Tags: nails

dancer, belly dance, joy

Yesterday was a loooooonnnnnggggg day

How I'm learning the new colors and sharing them to my FB business profile (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nailpoetics). This is actually version 2, so I posted the poem separately from the nailfie on the site, and I'm experimenting with formats right now.
How I'm learning the new colors and sharing them to my FB business profile (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nailpoetics). This is actually version 2, so I posted the poem separately from the nailfie on the site, and I'm experimenting with formats right now.

I already violated some proprietary guidelines for the nail business! Oops. So, I fixed it by editing yesterday's poetry post. Basically, serendipity appeared once again in my life and I started my business that I tied in with poetry & aesthetics with the onset of National Poetry Month, which yes, is indeed the month of April. So, I'm creating a little poem to help introduce the nail colors not only to any potential clients, but also to help me remember them.

So, I learned how to use Canva yesterday (much easier than Word or Adobe for content production on social media) and launched my April poetry odes to color. 

Our day began at 7:45 yesterday morning, when we arrived for hubs's eye appointment. It's the biggest lingering symptom he has--the double/wonky vision. We knew he'd be fitted for the prism lens(es) and were both very hopeful that it would help him out to a point he could drive, see the computer without the eye patch, etc. His problem is with his left eye, although he can wear a patch over either eye and can see properly (just can't use both eyes together). So, he has a left-side prism lens on his prescription glasses now. Sadly, it hasn't improved his vision much, if at all. It may be that he needs to adjust to it yet, but this is beginning to look like a permanent condition. It was disappointing.

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Our New Semblance of Normalcy

Hubs and I about 15 years ago--younger and healthier! (I could actually wear eye makeup back then!!)
Hubs and I about 15 years ago--younger and healthier! (I could actually wear eye makeup back then!!)

Tomorrow marks 5 weeks since hubs had the stroke. I think we've settled into our new norm fairly well. The trip to Kansas City has also been postponed because hubs's schedule is starting to fill up again. As long as I can keep him from overdoing, we'll be okay. The two lingering things for him are his vision and fatigue, which I don't believe he's ever experienced for more than a day or two before. (Welcome to my spoonie world, hubs. =( )

I feel like I will forevermore be the primary driver, although hubs has an appointment to get fitted for lenses to correct his wonky double vision next month. I don't believe he will ever drive at night again unless he has to (I was already starting to be the primary driver at night because he was having issues with night vision, and this new wonkiness will probably make him too uncomfortable to drive after dark), but I do believe we will see a day where he'll be driving back and forth to work and court appearances again. He has asked me to act as paralegal on two of his cases. One of them will require me to do some research tonight because we'll be meeting with the client and a witness tomorrow (criminal case).

He's also asking me to fill out his retirement paperwork for the Illinois pension for IL state university professors. He plans to be retired in six months, though he took on another case this past week, so I'm not sure how serious he is.

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She Lives On Color Street

The ones I ordered are very similar, but not exact to these.
The ones I ordered are very similar, but not exact to these.

Another lifetime ago, I worked a lot of 70 and 80 hour weeks--if you add writing onto that, the weeks were even longer. Prior to that period of my life, I did my own nails and was pretty fastidious about it all. When my work hours started to drastically increase in the late 90s/early 00s and I didn't have time to keep up with heavy grooming (some of the grooming was because I was still modeling locally, but it didn't pay me enough to continue once I got so busy and was never more than a side job to begin with), let alone time to breathe or sleep, I decided to get gel nails and I considered those 2 1/2 hours every 3-4 weeks at a nail salon my personal downtime battery recharging system. It was about that time that the migraines started to get bad and my runs got tedious--filled with pain and exhaustion and shame. I left my full time job because I was getting so sick and we were more than busy with our consulting business. Consulting was so busy that I was putting in an average of 30+ hours a week even after I left my full-time job and I thought the migraines would lessen with a lighter schedule. (They did not.) But, because I wasn't bringing in the awesome wage I had previously enjoyed and because we started to homeschool our daughter, gel nails seemed too extravagant and frivolous. My nails were so weak when they took them off that it took a full six months to have healthy nails again. I swore I'd NEVER do the gel nails again.

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