February 14, 2008
Happy Valentine's Day
This morning I arrived at the salon, portable massage chair in tow. Carsen smiled behind the front desk and I complemented her cute dress, which turned out to be one of those tops that only looks like dress from the waist up.
A Pony, It Was NotI began to unpack my chair and Kelly caught my eye. She smiled as she continued to manicure her client's nails and said, "There's a little something for you upstairs."
I replied, "Is it a pony?"
The laughter continued in smirks and repeats of "Is it a pony?" for several more moments. Kristi arrived with a sing-song, "Hellooo everyone!" and complimented Carsen on her cute dress, which isn't really a dress at all, but one of those tops that only looks like a dress from the waist up.
Having set up my chair and unpacked its supplies into the bottom center drawer of the product display hutch, I headed upstairs to my other office.
Perched peacefully upon the alabaster surface of my favorite laptop table, DAVE, was not a pony, but a bag of coffee beans and a See's heart o' chocolate. That makes two choco-hearts for me this year, as last night I arrived home to find a Valentine's package from Mommy Dearest (and Dadoo too) with a darling hand-made valentine accompanied by a See's heart full of yummy little chocolates.
It's another blue-sky-beautiful day in the Valley. It is chilly but we are so near the Spring, the chill is hardly bothersome. This morning in the backyard at 3355, I counted twelve robins, two scrub jays and a pair of squirrels. (Grandpa says, "But no deer.")
The sunnyness is promised into the weekend, making it a fine time for a trip north. And as it happens I am traveling in that direction beginning Friday evening. I am taking a Table Thai Massage class on Saturday and on Sunday going to Seattle see Brant, Jackie, The Puppy, and their new home. Monday, back in Portland, I'm getting a long overdue massage and my car will be getting a 126K service.
My treat for the day is a fill for my new acrylic nails (that look just like my own nails, only prettier) and a fresh coat of polish, courtesy of the lovely and talented Kelly, my cousin-in-law and owner of the salon. I think I've settled on OPI's "Passion", a glittery cornucopia of lavendars. Although I have been loving my redder than red nails of the past two weeks and will fondly reminisce of how my redder than red nails made me feel like a superhero, especially in the afternoon.
Happy Valentine's Day.
February 05, 2008
A "Face-Lift" for Amber Himes Massage Dot Com
Today was Picture Day at the salon. I'm being added into the photo/ad for Abbinito in the Ashland Locals Guide and while he was at it, I asked the photographer for a picture of just me for my website. I received it this evening and my home page at Amber Himes Massage now features a picture of yours truly.
Thank you Gabriel!