How is everyone doing this holiday season?
Sorry I have not been writing. Instead I have been battling bronchitis for almost 5 weeks now. Outside of going to work, I have been home resting and getting plenty of fluids.
I broke down and started using Prednisone. For those who have followed my blog since the beginning, you know I dislike steroids.
I am unclear as to how the Prednisone works. Granted it has helped with the inflammation in my chest and I am breathing better, but it clearly states on the bottle that it may lower my ability to fight off infections and to stay away from contagious people. Isn’t bronchitis a form of infection? Plus, every one in the office has a cold. My immune system is already compromised due to having Lupus.
I was unable to test out gluten free recipes in time for Thanksgiving. However, I will make plenty of side dishes to share so you have them for the upcoming holidays. I apologize to those that may have been looking forward to these recipes.
I have been posting recipes that I was going to try on my Facebook page, Reflections with Rhonda. You can always try these and let me know what you thought of them.
As for my new journey, there is a story behind it.
My kids use to do we everything with me: shopping, movies, eating out, and hang in the kitchen while I cook. My youngest happens to be turning 17 in two months and for the past year no longer thinks it’s cool to hang out with his mom. I may get a morning Starbucks moment with him when I take him to school, but that is all.
Yes this kind of depresses me as I never had an empty nest. I have been a mother for over 25 years and always had time for my kids. Yes, I have grandchildren, but only have them every other weekend. Every now and then I catch them on a school night to do something fun.
The reality is that someday it will only be Mario and I, along with our kitty. Mario works 70 hours per week easy which leaves me a lot of free time — alone.
My son said I need to get some friends. I do have friends, but they are enjoying moments with their children when they can and some have grandchildren too.
So, my new journey begins.
I met with my former Mary Kay director and signed up to be a May Kay Independent Beauty Consultant.
I now have weekly girl time on Tuesday. A chance to meet knew people and develop lasting friendships while building my business again.
For people that would like to experience May Kay but do not want the hassle of hosting a party, I will do muffins and make overs on Saturdays in my home.
I can enjoy cooking for others, discuss my favorite skin care products, and have a chance to spend with other people.
How fantastic is that?
If anyone the Minnesota Twin Cities area is interested in attending a Tuesday Mary Kay event in Vadnais Heights, please let me know. I would love to see new and familiar faces.
Until my personal website is functioning, you may preview products at http://www.marykay.com. You can either email or call me to place your order.
Free shipping within the U.S.
May Kay skincare products are unisex. And, they have a customized skincare line for young teens and products for men.
My favorites over the years have been the Satin Lips and Satin Hands. These two I products are a must when you have temperature changes like Minnesota. Keep your hands smooth without cracking and your lips kissable all year round.
There are two stories I would like to share behind these products.
When my granddaughter first started school she would always forget her gloves/mittens. Her hands chapped, cracked and bled. When I noticed this on my weekend, it was obvious Vaseline was not enough. I started her on Satin Hands. By the end of the weekend her hands were soft and healing. I sent my set home with their mom and we never had this issue again.
Have you noticed in the fall you start licking your lips, but it doesn’t seem to help? So, you start constantly putting on chapstick? The reason the chapstick isn’t soaking into your lips is due to dead dry skin. That is were the Satin Lips Mask comes into play. It removes the dead skin so the lip balm can soak in and soften the lips.
My funny story. It was fall when I first signed up with Mary Kay. My products could not have had a better arrival time.
I was raking my yard, licking on my lips, then finally sucking them in to keep them moist. By time I was done raking my lips were the size if Angela Jolie’s and seriously chapped. My products arrived while I was raking. I ripped through the boxes to find Satin Lips. Within 3 days I had non-chapped, soft, kissable lips again.
As I said, these two products are a must have and perfect gifts.
Don’t get me won’t, I love all my Mary Kay products but these are the two I won’t live without.
I am so excited. Can you tell?