A Little Me Time

I will admit that I woke up a little cranky today.  I haven’t been sleeping well the past couple of nights, and lack of sleep always makes me out of sorts.  I have been having some issues with my back.  I don’t know what I have done to it, but it really hurts.  It started a few weeks ago and was really bad for a couple of days and then seemed to get better.  Then it started hurting again earlier this week.  I can’t seem to find a position at night that doesn’t hurt, so I just toss and turn trying to get comfortable all night.  Anyway, I woke up already cranky and with a slight headache to a whole lot of banging and scraping noises outside.  One of my neighbors is apparently getting a new roof.  It literally sounds like they are in my backyard. That’s how loud it is.  All of the banging, of course, was not helping my head or my mood.  Needless to say, my day did not start out the best today.  Things quickly turned around, though, because I had a much needed hair appointment this morning.  I feel like I talk about my hair a lot. Sorry about that! There is just nothing better than spending a couple of hours at a salon with someone playing with your hair.  I swear, I wish I could afford someone to come to my house and wash my hair every day.  The way they massage your head as they wash your hair is the absolute best.  Now, that is one thing that will help my headaches! It is also so relaxing to me to have someone else dry my hair.  I absolutely hate drying my own hair because it takes FOREVER! I sure do love it when someone else does it, though.  The hum of the hair dryer mixed with the warmth and someone else brushing and running their fingers through my hair can totally put me to sleep.  Maybe I am weird, but I would bet that many of you ladies enjoy that too. It is like a little escape that is all about me, and I only get it every couple of months.  Of course, it sure isn’t a cheap escape, but I think it is worth every penny.  I always come out looking and feeling better about myself and totally relaxed.  How is it that they can get my hair to shine and feel so silky smooth and I can’t? I wish I could have more moments of me time like when I get my hair done.  That feeling of utter relaxation is so addicting, and I crave it all the time.  If only there were some other way to get it without the expense and there was enough time for it.  

Getting your hair done is just the best, isn’t it? It totally turned my mood around today. I even stopped by Dunkin Donuts next door when I was done to treat myself to a hot chocolate.  I don’t drink coffee so hot chocolate is all I ever get there or Starbucks.  It has been so cold the last two days that I needed something to warm me up.  It definitely hit the spot.  Now I am back home and the banging is still going on, but it doesn’t seem to be bothering me quite as much as it did earlier.  It is certainly back to reality, though.  My little escape is over, and it is back to business.  As soon as I am done typing this, I have to figure out how to pack for the Bahamas and Christmas all at once. I really don’t know where to start. It has to pretty much all get done today and tomorrow since our weekend is full of competitions.  Tomorrow will actually be my last post for a couple of weeks.  I am taking some time to travel, spend with my family, and enjoy the little moments.  Maybe I will get to squeeze a little more me time in there too somewhere. Wouldn’t that be nice? I will be back to posting again in the new year.  

I want to wish you all the most blessed Christmas and a wonderful start to the new year.  May you all share tons of love and laughter with your friends and family. Thank you for being a part of my life this past year.  It truly means the world to me.  


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