Prayers offered, preparations continue...
Yesterday, I took it upon myself to celebrate my birthday (it will fall while we are camping, and I know my sweet man will not plan ahead) with a pedicure, manicure, and haircut. WOW. I had no idea how luxurious these things were, as I hadn't ever had a day at the spa. The haircut turned out just how I had hoped, short and fringy, so I can just gel it and go. By far my most favorite part was the pedicure. WOW. Have I said WOW? I still feel relaxed, and my feet are so soft and pretty. I will have to go back someday, and not wait until next year. Maybe a good occasion is the return from vacation, or the beginning of school, or... having completed 8 loads of laundry in one day, or well, you get the point. It probably will be next year before I get another, but boy did I enjoy it!!
Now, I have finished packing for all the little ones, packed for myself, bought and packed all the food, packed all the games, did a thrift store run to get some beach books and a straw bag and straw hat and a kicky little skirt to wear over my swim suit (all for less than $10, mind you), and that leaves me free to go to an art fair in a close town tomorrow. Last year the art made me cry, it was so beautiful. This year I made an effort to be more at peace and creative, and I am anxious to see if that much beauty will make me smile instead of cry. We'll see.
So, I'm off to make dinner (talapia, fresh fruit, steamed broccoli and some tasty white whine, I mean wine) and I'll be sure to leave at least a farewell post before I go.
May your evening be blessed!