I had a really great, rejuvenating, self-esteem boosting day and night yesterday. Lord knows I needed it. With everything I've been whining and complaining about lately, it was nice to forget all of it and have a whole day and evening to let my hair down and let my worries blow away with the wind.
The day started out with a family breakfast/ lunch at Village Inn. I'm not going to lie. I indulged a little - OK, a lot. I had a breakfast skillet AND an order of pancakes. It wasn't about what I could or couldn't eat - it was about having a family meal out...mostly for Peanut's birthday that was Thursday. I know that one meal is not going to kill me. I also knew that I had a lot of walking in store for me throughout the day - so I knew I wasn't doing too much damage.
After the meal, Peanut and I headed off for a little pampering. Last year, we did the same thing. We go to the Beauty College - because, first and foremost it's cheap - but it's also like a little spa day. Peanut opted for a hair cut and manicure - I went with a manicure and eyebrow wax.
It was hard watching Peanut get her hair cut. I wanted mine cut so bad - but I've made the deal with myself that I will NOT cut my hair until I'm below 200lbs. Now that the weather is warming up, I want my long hair GONE!!
My eyebrow waxing was surprisingly relaxing. It's embarrassing to admit, but I've NEVER had my eyebrows waxed. My eyebrows resembled large, fat, hairy caterpillars walking across my face. They had no shape, they were far too long, and they were anything but feminine. That was taken care of with a few pulls and tugs...but despite that, I actually enjoyed it. I wasn't too thrilled with the top half of my face looking like a swollen tomato when I was finished - but that soon disappeared.
The manicures were well....urm...OK, I guess. You would have thought that the poor girl doing mine was giving me surgery or something. Her little hands were shaking the whole time - and the end result looked like I had allowed Jelly to paint my fingernails. She didn't say a word to me the whole time. I could see the fear on her face - and actually made the comment that she should relax. Peanut's nail tech saw the disaster that was unfolding on my fingertips and offered to redo my nails once I was done. Even though she was much more friendly, and a lot less nervous, her work ended up coming off before I even got out of the parking lot. Needless to say, I had to completely redo my polish once I got home - but it wasn't a big deal....the manicure felt nice and Peanut was happy with her nails - and that was the most important thing.
After our pampering, it was home so that I could get ready for a night out on the town with Sanity. What a night it was. We went out with her boyfriend to watch a local band play...it was a blast. After watching the music, it was off to my favorite little karaoke bar to sing some tunes.
I love to sing. I'm not too bad at it. It has taken a long time to get the confidence up to be able to sing in public - but for the past few months I've really found my groove when it comes to some karaoke. The last song I sang was Shania Twain's Any Man of Mine. I will tell you - I am not a country singer. I know that song, kind of...but it was far from my best performance. However, when I was done - I got quite a nice surprise.
I was approached by a guy as we were leaving. He told me that I did an amazing job singing - and wondered if I'd do him a favor. He explained that it was his best friend's bachelor party - and his mission was to find as many "hot" women as he could to get a picture with him. He asked if I would mind having my picture taken with the husband-to-be. I thought it was kind of cute - so I obliged. The fact that I had been referred to as a "hot woman" was enough for me.
The rest of the night was spent laughing, dancing, and just having an awesome time. It felt so good to be so happy. I just realized as I'm typing this that we didn't mention school or work ONCE the whole night. Maybe that's why we were in such a good mood? I don't know - but I liked that feeling, and I'm making it stick around for a while.
Today, it's off to Oklahoma to see my parents - and go out for a run with my mom. It's such a beautiful day.
Till next time. ;)
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