Friday, May 22, 2020

Friday Five

1. Old Lady Lotion

It seems that with growing older gracefully there is the advance of dry skin.  As a teenager I was so oily I had to wash my hair every day. And back in the 70s I used Prell, a very harsh shampoo and grease cutter. Now my hair and my skin is dry. I have tried several lotions but this one is the best. I will be using it from now on. It says it is a NEW product so I hope they keep producing it. Surely I am not the only person who needs this!

2. Treasures from Linda

When in Chatsworth I went to visit my dear friend, Linda. As I was leaving she gave me these beautiful dishes that had belonged to her mama, Janette.

I felt so honored that Linda wanted me to have this bit of her family in my home in Decatur. We both love Blue and White so she knew I would find a place for them. On Wednesday I had fun just playing house and finding locations for my treasures. The Dinner Plate was perfect for my china cabinet.

Pardon the glare....

The River Boat Saucer is in my kitchen. Decatur is the River City so this was perfect for me. I put the small bowl on the table in my guest room. I can add some candy to it when company comes. The salad plate is on my bedside table where I keep my Essential Oils to help me sleep.  Thank you Linda for my pretty gift.

3. Hair Cut

As I said, I am not the best at Selfies and it was late in the afternoon, cloudy at that.  Oh it was wonderful to get my hair washed, cut and styled.  Back to my layered bob.

Deborah took this one at her house for my Corona/Medicare lunch.

I think I am going to have her make all my pictures from now on!!

4. Green Willow Soaps

Here are the soaps I picked up in Ellijay.  Silky Legs is great for shaving your legs....leaves them so soft and it smells divine. Cherry Bark and Almond smells like the old time Jergens lotion that reminds me of my grandmothers. I tried a new scent, Mountain Coffee. I also picked up a Sandalwood and Tumeric for Marvin. He is already using his soap.  If you ever visit Ellijay, stop in this sweet shop. The owner is the nicest lady and so helpful.

5. Books of the Week

Several of my reading friends have said they are finding it hard to read during this strange time.  I am among them but these two books are holding my interest. I am a big Jane Austen fan and a big Lucy Worsley fan. It is almost as if Lucy is reading this book to me because I hear her voice in my head as I see the words on the page. An Episode of Sparrows by Rumor Godden took me a while to get into but I am enjoying it now. Ms Godden writes so well, her books flow like a river.


Laurel Wood said...

Thanks for sharing about the lotion; I am in need of something for my dry skin. I appreciate you sharing your new books, also. My mom had the blue and white Currier & Ives dishes, too. So many blog friends are now getting hair cuts and I have one scheduled for next week. It can't come soon enough! lol

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I need that lotion TODAY! My skin is so dry and I have tried several lotions and they just dont help. The blue and white dishes are so pretty. I LOVE your hair and know it makes you feel better - it did me. I go from one thing to another during this 'at home' time and right now it is reading, so I enjoy books too. Have a good Friday and special Memorial Day weekend.

Miss Dishywoo said...

Your hairstyle looks terrific. I am counting the days until my long-awaited appointment next Wednesday. I probably will come out of the salon looking the same to everyone else, but I will know the difference! I have downloaded my library's app and am reading more than ever. I have been blazing through so many good books - right at my fingertips.

Brenda said...

LOVE love love your the dishes too. My youngest grand girl is reading Pride and Prejudice-one of the high school list books...she is home schooled, as were her college age sisters, and we discussed the book yesterday when we did our weekly Facetime school...of course, there is a different viewpoint today as there was when I fell in love with Jane Austen. We also noticed that she used very so often-a word we ask students to avoid little grandsons in Florida-when we do homeschool since their school is closed-will find the word and say, "Nana, there is a no no word." LOL The soaps look great too...I love nice soaps...and family gets them for me when they travel-or when I do. Today is day 70 for me in isolation...I am managing..
Happy Birthday again-you are so so so young.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Oh I love your new hair cut....I am SO jealous! I trimmed my bangs again last night! The layers really are flattering. I like Curel lotion for sensitive skin and have used it for years. I would like to try this one though. Enjoy your day!

Robin in Virginia said...

What a good mix for your Friday Five to read this morning, Arlene! Lovely blue and white dishes that you were gifted from your friend! I am glad you were able to get in for your haircut. I hope you have a good Friday.

Terri D said...

Your hair looks fabulous! The place-setting gift from your dear friend is beautiful and each piece fits into your home beautifully! Those soaps look wonderful! I always enjoy handmade soaps like those. It is good to see people getting out and about again!!

Sandy said...

Your hair looks great. I know it felt good to get it done. I go the end of this next week. I know it will feel good to get a trim and it all washed and done. I never thought of myself as a soap person until I tried some naturals on Etsy. I love them and am hooked. I still use the original Jergen's soap daily. I have never used anything else. I love the smell. I guess it just smells like lotion to me:) I have noticed I use it more though. The skin is much drier these days. Oh aging. I have had trouble reading. I have three books sitting right beside my chair and one on my kindle app right now. I have no idea what the problem is. I even have two titles written down for later. I did read some yesterday afternoon on my Kindle book and I am getting better, so hopefully the shock of all of this is wearing down and now it is time to LIVE.

Mari said...

Your hair looks so cute - and I am jealous, because mine is a mess. :)
I like the smell of Jergens too and it really does take me back.
The picture of you at lunch is really nice. I love the scarf.

Mary said...

Your hair looks great Arlene, I will venture out to get my hair done as soon as we open up. I had thought about going grey but the look on me is not a good one!! Love your outfit with the scarf!! That's a great photo. I only use homemade soaps and they keep my skin much softer. I used to wash my hair every single day even when it was very long, I hate the feel of oily hair but now I wash it every other or 3rd day. I could never do that when young. Thanksfor the book recommendations. I haven't been able to read but haven't found a book that held my attention.