Having had to cancel my last electrolysis appointment due to storm Arwen making my 3 hour drive to the appointment impractical, and knowing my electrologist is off on holiday for a couple of weeks, I am making the most of being able to shave again.
Weekly appointments have meant that I have not been shaving in order to let the hair grow out to a decent enough length to kill, and it can be extremely frustrating, the joy I feel of being able to see smooth skin on my cheeks when I smile cannot be expressed enough!
My cheeks are now 98% hair free, my neck is 50% better than it was, but still in a constant battle between being itchy or feeling bruised. It is a combination of having sensitive skin, coupled with hairs that grow every which way, making shaving a horrid experience at the best of times, but my face is appreciating the rest and recuperation time. I think I will take some time until after Christmas and then re-engage in the new year as frequently as I can afford until it all goes away.
Today I am making the most of not having to go out anywhere this afternoon and am trying out some new earrings. My sister asked me a short while ago what kind of earrings I like, and as I have literally only just had mine done I struggled to find a cohesive answer.
The first time I took out my earrings at the 6 week mark, even though I had been paranoid about rotating them and cleaning them with saolution, they were so stuck on after seizing and being wedged too tightly as I slept, that when I did eventually manage to pull them off my ears were sore and even started bleeding again where the skin had stuck to the piercing. I cleaned everything up and replaced them, and now a few weeks later I can take them on and off with relative ease.
I feel like for me earrings are another way of expressing myself and my mood, I have to keep the simple studs in day to day for my work, but it would be fun to have something I can wear the rest of the time, even in dad mode (I may end up with wonder woman or captain america earrings for that). have a pair of vintage octopi earrings and a simple celtic cross set of studs winging their way to me that I could wear regardless of presentation.
Yet at the moment I really like dangly earrings.
I have never been a fan of giant hoops, but the light catching the CZ in these dragonfly wings just makes me smile, and there is something about feeling the slight tug as they swing when I walk that makes me feel more in touch with my feminine side and therefore more me.
My tastes may change as time passes, but I suspect that just as I like new sets of dice that reflect the personality and role of each D&D character I play, my earrings will end up being a visible sign to others about how I am feeling, or what I have been up to that day. I need to invest in a treasure chest!