Behind the Times… {journal}

I’m way behind around here. In everything…

Pe@rl on the road again
Pe@rl on the road again

But it’s okay. Because I decided to take advantage of self employment, and rearranged my schedule to fit my purposes… For a change!

Bounce the baby
Bounce the baby

We did a whirlwind 2 day, overnight, trip to VT to take advantage of visiting family!

We packed up the camper, and drove down. It’s the first time I’ve ever camped in the winter (and we were quite comfy…!) despite it being in the teens! 

It was the first “weekend” I’d had off in a while, and it happened on a Thursday-Friday so now I have no idea what day it is…

My brother, sister-in-law, and niece were visiting my parents’ for the week. And it’s the second time we got to see baby niece, now she’s about 9 months old, and a small bundle of smiles. 

Despite having caught some germs on the plane ride here, she was still cheery and we got in lots of baby bouncing and snuggles… 

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Now back to regular programming…

Live & Learn {journal}

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So I have a jewelry box full of stuff I’ve collected over the years… 99% of it I don’t have the tags/packaging for anymore…

Now I’m allergic to nickel…

How exactly does one go about finding out which jewelry isn’t safe anymore?? 

There’s the nail polish trick- you can use clear nail polish to seal your jewelry, and keep it from touching your skin directly… Or I figured I’d just get rid of stuff that made me itch, and if it was something I liked- replace it with higher quality metals. Or switch out french wires for nickel free ones. 

I decided on Sunday to wear a pair of earrings I hadn’t worn in a while. My whole face broke out… That’s finally feeling a little better. But my ears are still sad… 

So, in closing… I don’t recommend this method. I recommend painting with nail polish, if you have a nail polish that’s safe for you. Or upgrading. 

Yes, all that would be better…