Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Treats and Toes and Vacations Oh My!

Sorry I'm late ya'll! I hate to wait until I got to work to blog. Mornings I'm just happy to function.

Since I couldn't decide on ONE topic to blog on, I thought I'd just ramble a bit. I was thinking last night how desperately I needed a pedicure--which I just love getting! I used to NEVER polish my toenails, but a friend of mine just insisted many years ago that I do and now I do regularly *g*. We all know with the advent of summer (which may only apply south of the Mason-Dixon) that the feet come out.

So, do you do your toes? What's your favorite color? And do you treat yourself, not only to the occasional pedicure but to a massage or an eyebrow wax. Yeah I know.......treats and eyebrow waxing are oxymorons but it's better than doing it yourself.

And in the vein of summer, let's talk vacations. I must admit, there will be NO vacations this year because it's all going in both kid's mouths (braces). But I was surfing the net the other day, planning my dream vacation. What's yours? With or wihtout kids (and money is no object).......and if it's without kids, would you do the nude beach thing?

Post your answers and I'll be back late tonight to pick a couple winners. You'll get your choice of any LSB book on me =)


Blogger Trace said...

Just a cottage on the water somewhere, where I can just lie around and read all damned day. That's my dream vacation.

9:57 AM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

GAwd Trace that sounds heavenly!!!!!! Extra points if it's somewhere really green!

10:13 AM  
Blogger Jolene said...

nude beach are you kidding me? after three kids i dont even let my hubby see me a vacation well we were wanting to go on a small one but we had storm damage to the house and the garage so all our money is now being spent on a new roof for both..ackk... maybe next would so love to go to a caribean beach island with a private beach house...calgon take me away...

10:39 AM  
Blogger Jennie OTN said...

I've only had one pedicure, and while I enjoyed the results, lets just say the process was a little humiliating. It was the morning of my cousin's wedding and her and her mom were supposed to go get pedicures together....the mom chickened out and insisted I go since I was pregnant and could use the pampering.

With only 5 minutes to go before the appointment, there wasn't much time to argue..nor to shave my legs...which hadn't been shaved in a LONG time because hey, I was in college and by the time graduation came around I couldn't afford razor blades. The person doing the pedicure commented that she didn't realize leg hair could grow that long. *sigh* I've never gotten another pedicure since.

For a vacation I'd love to rent a cabin/cottage on a lake that didn't allow motorboats...or maybe go camping in the back country....oh...and I'd leave the kids with grandma so then DH and I could go skinny dipping. Steak-kabobs cooked over a fire, a bottle of wine, early morning canoe rides while there is still fog on the water....


10:44 AM  
Blogger Emma Sinclair said...

I always keep my toes painted but I do it myself - I can't stand to have anyone touch my feet. I can barely get through it myself!

As for a vacation, last October I tagged along with my husband to a conference in Hawaii. I never thought I'd want to go there, but it was so incredibly beautiful!

Of course I'd want a private beach with my very own hammock in the shade. And someone to wait on me would be nice too. And a pool - I like watching the ocean but not so much swimming in it.

10:45 AM  
Anonymous Cherie J said...

Usually, I just do my own pedicures but with an active toddler I am lucky if I can cut my toenails regularly. :-) When I do paint my toenails it is always frosty colors and usually pinks like a hot pink. Sometimes i will use red. Hubby and I are going to go away for a few days in June for our anniversary. My mother and sister will watch our son so it can just be the two of us for a change.

My dream vacation would be to go on a cruise for a week or to recreate our honeymoon and stay at the same private villa we stayed at in St. Thomas.

As for the nude beach, not a chance. I am at the end of my 4th month of pregnancy and even i don't like looking at how big I am getting already. Although, to be perfectly honest, I am too shy to do it even if i were not pregnant.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Sherrill Quinn said...

I've never had a pedicure, though I'm thinking of rewarding myself with one when I lose 25 pounds. Of course, I have to sart the frickin diet first...

As far as vacations, nude beaches--no way! But Ireland for about 6 weeks or so... yeah. That'd work for me.

11:10 AM  
Blogger Kellie said...

I don't like getting my toes done---or pedicures...I HATE FEET! Ew! And I certainly don't want people touching mine! Okay, so for a color...I can paint them 'french' myself! And I'm pretty darn good! I LOVE wearing sandals and flip flops...usually do most of the year, and I live in WA state---but I do wear boots in the winter!

And as for dream vacation is Scotland and England. I would love spending days, no--WEEKS, just touring old castles and graveyards (and what better form of 'research', eh?). However close seconds are: New York (to visit my best friend), Texas (to visit YOU!), and Louisiana (to visit Trish and Christy!).

Any vacation would be NO KIDS---aren't the words VACATION and KIDS oxymorons?! =P

Nude beach? Sure, why not...but only if I was with my girlfriends! It would be more fun that way! =)

11:40 AM  
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11:40 AM  
Blogger Dennie McDonald said...

I am only w/o polish in Nov/Dec and that is not always... gotta have my toesies painted and pretty - and I change the colors often - no faves...

vacation - between me, hubby having works trips planned and school starting Aug 6th - we only have two weeks of time we could go and hubby has even more work those two weeks - so... we may steal a weekend and go to MO for 6flags, free zoo and Cards... what more can you ask for?!?!

12:02 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Y. said...

I don't paint my toenails and have only had my eyebrows waxed once...I am not a realy girly-girl.

My dream vacation would be to travel to several different countries that I have always wanted to see (England, Scotland, Ireland, Australia, New Zealnad, etc.)

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have never had a pedicure, but I like to paint my nails myself when the spirit moves me. Funnily enough, I do my hands in the normal way. However, I go a bit wild on my toes. Last time I used sky blue as a main coat, copper for the nail bed done like dunes for all of the toes, green for a cactus on each big toe, and gold for a sun on the upper corner of the same nail.

We vacationed in Bali, and I indulged in a massage on the beach. Women were carrying their own, home rendered coconut oil and you could pay for an hour of massage for less than the cost of a hamburger.

My ideal holiday place would be a beach with plenty of tidepools and sea life to explore and plenty of shade to sit under and read. Kids would be able to play on their own, and tire out well to sleep soundly. My husband and I could enjoy the days and the nights then.

Wouldn't want to do the nude beach experience, don't want to imagine the places one could get sunburnt!

Little Lamb Lost

12:26 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

LOL Jolene.......if I had a hubby I woulnd't let him see me dress either--not after 2 c-secs.

Jennie you should definitley treat yourself to another one! And who shaves their legs when they're preggers (or in winter for that matter LOL)

Emma......I'm incredibly ticklish on my feet so pedi's are only a couple times a year thing (normally I do it myself too).

12:42 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Cherie right now I'm doing a frosty pink because it's more low maintenance and I was in a hurry.

BTW I remember coming downstairs one day to find my 3 YO SON with red fingernails and toes.......and to this day he STILL talks about when he polished his nails LOL

12:56 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

>>We vacationed in Bali, and I indulged in a massage on the beach.

I'm just jealous!!!!!

1:00 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

>>aren't the words VACATION and KIDS oxymorons

Um hell yeah.......

You just don't want to go to the nude beach with Justin cuz the women would be oglin' him ;-)

Denise....maybe you and me and Mik need to plan a mini-retreat at a hotel this summer? Like 4th of July?

1:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Had my first pedicure when I went to Arizona last month. Spitfire red. Hoping to go this weekend and I'm thinking something corally or lipstick pink. I have sensitive feet (read ticklish to the point of embarassment...sigh) but have decided my toes look so pretty that I'm not going to complain.

Dream vacation? Everywhere. Anywhere. Not here. ;)

1:02 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

>>Of course, I have to sart the frickin diet first...

Sherrill! Why Wait? *ggg* blow off the diet and reward yourself for not spending money on all that expensive diet food with a pedicure

1:03 PM  
Anonymous Sasha White said...

Pedicures!!! I LOVE pedicures. Manicures too. So girly and pamered. LOL

I try to get them regularly, but I'm not as regular as I'd Like.

1:16 PM  
Blogger Estella said...

No pedicures, no waxes, and no vacation. Just retired--have to adjust finances.

2:26 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Lamb...btw I'm not very girly either but the wax is a must--and years of doing it kills lots of hair folicles!

Jenna...I hear you. Anywhere would be nice

SAsha...funny enough I don't care about my hands (and I have tough nails so typing with long ones hurts!)

Estella...congrats on the retirement. I feel your pain on the adjusting finances --summer daycare is coming *OUCH* (but I figure I deserve the wax and a regular hair cut).

3:00 PM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Dream vacation:

A month-long tour of Iceland. Been there twice, but have never circumnavagated the isle.

Upcoming vacation:

2.5 days on Orca Island at Doe Bay. In a cottage sans TV and phone. However, my Palm and foldable keyboard are coming with me :)

We'll be attending a barefoot ball--dress up--no shoes--and living a peaceful life for a few days.

Last time I was on Orcas Island, I was inspired to write "The Orca King" my first LSB release...

If you've read "The Orca King" you know about that rock at the end of Lover's Lane (which really exists) whereupon Big Tom and Marian make love for the first time...well...don't be too grossed out...but I like reliving what I write :) It's a hobby of mine (cough, cough)

4:13 PM  
Blogger KimW said...

I do paint my toe nails in spring and summer. I only have six toe nails. Four are gone. sniff..sniff I just paint the skin and from far away you can't tell. Although it has to be done every day. I don't pay for pedicures because I won't get my money's worth on that. haha!

My dream vacation is to go to Maui. Hopefully that will come true sometime in the near future. My husband and I missed going there for our 20th anniversary. Maybe we can make it for the 25th.

7:23 PM  
Blogger blackroze37 -tami said...

weird, i just painted my fingernails and toenails the other day in like longgggggggg time. and not exaclty, I FEEL PRETTY< O SO PRETTY , but it was cool.seeing my drk pink/red toenails
(i painted my worse half 1 time, he got drunk,passed out, and next morning stumbled out to work, without showering or anything,HEHEHEH some of the guys at work, actaully noticed his bright red nails before he did!

last 'vacation' i was on, i was 19 and had A 3 month old baby who cried/screamed all the way to and from fla . i would love a beach

8:23 PM  
Blogger Rae Morgan said...

Pedicures. I consider them a necessity. We Pisceans have such tender feet. My fav toe color? I have two: OPI's Lincoln Park After Dark (think dark blood red) for winter/fall and Essie's Fishnet Stockings (think bright true red) for spring/summer.

As for vacations? I am so not into them -- it takes me weeks to get ready for one, then you have to get there, and then it takes me weeks to get caught up. A vacation to me is me, alone, in my house, no hubby, no kids and a pile of books and a supply of Pepsi, cheese and crackers.


8:25 PM  
Blogger LSB Author, Darragha Foster said...

Oh, no pedicures for me. I have gnarly feet. Hobbit feet. Very scary. I'm a throw-back. The Missing Link. As my uncle used to call me, "A hairy little Arab girl." Not nice, being a racial slur and not considerting the fact that I'm 1/2 Irish, 1/2 Egyptian, but true. pedicures. None. Nada. I don't want to put a poor pedicurist into a state of shock.

9:35 PM  
Blogger snowflake said...

My dream vacation is trotting through Europe with my soul mate for at least half a year, soaking in the famous historic atmosphere, architecture and beautiful scenery.

11:03 PM  
Blogger cyn said...

All I can say is I am jealous of anyone that gets to attend the RT convention

12:05 AM  
Anonymous annalisa said...

Never had a pedicure nor a wax.....Wouldn't want a pedicure after watching a news report on how some women ended up with a really bad infection which took months to get rid of after having had one. It seems some places didn't sanitize very well. Scary!!

My idea of a great vacation is to go to the beach and be able to read to my heart's content! No nude beaches for me body was never the same after I had twins whose combined weight was 14 lbs. Kinda stretched my tummy out so that it never went back & the C-section didn't help either. And that was 25 years ago!

1:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nude beach

that depended on if i was going to get lucky, no way, but if i wasnt, sure , they dont like my boobs on my knees, and couple extra ones on my back ,{some thing i watch on jerry springer show, called the back boobs) then they can look the other way :) {bg)

2:07 AM  
Blogger LadyVampire2u said...

I never had a pedicure myself but I hear alot of people say its relaxing so I might try it some time.
As for a vacation.. Well I have no kids right now so it would be adults only. I think I would like to go somewhere where they have horseback riding, beaches, caving, hiking, scuba diving, maybe some skydiving. In between the fun around the cabin/ hotel it would be great to go to a smashing concert one night and end the night in a romantic midnight beach stroll.


6:38 AM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Rae......OPI is my fave polish of all time!

backboobs! Scary! just Scary! LOL I wonder if that's like when you get that fat under your arms and have that roll that extends around to your back?

1:19 PM  
Blogger Amie Stuart said...

Congrats Jennie OTN and Estella!!

You've both won your pick of books from LSB. If you'll both email me, I'll get your contact information to Mike.

1:22 PM  

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