There’s just no chance I’m going to make my original reading goal of 50 books for the year, especially since I’m only on #19. Soooooo with only a couple of months left in the year, I’m going to revise my goal to 25. I feel lame about that, but so be it.
That being said, I’m on an audio book kick, particularly for non-fiction. I’ve realized it’s a great way to make my commute seem like it goes faster. In fact, five of my last seven books have been audio books, and most of those non-fiction. (I think I’m mostly just on a history/informational kick).
Anyone have any audio books I MUST check out? I’ve always been pretty anti-audio book (I can’t process them while I’m doing ANYTHING else besides driving. Same reason I can’t listen to podcasts while I work), but I’ve finally found a way they work for me, so now I want to know what I’ve been missing.
I promise I’m going to get a Hawaii vacation post up soon(ish). But my brain is fried, so it probably won’t be until this weekend. I promise, the photos don’t get any less beautiful from being a few weeks later.
The reason my brain is fried is because I’m serving jury duty. For a trial that will last for 3-4 weeks.
I guess all my years of not ever being called finally REALLY caught up to me. This trial is long, and it’s going to be hard. It already is hard. My brain is tired, from a combo of the volume and type of information thrown at me today. And I have 3-4 more weeks of this to look forward to. Yippee. (Please, let’s all hope for 3.)
That being said, I am taking this seriously. Which means no talking about the case, no writing about the case (beyond this, which isn’t really about the *case* so much as it is about *jury duty*), no looking things up about the case, and giving my utmost attention during the trial. Man, writing that out makes me feel all old and responsible and shit.
One of the things that’s hard about jury duty (besides sitting in ONE place for the entire damn day), is that I don’t have a way to process what I’m taking in. I can’t talk to the other jurors, I can’t talk to my husband, I can’t talk to anyone. I’m writing about it some, privately, but it’s still just…rattling around in my head. It’s tough.
Have I mentioned skin care recently? No? Well, let me remedy that.
A few months ago, I started using a Paula’s Choice (affiliate link heads up, but that link will also get you $10 off your first order) regimen that included face wash, toner, a BHA, a daytime moisturizer & a night time moisturizer. They had recommended a few other products, but this seemed like a good place to start.
Before I started using the stuff, my face was a MESS. I had a couple of breakouts that hadn’t gotten better in *months* and a few just kept getting worse. Add in some sun damage, some overall blah-ness, an impending 35th birthday, and a healthy dose of vanity and I was willing to try something new.
You guys, within, no kidding, 1 day of starting to use the stuff my skin started getting better. Within about 3 days the breakouts were clearing up. And I haven’t had a major breakout since then. In addition, my skin just looks all around better–some of my dark spots have cleared up, my skin seems brighter, my pores seem smaller. It’s kind of unbelievable. Here, let me give you some example: prior to starting using the Paula’s Choice stuff, I pretty much felt like I *needed* foundation most days to even out my skin. Now, though, I feel ok with how my skin looks if I don’t wear foundation. That’s pretty great.
I sound like an ad, I know, but I promise this is all totally unprompted, and I totally paid for all this stuff myself. I am just very happy (finally!) with my skin & thought I’d share.
If you do decide to check it out, I’d recommend doing what I did: go to the site and use their live chat feature to ask for a skin care regimen for your skin & needs. I “talked” to someone, gave them info about my skin & what I’m looking for specifically. Then they emailed me a full list of products they recommend, and also gave me their recommendation for which products to start with if I didn’t want to buy the full list right away. It’s probably not 100% personalized, but it helped me having a starting point–they have a LOT of products.