Wednesday, March 30, 2016

A spa day for me and my gal

My daughter is still home for spring break, but what with one thing and another (husband up to his eyeballs at work; son unavailable; too exhausted from all those auditions) we didn't go anywhere for a break from winter in the Great Lakes region. I decided that this general lack of airfare and hotel bills meant that she and I could afford to do a spa day. So for five hours today, she and I got the following services:


Shampoo, haircut, and blow dry
Manicure and pedicure
Eyebrow wax (her previously-untouched weedy eyebrows are now a flawless topiary of beauty)


Hour-long deep tissue massage (there were times where things got so deep-tissuey that I felt inspired to use my almost-forgotten Lamaze breathing)
Facial (30 percent glycolic peel for the win! I'm expecting all my creepy bits of sun damage to fall off overnight.)
Eyebrow wax (just a little neatening up--nothing major)

I brought my current book (Kurt Vonnegut's Galapagos, and I don't recommend it) and enjoyed a nice rest while for a piquant change of pace, my daughter talked someone else's head off. I pity the woman who had to administer the no-chip pedicure and manicure; the talking went on and on. I have NO IDEA where she gets that from.

Don't worry; I tipped generously.

Then, because we were looking splendid and felt a desire to show off, we made Mr. Buxom take us out to dinner.

I sneaked a picture of the Arcona products my facialist used, but the room was so SOOTHINGLY DARK and filled with the plaintive wail of the shakuhachi that my picture is a blurry mess. 

Very Zen but useless photograph.


  1. Glad you got to have a spa day with your girl! The kids in NYC don't go on spring break until the end of April. It's going to feel like forever before it gets here. I can't believe you are reading Vonnegut, why would you abuse yourself like that, hahaha! xx

  2. I know--Vonnegut is so 70s! I'm reading it because I'm going a reading challenge on GoodReads. I'm planning to read 75 books this year, and 25 are from the Rory Gilmore reading list. Let me tell you, for a high school kid, she read some serious literature. At least Galapagos was a quick read!

  3. LOL I read that Vonnegut book on my honeymoon in 1987, I think...Loved it then.
    Farting sea lions. Memorable. Might have to reread it now...


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