This weekend was very interesting for me, besides getting to spend time with the kids (which is ALWAYS interesting!).
For the first time ever I got a pedicure and manicure. I mostly enjoyed it. I am quite the "touch me not" and I ended up with a male manicurist. Combine the two, and it was an uncomfortable experience...but pleasant enough I'm willing to give it a try next month. But I must get flowers (or something) on my nails next time.
My favorite parts were the foot rub, the relaxing with no screaming children and the great company of my friend. She warned me it would tickle when they cleaned the bottom of my feet...she was right. It did tickle.
My least favorite parts were the anxiety of "Are my feet the dirtiest feet he's ever seen?", the uncomfortable silence (I'm not chatty) and the invasion of my personal space. I think at the very least if I was good at yakking it may have been better. But I'm not. So where do I look? At the guy? At the TV? At my friend? I did all three...
And I'm just clumsy enough that I think I frustrated the guy when he was painting my finger nails. He had two little fans I had to hold my hands up in front of to dry as he put the various coats of...stuff...on. After the first layer, I bumped my right hand on the silly fan. Then twice I bumped my index finger of my left hand against the finger next to it. Smudges everywhere.
And poor fella...there was no place to add a tip on when I paid. And I had no cash. I really didn't have any choice but to not leave a tip? (I asked my friend about this...she said they don't like to put tips on the card machines b/c of the charges. She didn't have any good advice for what I could have done differently...I'll know for next time!) I think he tried to "hint" because he pulled a $5 out of his back pocket and threw it in his drawer while I was sitting there. LOL
I made it all the way to the car with nice nails before I got my first dent. Yep. I am talented.
They still looks nice though. :-)
And a huge thank you to William...who not only took care of our kids while my friend and I had our nails done, but watched HER kid too! He claims it is easier to watch all 3 versus just our 2, because my friend's kid is auto-entertainment for our kids. LOL But I'm still thankful...so THANKS!