Saturday, September 26, 2015

Some days are just like that!!

Sometimes life just doesn’t go the way you want.  Like this morning when I was in a hurry to go somewhere, and I decided to hurry and wax my eyebrows.  Well, the wax is almost gone, so it was a little hotter and drippier than usual when I heated it up.  In all the time I have been waxing I have never had this happen -  but as I was waxing my eyebrow the wax dripped and landed on my eyelashes!  Yikes!  I tried to hurry and get it off before it hardened, but it is designed to harden quickly, and it does!  There I was with half my eyelashes on one eye glued together in one blob!  How was I going to get out of this?  Sure, I could rip them out, but that didn’t sound like a very appealing option.  Finally I decided to try to heat the wax up with hot water from the tap.  I kept splashing my eye and trying to soften and pick the wax off.  I finally got it all off after about 10 minutes, and I still have some eyelashes left! (maybe half).  Better than none!  My mother always said you have to suffer to be beautiful.  Sometimes that is more true than others.  
I hurried to get dressed.  As I was putting my pants on I noticed that my jeans had a hole in them.  I figured it was low enough in the pants that nothing would show through that wasn’t supposed to, and I wasn’t going anywhere fancy anyway.  On my way out the door I realized that I needed shoes.  As I sat down to put the shoes on I realized that indeed, something was showing through the hole in my jeans!  What to do? What to do?  I didn’t have another pair of jeans that would work at the moment.  So I grabbed a needle and thread and sewed the hole up while I was wearing the jeans.  No, it did not look pretty, but at least I didn’t sew my unders to my jeans or poke myself.  I consider that a bonus on a morning like this.  Some days are just like that.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

"Market Research"
A couple of years ago I discovered a fabulous cupcake shop right next to where my daughter worked.  I decided it would be fun to find the place that makes the best cupcakes in the valley.  So I started doing my own “market research”.  I made a list of all the places that offered cupcakes, and over a period of time I frequented them all, always ordering a chocolate cupcake.  I always took a child or friend with me (great mother/daughter date!) to help me sample.  I live in Utah County, Utah.  I tried Cupcake Chic, Sweet tooth Fairy, Decadence, Kneaders, The Chocolate, and Cravings.  Hands down Cravings in Pleasant Grove won!  Ironically, it was the first place I had tried, next to where my daughter worked.  
This last week I went to a little diner with my dad and sister for breakfast.  I wasn’t very hungry, so I just ordered a cinnamon roll.  It was so good!  Hmmm, time for some more market research?  
Try this with whatever food makes you happy!  It is a great adventure to take!