I had a dream…

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…that I woke up with green hair.  Yes, green hair.  Just like the girl in this photo.  Why in the world did I dream of such a thing?  Who knows – maybe it’s because I just had my hair professionally colored for the first time in a long, long while.  A cut and color was one of Jeff’s Christmas gifts to me.  My hairstyle was looking a little rough, and the color was, let’s just say…uneven.  I guess the fact that I don’t often pamper myself in this way could have contributed to me dreaming about hair.  But green hair?

I try to do the things for myself that I actually can do.  To me, there is nothing worse than a gnarled up, nasty foot – so my feet always look good.  I soak them, trim my toenails, and always have nice polish on them.  I rub them in with lotions and creams and then put socks on.  My fingernails currently have no tips on them – I am thinking of going back to acrylics and gel polish at my old “nail place” once the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over.  I try to keep them neat and trimmed, but I have no luck with regular polish besides anything but clear.  I shave my legs with an electric razor, and I do my eyebrows with an old fashioned pair of tweezers.  No waxing for me.  I don’t think I would care for the feeling, nor would I care for the cost of these services.

I think something like a facial is wonderful to have done.  In the past, I have had a few of these.  Again, it’s costly so a lot of times when I think my skin needs some help, I’ll do my own version of a facial.  It in many ways is just a more involved way of cleansing my face.  It is not the same of course, but it helps me feel better and more in control of how I look.  The truth for me is that when I look good, I feel good.  For the most part.

The one thing I cannot do for myself is a massage.  Massages are wonderful and they are a perfect way to treat yourself to something you will enjoy.  I had a massage during a “day of beauty” right before I moved to Florida two years ago.  It was wonderful.  I had had a few massages in the past, but this one was incredible.  She made me feel so relaxed that I fell asleep.  I felt so good that I could have cried.  Jeff and I are going on a cruise in February, and it would be a wonderful indulgence for us to do one of those couples massages.  The spas on cruise ships are very expensive.  If we can put aside some money for something special, this is one thing I would like to do.

I always mess up sayings (well a lot of times I do), but there really is a means to an end.  If you save your money and spend wisely most of the time, you’ll have extra cash to use towards something that you need or want – something special to splurge on.  I am so happy with the way my hair came out, and I’m even happier that I have Jeff to spoil me with special things once in a while.  Now I just have to follow what Jennifer (the stylist) told me to do.  Keep up with it by using the spray roots in a can, and resist coloring it myself.  A haircut lasts about six weeks, and Jennifer says I should be able to last that long with the spray.   I would like to just go to her from now on, keeping this as a nice treat for myself.  From me.  I think I can do it.  I hope!

Published by lifeissmashingalways

57 year old Mom with three great sons, and SEVEN great cats and their wonderful Dad, Jeff... LISA is my name. Life Is Smashing Always comes from the letters in my name...

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