After feeling lousy for a few days I woke up feeling SO MUCH better. I was scared it would wear off so even before Reese woke up I began tackling a bunch of chores I’d neglected. After getting Libs and Reese to school I pushed my luck and did more chores! I can’t tell you how excited I was to do chores. Sad, but true! When I survived that round I quickly jumped into the shower and rewarded myself with a manicure and pedicure plus some extras. I’m not 100% my self but I’m definitely heading in that direction. I’m so happy!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you feel human again!!!
Breakfast with my son before he left to go back to college (BIG SIGH). A manicure and pedicure (Ahhhh). A nail in my tire (UGH). A courtesy vehicle (ALWAYS an adventure). A free drink (YAY). Dinner at a childhood favorite (where is my scrunchie and back brace?). And an evening left to enjoy (HECK YEAH!).
Well, I hope you all had a day that was pretty darn normal (TOTALLY RARE)!!!
I was absolutely freezing this morning. We had a pretty cold rain for us. We were in the 30s where I live and that is really unusual. But not as unusual as it was to be snowing in parts of Southern California like it did! Weather craziness! Anyway, my life long avoidance of the cold had me prepared. I was wearing a shirt with a sweatshirt over it, a scarf, a jacket and boots with socks. I was PREPARED!
Until I went and got a manicure and pedicure.
It never occurred to me that I wasn’t going to be able to put my boots back on for a while. And I had errands to run! So there I was dressed from head to toe for epic winter weather … wearing flip flops. What could people have been thinking?!?!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t look (wardrobe) confused!!!
I was frazzled a good portion of the day. I have been staying on top of the holidays and everything they “require”, along with everything LIFE has handed me. Question: Why does LIFE hand me SO MUCH laundry?!?! Anyway, this morning I felt like I was about to lose my grip on all of it. IT WASN’T PLEASANT. I felt my handle on things was slipping away. I pictured myself falling into a spiral of online shopping and a frenzy of midnight wrapping sessions (that may or may not include crying). Somehow I managed to pull it together again and I even managed to squeeze in a manicure and pedicure before I picked Reese up from school. With a little more strategic planning I might even be able to go out tonight WITHOUT having any guilt for leaving things unfinished. Whoa.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t lose ground!!!
Reese has never had a professional manicure and pedicure. She loved going with me when she was little but has only liked it when Sidney or I painted her nails at home. I think now that she is older that she will really like it if she gives it a try. So I decided, as a little summer treat, that I’d take her later today. I’m not sure how it’s all going to go down because I’ve been talking it up A LOT and she’s still showing absolutely no interest. HA! So I guess we will have to wait and see what happens when we actually get to the nail salon. Fingers (hehe) crossed!
Well, I hope you all have a day where it could go either way!!!
Today as I sat getting my nails painted with intricate designs I realized something about myself. I decorate EVERYTHING. My house. My car. My nails. My kids! Thank goodness Reese still loves bows, HA! And I think I figured out why I do. I am always looking for reasons to be happy. It’s become my superpower. A lot of it comes naturally for me but there are those times in my life when a little extra goes a long way. And I find that it is often the silliest and smallest details that bring me my biggest smiles.
Well, I hope you all have a day where you decorate your life with lovely things!!!
Yoga class, a manicure and pedicure and TWO parties. YIPPIE!
Well, I hope you all have a day where you have lots of fun!!!