Sunday was another lovely day spent with family. There was much hilarity, but also some sunburn. Luckily, a nearby friend has an aloe plant in her front yard. Aloe is a gift to the sunscreen-challenged among us.
My friend taught me what to do the last time I got burned, so I knew the routine. I broke off some of the leaves, then brought them home and put them in the freezer to cool. After a little while, I brought them out and cut off the prickly spines on either side.
Last I asked my sister-in-law to peel apart the aloe leaves into two parts and spread the inner aloe goo all over my back. The coolness and the aloe combine to start the healing process.
I wonder if I could grow aloe in a pot in my front window? Just seems like a good idea to try to have a miracle handy.