Ok, I know as soon as you all read this post, you are going to be booking your plane tickets to come visit me. Just give me a little warning so I can get your room ready 🙂
Madison and I had the most amazing afternoon. We went to Cocok’s, which is a spa/salon here that specializes in toe art. I am really picky about my toes – they are very sensitive and generally, I don’t let anyone else touch them. The only people who have ever cut them are my mom, my husband (when I was too pregnant to do it myself), and me. And of the four pedicures I have had before today (all for special occasions), I haven’t enjoyed a single one of them. I just don’t like people messing with my toenails.
However, today was amazingly different. I was still uncomfortable with the filing and clipping part of the pedicure (which didn’t take long at all), but the pedicure also included a foot bath, a thirty minute foot/leg massage and, of course, the art. It was so wonderful. Madison got hers painted also (although I didn’t spring for a massage for her), and so she was still and quiet and so good. It was such a peaceful afternoon.
This picture really does not do my nails justice. They are beautiful. And I think this is an indulgence that I will continue to treat myself to until the baby is born, since bending over is quite uncomfortable and clipping my own toenails is out of the question for a while.
Madison’s were very cute, and she did stay very still, but the second she was “dry,” she rushed off to the play area and her’s did get a little smudged. If she wants to do it again, she’ll have to sit longer and skip the play area. In case you can’t tell, that’s a smiling pink daisy with clouds in the background.
We ended the afternoon with a trip to the new Starbucks that just opened across the street from Cocok’s and to the 100 Yen store. It was a very nice peaceful day, which I really needed. I also got my car cleaned out (a good idea since Matt will be home in a few days), so driving is once again a nice peaceful experience for me too.
And I’ve already decided on the purple reindeer for my Christmas pedicure…