What a lovely view!
The blue sky was such a gift after so many days of gloomy grey.
I felt so much energy walking along the seafront.
I found myself smiling to myself and to those that I passed by.
This seagull let me get quite close to take a photo.
The sun illuminated these trees and cast an amber glow.
The shoreline was littered with large logs washed ashore from the storms.
They are tossed around like match sticks in the winds and some land on the sidewalk and the road.
The pavement was full of rocks and pebbles that had been thrown up by the cresting waves...
it was a walk where I had to look down often so as not to trip.
It felt wonderful to breathe in the salty air and have the sun beam down and warm my face.
There was not even a hint of a breeze...
on the way back home the sun was setting into the sea
another day done.
Earlier in the week
on one of those ghastly windy days
I splurged and had a facial.
I have not had a facial for ages and ages...
it was a lovely experience being pampered.
It was my first visit to Sapphire Day Spa.
The lovely young woman who takes good care of my feet in the spring and summer months moved to this spa which is located downtown.
She used a line of organic skincare products called Eminence.
I love the variety of products that are targeted to individual skin care needs.
I purchased a couple of "Starter kits" with smaller sample sizes.
I will be switching over to this new line as the products are remarkably effective.
While I was out buying a few gifts, I found two new bras
(which I needed)
Olga and Triumph bras at bargain basement prices.
Then on the way to the check out I zigzagged to the clothing racks...
Black and Blue with a touch of mustard yellow = leopard
This Chaus top is just what I needed to "perk up" my black and grey wardrobe.
I bought some new skinny jeans with a "higher waist"
(so much more comfortable now that my mid section is wobbly)
The waist is not tight at all, the spandex in the jeans acts as a tummy tamer!
Hope that you are pacing yourself and enjoying the Christmas preparations at a reasonable speed.
Give yourself permission to reduce any unwanted stress...
take away anything that is not necessary.
Christmas will still happen and everything does not need to be "picture perfect."
Please do not exhaust yourself...stay calm.
Be realistic and choose to celebrate traditions that are most important to you and your family.
Ask for help, delegate some of the jobs or cross them off your list!
"Being in control of your life and having realistic expectations about your day-to-day challenges are the keys to stress management, which is perhaps the most important ingredient to living a happy, healthy and rewarding life."
~ Marilu Henner ~