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Thread #150164   Message #3497920
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Apr-13 - 02:41 PM
Thread Name: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!
Subject: RE: April 2013 Showers wash away clutter!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow! The place will feel like new!

More final touches today, I'm off to the printer in a few minutes.

A while back in a dedicated thread Susan asked about what people are doing for personal improvement. Not to bring that entire discussion here, but this is so small, it doesn't merit a thread. A few weeks ago I went back to brewing a cup of tea in the evening in a cup that I'd dissolved a pack of gelatin in. It doesn't change the flavor of the tea at all but does wonders for my fingernails. Now I'm trying to remember to do that at least once a week, better twice a week. I don't think daily gelatin is called for, but I want some in there to keep my nails healthy.

I'd accidentally trimmed my big toe nails too short a number of weeks ago, and as some of you probably know, that can lead to an ingrown nail or at least an annoying nail until it grows out. Years ago a nurse friend showed me a trick - take a cotton ball and spin off a little bit to make a thick thread. You use your nail file or something narrow and sharp and tuck the thread down into the groove beside the nail and let the thread wrap under the top of the nail. You can trim it so it barely shows, but that thread in there keeps the nail from digging into the skin/nail bed as it grows out. I did that and am almost at the point where I'll be able to trim my nail straight across and have no more painful spot on each big toe.

Yeah, I know. Possibly too much information, but I suspect some little tricks (another one being Alice using muslin on her face instead of a wash cloth) are good to share because they might just help someone else.