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Speaking of Easter, it was a huge success. I took a half day off work on Friday. Jonathan and I drove up to my parents house and surprised my mom. She thought we were coming into town on Saturday. She was so surprised! Then Saturday morning my mom and I went to Whole Foods and bought what we needed to fix Easter dinner. I enjoy Whole Foods. I feel like I step into a different world when I walk into Whole Foods. You could spend all day in there! Our trip to the store was a huge success. I found everything I wanted (all the things I can’t find in Lynchburg) plus I found Tessemae’s sauces. These are awesome tasty paleo sauces that include barbecue, hot sauce, and ranch. And the distributor from Tessemae’s was super nice. I was just minding my own business secretly freaking out that I just found these sauces in stores and I threw a bottle of hot sauce into my basket and then I heard a man say “Hey, thanks!” I was utterly confused and walked away quickly. Then I felt bad and walked back to see who the man was. I sauntered back over to the sauces and realized he was wearing a Tessemae’s apron. I laughed and told him I didn’t realize he was one of their distributors and apologized for scurrying away when he thanked me. He asked if I’d ever tried their sauces before and I said no but I knew a lot about them because I follow a paleo lifestyle (notice how I said lifestyle and NOT diet). He told me how awesome that was and then pointed out how their barbecue sauce is also paleo. It’s rare to find a paleo barbecue sauce. They typically have sugar and soy in them. So, I was stoked to find this sauce. I grabbed a bottle of barbecue and thanked him for taking the time to talk with me. That really made my Whole Foods experience delightful.
Saturday we also decided to go shopping for clothes. I realized I did not bring a shirt for Easter Sunday. All I had were lulu tanks and sweatshirts. Lately I’ve avoided clothing shopping. I can’t find anything that allows me to move my arms without feeling restricted without the shirt being too baggy in my stomach. Well, my mother and I picked out a few cute things from J. Crew and of course, they did not fit properly. The shirt did not allow me to move my arms hardly at all and the pants were stuck to my thighs but a few inches to large in my waist. UGH. I was pretty upset. My mom realized my distraught and called Jonathan into the store. He picked up a pair of pants and a shirt and said “Don’t try it on, it will fit, let’s leave.” Typically way for a man to shop, am I right? I was very nervous about the ensemble my husband picked out for me. When we got back home I tried everything on and it was a perfect fit. What did I learn from this? Always take my husband shopping with me.
My One Good Thing this evening is coconut oil. Coconut oil has many many uses. We use it for cooking, baking, hair conditioner, and make-up remover. The make-up remover is my most recent discovery and what I want to focus on. I can’t remember where I read it, but I heard that by rubbing some coconut oil over your eyes it takes off your eye makeup and you just wipe it off with a dry washcloth. I tried it the other day for the first time because I was out of my remover wipes. I was secretly glad I ran out because it’s started to burn my eyes the last few nights. The coconut oil removed my eye make-up (as promised) and it didn’t sting at all. So, I found my smallest Tupperware container and scooped some coconut oil into it and set it in my bathroom. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but the warmth from your fingers is just enough to make the oil soft. You don’t need to use a lot of oil either so I’m predicting that few tablespoons of coconut oil will last longer than my make-up remover wipes (they only came with 30 to a pack so I was buying them monthly). Give it a try next time you’re out of make-up remover. I promise you will not be disappointed.