Kara Swanson's Brain Injury Blog

April 30, 2019

Fig Lips

Filed under: Uncategorized — karaswanson @ 10:29 am

Here in Michigan, per usual, the Springtime comes in fits and starts.  We have enjoyed glorious days of breezy sunshine and blue skies in the seventies.  And then, with rare fail, we shiver and bump along, grumbling at the forecasts for late-April snow.

We wait and we wait, so many of us putting off our plans, our anticipations, our….happiness.

Yesterday the forecast said we would have chilly showers and struggle to reach the high 40s.  Through the early hours it poured a steady blanket of damp, November-like rain.  My headache stormed.  My arthritis bucked and cussed.

I was tired of waiting and so I made my own fresh start.  My own….Spring.

I went to the store and, at first, I began to fill my shopping cart with all my typical normals.  And then I thought, nope.  It’s Spring.  It may not look and feel like Spring and I may be tempted to wait again and longer.

But nope.  Not this time.

I cleared my basket and I started again.  I bought different versions of every staple.  New flavors and scents and versions of every hair product, shampoo, soap and body-fixer-upper I use.

I now have some kind of black coal face towelettes simply because I love the packaging and I am such a sucker for packaging.  I have sugar scrubs and lime mousse made for curls, even though I have poker-straight hair.

I am trying to inspire my hair to over-achieve.

Out of the dozen or more choices of Burt’s Bees tinted lip balms, I chose Fig.  FIG!  LOLOLOL.  I now am going to have soft, luscious fig lips.

And I am delighted to the point of giggling at myself.

We can’t just wait for Spring to come.  Not outside our doors and not inside the windows to our hearts and our souls.

We have to make Spring in any way and in every way we can.

I wish you all Spring, inside and out.  Go treat yourself to lips of watermelon, raisin or hot mocha.   I double-dog dare you to be as sassy as me.   Kiss your winter good-bye, both outside and in, with your sultry fig lips.  :)))))

Rock on, warriors!!!!!!


  1. just curius whut a blog is i am a TBI survivor post 20 some yeers

    Comment by Jeanine Johnson — May 13, 2019 @ 11:34 pm | Reply

    • Hi Jeanine! Thanks for writing!!! A blog is a series of posts on the Internet. Usually it is by an individual but, too, by companies. Usually the posts are connected to a theme. Like mine is brain injury so all the posts I do are connected to my theme. You can find blogs on just about any topic that interests you: politics, beauty secrets, favorite causes, advice on any kind of medical or pet issue….I hope that helps explain it. Way to rock more than 20 years with this injury!!! I’m at 23 now. :))) Thanks, again, for writing. Take care. Kara

      Comment by karaswanson — May 15, 2019 @ 11:48 am | Reply

      • awesome for u too how old were u when u had ur acident,?

        Comment by Jeanine Johnson — May 17, 2019 @ 9:13 pm

  2. Hi, Jeanine. 🙂 In answer to your question, I had just turned 31 when I got hurt.

    Comment by karaswanson — May 18, 2019 @ 11:33 am | Reply

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