Cleaning up after the winter


We’ve had a long winter here in Ontario, Canada but there is still 4 feet of snow at my parents home in British Columbia and they recently had a snow storm; phew, I’m glad I’m not there. The girls are outside everyday making delicious treats  out of dirt, leaves,  and rocks while making a lot of laundry for me to do in the evening! But the laundry is a small price to pay for the many hours of entertainment that the out doors provide for them.

Oh, how I love the extra space out on the deck and the sensation of freedom after a long winter of hibernation. To see my neighbors again, and put away the winter coats and boots. I can breath!!

The girls and I are having picnics on a blanket every day  which suprizingly cuts down on dishes and mess. I serve everything on a cutting board, and shake off the blanket, wallah lunch is over one bread board, three cups and no table, chairs or rug to clean up. I’m telling you I’m a genius, if I say so myself! 

However, with the nicer weather also comes the shorts, skirts and eventually the bathing suits. And while I am not inhibited by any of these summer cloths, I begin to contemplate  the kick off to the four times a year that I will undertake the task of de-hairing my legs. I just have so many  more  interesting  things to do than spend  time in the shower shaving my legs, so I don’t . For several years it was a yearly event. One year I  found a split end on a hair!  Another year I was in my sisters wedding party which required a short dress with bare legs, it was my gift to her,  thoughtful don’t you think?  

I have tried several method of taking the hair off, a package of razors, that took a very long time, cutting the hair short with scissors then razors that cut off some time but still required 4 razors and a vacuum. A few times I would use the flip-up on my husbands electric razor then use a Bic, that worked pretty well but still too many steps.  I did warm wax and sugaring, that was a sticky mess and I would inevitably burn at least one patch of skin. No, the best solution I have found is,”parissa” wax strips two steps- wax, wash, and done.

So that’ what I did. The big clue that the inevitable had to be done was when I went bike riding and thought  a tissue dropped out of my pocket and brushed my leg when, in fact, it was my leg hair blowing in the wind. Winter is officially over, my friends, I’ve de-haired my legs, now for the sun to reach to the west and warm them up a bit. 



About karynforyou

Thank you for stopping by. I am a wife, mother to three daughters and homeschooler. It`s my intention to encourage, strengthen and laugh with friends. If you were stopping by my home you would find a sink full of dishes, books and paper strewn about but plenty of seats available for extra guests and the kettle on for tea... I may need to be reminded a few times before the tea is actually brewed. I`m blogging to help me keep focused. I will post about parenting, marriage, homeschooling, homemaking, and I`m sure there will be a few trips to the sewing room from time to time. If you have a post idea or question please feel free to contact me, I will get back to you.

4 responses »

  1. Hi Karyn,

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    For your loyalty and dedication, in addition for going the ‘extra mile’ for Parissa, if you email me back your address I’d be happy to send you a little gift as our own way of saying thank you!

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  2. Wow, Karen, I feel a LOT better now about my own shaving habits!

    I went through a few years not shaving all winter. This year, I was swimming for exercise, so shaving has become an unfortunate chore – once a week or so.

    So last night, I actually bought a new razor, since I have given in to keeping my leg hair short. UGGH. THEN I started thinking about all the waste we create – used up razors, empty shaving gel cans, Oh MY! Now I have a bit of a guilt complex about “joining the crowd.”

    Oh well.

    Enjoy the nice weather and stick to your simple way of life. Picnics are a great way to cut down on mess and have family time!


  3. Hey Karyn how are you, long time to talk, thinking of you though. I was reading your posts, and can’t beleive you posted a link to “Charlie bit my finger” my kids love that too, we say it all the time, even Bobby (2.5) even is reciting it in a squeeky voice. It’s too funny.

    Shaving: haven’t done it for years, advantages of a European husband 🙂


  4. heehee!
    i absolutely can relate!
    and unless there is a weding this summer-i am actually anticipating the feeling of the wind in my hair: on my head and on my legs!!
    I love you Karen-you make my day!
    I am drinking a cider and thinking of you!!


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