I had a wretched week. I was working so hard and I was soooo tired that not only did I not get any blogging done, but I didn’t get a shower!! Didn’t get my hair washed, either. Did managed to brush teeth and wipe down the “high points” – or shall I call them the “low points?” But a full blown shower? Nope!
Well, yesterday, I came up for air, stopped hurting long enough to climb into the shower and scrape off the crud. Then I actually got dressed in real clothes!!! Then I sat and panted for a bit. Then I kissed the Ol’ Curmudgeon on the top of his “haid boing” and went off to get my hair done. When I walked in, Thuy said, “Hello, Miss Elizabeth! You want your face waxed?” So I said, “Yes!” After getting eyebrows, upper lip and chin done, and getting my ahair done, I felt 100 % better. Thuy always massages my temples and my neck when she does my hair which relaxes me nicely.
As I got into the car, a new idea glimmered in what passes for my mind on such days. I picked up my cellphone and called the daughter-person. “Wanna get nails done?” I asked. “Sure!” she responded. “Meet me at Peter Nails,” I said. So she did! I picked out a totally weird neon teal polish for my toenails!! I planned to get my fingernails painted the same color, but when the time came, I chickened out – more about that, later.
I climbed into the big pedicure chair unit – a huge massage chair with heated hydro foot bath. I promptly melted into a puddle of relaxation. Hot water swirled around my feet and ankles while some kind of massage units went up and down my back. Aaaaaahhhh!!
The daughter arrived with six-year old in tow. He was pretty mellow having been to soccer camp all day. She climbed into the unit next to me, having picked out a bright pink and a navy blue for flowers. Flowers?? Yes! I always get flowers on my big toenails. Flowers? I can have Flowers? How about Pink Flowers on my big toenails??? Can I have that? Yes? YESSSSS!!! The Ol’ Curmudgeon will hate them!! I’ve gotta have ’em! Just to irritate him and stick pins in him. He needs pins stuck in him from time to time!!
OKAY! Feet get massaged, creamed, dried, nails get dried with polish remover, and my beautiful aqua-teal-neon polish is applied – 3 coats! It’s gorgeous! The 6 year old picks out the Pink for the flower, and I watched with interest as Peter drew the flower on my great toenails. He did 5 bright pink dots in a slightly irregular circle. Then he drew a sharp pinpoint through each dot toward the center of the circle. Then he used bright white polish with a very, very thin brush to make stem and little foliage leaves. Each item dried rapidly. The next thing was some silver glitter that followed the course of the stem and leaves, and was dotted on the center of the flowers. Then a sealing coat. I was intrigued.
I had chickened out on the neon-aqua-teal polish for my fingernails, opting instead for clear – which the Ol’ Curmudgeon much prefers. But my sly nature was taking over! I decided to have neon-aqua-teal flowers on my thumbnails!!! So I did! They are gorgeous!
I’ve tried to take pictures of my nails, but the reflectivity of the polish makes the pictures light-distorted. Rats! Even with my silly little mishapen toenails, I wanted to let you see the flowers!
When I got home, the Ol’ Curmudgeon was upset for about 30 minutes. He thought my flowers were “cheap” and “trashy.” I just laughed at him, and told him I was happy with them. I enjoy color and decoration. I’ve worn plain, subdued colors for 30 years because he prefered them, and by jingo I was going to wear some colors that I enjoyed during the last few years of my life! I won’t wear loud nail polish but a few little flowers on my thumbnails won’t hurt anyone, not him, not me. They make me delightedly happy. My toenails don’t show – I wear full shoes and frequently wear socks. The only times I’m barefoot are at home and when I go to the pool. No one will notice.
I do enjoy “jerking the Ol’ Curmudgeon around!” It’s so much fun!