Monday, July 30, 2007

Party Time...

Everyone's invited!

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Flourescent Nightmare

It's been a few years since I've gone to a nail salon for a pedicure. I have no problem doing my own nails. And I'm cheap. But a few weeks ago as I was straining to reach my toes, I decided that next time I was going to be paying someone to reach them for me. "Next time" was on Thursday.

I've got to hand it to those nail girls... it's a job I'd never want to have. Unfortunately, most of them are a little hard to understand. This was the case on Thursday. And gosh who knew this was a sales job! The girl kept pushing me to upgrade to the Deluxe or even the Supreme Package. Nope, just the basic pedicure. That's all I want. But somehow during the 30 minutes or so I was sitting there she must have tricked me into agreeing to something extra. Sure the massage and all that is nice, but all I really wanted was to have my toe nails trimmed and painted. $30 later I walked out with soft, smooth feet and perfectly manicured nails.

But wait....

How did I end up with this awful color on my toes? Did I pick this? I promise it looked much better in the bottle. And I think the lighting in the salon made it look different too. (The picture actually looks better than the real life version too.) So now what? I have flourescent pink toes that I paid $30 for! That day I abandoned my flip flops and wore shoes for the first time in months. When I took them off, my worst fears were confirmed. The first thing Charlie said to me was "that color is AWFUL!"

What should I do? Pay to have them re-done? Try and reach them myself? Or just live with this flourescent nightmare for the next few weeks until I can finally bend at the waist again?

Thursday, July 5, 2007

4th of July

Charlie & I started out our holiday by waking up early for the Woodbridge 5k/10k run. This is just one of the many fun activites that our community hosts for the 4th of July. We decided that we'll do the run every year as part of our holiday tradition. (I already checked for next year and they do allow jogging strollers on the course!) Charlie ran the 10k while I walked the 5k with my pregnant friend Christy and her husband Tennyson. Aftwards, we went to their house for a yummy breakfast.

Later in the afternoon we met up with my family at my aunt & uncle's house in Anaheim Hills. The kids all went swimming and we had a BBQ with lots of good food. We decided to bring Cracker with us because we felt bad leaving him alone all evening and were worried he'd freak out during the Woodbridge firework show. We are becoming "those people" who bring our dog with us everywhere we go! But everyone seemed to like having him at our 4th of July gathering. And he enjoyed crawling around under the table eating any crumbs that happened to drop.

Just before dark we headed over to the park to watch the firework show. We thought we had a great spot, but as the show got started we soon realized that the show didn't have much height to it. About half the show was hidden behind the trees! And poor Cracker was terrified by the fireworks.

We had a nice 4th of July and enjoyed having a day off of work!