WARNING: This is gonna be a rambler. I'm in a mood today.
So today I'm feeling rather melancholy for a few reasons.
First, it is September 11th and I always stop to reflect on that day in 2001 when I thought my mother was on the 2nd plane to hit the World Trade Center. She was leaving to go somewhere (forget where) and flying from Boston to New York. Thank God, she was not on the flight, but it gave me a glimpse into the lives of some of the people who lost their loved ones that day. I will never forget it; I doubt most Americans ever will (and especially those who either lost people or are from the areas that were directly affected).
Second reason (and this is very small compared to that, but it is a reason nonetheless) is because today marks 1 month since I've seen Mr. Clean. It has been the same amount of time for his family. It isn't like I'm not living my life - I am; And I have created some very happy memories this past month. But still, I think of him and the whole situation and wonder.
So, let's talk now about something completely different.... Light, fluffy, and superficial...
For years, my family has told me what great hair and skin I have (Mashallah). I've been secretly waiting for both to fail me and this past year, it has started. Blame hair loss on the water in Kuwait (everybody does and almost everyone I've ever spoken to has had problems with hair loss). I've been using all kinds of products since I noticed it thinning almost a year ago. Maybe it is just time; maybe it is to be expected. I don't like it and I'm fighting back. I'm so full of hair/nail vitamins that I am probably growing a fur ball the size of Florida - internally. It does seem to help, though. And, last winter in the desert, I started to develop some kind of skin allergy on my face. It's right at my hair line. It itches like the dickens. I've been to a few dermatologists here in Kuwait and they are all in love with Futicort ointment and Telfast (antihystamine). Great. Fine. Whatever. If it has been going on for 8 months, shouldn't it stop? The rest of my skin is so dry these days that I can't keep enough stuff on it. People are telling me to try putting yogurt on it. Hmmm.
Look, I do not want to hear, "Maybe it is time to move out of Kuwait, Desert Girl." Puhleeze! I'm sure people in other parts have problems too. Like flesh eating bacteria or parasites.
Tony & Guy (pronounced "gee") has a 25KD hair rescue conditioning treatment. It worked for a few weeks. I might go back there. My hair has been like a fricken salad lately; every conceivable type of oil has been on it.
So anyhooo, I have to get working on yet another USG proposal now. Sigh. Yeah, yeah, Stella, I know. But it isn't like you're not eating a mango, skinned by some office worker.... giggles. I'm on it.