My hands hurt.

Posted on April 29, 2004 by knittingpatterns4you | 1 Comment

Yesterday at work I counted trips by hand for hours on end for the accounting department -- roughly 3,500 trips. My hands ACHE today. I haven't knit since yesterday and I probably won't knit at all today.

Thank you to everyone for your Boston comments. As of this moment it looks like I'm going to stay here for now, but my lease isn't up until July 1st so who knows what will change before then!

On a completely different note, I found a new wonderful hand balm/moisturizer (we all know I have a bit of a substance abuse problem when it comes to moisturizers). It's called "Badger Healing Balm" and I got it at Whole Foods grocery store. It smells kind of weird (sort of like Bengay) but it WORKS. It stays on your hands for a long time w/o being greasy at all and it has, in one day, smoothed the bumps on my arms which I've been mosturizing with my other moisturizers for months. This is the ingredients list from the back of the tin: "organic extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, castor oil, aloe vera, & essential oil of sweet birch" (I'm guessing the last one is why it's stinky).

I mentioned this stuff to some of my coworkers and now half the office is walking past my cubicle grabbing the tin and slathering it on. I love starting a trend. (hah, and the whole office stinks!)

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May 10, 2004

Nope, not the essential oil – it’s the castor oil. It stinks and you don’t want to get it anywhere near your digestive tract, but it does beautiful things to your skin. It’s a humectant (as are honey and glycerine), so it draws moisture towards (and into) your skin.
- Tipper, the former professional soapmaker

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