Although we have been in France for over 4 months, we are still able to have new experiences – The following happened to DeAnna.
Do you ever feel like your life is similar to a Saturday Night Live skit? I do and especially when living cross culturally learning a new language. Well, I ran out of the body lotion I brought with me and since my legs look like alligator skin I thought I need to buy some body lotion. I also thought I could probably find some really good hydrating lotion since we are living in the land of cosmetics. I went to the store only to find an aisle of a mix of confusing lotions, body washes and hygiene sprays. I picked up bottle after bottle trying to make out what they each did. I could pull out a few words that I understood, at least enough to distinguish between the three uses. I finally decided to go with the cheapest lotion (I’m the queen of cheap). Two nights ago as I bathed, I shaved my hairy legs. After wards, I was looking forward to using my new lotion. It came out of the bottle yellow and creamy looking – good start. I slathered the lotion on my legs, put on my pajamas and went to bed shortly thereafter. Yesterday, while I was still in pajamas (capri pant pajamas), I was by a window in the sun and thought wow – my ankle looks very weird, it is two-toned. So I put both legs in the sun only to discover that both ankles were a splotchy two-tone. Well, you’ve probably guessed it, my new lotion is a self tanner – I didn’t see that one coming when I bought the lotion. The word lotion is on the bottle, but it also says éclat d’été (summer glow).
Wow, what a challenging ordeal just to hydrate skin! I hope your skin isn’t too sensitive.
By the way, have a Happy New Year eating those yummy king’s cakes!
She has had really dry skin since we got here, they have really hard water but she found some additional lotion that is helping.
Oh well – now you are working on your tan in the middle of winter. Not everyone does that! We keep praying.