I never got around to my arty time yesterday (Wednesday) nor my usual grocery shopping....and I REALLY missed that!!!! (yeah right!)
What I DID do though was spend a couple of blissful hours being pampered at a day spa! One of my brother's gave me a $500 gift voucher for a day spa on my last birthday. I think he felt sorry for me.....it was our 25th wedding anniversary, hubby's 50th, oldest son's 21st and youngest son's 18th....my birthday??? just a boring ol'......ha! thought I was going to TELL you didn't you!!!...suffice to say it wasn't a significant number.
What fun is there in being pampered by yourself and have no-one to share it with? No fun in that. So I rang the day spa and gave them a sob story about my closest girlfriend who had a battle with breast cancer recently and I'd really like to share this gift with her...blah, blah, blah....laid it on sufficiently thick and they were quite happy to split the voucher between the two of us. Don't worry, she knows I do this and it's all for a good cause.
We had our feet exfoliated & cuticles on our toes tortured, skin sloughed away & moisturised the heck out of. Then it was onto a fantastic hand and nail treatment - more cuticle torture, hand massage, more moisturising & a little polish. Lastly a H2O facial with more cream than you can drown in, a weird steam machine that puffed out warm/hot steam onto your face, a little painful neck and shoulder massage - not her fault - our fault for having knots in our neck & shoulders.
All in all, a fantastically relaxing few hours.....oh, and it took us quite a while to get used to walking in our sandals with our extremely moisturised feet, toes gripping on for dear life lest we kick a sandal off 10 feet in front of where we were walking! lol Glad you could join me my best buddy. Plus I have $100 left over from my voucher for another little quick visit!!! Bonus!!!
So consequently no art (and no food for another couple of days) but I will show you what before-mentioned friend and I did last year on Melbourne Cup Day (big horse race here in Australia).......a little body-painting.....she got to moisturise and hold the brushes for me.......I have had numerous requests from friends to hold the brushes again this coming Melbourne Cup! This was true and did happen - some girls don't believe me....my brother got me the gig (he has his own entertainment company that provides people for events). The boys were used to announce the designer's name by parading on the catwalk with a sign before the models came out at a fashion parade at a restaurant in the Burswood Casino here in Perth. Needless to say the 99% women crowd went a little berserk, hot bods & champagne - what a combination!!! ANYWAY..... on to the pics.....
and this is Mark.... wonder if these boys read blogs??? Probably not, they'd be horrified if they knew...hehehe Though I did tell them I was going to send the pics to all of my friends! lol