Monday, February 9, 2009

Hand Stands

I wish you could see my hands.

I. Got. A. Manicure.
I don't even LIKE manicures. But I'm thrilled with this one. You see, I got out of town for 48 hours, not for work, by myself, to see dear friends. I have known my friend C and E since fifth grade, when they accepted me in spite of my crazy family, and invited me to their houses to play so I could experience some good normal fun away from the drama. One whole crazy family later, they still do that, and they make me get manicures, even though I never get manicures. I loved it.

Honestly, I can't stop looking at my hands. All day today, I found myself doing it -- Peaches even caught me and asked, "Why you do that?" She's bright, but I could not explain to a two year old why my nails make me so happy. If I could, I'd tell her that looking at my nails makes me happy because:

- when a girlfried treats you to a manicure, she's saying, "I want you to feel special. Let's hang out and take good care of ourselves because we ARE special."
- when you have dear friends you've known for 27 years, you can't really dwell in the land of the pity party 24/7.
- when you get a manicure, you get to sit still and be pampered.
- i didn't think about autism every waking moment, though my friends tolerated way more autism talk than anyone should have to on a weekend.
- I, if you can believe this, relaxed.
- my friends are beautiful people, and I love them.

If this were Facebook, I'd be sending you all virtual manicures. French tips, in fact.

6 comments:

Mama Mara said...

Nothing better than feeling like a princess once in a while.

Enjoy it, Your Majesty.

Niksmom said...

AWESOME!! So glad you got away. xo

Christine said...

Oh, you deserved this -- because you ARE special!!! Everyone who reads this blog knows it. And how nice that you get to be reminded of it so many times throughout the day.

kia (good enough mama) said...

Hey there,

So glad you're enjoying your lovely manicure. That's so awesome!

I think I need one. I just commented on my own blog about how my own hands look old. Too old.

Kia

kia (good enough mama) said...

Hey there,

So glad you're enjoying your lovely manicure. That's so awesome!

I think I need one. I just commented on my own blog about how my own hands look old. Too old.

Kia

jesswilson said...

oooh .. i gratefully accept!

how about a cyber latte? nothing says love like a little foamy milk!