Saturday, 27 October 2007

Exciting developments

Well I have had a terrific week, developing my new business plan and what I am going to be doing from home. I am so excited, and at the same time incredibly busy!
My daughter and I moved into a new place just a little over 2 months ago, it is a small 3 bedroom homette within walking distance from the coastline. At night I can watch the sun go down from my kitchen window.
When I first saw the place I just knew that this was a place that I could be happy in. It isn't huge but it meets all the things I need in a home. Our last place was only 2 bedrooms, with a bathroom that would be mistaken for thinking that it was only an ensuite bathroom, with just a shower and the loo. This gorgeous little place has a separate bathroom with a gorgeous bath, AND a shower, as well as that we now have a separate toilet!!! Who would think that someone could get excited over a separate toilet!!! BUT you see my daughter has a boyfriend now, and it was getting hard if I was in the shower and he wanted to go to the loo, or vice versa.
So I am going to try and post some photos on my blog of the before and after of my kitchen!! It is going to be a work in progress for awhile, which along with that I am still unpacking- I am being very ruthless - Garage sale is planned for next week or two - boy don't we hoardI I could change my name to Bower bird - you wouldn't be wrong!!
Well better go back to my work, hopefully I will figure out how to include the pictures and you will get to see the advancement of my little place.
Along with all of this I am trying to do my taxes - don't you just love doing that stuff!!! And tonight we put our clocks forward an hour - lose an hour's sleep all in the name of daylight saving - so don't forget people.
Bye for now

Friday, 26 October 2007

All In The Name of Beauty!!!

Tonight I have sat down to do some work - something I really should be doing!!! But figured I could spend some time just relaxing before I got into it!!

So, me thinks I will go do some research on waxing - self done at home how-to!! You know - surely I can do this myself, after all why pay someone to see my "bits" when it would be far less undignifying to do it myself!! So my research leads me to this fun website, well at least I thought it was purely going to provide me with some information to help - after all summer is coming and I so want to be respectable for it!!

Well, read below and then see how you feel about home waxing: it certainly had me rolling on the floor and conjured some big pictures!!! THIS IS NOT MY WORK - This is posted on the following website,

A Tragedy of Wax

My night began as any other normal weeknight. Come home, fix dinner, play with the kids. I then had the thought that would ring painfully in my mind for the next few hours: "Maybe I should pull the waxing kit out of the medicine cabinet."

So I headed to the site of my demise: the bathroom. It was one of those "cold wax" kits. No melting a clump of hot wax, you just rub the strips together in your hand, they get warm and you peel them apart and press them to your leg (or wherever else) and you pull the hair right off. No muss, no fuss. How hard can it be? I mean, I'm not a genius, but I am mechanically inclined enough to figure this out. (YA THINK!!)

So I pull one of the thin strips out. Its two strips facing each other stuck together. Instead of rubbing them t together, my genius kicks in so I get out the hair dryer and heat it to 1000 degrees. ("Cold wax," yeah...right)!

I lay the strip across my thigh. Hold the skin around it tight and pull. It works! OK, so it wasn't the best feeling, but it wasn't too bad. I can do this! Hair removal no longer eludes me! I am She-rah, fighter of all wayward body hair and maker of smooth skin extraordinaire.

With my next wax strip I move north. After checking on the kids, I sneak back into the bathroom, for the ultimate hair fighting championship. I drop my panties and place one foot on the toilet.

Using the same procedure, I apply the wax strip across the right side of my bikini line, covering the right half of my vagina and stretching down to the inside of my butt cheek (Yes, it was a long strip)

I inhale deeply and brace myself....RRRRIIIPPP!!!!

I'm blind!!! Blinded from pain!!!!....OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!! Vision returning , I notice that I've only managed to pull off half the strip.

CRAP!!! Another deep breath and RRIIPP!! Everything is swirly and spotted. I think I may pass out...must stay conscious...Do I hear crashing drums??? Breathe, breathe...OK, back to normal.

I want to see my trophy -- a wax covered strip, the one that has caused me so much pain, with my hairy pelt sticking to it. I want to revel in the glory that is my triumph over body hair. I hold up the strip!

There's no hair on it. Where is the hair??? WHERE IS THE WAX???
Slowly I ease my head down, foot still perched on the toilet. I see the hair. The hair that should be on the strip. I touch. I am touching wax.CRAP!
I run my fingers over the most sensitive part of my body, which is now covered in cold wax and matted hair. Then I make the next BIG mistake...remember my foot is still propped up on the toilet? I know I need to do some thing. So I put my foot down.DAMN!!!!!!!!

I hear the slamming of a cell door. Vagina? Sealed shut!.... Butt?? ...Sealed shut!I penguin walk around the bathroom trying to figure out what to do and think to myself "Please don't let me get the urge to poop. My head may pop off!" What can I do to melt the wax? Hot water!! Hot water melts wax!! I'll run the hottest water I can stand into the bathtub, get in, immerse the wax-covered bits and the wax should melt and I can gently wipe it off, right??? *WRONG!!!!!!!*

I get in the tub -- the water is slightly hotter than that used to torture prisoners of war or sterilize surgical equipment - I sit.Now, the only thing worse than having your nether regions glued together, is having them glued together and then glued to the bottom of the scalding hot water. Which, by the way, doesn't melt cold wax.

So, now I'm stuck to the bottom of the tub as though I had cement-epoxied myself to the porcelain!! God bless the man who had convinced me a few months ago to have a phone put in the bathroom!!!!! I call my friend, thinking surely she has waxed before and has somesecret of how to get me undone.
It's a very good conversation starter - - - -

"So, my butt and who-ha are glued together to the bottom of the tub!"There is a slight pause. She doesn't know any secret tricks for removal but she does try to hide her laughter from me. She wants to know exactly where the wax is located, "

Are we talking cheeks or hole or who-ha?"She's laughing out loud by now...I can hear her. I give her the rundown and she suggests I call the number on the side of the box. YEAH!!!!! Right!! I should be the joke of someone else's night.

While we go through various solutions. I resort to scraping the wax off with a razor. Nothing feels better then to have your girlie goodies covered in hot wax, glued shut, stuck to the tub in super hot water and then dry-shaving the sticky wax off!!

By now the brain is not working, dignity has taken a major hike and I'm pretty sure I'm going to need Post-Traumatic Stress counseling for this event.
My friend is still talking with me when I finally see my saving grace....the lotion they give you to remove the excess wax.What do I really have to lose at this point? I rub some on and OH MY GOD!!!!!!!

The scream probably woke the kids and scared the dickens out of my friend. It's sooo painful, but I really don't care."IT WORKS!! It works!!"

I get a hearty congratulation from my friend and she hangs up. I successfully remove the remainder of the wax and then notice to my grief and despair....THE HAIR IS STILL THERE.......ALL OF IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

So I recklessly shave it off. Heck, I'm numb by now. No thing hurts. I could have amputated my own leg at this point.
Next week I'm going to try hair color......Anonymous: Forwarded by email
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