Mudcat Café message #3459974 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #148851   Message #3459974
Posted By: wysiwyg
01-Jan-13 - 10:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: MudWimminzes: Your Self-Care Routine?
Subject: BS: MudWimminzes: Your Self-Care Routine?
I loved my mother dearly; she passed in April.

Mom had not been well-mothered in her own family of origin; I was her second daughter and, very early, became Daddy's girl. So I missed most of the girly-girl role modeling and teaching I think my sister got. They probably learned together.

But once I was old enough to have that interest, we were in profound family chaos; Mom worked hard to support us; doing our nails together just was not a priority. We were working poor. So we just kinda roughed it and "wung" it thru life. I got a little too good at doing things that way. ("Desperado... you don't have to live like a refugee....)

Now that I am on home confinement due to a Sept. surgery and the lengthy complications, I have discovered a new appreciation for taking my time with self-care stuff; I suspect now that I may have been a girly-girl all my life, at heart, without ever realizing it.

At the moment I am in love with Aveeno lotion and envying the home health nurse's dark pink, scented hand sanitizer.... (I am clearly on a slippery slope here!)

Well, I figger folkies tend to be a little less "princessy" than most women in today's culture-- you know, festival camping is fun not a hardship, less wearing of "masks" (heavy makeup).... right? So I hope this is as good a place to ask as any.

MudLadies, what is your daily/weekly/monthly routine? What products are part of your signature femininity?