Stop the presses: I got a pedicure.
I owe these terrific toes to my wonderful sister-in-law.Â She sent me a salon giftcard for Christmas, and I just got around to using it.Â My timing was impeccable, given that we’ve had sandal weather here the last two days.Â Instead of hiding these beauties inside my boots, I can put their pink perfection out there on display.Â (And how cute are those daisies?Â I wasn’t going to get a design, but the lady talked me into it.Â I’m glad she did.)
And wow, that was a great way to spend a Friday afternoon.Â My feet got the deluxe treatment, with paraffin and warm stone rubs and hot towels and who knows what all.Â It was phenomenally relaxing.Â I learned all about the Vietnamese New Year from the friendly lady who did my nails, and I got to put my feet up (literally!) and let someone else pamper me for a while.Â That doesn’t happen often, you know; like all moms, I tend to care for others more than I let others care for me.Â In fact, this is only the third pedicure I’ve ever had.Â (#1: Day before my wedding; #2: Sister-in-law gift; #3: Sister-in-law gift.Â She is a very sweet sister-in-law.) Â Â And I have to say, these pretty nails do give me a lift.Â They make my feet feel girly and fun instead of utilitarian and tired.Â Â It’s not yet spring, but I’ve got a definite spring in my step.