Four years ago, our friends stayed with us while their house was being remodeled. During their stay, my husband surprised everyone by making this yummy and fun seafood boil. Since then, everyone has been asking him when he would do it again. This summer he did!
My daughter, Katie, and I have have been wanting to take a cake decorating class for the last few years. This week, she started her summer break from school, and we thought it was a good time to find a class. We looked on Groupon for some options, but then we thought, “what the heck, we can just teach ourselves!”
When I first met this week’s guest blogger, I was a 19-year-old girl from a Southern California beach town; while she was, as I perceived it, a sophisticated woman living in Manhattan. She could have easily been intimidating, especially because I was dating her first-born son. But, she was anything but.
From day one, Judy has welcomed me with open arms. Since then, she has always listened to me, and has given me sound, measured advice only when I ask for it. She has set the most amazing example of how to be an incredible mother-in-law and grandmother; and she has shown by example how to grow older with grace and incredible stamina. Judy once told me “the 50s are great!” And she was so right – they really are such a wonderful time in my life. Now she says, “oh no, the 80s are the best!”
Last week I shared my recommitment to myself, including health, fitness and beauty. And, I told you I was going to try something new at my husband’s medspa. This week’s video blog takes you inside the spa treatment room with me, and gives you an up close and personal look at my microneedling with PRP procedure.
As I’ve shared, I’m not typically too obsessed with appearance, but I do think it’s important to take care of yourself. A basic facial is more my norm, but I wanted to try a little something different … and I wanted to share the experience with you.
In the few weeks since my treatment I’ve been very pleased with the outcome, although I understand it could take 3-6 months to see optimum results.
(This is the actual treatment, and while it’s not too bad, if you’re squeamish … be warned. Please note, this treatment should only be performed by a trained, licensed professional – RN, PA or MD. Also, I’m not prescribing this … talk to your medical advisor to see if it is the right option for you.)
I recently had three weeks off of work, and while it’s always nice to get a break, with my family and friends all busy, I wondered what I’d do with the time. I decided that it would be a great time to take care of some things I’d been procrastinating … to take care of me. So, I got a physical, a mammogram and a colonoscopy, and I worked out almost every day. I also used the time to try a few new things …
Trust me, I understand how hard it is to pull ourselves away from the daily grind and find the time take care of ourselves. But really, if we don’t take care of us … who will? So this week’s video blog is a little recap of my recommitment to myself – my health, my fitness and a little beauty too – in hopes that it inspires you to find some time for yourself!
It’s funny … this thing called life. I’ve had the past few weeks off of work; and while I’ve been busy checking things off my “to do” list that sometimes get forgotten or ignored, I’ve also had some time to reflect and observe. And it’s brought some interesting (and probably random) things to mind.
Over the course of the day, we can observe so many interesting scenarios. Life moments. A mom at the bank, trying to deal with her bickering middle school age children. The sweet couple walking down my street with their tiny baby in a carriage … it’s all so new and exciting, but they’re perhaps a little shell-shocked (or maybe just sleep deprived). Being out to dinner and seeing the crazy toddler run by with one of the parents in hot pursuit.