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Sunday, November 16, 2014

Be Good To Yourself


Marmy, is that you?
photo source tumblr.com

I saved this picture years ago and it always makes me laugh.
It looks just like Marmalade!

Whoever it is, I think they have a good idea.
I feel stressed and I think I need some TLC.
No time to run off to a spa somewhere far away, but
I can have one here at home....and now that the
reno is done (final pictures coming soon) I can
even sit on the new counter and soak my feet in the
new kitchen sink!  haha.

So, I'm thinking a pedi and mani, a hot bubble bath,
fresh color in my hair.  A facial.
Maybe if I do one thing a day I can stretch it out over a week.
A spa week..I'll just pretend I'm in the Swiss Alps at a private spa.
Maybe if it snows here, the pretending will be easier! ha.

Now I'm waiting for Georgina to comment how she lives
in the Swiss Alps.  Yes, I know, Georgina, you lucky girl!
Sigh!  Some people are so lucky!







71 comments:

  1. I sometimes sit with my feet in a bowl of icy water and imagine I'm sitting on the beach at Blackpool. It always depresses me. I don't know why I do it !

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    1. Why am I always first? It's getting boring . . . . . . .

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    2. I think you might used your imagination a little more and think of The Maldives perhaps ~ a little warmer.

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    3. Yes, you must have a degree in ESP knowing when Betsy is about to post . . . :)

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    4. Blackpool....Maldives....I don't know either of those!

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    5. Blackpool is the main seaside resort in Lancashire (North of England) ~ quite near where I was born (Liverpool) and the Maldives are a series of lush islands set near the equator in the Indian Ocean ~ a very romantic spot for couples ~ sounds right up our street . . . .lol

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    6. I think Blackpool is more romantic, especially the fun house .....lol
      ~Jo

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    7. Hmm....ever been in the fun house, Eddie?

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    8. No ~ never been in the fun house ~ I have led such a sheltered life . . . perhaps Jo can enlighten us . . . lol

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    9. What goes on in Blackpool, stays in Blackpool, ask any Liverpudlian...right Eddie.
      ~Jo

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    10. LOL ~ maybe so, but I was only 7 when I moved away from Liverpool so it looks as though I missed all the fun.

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    11. I've been to the Fun House, and believe me , it's no fun!

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    12. Didn't I see a youtube somewhere saying it burned down?
      Was it you Keith? . . . rofl

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  2. You definitely deserve some pamper time just for you, so take all the time you need!! xx

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    1. It's this week or not til next year....after this week the crazies starts. haha.

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  3. Absolutely hilarious . . . .

    . . .and as for you, young lady, you deserve to pa,per yourself. Why?
    Because you are lovely . . . . :)

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    1. No Eddie, Betsy doesn't need beauty treatment. How can you improve on perfection? *creep, creep*

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    2. My you are earning your brownie points with her . . . lol
      But . . . couldn't agree more . . . :)

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    3. Wow, Keith...can't count that high with the points. ha.
      But you get points, too, Eddie. :)

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    4. Don't change too much darling ~ I love you just the way you are . . . :)
      . . .and I am not talking to you Keith . . . lol

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  4. haha awesome pic indeed
    Hopefully you get some tlc at your feed
    And don't give the neighbor guy a show
    Sitting with your feet in the sink as the snow does blow

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    1. Learned my lesson there...
      won't leave the window bare..
      the blind must be closed
      in case my space he does impose.
      hahaha....

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    2. haha both learned that one
      Mine was a bit creepier though by a ton

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    3. Oh, yeah...you win on that regard
      ..way creepier at your yard.

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  5. Ooo! A spa weekend! How lovely!!!
    :0)

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    1. Well, it probably won't start until Monday. I'd rather 'spa' alone than with all the men here. haha....much more relaxing and without interruption!

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  6. Oh this is just too much! I can hardly stand it! Can you imagine the mind that came up with this! I treated myself to the softest ivory robe at Pottery Barn today. So pretty I almost hate to use it. Life is short, though, especially when you're my age, so I will wear it after I let it season for a little while. Lynne in NC

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    1. I like your attitude...use the beautiful robe! It would be a shame to think it was too nice to use every day! I don't think there is a thing in the PB store that I do not love. :)

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    2. Psst! Marmy! Did you steal Lynne's new robe? haha.

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    3. Oh my goodness! Hers does look like mine! Can't keep anything hidden from a cat. Lynne

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  7. I've been told that I give a great massage, so if you need me next week, give a call! xo -- Silver Fox

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  8. Sounds good...my feet need some serious attention!

    Jane xx

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  9. I don't live in the Swiss Alps but with the cold and snow we've gotten, it feels like it! :)
    I think you deserve some pampering too. Enjoy!

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    1. Do you have snow? I bet it's beautiful!

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  10. Hope you get your pampering done.....well deserved♥️
    Enjoy your evening
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

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    1. This week....a little each day..that's the plan. We should do something each day for ourselves anyway, don't you think? I'm way behind in cashing that thought in. ha.

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    2. Yes indeedy....even a small thing like a steaming cup of apple cinnamon tea♥️

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    3. ..or coffee! I haven't gotten out of bed yet today! ha. It's 11am and I sent all the men off to church without me. I'm taking in Pinterest, sipping hazelnut creamed coffee and am snug under the quilts in my nightie. And Marmalade really does know how to relax...he's right here on my feet. ha. Now if only someone would bring me breakfast. Sigh! I could use a piece of your lemon blueberry breakfast cake right about now!

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    4. Sorry I am late! Had a busy day!
      I think today could count as one of your pamperings!
      Have a great week ahead Betsy!

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  11. Pamper yourself every chance you get. And totally immerse yourself when you do. I'll just think about that for a little while.

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  12. Your new kitchen sounds like the perfect spot for a pedi and mani. I need one real bad...was noticing that today. Maybe it's time for another of your pedi parties.

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    1. Wish I could have one for real and have you all over! That would be so fun!

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  13. Smiling at Marmy's twin. Yes - a little pampering each day is in order. Every day. It can be the smallest of things, but it's important. I give great massages - almost went into it as a career. When I was performing, many conductors and singers would ask for me once they knew. I really enjoyed it.

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    1. I think that would be a fun profession.....immediate gratification in seeing your clients so relaxed and happy.

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  14. Love the spa kitty. Hope you had a soothing and relaxing time pampering yourself.

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    1. Well, it's just a wish right now...hopefully I can do it this week.

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  15. Hi Betsy - I think you definitely deserve some pampering ... looks like your critters will have to curl up with you, keep you warm and gently appreciate you ... you have had a lot going on ... a Marmalade Spa week - might be very nice ... but I suspect in your dreams .. perhaps the weekly idea is a good one ... happy week - cheers Hilary

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    1. One thing for sure...I always have critters available for curling up with! haha.

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  16. Wow! Amazing! And yes you have me laughing.

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    1. It's just a hilarious picture! I have marmalade here in bed with me....I asked him if I could borrow his cucumber slices. lol....

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  17. I had a house full of rowdy grandkids last night..I need a week of spa treatment myself. :)

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    1. I'm still in shock you're a grandma! haha...you look 25. Yes, you need a week of spa treatments, too! Let's all do it!

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  18. I'm laughing at the thought of you soaking your feet in the kitchen sink :-)

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    1. haha...I know..I've always done that! It's just easier to me than the tub. It's on my list for tomorrow!

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  19. I'd have thought you'd need a Spa Week as soon as you got the new kitchen in---I cannot imagine having so much going on at once. Your cool kitty is the one I'd have if we ever get another cat---Her name would be CORNBREAD. Isn't it funny how yellow cats inspire food names so often?

    And a pearl-headed pin, for corsage, or hat or lapel---don't they bespeak a special moment? The pinning of a flower, a charming chapeau, a little beady bauble for a Winter coat.

    And the Waldorf has been promptly added to the menu for when some of the Grands visit after Christmas. Haven't made that in quite a while, and it's lovely.

    Hope you're staying well and warm over there in the Alps---do you ski?

    rachel

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    1. Cornbread...oh, that is SO cute for a cat name. I am laughing! Perfect.

      Waldorf would be perfect for thanksgiving...you need something fresh and crunchy with all that heavy stuff!

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  20. Silly Betsy! I live in North London!!! But I am very lucky to spend lots of time in Switzerland.
    I wish I'd seen your post before but we had no internet this whole weekend. Pampering sounds good, and pampering with snowy mountains in the background sounds extra good. Nothing like cooling your glass of wine in the snow, or in a glacier melt stream.....
    Tell you what though, I'll post a bunch of Swiss photos and send you the link so you and all your lovely friends can get jealous.

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    1. haha...oh, I know you're in London...but you hop back and forth between London and Switzerland...which is even better..so I'm still jealous! haha....yes, send us a link so we can all drool. lol....

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  21. Haha, I wonder if the cat was trained to do that - or if it's clever Photoshop.

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    1. I'm pretty sure it was photoshopped...can you imagine a cat cooperating for that? ha.

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  22. I think a spa week is a fantastic idea!

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    1. wouldn't it be fun if we could all escape somewhere together? Guess my kitchen sink will have to do. ha.

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  23. I need to sign myself up for some spa time, too... ;) ENJOY, Betsy! You deserve some special time. blessings ~ tanna

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    1. You certainly do! Anyone who have moved and done a reno deserves a spa week!

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  24. I've been really stressed out lately too! Lots of big projects are coming up due before the Thanksgiving holiday, then we only have 2 weeks before finals after that. I think I l could use a spa day too! A friend gave me some polished yesterday, so I should give myself a pedi and paint my nails.

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    1. I'm telling you...we all need to escape to a spa! ha. Wouldn't that be fun! In the meantime, yes, most definitely get out that new polish!

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  25. That actually does sound really nice!! Maybe its your calling...have the kitchen pay for itself and just charge admission to use the sink. Haha

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