Saturday, March 6, 2010


I've been feeling like I'm way overdue for some pampering, so Friday evening I took myself out for dinner and then went to the nail salon for a pedicure. Oooh, it was heavenly.

This afternoon I went to a day spa for a massage. Things didn't start out well. When I arrived they led me to a quiet sitting area and said someone would be right with me. I waited and waited. When I started getting irritated, I tried to distract myself with an In Style magazine. When I'd read the whole thing and still no one had said a word to me, I marched out to the reception desk and asked what time it was. It was a half hour past my appointment time! The receptionist was confused as to who I was and why I was upset, and then tried to tell me my appointment was for a different time and a different kind of massage. Grrrrr. Not a good way to relax.

Fortunately the massage therapist had magical hands and my anger soon dissipated. By the time the hour was up I was completely blissed out.

I started a new knitting project this weekend, the Ishbel shawl. I'm using handpainted sock yarn, and while I'm still not sure the colors are the right choice, so far it's a fun knit. I'd post a picture, but first I'd have to take one and that would involve disturbing the cat draped across my lap. I can't bring myself to do it.

Several months ago Thimbleanna wrote about the book The Help on her blog, and I'm finally listening to the audio. I'm halfway through and it is SO good. I think it's destined to become one of my favorite books.

Have you seen the movie Waitress with Keri Russell? It's sweet. I watched it for the second time last night and enjoyed it just as much as I did the first time. Do movies make you cry? I often end up sobbing when I watch movies, especially during the happy ones.

Hope you're having a good weekend.


Suz said...

Wow a massage and pedicure!
You know how to live girl.
I signed myself up for a massage this week too....boy do these old bones need it
You just keep being good to yourself

Linda said...

How wonderful to go for a massage and pedicure. I am so looking forward to seeing your shawl, I completely understand about not being able to take a photo LOL... Looking forward to seeing one:)
Have a lovely weekend Stacy,

Cloudberry said...

Oh, a massage sounds wonderful!!
And I'm looking forward to see your Ishbel :)

Theresa said...

Bless your little heart, trying to get some relaxation and had to deal with frustration:( Sounds like it turned out very well even though it got off to a rocky start! I do not watch movies that make me cry, I don't like to cry so I avoid it always! Anyway, I am happy that you are busy knitting and reading, more relaxation:) Hugs to you my dear Friend!

Kitty said...

That sounds like a great day! Yay for you- most people wont pamper themselves!

Also, I'm a total crybaby when it comes to watching movies. Always have been. I think that's what makes film great- it allows us to identify with the circumstances of someone else.

Take care and have a great weekend!

Maiden Jane said...

I'm glad you got to be pampered. I would've been angry, too! I've never been to a spa, never knit Ishbel (although I did knit Damson), never read The Help or saw Waitress! You might think I'm boring!

Rachel said...

Mmm... pedicure. What a great idea. I'll get one as soon as I don't have to wear socks and shoes/boots anymore. Too bad about the massage mix-up. Kind of defeats the purpose of getting a massage when you're so irritated by the time you get in there! I could use a massage myself; I'm incredibly frustrated with my laptop. Still not working... sigh.

I loved Waitress. I think I watched in on the plane. I know Nathan Fillion's father; he used to teach at my school and still drops by to visit.

ImplausibleYarn said...

Oh I am so the girl who cries during movies, just thinking about The Notebook makes me tear up just a touch... I don't blame you at all for getting upset about mixed up time and pedicures but just imagine...sandal weather... and cute skirts..and sunshine...outdoor cafes...summer...I'm ready!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

I need a pedicure. STAT! I think next weekend I will treat myself to one.

Erin Wallace said...

I LOVE getting a good pedicure! Can't think of the last time I had a massage - I think I need one.

M.E. Greene said...

Very nice! I took a little mental journey while reading over your post, and I can't really imagine a nicer selection of experiences than those. (Except for the part about the receptionist... not as lovely.)


Hi Stacy,
Glad your Pampered time turnout perfect :) That sounds so wonderful. It's been Years since I had a massage..hmmm maybe for my birthday.
I think I'll start my ATC cards this week.
Have a great Monday!
Deb :)

Thimbleanna said...

I'm glad you're enjoying The Help -- as you know, I loved it! I need to watch The Waitress again -- I remember liking it, but can't remember much else about it. Movies make me cry ALL the time -- more so, the older I get!

Anonymous said...

you are so sweet :o) i will look into the book and the movie
glad your massage turned out to be magical after the looong wait.

thankyou so much for your kind comments xxx i am on the mend now :o)

lots of love xxx

love to your magical moggies too xxx


Woollywotnots said...

LOL! I always cry at movies too. Thanks for another book recommendation, I'm going to see if its available. Glad the relaxation treat worked in the end. You're doing so much knitting at the moment, its great to see.