Monday, June 30, 2008

A Plain Jane Day

Nothing exciting happened today. Not even anything I can turn into exciting by verbal enhancement. Maybe that's a good thing. The Mister went on an errand first thing this morning. (there is hope! See yesterdays blog for errand discussion) By our current standards, first thing in the morning is 10:45. Moved up a bit from 7 am ish. He stopped at the Bagel Deli for fresh bagels and cream cheese to go with the lox that I made. I did too make them! We have them quite often and they are delicious. and they're not $32.00 a lb. I'll send the recipe if you like. Later we did some shopping at the fruit stand and at Albertson's. Got more spareribs (buy one get 2 free!)

I got a pedicure, but there was no one of interest in the shop. I was hoping the school teacher would be there (See: There's Something to be Said for Home Schooling 6/4) You know, like uhm the one who like got bit by like the yellow fly. The closest thing to excitement was the high maintenance woman sitting next to me who was directing the placement of each of the red white and blue rhinestones on her toes. The magazine selection was a bore. No news updates on all of my fav Hollywood celebs.

My ped person kept trying to sell me up. You want luxury spa pedicure? No thanks, the mediocre one is good enough. You want eyebrows waxed? Look at my face? do you see any eyebrows? I started ripping them out when I was 16. I looked like a Yettie. What I got left requires major enhancement. You want manicure? No thanks. The last time I got one I had to nurse a hangnail for 2 months. I'm good. You want.... You want to get me a magazine please? And quit looking out the window when you're brushing my feet with that boxy sandpaper thingie. It feels like uhm a yellow fly bit me.

I don't want any remarks about how can the unemployed afford pedicures. One must keep oneself up. One never knows when one might get a job interview, does one. Besides, you try bending over and working on your toes when you're my age. It's more like an important medical treatment.

Jennifer gave me this orchid nearly two years ago. (Thank you, Jenn!) It has bloomed for the very first time!


Its a dendrobium anosmum. Pretty! It has a very berry scent. This is one of several pendulous dendrobiums that I am having success with. Each year a new leafy stem grows up straight for a while and then it starts to lean and hang over the pot. The following year it loses it's leaves and flowers bloom at intervals along the length of the stem. The close up shot doesn't show all of the buds.

I'm becoming distracted by the smell of the spareribs. I must sign off and tuck a napkin under my chin! Thank you for visiting!

3 comments:

Lavinia Ladyslipper said...

Oh I'm laughing out loud at this:

"I don't want any remarks about how can the unemployed afford pedicures. One must keep oneself up. One never knows when one might get a job interview, does one. Besides, you try bending over and working on your toes when you're my age. It's more like an important medical treatment."

I love it!!! You are spot on...indeed, one must keep oneself up!

p.s. I don't like it at the hair salon when they try to make you feel that that the shampoo/conditioner you are currently using is just terrible for your hair, and the (expensive!) one they are selling is so much more superior...

MuseSwings said...

Lavinia!

One must! My salon lady kept trying to put some greasy shine conditioner on my hair. 2 hours later I looked like a wet cat. I had to argue with her about that for the next 4 visits before she quit using it. She still thinks she's right. She's the professional after all!

Lovely hearing from you! One does love the hear from one's fellow bloggers, doesn't one!

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