Today’s been an odd mixture of events. For one, I had the frustration of the solar power company not coming to the house as planned to fix my system and install the new parts. I know it’s for an ultimately good reason — the original guy I spoke with doesn’t think I’d want the planned unit installed inside a fugly metal box hanging on the outside of my cute house so he wants them to build something in the same material as the exterior siding. However, this repair job has been one screw up after another and now I’m facing a tropical storm without my back up power unit.
The good news is that the storm named Isaac is still projected to be tropical storm force and not hurricane strength when it goes by the Keys. I have everything that Nat, Pyxi and I need and time tomorrow to prepare my house, boat and property. Still, planning for this at home and at work takes time and communication. I had today off as the end of my vacation but needed to be part of several phone calls, text messages, etc.
However, these did not interfere with my original plans for the day. At 1 p.m., I went to the salon for an afternoon of service. This began with a wonderful facial, followed by a thorough session of reflexology on my feet. My esthetician/friend is studying reflexology and needs to practice on several of us as she learns. If you have never experienced this treatment, I can’t recommend it highly enough. Oh, the relaxation! How relaxed did I get during the hour? I dozed off a few times while she worked on the points of my feet. Heavenly!
After that it was time for a hair color and cut. I’m now sporting a sassy style that’s somewhat shorter than before and love it.
I firmly believe doing these services are not an indulgence. Me days are an essential part of self-care! Remember that and schedule some in for yourselves.
Tonight I’m home with my dogs. Nat, Pyxi and I were all very happy to see each other after being separated for a week. I have all of the supplies the three of us will need through the storm. I feel great from the top of my newly cut and colored hair to my pampered face, to the soles of my carefully tended-to feet. Ahhhhhhhh.
I also spent some time today putting up some photos and a video from my recent whale watching trip. You can check them out at my other blog Postcards in Paradise.
I’ve also had a great food day and am shortly going to check out my new Zumba Dance DVDs for home use in the Wii system.
No matter how much time I have to spend on other things, I’ve decided that there’s always time for me.