Something about this weather we’re into in my neck of the woods has me wanting to cross items off my “Never Tried” list. This time around I wanted to check out kiwano, aka Horned Melon, as I knew very little – if anything – about it, and I felt like most people probably share my ignorance. So on a recent supermarket trip I picked one up, did a little research, and decided to share what I discovered.
I have a few things I want to say. Everyone else has been saying what was on their minds, so I’m going to take my turn, too. It’s been a hard couple of days. I consider myself pretty emotionally tough; I have the ability to compartmentalize difficult, even traumatic situations. I have the ability to move on from a lot of things without looking back. Some would probably consider me aloof or even cold, but I feel comfortable being able to go through life without getting mired down in too many emotions. But this one was bad. I did a good job of hiding it, but it really is bothering me, and I’ve been thinking about it almost constantly.
I have really been enjoying my adventures in natural skincare, so I thought it was time to continue on my journey and sample products from another organic line. This time I chose Andalou Naturals, a company that I am somewhat familiar with through marketing, but not from personal experience. I know it is a well-established and popular brand, so making this my next choice was pretty much a no-brainer. I have noticed as I age (and since my cancer treatment) that my normally sensitive skin now gets red and irritated more easily than it used to, so I opted for their 1000 Roses Soothing line, offering a few products to help get your skin happy and under control.