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Easy Like Sunday Morning & A Late 4th of July Post…..

Good Morning Luv-lies,

Just checking in to see how everyone’s 4th of July holiday panned out. I started the morning, early – my body forgot that it did not have to go into work that morning *bummer* 😛 with my usual cup of jo, 2 boiled egg whites and a bowl of mixed berries ~5PPV…YEY!!!!!.

As the early morning hours slowly inched toward mid-morning, I indulged in watching a steady stream of pre-recordings of my favorite Sunday morning show, CBS Sunday Morning, previously hosted by the late, Charles Kuralt – whose baritone voice is the real reason that I tuned in. Kuralt’s soothing voice has since been replaced by that of Charles Osgood – voice equally as appealing ;-).

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The leisure of the morning was interrupted by a much anticpated-early afternoon- two hour-jammed pack-music infused Zumba class. I soooo look forward to this class with this instructor! She is FanTabuLous!!! 
Her classes are flooded with great music and loads of energy…. can you say “Cardio on steroids”!?

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Needless to say, the Zumba class set me up juuuuust nicely for the pending holiday foodfest 🙂
Initially, I had planned to stop past one of my favorite eateries and have my holiday feast there. However, my spontaneous alter-ego took over and I decided to spend that time at home with a ‘home grilled meal’. Thank goodness for the weekly meeting where we went over ‘how not to pig out during the holiday’! Since this was an unplanned meal (had I gone to my favorite restaurant, I would have known what I was going to eat :-P) I had to figure out what was going to make for a flavorful and filling meal that did not make me spend my remaining PPVs and that was fit for grilling. This task called for a trip to my new found digital shelves that house my virtual library. Once there, it did not take me long to find just the meal….
Shrimp and Kielbasa Kabobs… {yumminess on a skewer & Only 7PPV ~ YeY!}.

… my delicious and savory eat is pictured below…. What do you think?… Yum-cious – right?

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After the meal, I spent the remainder of the afternoon ‘chillaxin’… gearing up for an evening of fireworks that the city government’s office promised to be stupendously spectacular !

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Two hours later, tired but in a satisfied and fulfilled kind of way, I returned home to quietly reflect on the wonderful, unplanned hours of the day.

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That,  was my fantastic fourth!

How was your holiday?

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My Feet are not Sandal Worthy

Last week was craaaaaazy busy.  Crazy weeks certainly have a way of robbing of us of time. Don’t you think?  And what is it about this time of year that makes us rip and run around like headless chickens?
I wake up in the morning and hit the ground running.  I rushed off to work only to rush through the day.  Hop in the car.  Kick over the engine.  Zoom into traffic….and….sit.  and.  wait.  The physical stillness does not stop my, already overloaded mind from continuing to race.
To where?  The finish line?  Do we ever reach it?- The finish line?
Right now, I’m a little tired of racing around.  Trying to meet some imaginary ‘finish line’.
I’ve drawn my line in the sand.  If only for today.  There is one thing that I had to attend to *I’ve neglected it for farrrrr too long*
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My feet were in major need of a pedicure!  Now I knew that if my tootsies resembled ancient roman stone, my very, very busy friends, who I affectionately refer to as my ‘Sistah Friends’, are also walking around on stone feet!
Although we’d luv to have our tootsies done by some…say…celebrity tennis star,  us ‘everyday gals’ headed to our favorite foot magician!  *we really luv her economic pricing*
Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. What treatment should we select off of the menu?
*hmmmmm
Some years ago,  I read an article about something called ‘the fish pedicure’ with Garra Rufa fish.  They’re suppose to nibble away the dead skin.
Only one of my ‘sistah friends’ decided to be adventurous and give it a try.  Iccck!
She said that, initially, it tickled.  But after a while, it was quite soothing….
…three of us passed…
… and opted, instead, for this soothingly fragrant cranberry-scented flower foot bath {similar to the one pictured below}.  Immediately, I was transported to some Polynesian resort *in my mind, anyway*
….while the last ‘sistah friend’ decided for the citrusy pleasures a warmed lemon foot bathe.
The aromas were irrestible!

I’ve fallen for the ‘soft pink’ lacquers from the OPI and Essie collection.  Somewhere, I read that they are the same company.  *I don’t know*.  But what I do know is that I luv, luv, luv the soft colours!

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I opted for this delicate bejeweled french manicure…
and my ‘sistah friends’ opted for a more colourful presentation….
LuV It!

and when it was all over, we donned our pointed winkle-picker stilettoes and rushed right over to the nearest tapas restaurant….

Hey Luv-lie,
How was your weekend?
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