Thursday, May 6, 2010

A Little Thursday Sun

Good morning, everyone.  It's kind of gloomy outdoors, so I figured I would add a bit of sun.  I've had a bit of a rough time of this week, but I'm pulling myself back together.  Aside from the sad feelings I am trying to shake, I have also been battling a very bad case of the 'itches' on my legs. It's been so awful that it's hard to fall asleep...torture.  I try to keep my hands free of it because I know for some, the more you scratch, the itchier it gets.  Now, this whole thing is my own darned fault.  It was Sunday night, and I was watching Cold Case.  I also had to get myself ready for work...and that meant shaving my legs.  I didn't want to miss the show so what did I do?  Like a fool, I sat and shaved my legs... dry... in front of the television.  Sometimes I just have to learn things the hard way.  My legs are already dry, so doing that just really instigated it.  I've tried several different creams and today I bought Eucerin's Calming Itch Relief.  It was more expensive than I would like, and so far, it hasn't worked so please, if anyone has any anti-itch suggestions, I'm all ears. 

"The difference between school and life?  In school, you are taught a lesson and then given a test.  In life, you are given a test that teaches you a lesson."--Tom Bodett

How true that is!!!  When I was young, I went through so many tests, so many hardships...which, at the time, were so devastating that I never thought I would pull through.  I never thought I would be sitting where I am today.  There was a time, when I first moved to the city, that I had no food, and I had no money to buy I would like across my bed and sleep because I was so hungry.  I could have given up.  I could have turned around and gone back home with my tail between my legs...a failure, but I knew that's what was expected of me...and I was NOT going to give in.  So, I got my butt in gear and started pounding the pavement, looking for work...and I found a a barmaid.  

But, my trials in life were only beginning...because that is where I met my abusive husband.  We married about 8 months later, and many years of my life were spent with physical and emotional abuse.  They say as adults we search for what we had as children...until the cycle is broken.  Well, my friends, I am happy to say, that the cycle has been broken.  I will never allow myself to be abused no one.  I've been given my tests, and I have learned my lessons.  So, if any of you out there are being abused, take heed.  It doesn't have to be that way.  NO ONE has that right.


  1. Oh, I wish I knew a sure-fire itch reliever for you! But I don't. I use old-fashioned Jergens lotion on my legs to keep them moisturized. But it doesn't have any itch relief factor.

  2. hard lessons for sure :(...i'm not sure about the itching. Did you ever try calamine lotion or aloe vera?
    I hope you find something that works

  3. Try putting 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar with two cups of your lotion and try that, it really heals up my feet. My own fault too, for not wearing shoes. Love your quote for the day! It truly says it all. Wishing you some relief!


  4. I think you need to invest in a DVR to avoid this leg incident again : )

    What about Calamine (sp?) lotion?

  5. Living in the city, you probably won't have access to any chickweed or jewelweed, which would calm the itch right down. Try some Calendula cream or ointment(sold under various brands in the first aid aisle). You can also make a cup of chamomile tea, let it cool, soak a cloth in it and apply it as a poultice. Both are very soothing to irritated skin.

  6. Ouch, razor burn, I've done that before. The advice of calendula and chamomile are good advice, and you can add them to an oatmeal bath (Aveeno), or just do the oatmeal bath which is easy to find in any grocery store or drug store. Also, it's messy, but A&D ointment will soothe after the bath. It takes a couple of days for razor burn to calm down. Good luck.

  7. Love the quote, can relate to the life, glad you're feeling more yourself. You're a strong Woman for sure. Which reminds me. gotta go see the Woman blog again...

    xox ya Mary

  8. Hope you got some rest and your legs are feeling better.

    There's an award for you at my blog : )

  9. yep, oatmeal, calendula are good.. here we have a fantastic cream for itching but I know you can't get it over there..but it does have calendula oil in it. so I suggest the calendula cream first.. hope it heals up soon!!