Sunday, December 4, 2016

Being Soaked in Sweat isn't Fun

Well. One biggie holiday down, one more to go! So even though December is here and we have a snowstorm predicted for's still Thanksgiving in my house.

Well, it's Thanksgiving on my formal dining room table, that is. Our method for changing out holiday junk that I threaten to give to Goodwill every year um, I mean precious seasonal decor, is pretty simple. I go through the house and grab anything that's orange or looks like a turkey, a pilgrim, or an Indian, and unceremoniously dump it all on top of my table. Then I repeat until I am reasonably certain that I've collected everything.

I always forget something. Lulu promised she'd scout around for missed things but I think she got distracted by a neighborhood cat when I took this picture.

The next important step is to round up John and ask him to drag all of the boxes marked "Thanksgiving" or "Fall" down from the attic. He never seems to mind, bless his heart. Especially when it's time to lug all of the filled boxes back upstairs, and THEN find all of the Christmas boxes and drag them downstairs.

Whew. It's hard work for all of us. I just love every minute.

So the only thing that takes some of the fun out of this process is my inevitable post-Thanksgiving weekend crash. It never fails. I look forward to putting up our Christmas tree and getting all the stockings hung and all that stuff, but it takes me forever to get anything done. I'm tired, and when I do muster up some energy, I end up drenched in sweat.

If a guest that hasn't seen me standing in a puddle of perspiration happens to be here, they'll assume that I'm having a hot flash. And then I try to explain that I'm not soaked because of my hormones and that I don't feel warm at all. In fact, my skin is ice cold. "It's just one of those autoimmune things..". I say and then the guest's eyes glaze over with incomprehension.

This year, I seem to be having more fatigue and sweaty hours than usual. In fact, I'm sitting here at my computer with a bath towel by my side, which I use to mop my head and face and neck and chest.

My son suggested that I look into using one of these things when I know a sweat-soaked incident is coming up, so I ordered one.

It's supposed to keep you cool but it also is supposed to absorb perspiration. I don't care much about the cooling factor but I sure could use some help dealing with all this sweat. I ordered the headband version too so I'll have help at the top AND the bottom of my head. Has anyone used these things? I'll let y'all know how they work for me. 

But in the meantime, it's time to turn up the Christmas music and get back to my turkey packing. Sing it Bing! it. 

1 comment:

Unknown said...

That is pretty much how I undecorate too! I pile everything in one spot, over a day or two, then usually wait one more day hoping to find that last straggler decoration - which I never do, LOL!

I can't wait to see how the cooling thingies work out. I bet I could use the neck thing for when I mop or vaccuum.