Last night Lily asked Jessie and me if we'd like to go get pedicures today. Both girls had dad-childcare going on and could get out of the house on their own which is of course another small miracle and this morning we stayed in touch as to schedule and so forth and when I'd finished most of my chores I got dressed and drove to Lily's and picked her up and then drove to Jessie's and we picked her up and we went to a nail salon which advertises as "organic" but that may refer to the fact that anything which contains the carbon molecule is, in chemical terms, organic unless UPI nail polish has suddenly changed its formulas.
Remember the last time I got a pedicure and the old guy who did my feet told me that they were "so dirty"?
That was such a horrible experience. But today was completely different. Again, I had an older guy, older than let's say thirty but far younger than me. But he was so very, very nice. By the time he was done with all of the magic, my feet looked as good as they've ever looked in my life and I have a new friend.
When we left the salon, he called out to me, "Good-bye, Mary!" and I called back, "Good-bye, Stephen!"
I felt so special.
My long-time favorite nail color, "I'm Not Really A Waitress" by OPI.
Then we went and had some extremely good middle eastern food and then we went to Goodwill! But the most interesting thing we found there was Ms. Melissa who was also shopping.
While all of this girl-gadding-about was going on, Vergil and Boppy and August and Levon took the small boat out to go fishing on the St. Mark's river. This of course thrilled my husband and I hope it made Levon and August and Vergil happy too. Here's a picture that Vergil sent.
Glen told me that Levon had that paddle in the water almost the entire trip. That's what he wanted to do and why not? It wasn't hurting a thing. No fish were caught, not even a nibble, which is sad but Mr. Moon brought home the little bait shrimp and just boiled them and I've made a cocktail sauce so there is that.
I hear that the Super Bowl is on tonight. I mean, you just can't not know somehow although I have no idea who's playing in it and couldn't care less. Mr. Moon will be watching it but in a vast and grave disappointment he discovered that our patchwork TV reception options do not include the network which is showing it although I'm pretty sure he can watch it online. Stephen, my new friend, told me that he does not get it either but will be watching it at a wings place which makes sense because wings seem to be the Super Bowl food to enjoy while watching the game. I've never really grasped the pleasure in eating wings anymore than I've grasped watching the Super Bowl but I am aware that tastes and pleasures differ.
I respect that.
If I watched a football game I'd be constantly worried about brain injuries amongst the players and I don't need that sort of stress. I do like the fact that many players now have dreads and other long hair coiffures (mostly because I believe that the more hair, the better protected those heads are) and those guys have some nice butts but neither of these things interest me enough to keep me glued to a screen. I have done my job in that I made a snack of nachos for my husband and that's more than he asks me to do.
Yes. It has been Sunday but it was a fine and pretty one. I got to hang out with two of my daughters and have learned more about them and have laughed a lot while at the same time, my husband got to go fishing with his grandsons which is something that makes him so very happy. I haven't looked at the news all day and it would appear that the sun still rose, shone, and set.
Off to go make supper.
just watching the Aaron Hernandez story on netflix...if you did not like american football before , after watching that you will want to stab it a whole bunch of times and then bury it in a far odd corner. Horrible industry. Your toes look so fine!!ReplyDelete
it is a far off corner...odd works too, sort of.ReplyDelete
I thought "odd" was the perfect choice. But I haven't watched that. Professional (and college, to some degree) sports are brutal. That I know. I am sure I don't know the half of it.Delete
i've never had a chicken wing...... glad to hear your weather broke. not sure what season it is here currently.ReplyDelete
Yes. It was spring today. For sure. Here, at least.Delete
I wear the same color but no one sees it until May or June in New York....keeps a person cheerful,right?ReplyDelete
I've actually been barefoot some today. It's been so warm. And every time I look at my feet I feel a little happiness.Delete
I used to get Buffalo Wings hot as anything from a local deli, with some cooling sauce involving blue cheese, I think. Wonderful.ReplyDelete
No relation to football, which I really don't like. If men take out violent instincts on the field, are they more, or less, likely to be violent off the field? The reports of domestic violence among famous footballers makes me wonder if it feeds a need.
So I don't follow, scarcely know who's playing. I know more about the snacks you need to watch!
I do like blue cheese dressing with carrot sticks and celery. I would, however, like blue cheese dressing with styrofoam.Delete
My theory is that violence being encouraged in a sport only makes the player more violent off the field of play but I could be wrong. Of course.
I thought August's curls had resorbed, but they only need windswept!ReplyDelete
He sure doesn't seem to have the curls he used to have. But it does look like they came out a little bit on the river.Delete
Your toes look great!ReplyDelete
Stephen is an artist! I told him that too!Delete
beautiful feet you have! Love the color. Sun always helps one's mood, doesn't it?ReplyDelete
Quiet here...superbowl on.....am watching intermittently. I made a huge pot of pretty good chili and baked cornbread and now almost time for early bed and book....my favorite thing . ;-)
Early bed and book are my favorite things too. For sure!Delete
We had Superbowl live on the BBC - even though it finished for us in the early hours of the morning. Kansas City Chiefs beat San Francisco 49ers. The last time Kansas City won was 1970! For me a "superbowl" would contain stir-fried vegetables with noodles and strips of chicken in a light soy sauce but no toe nail clippings!ReplyDelete
Tortilla chips and guacamole is a pretty good snack too!Delete
Toe nail clippings are NEVER good in food. Ever.
That sounds like a good day. Love the nail color! Stephen is a good name for a new friend, IMHO. :)ReplyDelete
I suspect the common ingredient of enjoying the Super Bowl and chicken wings is BEER!
I suspect you are right! Beer! It's not just for breakfast anymore!Delete
Sounds like a wonderful day.ReplyDelete
My hubby watched some of the game. He loves football and played it as a young man but he was so sick he went to bed after the halftime show. He's even staying home from work which is rare.
I had a lovely walk by myself yesterday afternoon with two happy dogs in the sunshine and that made my day.
Have a good week Mary.
Football is one sport my husband didn't play. Baseball, volleyball, basketball (of course), and ultimate frisbee were some of them.Delete
I sure hope you're man feels better today. He sounds like Glen- if he stays home from work he is truly sick.
Glad you had a nice walk with those doggies!
no game watching here. well, it was on but no one was watching it. I don't care to watch sports on TV and nor in person if I was being honest. and I really don't care who is in it or who wins except that our idiot president congratulated the great state of Kansas for the Chief's win. we finally have a few sunny days too. what a relief.ReplyDelete
Trump just can't stop proving what an idiot he is, can he?Delete
That tiny boy with that great big paddle. I wonder what he will grow up to be? His interests in machinery seem so distinct from such an early age. I imagine he will invent something. Love hearing about your glowing bathroom.ReplyDelete