Starting in December I have had acne on the left side of my nose. It seems to be rosacea but in a totally new spot on my face! I used to have it below the corners of my mouth. My policy of moisturizing and ignoring hasn't resulted in any improvement. I noticed a little bit of swelling under my left eye yesterday. This morning it was more pronounced. I have knuckled and made a doctor's appointment for tomorrow. Using my new Health Savings Account which means that I'll have no copay but a whopping big office visit fee. Argh.
Making good use of the mild weather, Kat taught Bun to ride a bike on Sunday. Laughing to myself that my policy of parental neglect in this area has borne fruit once again. If you wait until you're almost nine (or actually nine in Kat's case) it doesn't take long to get the hang of it. Bun is very excited about riding even though she's fallen over a couple of times and got a raw spot by her thumb where the grip rubbed. It's all quite brave for her. Kat apparently made some sort of bargain with her to try learning again. Catalyst Kat strikes again. These girls are so charming I can hardly stand it sometimes.
Random word association: ripple. In my childhood there used to be lots of ice cream flavors called something ripple: butterscotch ripple, strawberry ripple, etc. I think Redd Foxx on Sanford and Son called booze ripple. I didn't realize before searching that it was a brand name for a carbonated sweet wine drink (shudder). My husband loooves the Greatful Dead song Ripple. I like the tune but the lyric about 'if you fall, you fall alone' bugs me. Noun and verb. One letter away from the always amusing 'nipple'.
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