I'm just about at my fighting weight, have a pound or two to go, I'm happy about that. I've decided that I'll never be as thin as I was at 20, that menopot is probably here to stay. It's not too bad.
I have a Groupon for a massage and a facial, I'll have my hair cut and highlighted, nails done, car washed, etc. I'm not a shopper, don't really need clothes, being retired, don't NEED things.
So any other ideas? What do you all do to pamper yourselves? I don't drink much, it gives me a headache. but I'd love to hear about your indulgent pleasures and maybe add them to my list.
[This message edited by scaredyKat at 9:58 PM, April 10th (Thursday)]
I love to get pedicures! :)
that menopot is probably here to stay. It's not too bad.
I will throw this out there, but will probably be a mixed bag at results....but.....They have those detox wraps that I have seen results from on other people, and it's stuck so far. Its nothing dramatic, a few inches, but it sounds like you want a day at the spa anyway, you could do one of those.....what do you have to lose right?
-They have something here in town call Wine and Canvas, and you paint a picture through the night step by step. I have yet to do it, but it looks really fun.
-If you are into a little more - you could always get yourself a nice Right hand ring. That's what my mom did. She got one in her favorite stone and loves it.
- If you are into new things, adventure, ect.....something that i heard about is to take a map of an area (Ie the united states, your state, your surrounding area, ect) and blow it up a bit. Then, take X number of darts (depending on how far you want to go, and for how long, will determine that) and just throw the darts onto the map. So now you know the WHERE, you have to commit to those places, and find something fun/interesting/ect....and poof, adventure.
Perhaps a cooking class on a particular type of food you love but don't cook, to learn a new skill, I say this because I would love to take and learn how to make sushi.
I opted for staycation last year so I could buy a beautiful handmade guitar to add to my collection in honour of that milestone.
After spending a whole lot of dough on a dental implant to keep my jawbone healthy, I reckoned I was worth a little bling.
So go for it: a celebration of some kind each month. You are so worth it.
for me it might be a trip to Ireland, or a camping adventure in Alaska... (are there even camping adventures in ALaska... I just made that up! )
But if I had some money and wanted to pamper myself, a flippin' fabulous vacation would be it!
When my 60th rolls around in a few years I plan to celebrate it (a few weeks early) by experiencing the total solar eclipse on August 21, 2017. It cuts a path across the continental U.S.
I always treat myself well on my birthday. I've never wanted to be dependent on someone else making me happy. It's my day my way
A massage is pretty usual, as is a nice present, usually yarn or some other crafting supplies--something splurgy Then a really nice dinner.
I had hoped to celebrate my 60th hiking on a volcano in Hawaii but it's not looking good for that. Maybe I'll head to a closer coast and go to Acadia NP in Maine instead. We'll see.
Do whatever you want and ENJOY it
Me: FBS (no longer betrayed nor a spouse)-62
D-day: 2007 (two years before finding SI)
S: 6/2010; D: 3/2011
Vacations are on hold right now. But I do have a bucket list. But that guitar was gorgeous! I simply don't play well enough to justify.
OK, just thought of something else. A whale watch. Well, really, in this area, a dolphin watch. Definitely.
Thanks all! Let the celebration begin!
Go to a stationer (I'm crazy about paper). Or a card shop. Don't forget to buy yourself a birthday card!
And the museum - see what shows are in town. Ours has a film series, too, where you can see funny / weird / artsy / foreign films for cheap.
And art shows. If your local college / univ. offers art classes they almost always have a show at the end of the semester. Sometimes they have a sale associated with it. Support new artists, find something you adore, or start Christmas gift buying?
And what about Fill-a-Seat? You can buy a cheap subscription and see what comes up. I've seen some nice small-theater plays that I never would have ponied up the cash for.
A walk in a local dog park to soak up free love from the mutts?
Go to the ethnic food store and buy one weird food and cook it!
Go to a thrift store and just cruise the aisles to see what treasure you didn't know you needed. I got a uranium glass cream pitcher last year for 39c!
Talk to a friend you owe a call to - a good long set-aside-the-time phone call where all you do is catch up and b*tch.
Ride the bus around town and people watch. Pretend that the man in the gabardine suit is a spy. :-) Sketch them in a Dollar Store sketch book even if you're not an artist. Or write a story about them if you're too self-conscious to draw them.
Eat a popsicle at the fountain in front of city hall (or wherever your town has one).
I could go on and on and on....
"I could have missed the pain, but I would have had to miss the dance." Garth Brooks