I wasn’t thinking.

I clearly wasn’t thinking when I made the commitment to #NaBloPoMo during an election year, and as a result, I’ve been on a self-imposed, week-and-a-half long break. I’d probably sit this week out, too, but as it turns out I am now sidelined with a pretty serious sinus infection which has kept me housebound for several days. I may as well catch up.

Long story short: I knew the election was going to be bad, and take a lot out of me. And I was not wrong. I couldn’t really focus on anything else, and in the aftermath, I also couldn’t really focus on anything else. I’ve seen so much ugliness on my social media feeds – gloating from those whose candidate won and name-calling and general sore-losering from those whose candidate didn’t win. Read of peaceful protests turning violent, and emboldened bigots openly harassing POC. It all knocked me on my ass, and other than being a woman, I am not even part of a marginalized group. For someone like myself with empathetic tendencies, this is still quite overwhelming.

But this isn’t a post about politics – I know what I will be doing in my community to network with others and do more to get people elected who represent me and those I care about – but I put my nervous energy to use getting productive on the home front over the weekend as well. Saturday was a good day for making! I made a batch of:

  • Homemade Laundry Soap
  • Homemade Disinfecting Cleaener
  • Homemade Disinfecting Room Spray
  • Homemade Stain Remover (the only one you will EVER need!)
  • Homemade Youth Serum
  • Homemade Lash/Brow Boost
  • Homemade Linen Sprays

And I think I could have made more, but the poor air quality here on Sunday started my downfall – brutal allergy symptoms all day, sinus infection by night, messed up chest today. Unfortunately, none of my homemade concoctions were illness or breathing-related.

I will be sharing these recipes over the course of the next few weeks, if anyone is interested!

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