An Unpost

This isn’t really a post because it was another uneventful day. I went to work and got home early because nobody is on holidays so I am not working any overtime. It is nice to be home early because I am still feeling a little under the weather.

I had high hopes of coming home today after work and doing some geneology but instead I came home and read blogs then had a nap. Now it is almost my bedtime (8:00) and I can add another day of doing nothing. Work, sleep, eat, repeat. Well, I guess I can add blogging to that. And reading books.

Does anyone ever get really dry skin around their eyes? My skin is so dry under my eyes it is cracking. I have tried different oils but it only works while I actually have it on. If it wears off the skin goes dry again. I will not use any products that contain a host of chemicals because in my opinion it solves one problem and creates 5 more. I don’t think I have blogged about this before but in our home we don’t use anything with chemicals that the Environmental Working Group doesn’t approve of. That includes makeup, toiletries and cleaners. So as you can see my choices are limited. No doubt I am going to turn into a wrinkled prune because of it but at least when I die I won’t be full of chemicals. Oh, and when I die I don’t want to be embalmed or cremated either, that has its own share of problems.  I want to have a green burial. Put me in a compostable bag and throw me in the ground and cover me up.  I think it would be a nice way to go.

dear mother earth
i think i have always 
specially belonged to you.
i have loved from babyhood
to roll upon you,
to lie with my face pressed
right down onto you,
in my sorrows.
i love the look of you
and the smell of you.
when i die, i should like
to be in you unconfined,
unshrouded.
the petals of flowers 
against my flesh and
you covering me up

by: emily carr 

Well, it is 8:05 and past my bedtime. Goodnight all!

13 thoughts on “An Unpost

  1. Birdie, have you tried avocado or jojoba oil? Both are very moisturizing. I hope you feel better soon. Just your sweet presence makes a difference each day to those you have contact with. ❤️

  2. Buckthorn oil is good for the skin and all natural. Sometimes I apply it several times per day if my skin is really dry. Or you could try taking gelatin pills to help from the inside out.

  3. I’ve had that problem of dry skin on my face and around my eyes too. It’s so bad that if I used any type of oil or lotion on my skin it would burn and then become chapped. So I asked David to go to the Rx store and get Gold Bond Ultimate Diabetic’s Dry Skin Relief Lotion. He couldn’t find it so he went to Walmart and found Equate Ultra Restoring Skin Therapy Lotion which is the same thing as the Gold Bond that I wanted. I have been putting it on my face for three weeks now and it stopped the chapped skin around the eyes overnight. I use it on my face to stop the dryness after a shower. It works great. My skin is starting to smooth out again and the flakes are gone. Use it once in the morning and once before bedtime. Don’t get too much on the eyelids or in the eyes or it will cause eyes to water. It is the best thing I have found so far and I’m sticking with it. Hope you try it darlin.

  4. I would love a green burial, but they don’t do them around here. I first learned about them years ago on the series Six Feet Under, which is still one of my favorite shows (I wonder if it’s on Netflix?). The state of MN doesn’t want to be digging up undeveloped land for all the people who die as they fear it would hurt the ecosystems, not to mention in certain places there IS no undeveloped land. I finally settled on cremation with no prior embalming….just throw my ashes on the prairie when it’s done. So at least that’s a relatively natural alternative.

  5. Is it possible that your medications cause dry skin? Consumption of gelatin and fish oils should help. My brain just imagined fish flavored Jello. Yuk! The fish oil is available in capsules that can be swallowed without tasting. I get amazing results with my dogs’ skin and coats.

  6. Oh, I have many days like that. I look back on the day at bedtime and wonder where the time went and marvel at the fact that yet again, I’ve managed to do virtually nothing of any note.

    As to the dry skin around the eyes, this happened to me once. It was red, flaky and itchy. It turned out to be an allergy to malt. Once I cut malt out of my diet, it cleared up in a week, without the need for heavy moisturisers.

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