Seven-Year Itch, A Great Giveaway, And I’ll Never Work At Hooters

I had a great time in Memphis with my best friend this past weekend, even though I was still a tad under the weather. We both got much needed massages Saturday at Gould’s Day Spa in that beautiful downtown Memphis icon, the Peabody Hotel, and ate dinner at Rendezvous. I then slept the sleep of royalty because there were no small people to wake me up at 2 a.m.

How often do you get massages? Every time I get one I nearly kick myself for not doing it more often. This was the first massage I’ve had all year and I had to will myself to not come off the table when she worked the kinks out of my shoulders.

Taking a carriage ride around downtown Memphis with our four-legged companion, Hazel.

I need a little blog break this week, but true to real life I’m mouthing off elsewhere. I’m on deadline at work and I’ve got several things I want to get accomplished before Miss C starts FIRST GRADE August 11. Sniff.

Last week at Deep South Moms I wrote about exploring a possible job opportunity. It turns out it wasn’t something I would be interested in, but I’m glad I investigated it and went ahead with a phone screening interview, as nerve wracking as it was. I haven’t had a job interview in more than seven years, so it was a good exercise in resume updating, at the very least. The entire process proved so distracting, however, that I qualified for The Worse Mother Of The Year Award by completely forgetting to take Miss C to her weekly ballet class. So far she hasn’t mentioned it, but I may have to pay off her instructor and the other parents this week so they don’t ask where we were.

All kidding aside, the entire process validated something I already knew. My current flexible work schedule is something I can’t and won’t give up. I think God was trying to tell me, “Simmah down girl…you’ve got it made!”

I also wrote recently at Deep South Moms about finding my fashion mojo. I’m probably only two pima cotton t-shirts away from morphing into a Lands End poster mom, but I have added some fun pieces to my wardrobe recently.

At Savvy Housewife I’m having a PeaceLoveMom CARE t-shirt giveaway. It’s not only the hippest t-shirt ever, but it benefits a great cause. I’ve also posted a great roundup of online shopping sources for school uniforms to help you save time and money.

July is coming to a close and I’ve been remiss in thanking Sonia Sunshine for a highly esteemed committee induction. My boobs are more flopsy wopsy than itty bitty, nothing a great bra can’t remedy, but how great is it to have your boobs recognized on the Internet.

Note to self, quit using the word great.


  1. heather says:

    When I was single and only myself to support, I had massages every week. It was actually to help with the stress of job and life. I sure do miss them! I try to treat myself once a year. I do go to the chiropractor regularly and I get some massage there, but not full hour’s worth.

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  2. Marsha says:

    Your weekend in Memphis sounds wonderful. I am also reluctant to give up my flexable schedule. My daughter is starting kindergarten, full day, Aug 6th. sniff sniff

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  3. Traci says:

    Sounds like a wonderful weekend. I had a hot stone massage last year when hubby & I went on a cruise. It was awesome.

  4. Pattie says:

    I can’t believe how early y’all start school….wow! Glad you had a fun time in Memphis. I hear the bbq is to die for. With regards to massages, I didn’t experience my first one until I was 38! I kick myself for not trying it sooner. I’d say I have one twice a year now, and love it.

  5. Jamie says:

    I will treat myself to at least one annual massage, but the one thing I never do? Manicures or pedicures. I know I got a manicure when we got married…11 years ago! Can’t recall my last pedicure, although I know I’ve had one in the past 10 years. I think. 😉

    Massages are wonderful. She did some pressure point/Shiatsu type action and it was awesome.

  6. Jean says:

    You had a nice trip, I envy your happiness! I have planed to travel since last year, but I haven’t. I’m too busy,busy!

  7. Diane Huey says:

    I’m leaving a comment here for the giveaway. i love this blog and it is so full can’t read it all now will def come back Thanks. Diane

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