"One of the greatest things in human life is the ability to make plans. Even if they never come true - the joy of anticipation is irrevocably yours. That way one can live many more than just one life."

Maria Trapp-The Story of the Trapp Family Singers - Ch. 12 p. 4

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”

- St. Augustine

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

10 Days!!!

My toes are now officially ready to head to Ireland in 10 days.

My brother and SIL gave me a gift certificate to Coldwater Creek Spa for Christmas. Yesterday, as a "I survived Easter Feast and clean-up" reward I went for a pedicure.


Before yesterday, I was one of those people who looked down from a high-and-mighty perch on those foolishly extravagant people who indulge in spa services. The two or three pedicures I've had in my life were done by students at a beauty school. The cheapest beauty school I could find. 

I repent.

Before you die, if you truly want to appreciate the coming glories of heaven, do everything you can to go to a spa, just once. Trust me. You will praise Jesus better for having done so.

With that bit of loveliness and a new pair of walking shoes I'm ready to hit the road! 

10 days people!!


  1. John gave me the gift of a facial at a spa last Christmas. I had similar views of people who were "so extravagant" and spent so much money to do those kinds of things.
    I also repented. ;-)

    Can't wait to do it again. ;-)

    Thanks for your kind comments on Katie's birth story post. I was purposefully trying to bring a careful balance of the "interesting" and the "gory" while I was writing, so it was nice to know I succeeded for you! :-)

  2. I still don't understand a mindset that can justify regular spa membership at those prices. The spa assistants knew some of the clients by name! Eventually you have to admit there has to be a limit to how much you indulge yourself and consider missions, orphans and basically all those living outside the USA. :) However, I do hope, just once before I die, to have a whole spa-day! Heaven is right.