Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Getting Pretty!

I have been wanting to get my nails done. Now I realize this is an ordinary thing. Millions of women get their nails done all the time! But I have never wanted to spend the money on it. I've always done the do-it-yourself-at-home kinds! Which are OK, but i'm tired of them. So I really, really wanted for once to actually sit in that chair and have someone else (who specializes in such things, no less!) do my nails.

So my Grandma and I went out. First she treated us both to hair cuts then I treated us both to the nail salon! She received an indulgent mani/pedi which she GREATLY enjoyed!

And I got my nails done! Oh, the tools and chemicals they have that are sorely missing on the do-it-yourself options! They are gorgeous, if I do say so myself. And they match my toenails! (which, in fact, I did do cheaply myself!)

Now I am patiently suffering the initial soreness of newly applied nails! What we go through fo beauty! But it's OK, in a couple of days I won't even notice them anymore except to see how lovely they are. And look, I don't even think I made any nail-induced typing errors in this post!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A Quote by Patsy Clairmont

I read this on a greeting card today and I decided I love it!

A common, faulty belief holds that true love and romance means harmony of thought.

Whereas I am of the opinion, if we agree on
one of us is unnecessary.

Friday, August 8, 2008

Signs of the Times...

I've always had a thing for funny signs! For some reason I just notice them! Unfortunately, most of the time they're in such unexpected places, I don't have camera poised and ready to capture them! For instance, there was a sign at one of the hospitals in Africa, in the pediatric ward that said "no children allowed" I mean, how ironic and funny is that? But I somehow didn't manage to bring my camera along on that trip!
I saw this sign in Florida and it hit me as brillianly funny. I showed the picture of it to someone and they didn't think it was so great. Maybe you had to be there. Maybe it's just me.
I don't know...

Then in Colorado I ran across this sign and every time I passed it I just laughed. Now, the gal I was with, (who is my Mom's age) thought I had a dirty little mind. But I just COULDNT HELP IT!
I mean, you tell me what YOU would think:

Some signs are surlely meant to be helpful, but are so ridiculous, you can't help but laugh, like this one out in the middle of nowhere!

Here's a sign that isn't funny, I just love it! It's over a highway in South Africa, and reads: If there's no path, Create your own!"

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Taking Time Out!

Every once in a while, I have learned, one MUST take some time and do something relaxing and fun for yourself! Otherwise, work takes over your life and you loose perspective.

In a moment of my own work-related stress. Well, actually a whole string of stresses! I decided to take a friend's advise and see Sanibel Island. She had told me it was her favorite place in the world. And that HAS to spark some curiosity! Especially when it's only about 3 or so hours away! On the spurr of the moment, I packed a bag and hit the road. I got to the island quite late and found, with the help of the trusty Garmin, a Holiday Inn and checked in!

The next day was spent from the crack of dawn until it was too dark to see, in the pure bliss of swimming, sunning on the beach, sea shell combing, reading, and driving through the most picturesque little place, ever!

I have never in my life seen so many shells! Some of the beaches were
made entirely of WHOLE shells! I mean you could dig down and it was nothing but shells! What a sensation to walk on them! I don't know how this happens, but it was fascinating!

I went home much refreshed and oh, so happy to have done this fun & crazy little outing! These kinds of things should be done more often!