So, theoretically, I go for a girl’s weekend away once a year, in order to get in touch with my non-mommy self. I did one in September 2004 and this was my second one, last weekend. I must count my weekend in NYC in 2005 where I went perfume shopping too. Several people asked me (in horror I might add) ‘how could you go away on Mother’s Day weekend?’. Simple. That’s when it worked between my schedule, the kids’ schedule, Nancy’s schedule, DH’s schedule. Besides, my life isn’t governed by the Hallmark people. if you’re not celebrating the important events and people in your life all the time, you’re going to be miserable.
So, I can’t give you a detailed play by play because it is so easy to sum up without a lot of detail:
- Drive to Airdrie after work Friday. Drink whiskey and talk with Nancy, cuddle her dogs (2 Papillons and a Sheltie).
- Get up, go shopping, go for lunch, drink Margueritas, get waxed, go to a little party at her nephew’s house, go home, drink Margueritas, talk.
- Get up, drive to the mountains, talk, walk, eat, shop, drive back to Airdrie, do spastic car dancing, drive home.
You are all thinking, how can anything so mundane be a much anticipated ‘weekend away’. Probably most of the parents will get it. Especially if your children are really small and you have very little support network where you live. I just rarely get a break so it is extremely joyous to just go somewhere and not hear ‘Mommy!!’ 4 billion times a day, to be able to have an uninterupted conversation/meal, to spend time with a very dear friend. (Nancy andÂ I met in 1990 at the dog club and will be friends for life! One day I’ll blog about her.)
Artsy Fartsy Photo montage:
Mountains are far but viewable from Airdrie:
We are there:
Mocha, the lovely dog we befriended at the river (retrieved rocks for Nancy for ages) can be seen in this photo while you see me dipping my feet. (one must stop to smell the roses and dip the toeses at every opportunity)
Home at last.
Spring has sprung-the boys are mowing
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Oddly enough, on the list of 50 things I posted about ‘me, me, me’ the other day, practically everyone noticed something about the Brazilian. Now this struck me as very interesting and somewhat amusing. Most people (except maybe my beloved Bohemian) are incredibly shy.They are curious but won’t ask. I just know it. While being waxed I did find out a few things I thought I’d share. You know how I like to contribute to your continued education!
The young woman who was waxing was very professional and friendly. As you know, I like to
interrogate show an interest in people about their work and lives. I asked her quite a few questions.
First, Brian, you are absolutely right, there are a lot of men going for Brazilian wax jobs these days. She said she didn’t do them but there was another lady in the spa who was a nurse and ‘unflappable’ so she did them. Boggles the mind eh? 😉
I don’t know if I could have such a procedure done by a member of the opposite sex. I don’t think so. But then, maybe a gay guy? What do you think?
She also said that a lot of men come in to get their backs and chests waxed. Ouch. That’s a lot of Real Estate!
She’s never had a client ‘not’ like it. Most people keep it up. After getting it done a few times its not as painful as the first time and the hair doesn’t grow back as coarse.
A lot of Asian ladies have very little body hair (I didn’t know this and can’t remember how it came up in our conversation!)
The actual Brazilian wasn’t much more painful than waxing the bikini area but I certainly wouldn’t recommend trying it yourself.
Several ladies I know are curious so here are couple of tips:
Take some Ibuprofen before you go
If possible drink a couple of gigantic Margueritas! 🙂
Don’t go at the end of your cycle, your pain tolerance is much less then.
The lady that did me said that she’s actually had people come in there that aren’t clean. Gross. I can’t believe I’d have to say this but have a shower before you go. For goodness sakes, I can’t believe some people. No Hygiene!
That’s about all I’m willing to share so if you want to know more you’ll have to mail me.
yeah, I need to make a category for ‘Too Much Information’ don’t I? 🙂
Have a great week!