Tuesday, July 22, 2008

WOMAN FOUND STUCK IN CHAIR

Why is it the grass always seems greener in someone else's yard??? For a change, the greenest grass is mine. This sweet statement just happened to come to me as I shared my day with other actual single mommas.... In theory, I consider myself to be a single momma, just with out a child.

It was my day off.... I found the need to sleep in and boy oh boy, I did. As my eyes finally focused on the alarm clock, it was 1115 a.m... Somewhere in the mix of sleep, a person can achieve too much sleep to which all sense of productivity is gone. My day was a waste... a fact that I realize as soon as I looked at my swollen puffy face and eyes. Why is it I look sooooo old when I sleep in? Pronounced wrinkles and bags? Creases from the sheet on face and arms? Feeling in need of some good old lazy pampering, I drag myself to my favorite pedicure place. What could be better than heaving oneself into a massage chair, feet in warm bubbling water while letting someone else work on what is in need of attention. One hour and a half later, it was time to leave that chair.... that chair which was moving up and down my relaxed back, that chair which was in need of more time with me. The next thing I knew, I was still sitting in that chair with my hands in bowls of sudsy water, getting a manicure. I do not get manicures..... my hands and nails are usually hammered by doing something artsy, creative, digging in dirt. So why did I agree to get a manicure? Because of that chair..... by the end of my visit, I had a pedi, mani and a brow wax. What nice ladies to recognize me in my weak state and offer all services to be done from that chair.

18 comments:

Lisa~~ said...

Sounds like a wonderful day...I could use one of those days even if it did cause me to have more wrinkles and be stuck in a chair.

Julie said...

Sounds GREAT! Indulge away - you deserve it!

Catherine said...

LOL! Sounds like the perfect day! Sleeping in then permanent placement in a comfy massage chair. Ahhhh! Did you drag yourself home and treat yourself to a nap after all the stress and strain of the day? Waiting for baby does have some advantages for sure!!

Kayce said...

ooooo that sounds so wonderful! I've been wanting to have a day like that for years! I may just have to take one soon now that I think about it.

Joannah said...

I was stuck in one of those chairs today, too! It was fantastic.

I'm glad you enjoyed your pampering time.

:-)

Eliza2006 said...

I'm telling you...DO THIS EVERY CHANCE YOU GET...it will soon change (for the better, but your life will be very, very different).

Tiffany

Kelli said...

Oh I've been in THAT CHAIR. It's lovely. when you get ready to go to China, I'll give you the scoop on where to go for foot massage. You need to get at least one or two while you are in guangzhou- hopefully travel partners can be coerced into an hour of 'free mama' time so you can experience "THAT CHAIR:China Style"

laurel said...

Wow...that sounds terrific. I need to gind myself stuck in that chair.

Michelle said...

Sounds like heaven. It has been far too long since I have been in that chair! Hey, they should make chairs like that for your house! Nevermind. Then I'd never get anything done!

Hey, have you come to CA yet? I can't remember the dates. We're really slow at work right now. Maybe I could sneak away for a couple of days....

Cindy and Co. said...

Bwa ha ha..I love that chair. And they so see me coming. Glad you had a good time.

Riley & Dan's Mom said...

Oh, your grass is looking very green to me today! Enjoy it while you can your days are numbered (in a good way!)

Jennie said...

I envy those kind of days. DOn't have those at all around here! Enjoy while you can!

Shannon said...

Sounds like you need to treat yourself to a visit with that chair more often! Lovely indulgence, lovely you!

a Tonggu Momma said...

I'm glad you enjoyed that pampering!!! As for me, I weirdly cannot stand people touching my feet. All of this talk of foot massages is giving me the willies.

Donna said...

Man, that sounds wonderful. And it sounds like you needed it (and deserved it!)

Alyson & Ford said...

Don't we all need a day like that? What fun!

Alyson LID 01/27/06

Anonymous said...

I love that chair too! Thanks for referring me to that place - I love it!! And- do it about once every 3-4 weeks. I don't need a manicure either but somehow get talked into it. I love Anne!

Thanks for the invite to fireworks - I was wiped out from traveling so went to bed early. Hope all is well.

LiLi

The Brown Family said...

I LOVE your description of THAT CHAIR...strange that I should even remember it has been too long!

I have to side with Tiffany's comment, have fun while you can because things change and chair time becomes just another thing that has to be scheduled- or overlooked!

Love
Kim