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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Happy Feet!

I had such a treat on Friday. Last fall our wonderful Director of Nursing gave each of the nurses a gift certificate to go and have a pedicure. She didn't have a real reason for this, but she said she wanted to tell us she appreciates us and she wanted us to relax and enjoy ourselves. We are very lucky to work for someone who consistently tells us how much she appreciates us.
My friend
Nancy and I wanted to go together and it has taken us this long to get a day that we were both off and they had an opening. We were greeted here at the front desk and offered a drink, then taken through a quiet, candle lit hallway.
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We were taken to a nice quiet, private room where we put our feet in a bubbling foot bath. The chairs reclined and were also massage chairs, so while our feet were soaking, we were getting a back massage. This room was dimly lit, it had candles burning and a little water fountain was bubbling nearby.
After allowing us to soak for awhile, two girls came in and began to fix up our dry and callused feet. We had astringents and exfoliants applied, then our feet and legs were massaged with some wonderful smelling lotions. We had been talking but at that point we just relaxed and I think we could have almost fallen asleep!





This picture isn't great because it was dark, but here is Nancy, relaxing and having her feet massaged.
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This is Dana, working on my feet. She was very sweet and told us this is all she does. She has been doing pedicures for 13 years and she was very good at it.
We both ended up picking the same nail color and liked it as well on our toes as we did on the color chip.
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Look at those happy feet! They are polished, buffed, smoothed and relaxed! We were there for almost 2 hours being pampered and we enjoyed every minute. What a nice treat. Thank you Pat, for such a generous gift. I think we're ready to work again!


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25 comments:

Nancy said...

Just thinking about how fun it was makes my feet happy!!!!

Deb said...

like I said to Nancy, you two deserve it!!! Pat is great!! What a nice gift to give:)

Andrew Bruins said...

I feel sorry for Dana. I wouldn't have touched those feet of yours

The Birds Nest said...

I LOVE to get pedis!!! I need one now!! It is sooo relaxing...I could almost doze off just thinking about it.

linda said...

Can I work for your DON!?! I don't remember getting anything from mine this year for Nurses Day or otherwise!

Pedicures are the best aren't they!! I love the color on your happy feet!

Nate and Brenda said...

What a great treat from your DON!!

That was so nice of her!

Pedicures are so wonderful! Glad that yours was so relaxing!

Diane said...

That looks so nice! Would you e-mail me and let me know where you went? Tori and I are thinking about getting pedis before we do to Haiti.

Cherdecor said...

Being treated to a pedicure and the time involved always reminds me of Queen Esther for some reason! I guess she may have had one of those too! It always wonders me (as they say out here in Lancaster County) what she had to go through for 6 months to get ready to meet the king.
It blows my mind! Ha! Ha!

I am glad you and Nancy were given such a treat! I like the nail polish you chose. Your feet do look happy!

How dare that Andy say such a thing! He is so fun!

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

Oh Andy! You're just jealous!

TWO HOURS, GIRLS? I'd say you really got Pat's money's worth. Sounds like a wonderful treat and I love the color you chose, too.

Jennifer Partin said...

how divine! Seriously, a 2 hour pedicure?

I wanna come next time!

KrisinTN said...

Oh how I love pedicures. I haven't had one in over 2 years!

Cheri said...

They look great!

mamachristina said...

ohh i want happy feet too.

justabeachkat said...

I love pedicures! So glad you enjoyed yours. Your feet are looking good! That was a great gift for her to give.

Hugs!
Kat

Renee said...

How fun!
Sweet blessings to you all!
Renee

Mary said...

Mari,

What a wonderful boss. I'm so glad she appreciates her workers. I'm sure you were both relaxed and enjoyed being pampered.

Aunt May does not have hospice involved. I don't think it is quite time for that yet. She is still getting around but does know that her time is drawing near. She was given two months and that was about three weeks to a month ago. I think she is going to live past that time, though I could be wrong.

Thanks for your prayers. They are very much appreciated.

Blessings,
Mary

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That is my favorite treat!

For nurses day we got an umbrella... I would have rather had a pedicure.

I found you from my friend Kat's blog... I'll be back (if I can find my way)

Amy said...

Congrats to you! There's really nothing quite as relaxing as a pedicure. I LOVE them! I think its the perfect gift for a nurse where you are on your feet all day!

LeslieW. said...

Wow! What a treat! You deserve it.

LeslieW. said...

That is AWESOME! You deserve it!

Dena said...

LOVE A PEDI!!!

Rebekah said...

Im glad you guys had such a treat. I had my 1st and only pedicure when I was pregnant with Gracie. I wasn't as relaxingly spectacular as I thought.

But glad you guys enjoyed

Jonny's Mommy said...

Oooh. I want to work where you work. What an awesome treat for you!

I am very jealous! :-)

Lynn said...

mmm.....I LOVE a good pedicure, and it sounds like you got a REALLY good one! What a nice boss!

AlaneM said...

Pretty toes gals...pedi's are the best!!