Had a WONDERFUL weekend with John! We went to the science museum, had lunch at a bluesy barbeque/ribs joint, watched Riddick and visited our friends Jake and Heather and their two darling children and three adorable kitties. (Elwood sat beside me and asked to be petted; Heather remarked, "he's very choosy about who he likes." But Gram always told me I had "cat magic," because on our family farm, everywhere I went, there was a line of kitties following me. Cats and children seem to gravitate towards me because they can sense I love them!) Jake showed me his Ork army he's building, he has some extraordinarily painted Killa Canz and is going to get and paint a Stompa soon. Go, Jake! I want to see it when he's done and his army is complete and ready to tear ass.
But yes, wonderful weekend with John. Like always. NEVER have I had a bummer of a time with this man; he's not capable of giving that to me, of this, I'm certain.
I cried when I had to leave, but I always do that, as it's impossible to leave him. I belong with John/Puppetcancer
, that man is going to be my husband some day. He IS my family. When I'm in distress, the first thing I think of is, "I want John to comfort me," as well as, "I want my mothers, Sondy and Luana/RoboMommy
I fell asleep beside him and slept through the entire night curled up beside him; that is rare that I do this -- I do NOT sleep soundly and I do NOT do it for an entire night. Something about sleeping beside him is so comforting to me that it puts me down hard and for the entire night. I love being able to regulate my body temperature by rolling over and draping myself across him; you would not believe how incredibly cuddly and warm he is, and cool the other times when I need that, too. The natural scent of him comforts me, too, (he smells like warm leather, brown sugar and vanilla, I kid you not, and he's not wearing cologne to achieve that, he just smells danged good), and I think that also keeps me relaxed and lets me sleep longer and deeper and less disturbed with him.
I was forced today to leave really crummy one star feedback on Armored Jewelry on etsy.com. Her service was awful and her product is almost as bad. It's cheap, flimsy and was a total mistake to hand her my money for this. She refused to give me a refund when I asked; in my mind, she's a crook and a scam artist. I wouldn't recommend Lucy to you if my life depended on it, but DO NOT make a purchase from Armored Jewelry on etsy, you WILL regret it. I know I very much did. That's thirty bucks I'm never going to see again, no thanks to that crappy seller. I'm hugely disappointed in her service, for starters, and her product secondly. The product isn't as bad as her ethics and business practice, though, that's what I'm really not happy with. Again, DO NOT BUY FROM LUCY/ARMORED JEWELRY ON ETSY. You WILL regret it, I promise you -- I sure do.
But hey, she got the feedback she rightfully earned; she deserves every word I left, and worse than I gave her, as I was trying to be diplomatic. I did a good job on it, I didn't go into extreme detail, but I did let people know about the service and product. I hope no one else gets swindled like I did, and I hope my review can make others think twice and save them a little money and hassle, because once she gets her claws into it, Lucy will NOT return your money like she rightfully should have when she did NOT follow through with her end of the bargain. That's just poor business practice, but if she needed the money that badly that she'd do something unethical to keep it, then she can have my charity. And that's what it was, folks, charity. I didn't get anything out of it. I pray her situation improves so she doesn't have to cheat people to make a buck. She must be in dire straits to do what she did to me. Please pray for her; I know I will, but I will NOT lie about my experience with her or give her false feedback she didn't earn. She earned what was said about her, fair and square.
And now that I've said negative (but spot on accurate) things about a bad experience, allow me to talk about a good one. Lush Handmade Cosmetics store in Madison, Wisconsin. Those girls at the shop are tremendous! Their products are even better! I bought some lotion/massage bars from them before coming out to see John, and he was sweet enough to use one to massage me, and boy, did it feel good! (Granted, I think that was John's doing, but still, "Wiccy Magic Muscles" gets my seal of approval! It is warm and tingly when you apply it and gets better and better as he rubbed it into my skin.) I also have Dirty and Pearl, which are super awesome bars, too, and I got the tins to go with it to keep them safe and prevent them from melting. I also picked up a face scrub that is PERFECT in every single way conceivable, and then perfect in some ways I hadn't thought of, and that is "Dark Angels." It's a charcoal/black sugar scrub that leaves your oily skin bright, alive and matte. Not oil free, per se, because it fails to strip your skin of the oil it does need, there's a light moisturizing agent left behind, a little less so than my other favorite scrub, "Angels On Bare Skin." "Dark Angels" is what I turn to when I'm a little more slick than usual. Let's just say that if you looked at my skin, you'd demand what I was using, as you'd want some for yourself, no two ways about it. Well, to answer that question, I use "Angels On Bare Skin" at night (for a little more overnight moisture coverage) and "Dark Angels" in the morning/daytime to keep my skin more matte, polished, keep breakouts at bay and gives me a nice glowing look.
I'm also a huge fan of their Gorilla perfume line; I have three fragrances from them; Dirty, Breath of God and Imogen Rose. The last one was created by a perfumer as a gift for a girl he loved -- his baby girl, Imogen. It smells like soft baby powder and rose absolut. REAL rose absolut, not some manufactured rose scent. It's a little more to indulge in, but please trust me when I say, "it's worth it!" The other two are great, Breath of God smells like a Tibetan temple filled with warm incense burning in the cool mountain air, and Dirty smells clean. LOL! I know, weird, but it does, and John likes it; he noticed me wearing it and complimented me on my scent no less than three times. The cool part is that it is a unisex scent, so I can send him some in his next care package along with the Ice Cream Sandwich lip balm I bought for him that arrived, and I'm not joking, ten minutes after I left to go visit him. Go figure, yeah? No matter, just another excuse to send him a little care package to brighten his spirits later.
Hope all of you had a wonderful weekend, I missed you!
God love you as much as I do, Buddies!
Mandi "Bear" Pope