Good thing I can eat onions!

I have been sooo sooo sooo sooo very busy the past few weeks.  A little before Christmas, a friend of mine invited me to a spa at her house.  I was not in the best mood, just a TAD pmsy and really really really did not want to go.  However, she gave me a verbal shaking and said COME TO MY HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  So I did.  And it was grand.  I ran into this line of products by a company called BeautiControl.  They do in home spa/relaxation parties for women, and I guess for any man that wanted to tag along.  I feel ever so hokey even saying this, but I did buy in.  I bought the starter pack, I bought the sales pack, and I’ve placed another order since then, and I’ve been reading up on the product, learning how to lead my own spa, buying gift bags, buying office supplies, getting organized, learning how to do my taxes, etc.  This on top of my already hectic work schedule.

I’m crazy, right?  Maybe a little, but I really really love this stuff.  It smells so damn good, it’s ridiculous, and I am so in love with the idea of getting my friends and family and their friends and family together and letting a hostess treat her friends to an evening of relaxation and pampering.  It’s not some boring tupperware show, it’s truly a spa experience.  Honest to God, I walked to my first spa dragging my feet.  (My friend lives very close).  I skipped and sang on the way home.  It’s really that nice!

Plus, I feel like the woman who is training us really does care that we do well, above and beyond the fact that when we do well she does well.  She flew all the way from Cali to come train us and host a spa at our houses, and at my spa she didn’t let me WORK, she made me relax and have fun with my friends.  During a break in the spa, when we are letting some different products sink in before the next treatment, she had everyone say one reason why they liked me.  It was kind of intense.  My friend Kristen explained how she loves the way I look after her at work (I do fail sometimes, and I’m sorry, K).  My MIL Kathleen expounded of course.  Another friend told about a time I brought her family food after they’d had a newborn pass away.  I was in tears…you know me, I cry at the drop of a hat.  But it made me feel so good to hear how much people appreciate me.  I think I’ll remember that for a long time.

Anyway, maybe I’m a fool for doing this, maybe not.  Maybe I could actually make some money to save away, to help buy a house so we can actually have a baby some day and have the room and money with which to care for it.  Maybe we could take vacations and not have to rely on Dad to fly me home to see my family…Who knows.  Maybe I’ll just have to plug my way through way too many face creams for years!  (Did you know until this spa I’d always just used hand soap and a day time moisturizer like Aveeno?  Do you know how much longer it takes to clean, tone and moisturize day and night….actually not that much longer, but it did seem ridiculous at first! 🙂 )

I’ve also started a low glycemic diet, which is great, except I’m stuck at home cleaning and doing laundry before my first spa tonight, and I’m starving and I don’t really have anything that fits the bill.  Honestly, it has taken a little bit of the fun out of cooking, so I don’t know that I will continue with it for too long, though I have lost 6 pounds.  To cook or not to cook?  Or maybe I just need to find a better recipe book…this one I have is great and all, but I’m quite capable of making soups and lettuce wraps, thank you.  Can you please teach me how to make something STUNNING?   I need a stunning meal soon, I’m missing my kitchen!

Work has been good, I’ve been ever so positive and upbeat since my vacation.  I really really needed that vacay and I didn’t know how much I needed it until I came back!  I think part of me is so excited about this new BeautiControl opportunity, that I’m not as concerned about things at work, and the other part is that I just have the most fabulous team right now.  They are making my life SOOOO easy.  That has to be good karma return for when I lost everyone at the same time.  UGH!

 

I have nothing profound today, but just a little ditty I ran across that seems fitting:

This is every cook’s opinion –
no savory dish without an onion,
but lest your kissing should be spoiled
your onions must be fully boiled.
~Jonathan Swift

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