I know it’s been a bit since I wrote anything but the weather has been so damn hot that even the heat radiating from the laptop seemed to make me break out in a sweat. Anyway, not too much has really happened in my little corner of the world. I did go for my first ever pedicure and what a wonderful relaxing morning that was. I went to this wonderful Spa to have my feet and toes pampered and holy bejesus I almost fell asleep in the suede lounge chair as the young girl massaged not only my toes and feet but my calves as well, and that was all before the pedicure started! Now I am one that has very ticklish feet and I was a bit apprehensive about going, but now I’m hooked. Upon entering the Spa (and yes it was a Spa) I was given a wine glass filled with chilled water and a slice of lime and led back to the Spa room. I was offered a warm neck wrap (I have no idea why, but it felt so good lying around my neck and front part of my shoulders) and was offered a seat on the lounge chair…..then the magic began. Now remember, I have never in my young years had a pedicure and as my feet soaked in a warm bath of fragrant oiled water I began to really like this place. Soft piano music filled the room and the incense and candle light made it extra special. After a 20 minute soak my feet were dried off with a soft towel and the massage began. After that she began the pedicure making my feet nice and pretty for sandal season. After the pedicure she went to the counter and brought back some warm scented liquid paraffin wax. The liquid wax was placed in large baggies and then each foot was placed inside the baggies, wrapped securely and then soft booties were placed on my feet. I lay there for 20 minutes while my feet tingled pleasantly as the warm wax did its job of making my feet nice and soft. The last step was to colour my toenails, apply a shiny coating to the colour and then buff each foot with a fluffy cloth. All I can say is, wow, it was amazing!
Saturday was spent out at Lakeside on Lake Sunova where my oldest daughter lives. It was a wonderful day even though the sun tried to lick its way through the SPF 85 sunblocker. My shoulders, arms and legs were spared but I forgot to apply some to my face and feet. Well, the tops of my feet are red and I do resemble Rudolph a bit, but it was worth it. I did go swimming and my daughter taught me how to water bob. I guess one is never too old to learn the funnier things in life when it comes to new things young people think up. I had no idea what water bobbing was and I looked on in shock as I was shown how to prepare for this fun sport. Now, you have to picture this, a boat anchored in the middle of the lake a group of females ranging in ages from 15 to …well, my age and life jackets. Now to water bob, one must put on their life jackets like a diaper, yes you read that right and clip up BOTH straps on the jacket to secure your arse inside the upside down lifejacket. Then you jump from the boat into the water. At first you do go under but thanks to the floating device it lifts you up above the surface of the water so that you are actually sitting IN the life jacket and bobbing around as the waves gently make you move. There is nothing you have to do. No kicking your feet back and forth or swaying your arms in the water to try and keep yourself buoyant. Its like sitting in a chair, the life jacket does all the work. That is unless you forget to do up BOTH straps to secure yourself into the diaper/life jacket (like I did). Well imagine my shock as I put on the life jacket diaper, clipped the strap closed and said “here goes!” I jumped off the boat and went under for a brief second and was prepared to spend some time water bobbing. Except when I resurfaced I was arse up and my face stayed under water. I fought hard to get my head above water but ended up arse up each time. I flailed helplessly trying to get this old arse to sit IN the lifejacket but to no avail. A few people had to keep me buoyant in an upright position as my fingers worked open the snap that held the jacket closed. Let me tell you, it’s not easy trying to shed a life jacket diaper while you are IN the water. Well I was finally able to free myself, climbed back up into the boat and tried again, this time making sure BOTH clips were securely fastened before jumping back into the water. This time it worked …so we all spent a good while bobbing around in the water just laughing and having a good time. I’m sure the C.A.S of Boating Safety would not approve of this sport but we had fun!