August 21, 2009

Storm Warnings , Oh Please....

this afternoon, later this afternoon & tonight severe thunderstorms advisory.
Small craft advisory in effect for hazardous seas due to gales. Flood watch in effect til Sunday.
Hurricane Bill is down to a category 2 as it approaches cooler waters around Bermuda.

Getting closer....Bermuda is just off the Carolina coast. Still a 2 can do significant damage and the water here is up to 76 degrees.. probably warmer in the Carolinas and certainly warmer in Bermuda as I think it hits the gulf stream there.

So we are on the watch. This has been a rainy, rainy, stormy summer! If we have gone 2 days without rain that would be alot. Nights often have echos of thunder in the distance so you can hear that it's always storming somewhere.
I wonder if Autumn and Winter will be stormy too?

o one discusses it much or pays much attention so it can be good to remind yourself that cleaners and makeup have shelf life limits.
They expire and can become useless or a problem
The small open can shape with 24m is the expiration ...24 months.

I came on this in an article on keeping bathrooms uncluttered and of course their suggestion was to toss expired items.

They also recommended tossing makeup out routinely as it attracts bacteria after a while and is dangerous to use, especially mascara and lipstick.

Worth knowing.

Problem is I wear it so seldomly that it makes it an expensive proposition to toss if it's hardly used.
Eye makeup lasts for around 6 months, a year for foundations, and 2 years for a lipstick.

I think of all of them the eye makeup would be one to be diligent to toss and replace.

But, and here's the rub, preservative free makeup has to be tossed even more often. So, you pay a price for ecology.

They recommend labelling it with the date of purchase but I would label it with the targetted disposal date instead.

It seems like a good idea and I will probably do it since things build up otherwise.

No plans for the week end here. Just a quiet few days if the hurricane leaves me alone and I hope it will.

I need new soffits and gutters and they won't stand up to high winds. So, I am hoping for a quiet weekend and a hurricane that disperses itself out over the Atlantic like a good storm.

I happened across an old picture that the famous anonymous kid drew when she was around 2 or so. On the back of it I had written down how she pronounced a the word "screwdriver". She had a Bob the Builder tool kit and she called it her "dooshriver". I love things like that .

Do something nice for yourself this weekend and above all smile.


  1. Hi Annie: You're like me. I rarely use makeup, so mine is ancient! I hate to admit it, I've got lipsticks that are 4 and 5 years old. Yikes!!!
    I hope Hurricane Bill tires himself out and leaves you and Cape Cod and the Maine coast alone.
    Have a safe weekend.

  2. Hi Annie! (or should I say Christopher?) LOL! How are you faring with Bill? Toni (lives in NY) posted photos of storm damage on her blog.

    Yes, I am aware of the shelf life of makeup. I rarely wear lipstick and I notice that they begin to "taste old" after a while. The rest of my makeup I use often enough that it's safe. My MIL has makeup that's probably 20 years old and she thinks it's just a ploy on their part to get you to buy more! :) Well, I think it's especially a good idea to get rid of old eye makeup.

    Hope you're safe there and the week ahead is a good one! (((Hugz)))

  3. LOL. Well I wonder what a court would say if i tried to change my name to christopher just to get a Porsche!

  4. Hi Annie,
    Hope all is well there and Bill is long gone from your area. Have a wonderful week.

  5. I love the special words kids have for ordinary things ! My 6'1" son , when little, called those annoying , humming/stinging bugs " Spegeedoes" and his PJ's were " Jawahmahs" ! Wish I'd had the foresight to write them all down...those were precious times !
    Hope you have a splendid week , doing things that delight you !


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