Share your recent beauty purchases or rediscovered favorites in your stash (for those on low/no-buys!), chit chat about weekend plans, and learn a little more about each other!
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- Haul/Rediscoveries: Pat McGrath Eye Ecstasy Mini Palettes, Fenty Match Stix (I reviewed them in their mini form but now that they’re full-sized and permanent, a re-review is necessary), Giorgio Armani Lip Maestros (some of the new shades)
- Weekend plans: About an hour after this goes live, Mellan will be getting an ultrasound of his liver (and likely other nearby organs). His last blood test (which I had pulled because I suspected something was going on internally, but we were actually at his regular vet to have the traveling cardiologist do an echo cardiogram, which came back fine) was pretty bad as far as liver values go, and he had all the “symptoms” I tend to see whenever the values are higher than they should be. He’s definitely feeling better, and the majority of the “symptoms” have gone away, so I hope we don’t find hidden bad news inside him. He’ll turn 12 at the end of the year, and with all of the things wrong with him, it is truly incredible he has made it this far, but that dog has had the audacity to make me a liar so many times over the years about his life span that I think I finally believed him – so just thinking about maybe he won’t have much longer has been really hard to deal with these last few weeks. I’ll try to update with ultrasound results later on today. Update: The ultrasound doesn’t show anything of concern; the liver looks similar as past ultrasounds, and it remains a good size. We now wait for blood test results, which might take a week or so (Monday is a holiday). Thank you everyone for your kind words & support!
- How do you motivate yourself?: I don’t keep a strict schedule, but I find that sticking to a general schedule keeps me more on task than anything else. I might not set an alarm, but I’m up around 7AM most of the time. For me, it’s more important to stay motivated because when I get off track, it can be hard for me to re-motivate myself sometimes! In the latter case, I try to create smaller tasks so that I can get the sense of achievement more often, which then builds up some confidence and then helps me get to where I need to be. I think having supportive people around me is also critical, too; my husband works the same long hours that I do (honestly, sometimes I feel like he works more but he insists my efficiency is much higher, so one hour of my time is two hours of his time) and I find that encouraging on days where I might be tired.
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