Keeping a good attitude...easier some days than others
Thursday, September 22, 2011
The good news is that I am at 162, which means that I am in the Healthy range for my BMI. Hooray!
I'm grateful that my physical body is in good health! My back problems have all but disappeared and I have no real ailments -- something I am profoundly grateful for. Well...except for...head lice!
I've got no experience with these little buggers (although the people who have kids tell me they're all too familiar with them). They're pretty damn persistent. I feel like a social pariah -- which I am -- 'cause who wants to be exposed to them? No one! It's not so good for my dating or social life. (Wry smile.)
I'm not keen on toxics (like lindane) and since many lice are now resistant to them, it seemed like a poor choice anyway. So I'm soaking my scalp and hair with coconut and neem oil mixed with essential oils of eucalyptus, lavender, and rosemary. I certainly smell...interesting.
My shower cap fashion statement is no problem at my home workplace, luckily. I have spent hours (and I'm not kidding) a day combing the nits out, only to find one or two more the next morning. That, plus doing laundry constantly and vaccuuming everything in sight, has turned into my new "hobby."
I'm making progress...but eternal vigilance is getting a little tiresome!