It’s Monday of what is predicted to be a difficult week in our nation, so let’s just start the week with our own Monday meeting and focus on other things while hoping the predictions are wrong. I am going to attempt to answer some of your questions and see if I can make you smile, have hope and some inspiration on the other side of all of this.
I posted an image of my desk last week with my flowers and one of you asked to see the entire workspace. That is what you are looking at above. I love my desk chair so much! I was walking through Marshalls a few years back and there it sat…I think with my name on it. It makes me smile every time I enter my office. Now, that I spend so much time here, I like to have a scented candle glowing and flowers on my desk.
I still need to hang my pictures and once I do that then I can photo the rest of the office. We have a four- bedroom home, and once our three children moved out, we moved in to take over two of the bedrooms and make them into offices. Right now, my husband works in the office next door and we like to “pretend” we are co-workers in an office building with a cafeteria down stairs. It is a fun little scenario that adds some laughs to our “new normal.” We are convinced that Madeleine, the cat, is annoyed that we are now here so much. She is the manager of the office building!
Yesterday, I was asked which foundation I use that gives my complexion such a smooth, youthful glow. I am going to answer, but first I must once again say that I credit my complexion right now to Chamonix Skincare. I just believe that with good, healthy skincare products your makeup goes on and looks better. My skin is so much better since I have used Chamonix-Genucel products for over a year. Now, I can actually go without foundation some of the time.
Nice transition…I began using Bobbi Brown’s serum foundation two or three years ago and I really like it…though it is a bit pricey, I believe it to be worth the costs. I wear it for all occasions outside of the home. Right now, I am in the home. So, I have found for my video meetings that my Jane Iredale Powder looks great. I do the same makeup routine, just leave off the foundation. I will probably wear the serum foundation as long as it fits in the budget, but I am also pleased to know that Chamonix has my skin in a healthy, glowing condition where I can also go without it.
This first Fabulous Find Slideshow today is for the makeup products I love the most…..
A BOOK FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS
Many of you know that I taught high school journalism for 16 years. One of my fellow teachers, Dr. Ron Bracy, stopped by to bring me a copy of his latest book, Walk On, which was written for those in the valley of despair who need hope to rise to the mountaintop. It is a study of the Old Testament Prophet, Habakkuk. Ron and his wife, Judith, have experienced incredible loss and pain, but maintain their faith and work diligently to help others. This book may be exactly what some need for this time in our history.
SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES
Remember to support your local businesses as much as possible while social distancing. I was so pleased last Friday to know one of our favorite neighborhood eateries was busy when I phoned in our order. If there are places you want to see on the other side of this, then give them some business if possible. They need support. This is also a great way to tell someone you are thinking of them and send a gift card in the mail to be used at a local restaurant.
In honor of shopping local and supporting our neighbors, I would like to feature one of my favorites in today’s Fabulous Finds Slideshow….
Those who have been hear for a long time will remember my friend, Marilyn, who owns a consignment store in San Antonio...The Garment Exchange. Marilyn is an amazingly strong over 50 woman. She has fought and endured so much to keep her store alive over the years and was a single mom when she began. Whether or not the storefront will remain open is yet to be seen, but she has a full EBAY store with top of the line designer pieces. I have created a slideshow here with just a few, but if you click through and stay on her sight, you will see some great items. Marilyn is very picky and does not represent garments or items that are not in top condition. You can trust her as a businesswoman. Enjoy meeting her through her EBAY shop here…..
Then… stay home…stay safe…stay hopeful, and…………
Remember, in our social distancing world, your smile is the way you send hugs!
KEEP SMILING….and HUGGING!
By Pamela Lutrell