Tuesday, June 9, 2009

By Myself In the Big City






Last Friday marked a momentous occasion in my life. For the first time in five years I spent a weekend alone without husband or child. I LOVED IT!!! I adore my child, he is my sun and moon, but I had three precious mornings where I was not woken by way of being pounced on. I went to Toronto for a family function, which was lovely. On Saturday afternoon I met my friend, Andrea who did all the graphic design on my web site and all those great logos. She treated me to a pedicure. I had never had one before and I have to admit I didn't really understand what the big deal was until I actually sat down in one of those incredible automatic massage chairs and gave myself over to the joy of being pampered. Andrea describes it as pressing your reset button. I'm so hooked. I wonder if there's any place in Lunenburg that does pedicures. (I need the massage chair or it won't work) I popped into one of my favourite stores of all times. Lilliput. This is one of the most beautiful hat stores I've ever seen. Karyn Gingras is the milliner/mastermind behind this unbelievable establishment. It is mostly all of Karyn's work, but she does carry a few other designers. My hats are available there in the fall and winter. Lilliput is located on College st. at Bathurst. If you are in the neighbourhood be sure to pop in. It's so worth it. My homecoming was great. Tony came to get me at the airport in Halifax and then we went to pick up Dusty from school. My little Taurus came charging at me and smothered me with hugs and kisses and then ofcourse all the other four and five year olds in his class followed suit. For the rest of the day he told me how he just loved me too much, and today is the day you came home, Mommy! It's really not so bad.

10 comments:

Mickey Johnson said...

...yippee! glad you could get away by yourself...it is sweet isn't it? as they say absence makes the heart grow fonder! xo, mickey

Brooke said...

Hi I found your blog through Fanciful Twist. O I love those hats. So amazing. Getting away alone is so fun. Love it.

Jen said...

Pretty sure EmOcean does pedicures - not sure about the massage chair though. ;)

aliceinparis said...

Ah yes!! A pedicure.... hard to believe that something so mundane as getting your feet worked on can send one into raptures. Must look into getting one for the summer:)There is a cosmetic school here in Halifax that does GREAT ones for very little cost.
Lovely to get away, glad you had fun.

Sarah said...

Boy do I know what you mean about getting away by yourself. Something that I still need to do! Three boys later I still haven't had a weekend to myself!

I also wanted to let you know that I am passing along the Lovely Blog Award to you! You can stop by my blog to "pick it up"!

TitansFan said...

It's great to hear how nice the Pedicure Massage Chair is. My wife made me fund the one in her spa. She promised it would greatly help business.

jandjqueen@gmail.com said...

Hi I'm pretty sure the Tin Fish does pedicures and they have the big chairs in their spa.q

Jacqueline said...

Hi I'm pretty sure the Tin Fish does pedicures and they have the big chairs in their spa.

Bronwyn, said...

Ahhhhh massage chairs! My family & I used to get a free massage each time we visited a nearby city, in the Harvey Norman massage chair lineup, tsk tsk!

In Singapore's Changi Airport there are FREE foot massage machines!

My son is tall, strong, & manly now, but when he was about three he used to say to me "I love you really much, Mummy!" :-)

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