Monday, December 10, 2007

Just How it Should Have Been

My coworker reported this morning that Kitty (who has yet to tell anyone her name) found herself eating good food, causing a little bit of mischief, adored by a rat, and with a warm bed to sleep on.

We gave them a can of some all natural, no by-product cat food that my cats won't eat. She had a little of that when she got to her new home, and scarfed it right up. No surprise there, really. She was given some dry food also, and knocked over a TV and some Star Wars lego trying to get to the bag. She shared the bed with rats while they were getting their cages cleaned, and got her head groomed by the big male. I know I'm not telling the story to make it sound as sweet as it was told to me! She spent the night on my coworker's bed, having claimed it for her own.

I knew she'd have no problem charming her new caretakers.

One of the main things that I don't like about this season is the lack of humidity. Sure, other times of the year I complain about the humidity but do you know what happens when there is none in the air? My skin dries up like the brown leaves covering the ground. It gets dry and patchy and itchy and really really annoying. Actually, it looks like I've been punched in the face from how my skin is so dry. I wash, I moisturize, it's just not enough. And in order to not look like I've spent the weekend in a bar fight, I have to cover it up with make-up. This works fine, but prevents me from putting more moisturizer on during the day. It's driving me crazy today.

Maybe tomorrow I'll try a new strategy. Skip the make-up and bring a little jar of moisturizer that I can dunk my face in every hour or so. I'll just have to explain that I'm not beat up, just really dry.

The same thing happened when I visited the humidity-lacking world of Idaho, though not this bad. My aunt who lives in Utah was told by her doctor that "it's just the way it is around here" about her dry skin. I guess I never really noticed how much the moisture in the air did for my skin.

And I guess the irony is that the fog and rain this morning that caused me to be thirty minutes late for work also created 99% humidity. Alas, too late to save my poor complexion.

4 comments :

Willow Goldentree said...

Ack! I don't know what would be better...your dry skin, or my oilier than oily skin. Even in this "dry weather" (haha!) my skin is oily. Although, the oil is secluded just to my face. The rest of my body? Like snake skin waiting to molt.

Fyrecreek said...

Right! Why don't we have oil glands where we really need them? In the summer, I'm as oily as boots on a Texan. Right now, well, mom said I'm so red and patchy, it really does look like I've been beat up. Nice!

Willow Goldentree said...

hehe! It gives you character. ;)

Fyrecreek said...

Character! I'm suddenly reminded of a Calvin and Hobbes:
"All by karacter id dwipin out by nose!"
I think I'd rather be on the delivering end of this kind of character. :)