My name is Jennifer and I’m a member of the hair club for men.
Remember that commercial?
But I do have thinning hair, thanks Mommy Dearest.
It’s hereditary and starts to become a problem when the womenfolk in my family hit middle age and it gets progressively worse.
It’s even more shocking of a development for moi because I’ve always had a thick head of hair. Thanks Poppy.
Anyhoo, I was at the dermatologist last week and I asked her if she could write me a prescription for something for thinning hair.
The skin doc told me what Mommy Dearest said to do and that is get Rogaine.
However, and this is the part that’s still making me giggle.
The dermatologist said, “Whatever you don’t let the Rogaine drip onto your face! You’ll grow hair wherever it dripped!
Can you imagine?
When she gave me that caution, I immediately imagined myself with tiny clumps of hair sprouting all over my face.
It’s bad enough that I’m already spending my of my Sunday nights devoted to facial hair removal. Thanks 50.
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Mourning: The stellar cooking magazine Fine Cooking is no more.
I’m sad. This was my most favorite cooking magazine ever since I picked up a copy at my mom’s house 13 years ago during a trip to St. Louis to visit my parents and I had a spare five minutes to look at something besides a work item or a children’s book.
Food & Wine supposedly bought Fine Cooking but the FC website has been taken down.
So, that Fine Cooking recipe you bookmarked three years ago, isn’t currently accessible anywhere on the interwebs.
Subscribing: We’re giving Butcherbox a spin. (aff link)
This is a great time to try the meat delivery service because you get a free turkey when you subscribe! You know, to get ready for the big feast day. Offer is good through Nov. 15.
It’s a great luxury of modern day times to get food delivered and I’m grateful we’re in a position to do so. Not always because I’m pretty darn frugal at heart, but sometimes.
Watching: I have a trial of Acorn TV so I’ve been watching a mystery set in New Zealand. You might like it. Are you watching anything good? I’m always on the hunt for a good show. Winter is coming.
There’s a utility company in Wisconsin that releases a new ebook of Christmas cookie recipes every November and it’s free! Go here. This year’s won’t be available until Nov. 4 but you can grab the 2019 edition.
Gardening: I’ve written before about the deep sadness I get when I put the garden to bed. So sad that sometimes I just leave it all until spring then clean up the giant mess and start over.
But, I’m an older, more mature gal now and I understand endings are part of life.
And they make space for new beginnings (side note, New Beginnings was the name of my son’s preschool.
Doesn’t it sound like a treatment program? Made me giggle every time I saw the sign or told someone where I was taking my son.)
I got it done earlier this month now I just have to plant winter rye so the soil can get a good fertilization over the winter.
I also dug up all the dahlia tubers. I still have to wash them and pack them away but the tubers are safely in the house for next spring.
I haven’t planted any bulbs for spring, undecided about it.
I should because it’s such a boost to see color in the yard after a Maine winter.
The deer have eaten many of the bulbs I’ve planted in recent years.
What’s going on in your yard?
Tell me what’s happening around your parts?