|Good for dry skin...and the soul!|
Yes...it is safe to say we are all ready for a break in the weather. Instead, many of us are breaking in other ways. The Man and I have both been slathering our hands with Aquaphor, the new cure all balm for winter dried and cracked hands. (Note to self: Do not apply at church until AFTER the "Go ahead and shake hands with someone near you" directive!) And just this morning I looked up at the wall in the family room and saw a new crack in the wall! The Man says the extreme temperatures from the fire in the wood burner and the arctic air outside are to blame.
Myself...I am having a harder than normal time fighting the winter dark days...but I AM fighting. Some days harder than others, and some days more successfully than others. A group of us at school have been alternating Bible study with exercise, and I've been trying to keep track of my calories on MyFitnessPal app. Yes, food has been a balm for me many times in the past. The worship at church is also usually quite a good balm, but a few weeks ago I had myself in such a funk that I couldn't even look at the lyrics on the screen without puddling up. To avoid connecting and potentially spilling those tears over, I decided instead to count the capital letters in the words on the screen instead of paying attention to their meaning! Quite the pathetic coping strategy, but it got me safely through!
|Good for the soul...not so sure about the dry hands!|