Friday, May 4, 2012
Here's the quick scoop on Mom. The doctors "overcorrected" the edema and blood sodium problems she had. She ended up falling (a lot), with blood pressure that was so low I think she should have been hospitalized - again, and she became dehydrated, with zero appetite. As of yesterday afternoon, she is off both diuretics and all BP meds (temporary cessation on the BP meds), and instead of being on fluid restrictions, we are pumping Gatorade and other fluids into her.
The live-in caregiver situation has gone from bad to worse. We have one there now who must, we have decided, be gone by noon. She is surly and demanding. How she got into the caregiver business is anyone's guess. I'm trying hard to find a replacement on short notice, even if it's for a few days until the more permanent arrangement I found can start. That's a synopsis of my week. How was yours?
As you might imagine, there wasn't much time for beauty, although I did receive a few new things I'm eager to show you. Others will arrive next week. There's always something to keep me perpetually broke.
For animal lovers, it turns out there are three baby foxes at Mom's, not one! I can't wait to watch them play. They are so cute. I hope their mother teaches them to use the wooded pathways - not the road - to travel.
I'll look forward to what you did this week. That's how I'll get my beauty fix - in the Friday Forum, our open chat. What new products did you discover this week? Did you find any deals you couldn't resist? Are you using a fabulous product and want to sing its praises? Did you find a beauty product disappointing? Do you have a question others might be able to answer? Want to talk about skin care? What's new in your life? Just use the comments. Don't be shy. Just make sure to ask any question you might have over the weekend. By early the next week, most (not all) readers will have moved on.
I'm surprised there aren't more giveaway entries for the Chantecaille Shine Eye Shade in Menthe. If you'd like to enter, just leave a comment at this link. The deadline is tomorrow, Saturday, May 5, at midnight.
Update: I will be late posting my afternoon feature. Come on back a little later. I'm at my mother's house awaiting a new caregiver.
Photos by Best Things in Beauty