I am feeling a little like Elizabeth Warren
My great-great-something maternal grandmother was a full blooded Cherokee. I’ve always believed I have Native American blood running in my veins. I received my Ancestory.com DNA results a week or so ago. No Native American in my genes. I’m surprised at how misplaced this information has made me feel. This must be fake news!! I’m going to try 23andMe.com! Maybe they will tell me the truth! Or maybe I should save my money and snap out of the denial.
L’Oreal Tans and Lashes
Are you a self-tanner? L’Oreal has a product called Sublime Bronze self-tanning mist that works pretty well. If you’ve never done it yourself, just know you’re going to not be perfect with it the first time and own the unevenness. The next time will be better. This stuff is better than the professional tan folks pay $35-$50 for at Palm Beach Tan (which I did back in the spring).
I did have an incident with self-spraying, though. The directions say to use a moisturizer for dry skin before misting. I have some Avon Signature Silk lotion and the creamy body wash, which are in very similar containers. I slathered the body wash on, thinking to myself as I applied it “I don’t remember this lotion being so hard to rub in.” It works pretty well as a moisturizer (not really! There is just no way to tell this story and not look ridiculous.) But you should see the designer tan (by designer I mean abstract design) I have on my legs…which mercifully has begun to fade in the places that didn’t rub off from the beginning from the coat of soap. Just use regular lotion is all I’m trying to say.
On another note, L’Oreal’s Telescopic mascara was for years my favorite, and still would be if the wand hadn’t broken on the last two tubes I bought. Now I’m in the market for a new favorite, and I’ve tried many over the years. What do you use?
Speaking of Politics
Not that we were, but we are now. What a spectacle politics is since Donald Trump’s election! The hate for him began before he became the stumbling block to the election of Hillary Clinton, so I wonder if somehow they recognized he was a threat to her presidency quest long before conservatives did.
President Trump doesn’t use a filter for his words, and if he thinks it, he tweets it. I do wish he would rein that in a little! Using Twitter to say what he wants is his weapon of choice for his voice because, I suppose, the media has twisted his words so many times. I’ve said this before: President Trump does exaggerate, but he’s not lying near as much as the lying media says he does.
He does give the opposition fodder, doesn’t he? He spins the web, the other side gets all tangled up. Have you ever seen a fight between a wasp and a spider? The wasp loses. Maybe Donald Trump is the spider of society, there to catch some stinging varmints. And people hate spiders, don’t they? But they serve a purpose.
Shame is an emotion long ago squelched. Consciences are so seared, and the cloud of deception hangs so low that the shamed don’t recognize they are shameful. Good is bad, bad is good. God’s word told us it would be this way.
I have some personal shame that even though I have no cable TV, I know what’s going on with the Bachelorette. Social media keeps me informed, which says a lot about where I have allowed myself to land when surfing the ‘net. I need to repent and turn away from the pollution. The young (she’s 23) bachelorette acts a little like she’s been on a two-year mission trip to a third world country and suddenly finds herself in a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. After all the cheers and jeers of her season have quietened down, we will find that she took that particular show to a different level, a lower level that began several seasons ago, which is one reason I no longer watch the show (but obviously keep up with it enough to make judgments, right?)
Back to Politics
There’s enough pride, deception, and shame to go around in Washington. Hell’s tool shed has been raided and tools are everywhere, strategically placed to divide this great country, while the duped continue to watch, believe, and applaud. It reminds me of a song from my childhood, “Oh, be careful little ears what you hear…Oh, be careful little eyes what you see.” As it turns out the song was correct, and if you’re not careful, you just may believe what they are telling you and see only what they want you to see. It’s the whole spiritual vs physical seeing and hearing, a much too heavy topic to cover this fine Saturday morning.
But Christians must remain vigilant and prayerful for His will on earth as it is in Heaven, not our own wills. That’s really hard because most of us think we know best. I know I’m guilty of that. November 2020 will be here quicker than we realize, but we still have over a year of political bickering. All the more reason for prayer!
This Blog/My Book
I’ve had no passion for blogging lately. I have some giveaways still packed away that I planned to use to gain a bigger following (a shameless self-marketing ploy), but I realized that if I’m not writing, I don’t need a following. I don’t know what I’m going to do with this blog, but here’s my idea:
I’m writing a (yet unnamed) book about Christians in chains. Personal freedom, getting out of the pit…I mention weight and weight loss a lot because that has been my issue my whole life, but it’s not about the weight, it’s about the freedom and how Christ paid the heaviest price for the freedom we have but don’t know how to access. I have thought about posting excerpts here from the book.
Again. I don’t know.
Have a wonderful weekend!