To Blue or Not to Blue…

Yesterday I went for a pedicure…and…as I perused the wall of polish colors I Jane Carrollcould choose from…I was drawn to…varying shades of…blue…

I chose a nice orangish-red…

Why…well…because…frankly…blue…isn’t a natural color for nails

Of course you know that…Berthawith her nails done in Shocking Chartreuse…had something to say about that…starting by pointing out the fact that nails don’t grow in as an orangy-red…either…nothing natural about the color I chose…

But…all my life…I’ve chosen from an array of oranges, pinks, and reds…

Then…she not so gently reminds me…choice of nail color is a lot like my life…just because I am familiar and comfortable with something…doesn’t make it be…natural…doesn’t make it be…well…right…

I know she’s right…I know this is just my comfort zone…and…just like with those areas of my life she is referring to…it’s hard to see the possibilities…of doing things differently…of…being different…but…I think I’m ready to go there…

Hmmm…seems like a polish change is in order…

Jane

Back to School…

A pedi-party…better than a pity party any day! ~Bertha

It’s official…what not so long ago loomed before me as an endless summer…has quickly dwindled to the equivalent of a long weekend…only two short days separate me from…that four letter word…work

Now…I don’t expect you to feel sorry for me…I never felt compassion for those in the education system who complained about going back to school in the fall…when I had toiled away all summer…with or without a short break…

But…

This is different…this is me…and…when it’s moi…it’s always different…

The truth is…it doesn’t matter how much I whine…or…drag my feet…my days of sleeping in…if you call five o’clock in…are over…like it or not…work…here I come…

It’s been a whirlwind summer…visits with my daughters and granddaughters…book promotions…writing…book promotions…writing…naps…book promotions…writing…do we see a pattern there…these are the things that I love to do…and I honestly got a lot accomplished…even saw…Bertha…hit bestselling status on Amazon in two categories…and…I ate a lot of garden fresh tomatoes…who could ask for more…

But…those days are coming to a close…and days of boo-boos and tummy aches are upon me…along with the paperwork that accompanies them…now…in all fairness to my job…my school…and my kids…I do love my job…it’s rewarding and challenging…and I am grateful to have it…it’s just that given the choice and finances…I’d write fulltime…

So…what am I going to do with my last couple of days…about what I’ve done all summer…maybe throw in a bike ride…and definitely a pedicure…‘cause…Bertha…says that all the dragging of feet…has mine looking ragged…

Jane