So this has nothing to do with sewing but it is a great investment for one's health. I recently had a birthday, 39 again, in case you were wondering... My family got together and bought me a watch, a very nice watch, but I already have 5 so I traded the fancy watch for a Fit-Bit! Best thing I ever did! I had no idea how many steps I put in in one day or how many stairs I climb each day.
What's even better is it keeps one motivated to achieve the goals I set out for myself. I felt that 9,000 steps per day was something that is very achievable and will give me a good workout without working out. Well apparently I'm an "overachiever", their words not mine... I have been averaging 11,000 steps per day plus 14 flights of stairs! I actually feel great knowing this and want to do even more to keep the momentum going! Who knows it may be a whole new lease of life for me! I would highly recommend getting any kind of gadget that will give you this feedback it is worth it.
On another note, today I went for a mani-pedi, a treat I give myself once in a while and usually it's a fun experience with lots of laughs and joking with the staff and patrons, today was not that day.
I asked the girl to do my manicure first so it will dry while my pedicure is being done, "No. Sit. First pedi!" was the terse answer I recieved. Ok then, pedi first it is.... then I asked if I could see the polishes I chose on something before I make my decision on the colour, there was a particular shade I had in mind... I got quite the eyeroll and she finally agreed and painted them on my fingernails, then I was told "This no shellac, regular nail polish no last", but I want regular polish, this was greeted with a head shake "no last." Talk about feeling like a loser for choosing just regular old nail polish! Finally trying to make some small talk I said I have a party on Saturday "Saturday! Why you come today? This no last. You come on Saturday morning or Friday night, NOT TODAY!" Ok then.... at which point she said "no touch anything sit here for 20 minutes for polish to dry!" which is why I had asked for the manicure first!
Suffice it to say this is the first time I did not leave a tip for the worker also complained to the management on the behavior. I was offered a loyalty card which I declined won't be going back there any time soon...
Maria Calautti, "Jack of all trades"