I’m a regular donor priding myself in donating whole blood four times each year.
Since December, however, the flu has come and returned a couple of times. Maybe it was simply a reaction to the lack of sleep but I had to be safe and fit.
I’ve finally clocked two symptom-free weeks so am I’m off to the blood bank for my long overdue 104th donation. There is an hour more before the blood bank closes – I logged in to the appointment booking system at HSA and there isn’t much a of a queue.
It’ll be a timely donation since since the blood bank’s blood group ‘O’ stocks are low. it’ll be nice to do something useful today!
Xylo the cat on his launch pad, awaiting dinner. In the distance is his feeding bowl.
In the past couple of weeks, with sleep a luxury, I have had to reach out for my Original Source Mint and Tea Tree Shower. I have used this for many moons (animal-testing free) and use it sparingly – usually when I am radiating heat after a long, hot ride.
This time both body shower and shampoo were activated to give me a boost not just in the mornings but after returning home late and exhausted. I’ve needed to stretch the day into the early mornings and an invigorating shower has made all the difference. Well, I just about kept my head in the game.
When my twittering friend Chew Lin asked for minty suggestions this morning, I reminded her about Original Source, which I get from Cold Storage. Immediately she salivated over the webpage offerings and went one further, pointing me to their extra-strong XXX:
They write, “In case of emergency, look no further than our XXX black mint body wash – the ultimate instant eye-opener.” Woo-hoo – the regular stuff is already a boost, imagine this! But really, sleep is good and I’m planning to get more of it in the near future and not require a XXX dose. Meanwhile Chew Lin must be shopping…