Here’s a little game I like to play. It’s called Today’s Picks. It’s kind of like My Favorite Things (sung in a ringing soprano as you dance around a palatial estate somewhere in Austria).
Here I go. Recently I discovered:
1) Planters whole cashews with sea salt. Need I say yum?! And yes, I realize they’re probably higher in caloric value that any other food in our solar system, but they’re so absolutely fantastic they’ve actually helped me lose weight. How, you ask? Just because a few make me so delightfully happy that I don’t need to eat anything else for hours.
2) Cuddl Duds. Granted, these might not be invaluable in a warmer and gentler clime, but up here in Frozen Toes, Minnesota, long underwear is spoken of in hushed and reverent tones. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not the kind of gal to turn up her blue-tipped nose at thermal union suits like the lumberjacks wear, but if you can get your long johns slinky with a little lace and maybe a cute little bow. Ahhhhhh. Takes the temperature from suicidal to almost bearable.
3) Homemade lip balm. Weird one, huh? Here’s the thing, because of the endless hours I spend out in the aforementioned suicide-inducing weather, my lips are always chapped, and because of my loathing for all things plastic (tubes, bottles, bags etc.) I decided to attempt to make a few of my own toiletries. At Christmas dear daughter and I tried mixing up a batch of toothpaste. It works well. But good tasting? Not so much. I’d rather brush with battery acid. Our lip balm, however, is great! It’s made of beeswax and three different types of oils. Simplest thing in the world to make. Melt, blend, place in tiny containers and voila…an inexpensive, environmentally friendly lip moisturizer that makes me constantly want to kiss a bee.
So how about you? What are your picks of the day?