Friday, June 29, 2012

Lessons, Lasers and Lashes

Doing the happy Friday dance! This has been a pretty good week, thankfully. I went to the appt. for my momma. Basically, he gave me some tools to help with her memory.  Help bring some memories up so she can use her noggin. Just like any other muscle. If you don't use it, atrophy sets in. There is a lesson to be learned about that for sure.

Tomorrow is going to be an interesting day. I have a 9:00 a.m. appt to get Laser hair removal done on my chin.  I bought a package of 6 treatments and tomorrow is the 1st one.  I have done it before but it has been at least 10 years so I am sure technology has changed. When I did it before, it basically felt like rubber bands being snapped on my face.  I would use a numbing gel before hand and then use frozen wet paper towels to cool it down. Treatments are done every 4-6 weeks so I will be doing this monthly until the end of the year.  After the laser, I am going to get my eyebrows waxed and my eyelashes tinted at Alchemy. I have done this before as well but it has been a few years. I will try to do before and after shots for you so you can see the difference. It lasts about 6-8 weeks and the last time, I got away with not wearing mascara but looking like I was.

Tomorrow is my mom's 79th birthday. It was also my dad's birthday. He was 3 years older then her. We will be getting together with our extended family for an early dinner at the Olive Garden. I will be scoping out the menu before hand to come up with a plan. I'm not a pasta eater so that is a good thing calorie wise. I did see herbed salmon so that may be my choice but we'll see.

I am going to wear a dress to dinner! I got a Maxi dress and had my neighbor/friend hem it for me. I had her do it up to my ankles. I will add a short sleeved black (or white) sweater to hide my arms and I have picked out jewelry that will compliment it as well.
Merona® Womens Plus-Size Sleeveless Maxi Dress - Black/White.Opens in a new window

I will do my best to get some pictures of me in it. It is historical after all! As for Sunday, I have no plans. I need to stay out of the sun because of the laser treatment so I will pick some indoor activities.  I have been hankering to go swimming so maybe I will go to the gym to swim. Until next time...


  1. Awww. Have a great time Katie. LOVE the dress!!! Happy Friday.

  2. Happy birthday to your mom and to your dad. They shared a birth date? How cool. :) Love the dress and hope you have a great time!

  3. Happy Friday and happy birthday to your mom. Have a great time being pampered and enjoy your festive weekend.


    1. 24 hour Fitness. I am going to the one in Sunnyvale

  4. What a fun weekend you have planned - enjoy, and Happy Birthday to your mom!

  5. I'm in the area. Which gym has a pool? I have a pool at my complex but it's freezing! And there's kids everywhere :p

  6. What an enjoyable weekend you will have. The dress is very pretty. Good for you for treating yourself. We all need to do things like that.

    Oh and happy birthday to both of your parents. How cool is that to be born on the same date. Another connection between them two.

    Ah, I know too well in regards about the mind, my dad has dementia. It can be heart wrenching but hold on to the good moments, hopefully it will carry you through.

    Oh and as for the Olive Garden, I do very much like the salmon….enjoy.......


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