I've had her for over 14 years. I had dogs when I was little, but Lucy was the first pet that was officially mine. Unfortunately, that means she's the first pet I've had to put to sleep.
It was a hard decision to make, but her health had been deteriorating over the last year. The other day she stopped eating, and even today she didn't finish her treat....so I knew it was time. I did not want to stand by and watch her go further down hill.
So, today I had the day off work. Lucy and I slept in. I skipped her ear drops because she hates getting them. We went for a little walk around the drive way. We sat outside. We cuddled on the couch. All in all it was a nice last day together. Then, at about 4 o'clock I lost it and cried until my mom came around 4:40 to take us to the vet.
It was a long day. I'm glad it's over.
I know tomorrow when I walk in the door from work and don't hear her jump off the couch to greet me my heart will break all over again, but I know I made the right decision.
She was an excellent napper.
Who doesn't love the smell of fresh, clean laundry?
I decided to try and thread my eyebrows tonight.
A client of mine does it and said that it's really easy. So, I looked up some tutorials on youtube tonight and gave it a try.
My hubby asked what I was watching and when I said "I'm learning how to thread eyebrows, I think I'm going to give it a try" he got a funny look on his face and said "well...I don't really have any hair on my face that I want to get rid of, but I suppose you could use my leg". Hee Hee, the poor guy automatically assumed that I would practice on him, I can't imagine what I must have done in the past to make him think that.
Anyway, I assured him that I was going to try it on myself. And I did.
If you're not sure what eyebrow threading is, a quick google search will fill you in.
Basically you twist in a loop of thread several times until it looks like the picture. By running the twists along your unwanted hairs, they are grabbed and pulled out.
I just cleaned up my brows a little and it really wasn't that painful. I'm not confident enough to go as close to the hair I want to keep as the chic in the picture above.
After cleaning up my brows I decided to try my lip....Woah! That hurt. I was like a lip wax in slow motion. It hurts more like plucking about 3 hairs out at once, not a nice feeling. I tried to persevere, but then decided against needless torture.
So, I'm converted to brow threading... anyone want to let me practice on them?!
Next Sunday afternoon I am going to be face painting!
For the second year in a row a company has asked me to come and do face painting for a family fun day event that they host. My sis works for said company and suggested it for one of the kids activities.
It's a lot of fun.
Last night I stayed up making a poster to give kids the choice of what they can have. I desperately hope that they remain faithful to the list, because once I create something off the list, I can make no promises. You get what you get.
I tried to do a good mix of boy and girl choices, and knew I had better put some full face options in because I would get asked for them anyway.
One of the full face ones I'm excited to see on someone is the snake:
I think it will be tres cool.
Please notice that I've used old Dior face charts. The boutique I work at used to carry Christian Dior make-up and we had a lot of these left over. We would use them when we did a customer's make-up to re-create the look on paper with the names of all the products.
Anyway, I could never throw them out because it seemed like a waste....so I'm happy they have found a purpose.
I'm glad face painting can be so classy as to have Dior involved. I'm certain John Galliano would approve.