purple I applied didn't last long and seems to have stripped the green from the last of the bleached bits. My hair is quite light where the green has significantly faded. Maybe it's just from the sun exposure last week. I am still undecided on when/if I will go light, light blonde. If I do, I'm not sure if I should wash my hair before application or use my natural grease and such as a protection agent!
I'm picking back up with my half-assed occasional exercise again this week. I did some KB swings and crunches last night, some more this morning. I'm trying to push myself to squat lower, which reduces the total #, but it should help with pelvic floor muscles. The strength of mine is concerning to me since I once had physical therapy for them (felt like peeing all the time, no infections, was determined by a specialist that those muscles were really weak, most awkward physical therapy ever). And hey, if I ever bear children, I'd rather not shred my pelvic floor muscles in the process. If I get a good exercise routine going now, I can keep it up when/if I get pregnant someday, since they say you shouldn't start a new routine once preggers. Thinking ahead FTW?