Leesa’s Life

Archive for January 2009

Smooth Away So, I’m always on the lookout on ways to get rid of facial hair. Why? Because I’m one of those unfortunate women who have dark hair on their head and therefore have dark hair on their face. I’ve tried a lot of products to get rid of it. I’ve bleached, I’ve plucked, I’ve waxed. While all of those methods work, none of them were very pleasant to endure.

I think I’ve actually found something though that I can deal with. It’s called Smooth Away. I tried it a couple of days ago and it wasn’t bad. It’s really easy to use and practically painless. You actually buff away the unwanted hair with these pads that have superfine crystals on them. And a bonus is that you exfoliate your skin at the same time.

The system that I got came with a large and small Smooth Away pad and four large and small replacement pads. I also received a bottle of moisturizer that helps keep the hair from growing back as quickly.

When I tried the system, I was a little apprehensive at first. I mean, it’s basically sandpaper and to me that didn’t seem like it would be painless. But I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was! It did take awhile to buff off the hair, but once i was finished I was very happy with the results. The only problem I had was when I went to put the moisturizer on. I guess my skin was a little irritated from the buffing because it stung a bit. I was worried that I might be allergic to it so didn’t put on a lot to begin with. The next day, when I saw that I didn’t have any redness, I used a bit more and it didn’t sting at all so I’m really thinking it was just from the minor irritation earlier. I’m excited that I found this product. I will definitely be using it again and again.

If you are interested in buying the Smooth Away system yourself, check out their website at Smooth Away


Sorry I’ve been MIA for a bit. My last post shared with you that I’d done some rotator cuff damage to myself. Thankfully, that is all healed. I can lift my arm without pain now and am pretty well back to normal in that area. My back is still bugging me off and on, but I think that is just something I’m going to have to live with for awhile. At least it is better then it was last summer. I’m trying not to complain too much since I know it could be much worse.
Things have been going really well with the business. We actually sold part of it, which is helping out a ton on the stress levels around here. It was a mutual decision between me and the hubs. I think if we hadn’t sold part of the business that we’d have both slowly gone insane. Ok, maybe not so slowly 🙂
Let’s see, what else has been going on? OH, hubby celebrated his 40th birthday last Monday. He was not thrilled about turning the big 4-0, but not much he could do about it. Plus, he’s teased me about being over the proverbial hill since I hit the big 40 last year (yes, I’m older then him 😉 ) so it was only fair that it finally be his turn. We had a nice birthday dinner for him the Sunday before and celebrated quietly with family. He didn’t want a big to do although I think he’d have had a lot of fun if we had. Maybe next year.
I’m sure there are other things that I should update you on, but for the life of me I can’t think of them at the moment. I guess if I do then that will just be ideas for more posts.

Yet another injury to report on the old Leesa chassis. I have a torn ligament in my rotator cuff. I am so frustrated. My back starts feeling better and I hurt myself somewhere else. It’s like my body is a pain junkie and just can’t get enough of it. Well, I’m tired of it and need an intervention…quick!

Anywho, I don’t know exactly how I hurt my shoulder. I just remember Thursday night going to bed with a bit of an ache in my collar bone and waking up Friday morning unable to life my arm over shoulder height.

I figured it would go away so I took some ibuprofen, got out the ice pack and relaxed the majority of the day. I enjoyed that part a lot 🙂

Saturday morning, I’m still hurting so more ibuprofen and ice. Sunday, I’m feeling a little bit better. Enough so to go see Gran Torino…OMG! What a good movie. I strongly encourage you to go see it. The entire movie my shoulder didn’t twinge, didn’t throb, didn’t hurt at all so I’m thinking that it’s got to be healing. Wrong! We ate at Applebee’s afterwards and it was all I could do to raise my fork to my mouth.

Yesterday, I’d had enough. I called my doctor and begged her to help me. I went in, she took xrays, did tests, and then looked at me with sadness in her eyes and told me that I’m getting old! Did I tell you that she thinks she’s a comic? No? Well, I didn’t think it was funny either, but it was better then her telling me that I’d torn a stupid ligament. The only thing I can think of doing differently was opening the stupid overhead door on the barn. I must have lifted, twisted, pushed, whatever, too darn hard and damaged it then.

So, I’m now doing physical therapy (thankfully, here at home. She gave me exercises), taking enough ibuprofen to kill a horse and trying to type one handed while my left arm is in a sling for three days (to take pressure off the rotator cuff). Dr. says I should be better in a week or so, but if not then I might need surgery. Please let me heal before that option gets here.


Ever since 2009 started, I have NOT been able to thing of anything to write about. It’s like anything that would even be the slightest bit interesting to write about has completely bypassed me.

Sure, I could write about our endless employee problems, the not-so-smart-customers I deal with on a daily basis, stupid things that my husband does or things that my kids have said, but truthfully even those things have been too boring to put down on paper…or on the internet.

I don’t want a lot of drama, but would a little bit of funny be so much to ask for? That way I could be certain that when I wrote it down that it wouldn’t drive the few readers that I have away.

Maybe I’ll go check out one of those websites that give you ideas on things to write about. Or maybe I could just hit myself upside the head with a mallet and hope that something brilliant came to mind.