Sunday sunburnMarch 8, 2009
What happens when last weekend through most of the week was INCREDIBLY COLD and Friday-Sunday of this weekend were 70° – 80°? My husband and I went mini-golfing with our friends this afternoon and I figured, oh, I won’t be outside too long… I won’t get sunburned. The next time I say something like that, please, remind me of today, and how much I truly LOATHE sunburn. In fact… just remind me that I am in fact a strong advocate for skin cancer awareness and how real of a threat it is. I should know better. My mom had skin cancer when she was younger and actually had to have a small portion of her nose removed (it’s not noticeable or anything, but still), I have PALE skin (seriously almost albino here) and I burn in 15 minutes or less, not kidding. I even have key chain sunblock! (Unfortunately, I need to put it ON my key chain where it will do some good, or at least in my car.) So who knows what I was thinking today, but I’m paying for it tonight. I’m thankful that the sun and warmth was there today, it re-energized me from the cold, but my sunscreen sense was tingling this afternoon, and I failed to listen to it. Shame on me… SHAME.
Thank goodness for solarcane and aloe. Oh my goodness!