Monday, October 13, 2008

Self-Indulgence

I love a little self-indulgence on occasion and today was a good day for that. At about 5:00 I had to go to good ol' Walmart to pick up a couple of things and as I walked in the door I had to go right past the nail salon. It called out to me, so I made a right turn walked in and asked if they could get to me soon for a pedicure. I love it when the answer is, "Yes, just take a seat in the middle chair, Ann will be right with you."

Ann was right with me and gave me a wonderful, relaxing pedicure. She removed the old polish, trimmed the over grown nails and soaked, scrubbed, cleaned, oiled and rubbed each foot, only causing me to reflex jerk once. I have had Ann before and she remembered that I'm very ticklish on the bottoms of my feet and this time she was careful not to tickle me but work with firm pressure. She then messaged the calf of each leg --- easing away the stress of being on them way too much today.

If you have never had a pedicure, then you are missing out on one of the best relaxation therapies in the world. The chair is a message chair that kneads, rubs, pounds and vibrates up and down the spine in the most heavenly manner. It is almost as good as the real thing.

I left Walmart a few dollars poor, but with a much better spirit than when I entered. And now I have pretty orange toenails. And to quote Martha Stewart *That's a good thing.*

8 comments:

Momisodes said...

Oh how I love pedicures. I swear my feet hardly look like mine after I get them done.

Pure bliss :)

So glad you had a mini-spa today.

Losing Myself said...

An occasional spur of the moment self indulgence is always a good thing.

Ladykli said...

m-m-m-m-m A pedicure sounds devine. It is a good thing to do something for oneself once in awhile! Good for you!

Donna said...

pedicures are little slices of heaven on earth... and I'm not even exagerating. I {heart} pedicures. And, they're cheaper than traditional therapy! :)

Di said...

Ahhh, I haven't had a pedicure in ages!! I did however treat myself last week to painting my fingernails myself.

Julie said...

Sounds like a really fabulous idea.

We had our version of your "every box like Christmas" -- one of the movers labeled about a third of the boxes he packed "nick nacks". And the other guy didn't label boxes as he went along, so many of his boxes were labeled based on his faulty memory. Makes packing so much more interesting.

Julie said...

Ooops.

Makes UNpacking much more interesting!

LceeL said...

"Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes and a bone through her nose, ho, ho."

Thus Ray Stevens described the perfectly decorated woman.