Thursday, July 28, 2016

My rant on nails ....

I love getting my nails done
well, actually, I love having pretty nails
I do not enjoy sitting there getting my nails done
pedicures, that is a different story....love that.

I don't have very strong nails so getting the gel put over
them enables me to have long, pretty nails.

But my problem is these dang nail salons
I don't seem to have good luck with them

I did use the same salon for years and years
but then the owner took advantage of me being
a long time customer. Instead of treating me right, she had no 
problem taking a walk in 10 minutes before I arrived
leaving me to wait 30 minutes.


I decided I didn't have the patience for that anymore

so just decided to take a break from getting my nails done

again, after a break, went back to get my nails done

found a new salon and the first girl that did my nails was terrible
oh great, how do I avoid her!
when I went back for a fill in a different lady did my nails
and wow, she did great and they looked beautiful
she said "you always ask for me"
first mistake....
then it was like no one else could do my nails
when I would go in and they were busy, she wouldn't let 
me use anyone else, she always made me wait!
once I picked a color for my nails and she told me 
I was too old for that color! 
So I decided to find another salon
go in, lady does my nails, great job
and she says "you always ask for me"
ugh
and then slowly it just became the same thing
I make an appointment, before I get there she takes a
walk in, then when I get there I sit and wait. Many times
for 30 minutes. This may be the norm but 
I just don't like it.
the last time I was in there I had made a 5:45 appt 
for a pedicure and a fill in
I arrive at 5:40, I get in the pedicure chair and she tells me 
she has had nothing to eat so she is going to run in the back
and just grab something real quick. At 6:10 she finally came
back out. Pedicure going well and then some of the other technicians
are gathered around the front desk and she stops my
pedicure to chat with them for a few minutes
finally, finally.....this is done and I get my nails done
I got home at 8:00!! 
I'm over it.....going to have gel removed and just not do nails 
for a while.
rant over!

later.....



Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Myrtle Beach, SC ....

Back in the first week of May we spent 6 days with
our dearest friends, Jerry and Glenda in their beautiful
retirement home in Myrtle Beach, SC

Just some background for folks that don't know......Glenda is one of my oldest friends. Not as in age but the friend I have had the longest.
Glenda worked for the construction company that built Nabisco.
Once finished, she went to work there.
Enter Johnny, 42 years ago, applied for a job at Nabisco
Once hired, he became great friends with Glenda.
Enter me, started dating Johnny 38 years ago and right
away met Glenda. We have been friends every since!
Many times over the past 38 years we didn't always see each
other or hang out........life is busy. You have kids, other
obligations but through it all, any time we saw each other
we just picked up where we left off. 
Glenda is the kind of friend that I know without a doubt has my back
She knows all of my family and all of Johnny's family
Both of our parents just loved her!
We love her and Jerry so much!


ok, on to our trip
I think the 4 of us can sit around a kitchen table and talk 
and laugh for hours on end!! My goodness, sometimes we
would all be sitting around the table and then realize half
of the day was gone! But that is just fine with us.
we love being with them and catching up on everything
we also can solve most of the world problems in our discussions!

and playing cards is another of our favorite things to do.
We ate out some, we made big breakfasts'
went to the pier, went to the beach, went to Broadway
on the Beach, went to the Moose Lodge, went shopping
we just enjoyed those 6 days to the fullest!!
Really hate that so many miles separate us but love that they are
living their dream of retirement at the beach!!
haha.....funny that Johnny and I share that same dream, just
different beach. One evening
we had a terrible storm!



Jerry and Glenda live in a really nice community just
maybe 5 minutes from the beach (maybe 10?)
there are 5 man made ponds in the community
they are linked to each other with those huge pipes
I guess it keeps the water flowing
And it is South Carolina so there are alligators
in those ponds!! 
Their house backs up to one of the ponds
We saw one of the alligators one day sunning on the banks
of the pond. And then the rest of the time there we would always
see him lurking in the water. Just see his head.

this is the best picture I could get of him
YIKES!!




later.........

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Sucking on blogging.....

I have been so slack, pretty much all year on blogging
UGH

here are some things I need to remember to blog about
maybe while on vacation I can catch up

**Myrtle Beach with our great friends Jerry and Glenda
**Johnny and his eyes! haha
**my terrible experience with nail salons
**Our daughter and son-in-law purchasing their first home
**how this year has been one hell of an emotional year
**Planning retirement
**37 years with the love of my life
**Pippa Lou turned 5 years old
**Bella Boo will turn 6 years old on July 28th 
**my thoughts on Game of Thrones
**a snake....seriously, I have to document when I see one
**22 drafts of post I have written...going all the way back to 2007!

later.......

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Fitbit ...

I love / hate my Fitbit!
I've been wearing Fitbit for a long time
Johnny gave me a new one this past Christmas
one that tracks more things plus you can read your results
on the band itself vs always having to go to the app or web site.
So that's really nice

But I have not worn my Fitbit since June 7th and today 
is June 28th!

here is my hate.....

  • I have a permanent dent in my wrist. After not wearing it for 21 days, the dent is still there
  • I become a little too obsessive about how many steps I get in. It really annoys me if I don't get in my 10k steps each day
  • Now have become obsessed with my resting heart rate AND my heart rate while exercising
  • I get very aggravated with the Fitbit taking forever to synch with the phone app
  • and lastly......why can't battery life be longer!! 

and here is what I love.......

  • I love that I have become obsessed with my steps. I'm not getting any younger and I need to keep moving so I think that is actually a good thing.
  • love that I can see how many calories I burn as I sweat my butt off in Jazzercise. Even though I know it's not 100% accurate, it's close enough for me.
  • I guess being aware of my resting and exercising heart rate is a good thing. Even though I know it's not 100% accurate like the calories it still could alarm me to a problem. (ie: the getting old part)
  • I really love the tracking my sleep feature. Not that it gets me any more sleep but when I'm really tired, I can look at my app and see that I only slept 5.5 hours......there's the problem! haha
So I guess some of the things that annoy me are actually things I do love
about the Fitbit. I guess like everything else, being aware
of your physical activity overrides the annoying things!

Now if they could just make that battery life a little longer!

later.......