Down at Undisclosed Deux, we have a large walk-in shower for our” later” years,I guess that means now.With the ache in the hip and just the aches from a general long week**yes,I know Monday was a day off** but there was nothing more the ticket for me tonight as relaxing as that shower.I had no adult beverages today, as I am careful not to do it with the naproxen sodium for the hip,and that shower was as relaxing as a cocktail.It was almost worth all the months we lived in a little 10′x10′ room while the house was being built....more
Tomorrow will be one week since I had my nails done with the shellac polish.I had them in good shape for my niece Kat’s shower, done a ton of household type work,and they are looking just as good as last week. Of course, I’d like to thank my pals, especially Julie Berg, who told me how difficult it is going to be to get this polish off my nails. It’s not going to scare me. I accomplished nice looking nails for the shower and hopefully Easter. The next round will be for the graduation and the wedding.Stay tuned....more
Being out of a home you lived in for eleven years and “squatting” for six+ months has been a rough gig.Sure,it’s great to have a roof over our heads.I am tired, though.I admit I miss a second television.I have turned to this computer for entertainment for the mere sake of staying married.I really miss a full kitchen.I made broiled pork chops tonight in a toaster oven-not an easy feat and they managed to turn out good.I miss a good “stay in for 30 minutes” shower.Jim reminds me that this will be over soon enough.**sigh**...more
I have to tell you, even as an adult, I have never experienced the holiday travel that's always discussed in the media. Every year, every major holiday season (Thanksgiving, Christmas, Labor Day, Memorial Day, etc.) it's the same story (basically) everywhere."Travel isn't going to be easy. There will be unexpected layovers, the airport will be busy, the roads will be crazy. Oh, and watch out for all those other drivers out there."...more
Following a mad exchange of Tweets with Momfaze about our tweens’ and teens’ post shower rituals, the consensus was that somehow along the way they never learnt how to hang wet towels. They’re great at leaving them lying around in creative places, but the part where we don’t appreciate that talent hasn’t sunk in yet....more
My latest post is a bit controversial, but getting positive feedback so far! What's your take?
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Since I wrote my expensive-to-be-a-bridesmaid post, I volunteered to help plan a shower for one of my dearest friends, who also happens to be unfortunately classy -- and I say "unfortunately" because it means I totally can't have a backyard barbeque for this shower. It has to look nice. And I have to do it on a budget....more
I once had a friend point out how disconcerting it can be to accidentally wash your body out of order in the shower. We all have a shower routine that involves washing various body parts in the same order -- day in and day out. And it throws off everything when you accidentally start with your arms instead of your legs, or maybe wash your hair before you wash your face as usual. That feeling of everything being a bit off usually stays with you long after you've dried off, and that's the effect we're going for as you tweak your morning. In other words, we are creatures of habit, and the best way to create a change is to break a habit by making a small change.
I'm not sure how it happened, but in the last few years motherhood and work have taken over to the point that showering has fallen low on the list of priorities. As I sit here and write this, my hair is starting to look stringy and I'm growing a remarkably scratchy layer of leg stubble. This is not an unusual occurance - the stringy hair syndrome is common enough that I've developed a very effective hairstyle for masking it (it involves lots of upside down brushing of the hair and a barrette).
How did I get to this point? When did showering become a luxury like pedicures once were?...more