Thursday, April 23, 2009
I need a beauty day. I'm going in to the city for a day at the spa - facial, pedicure, all that girly stuff. Nothing like sipping a glass of wine while sitting in a massaging lounge chair with my feet in a warm, bubbly little foot-sized jacuzzi, and having my toes pampered.
Yep, that's what I need. And blue stuff on my face. I don't know exactly what's in it, but that blue facial mask is way cool for the skin.
Know what else I've been doing?
I've been going to a tanning salon.
Can you believe it? Fair haired and fair skinned little me, whom swore she'd never tan again, has been in a tanning bed the past week. I just sort of thought that with me going out on a boat for a week soon...(and maybe even more if we either get it sold or moved down here to Mississippi real quick)... I figured I needed some color and getting my skin used to sun exposure. So I said to hell with skin cancer and hit the sunlamps.
I'm taking it slow, though. Just a few minutes each day, but I did over do it yesterday a bit, and I'm a little pink this morning, so I'm going to skip it today. I've got some good aloe gel stuff for after sun care, so I'll be fine. It's just pink heat on my skin, not really a burn. I've had much worse burns when I was 15 and lying out all afternoon with nothing but iodine and baby oil to protect me. God, we were so stupid back then. Tan and looking hot, but dumb as a red brick.
Funny how love makes you start to care about yourself again. The Captain has got me eating like a health food freak. My shopping cart at the supermarket was so dull. Fruits, veggies, soy milk, proteins, and vitamins. Oh, and wine. Gotta have the wine. But really, it's like I've been transplanted from California. Come to think of it, it does remind me of what I was like when I moved back from there.
And speaking of California, I remember The Wine Commonsewer had a good smoothie recipe on his blog a while back. I think I need to go dig that one up. Smoothies are my new favorite lunch these days.
Posted by Chatelaine at 7:00 AM