Sunday, November 1, 2009

Birthday

Today is my birthday.  I'm being taken to lunch.  I'm being taken to dinner.  Both very nice restaurants; gifts from friends and my husband.

I gifted myself yesterday with a manicure, pedicure and hot stone massage.  It was heaven and took the considerable edge off having yet another birthday.


 Gina's Nasturtiums by Carson Pritchard

The massage was the best part.  It left me feeling healed, inside and out.  My arthritis, achey muscles and fatigue were gone.  I felt the toxins leave my body.  The lemon, lavendar and tangerine oils revitalized me and the hot stones on the obvious knots eased my soreness.

I need to do this more often; baby myself, treat my body better.  Relieve my tension and my mind.  The last time I made a ritual of self healing was through polarity therapy which I loved.  But perhaps right now massage is the way to go.  Winter is coming;  the snow, ice and wind  bends me, dries my skin and brutalizes my joints. Perhaps I can stave off those elemental reactions.

I would tell you I feel reflective but my husband and I have huge changes upcoming and I'm saving reflections for them. I will need another massage once we've made it through the next five weeks. I'm superstitious or I'd tell you now.

It's all good.

21 comments:

√ Abraham Lincoln said...

Well, I hope the self healing ritual works. I think it will if you think it will.

Yep. Those were the days when tricks were part of trick or treat.

Minka said...

Happy birthday! It's good to hear they're treating you nicely and you can baby yourself, too!

Best wishes for the future! The five weeks you're talking about and more!

ellen abbott said...

Happy Birthday! My SIL took me for a manicure, pedicure and hot rock thing on my last birthday. Never had any of those before. I didn't think I would be able to walk out, my legs were so relaxed.

My next birthday coming up is a big one...60, starting a new decade.

hope you get the result you want, are where you want to be 5 weeks from now.

Tanna (The Brick Street Bungalow) said...

May I say, I think the hot stone massage is a PERFECT birthday gift to yourself! LOVE 'em! Happy Birthday! Enjoy every moment of it!

DawnTreader said...

Happy Birthday!

(hope the link works)

Poetikat said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you know how to do it right! (I could use a massage right about now.)

Enjoy your day!

JC said...

So the hot stones help ?

I've been told I am for sure a candidate for massages due to my old achey bones. You make it sound define.

Happy Birthday to You ...

Marguerite said...

A day at the spa is always nice! Hope your birthday is as wonderful as you are! Happy Birthday and best wishes for a great year ahead!

Baino said...

Many happy returns! They come round a little too fast these days. I love a little pampering frankly but it happens all too rarely. Good luck with the secret mission!

Ruth said...

Happy Birthday to you . . .

Thanks for reminding me that I have a gift card from my daughter to a salon with a massage center. What am I waiting for?

California Girl said...

Thank you ladies. I've just retu kind of rned from a really nice dinner at one of our favorite restaurants. I had seafood...kind of a bouillabaisse stew with a tomato base, scallops, shrimp, mussels, salmon, spinach, fresh herbs, onion, chopped tomatoes. Folded in was a kind of creamy herby aspic with rice in it. We had salad, a champagne cocktail and a mojito for a before-dinner drink. It was a lovely evening. I heard from both sons, one who'll be home from Europe this Wednesday and one who will be home for Christmas mid-December

Joanna Jenkins said...

Sending you birthday greeting and happy wishes for whatever is coming your way.

Glad you were able to pamper yourself. Massages are my idea of time well spent.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
xo

Pop and Ice said...

Happy birthday! Everything from the spa to the lunch and dinner sounded just divine. And so good to hear you will see your children soon!

Nancy said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you did something just for yourself. I have noticed a bit of arthritis lately in my hands. Can't wait to hear of new happenings in your life. So glad they are good things.

Linda Pendleton said...

Happy Birthday. It is always good to do something special just for yourself.

Susan said...

Happy belated Birthday! I'm so sorry I missed telling you on Sunday! The massage sounds heavenly and I can't wait to hear your good news!

Ima Wizer said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!! Remember, you're as young as you feel!!! Sounds like you are feelin' good!!!

...mmm... said...

Happy Birthday!! nice to meet you.

I love the painting you chose here too.

Coffee Messiah said...

Hey, Happy unBirthday!

Wish I had known before the mailing.

Cheers and good fortune on ya'lls changes in the works!

RNSANE said...

Belated happy birthday. I am here in GA on a 17 day visit, trying to do some caring things for my 85-year-old mother. I've been through tremendous changes in the last six months, including the end of my 21-year job as a forensic nurse with the city and county of San Francisco, thans to budget cuts.

I have had some special time here with my friend of 50 years. Joyfully, his daughter is a massage therapist and I had the best deep tissue massage of my life on Tuesday. I am going again before I leave. What a gift to myself!

lettuce said...

Happy late birthday!

I have a wonderful massage therapist - I started seeing her a few years ago in a time of immense stress, and each visit, I book the next - about 5/6 weeks ahead. Its a great way to take care of yourself - certainly you should make it a habit!

Christina

Christina
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