For Valentine’s, my husband along with the husbands of three of my friends treated us girls to a trip to the nail salon. They each enjoyed the pampering of a pedicure, me a manicure. Though I could hear my mother’s voice in my head telling me my nails were far too short for such a dark and dramatic color, I threw caution to the wind and had my nails painted a deep chocolate brown.
Oh yes, I felt very trendy indeed.
It’s been probably ten years or more since I had my fingernails painted. So, I figured, why not take a walk on the wild side? And while I’m at it, why not deep and dramatic and trendy?
Years ago, I used to keep my nails perpetually painted, bright red being my color of choice. I guess all the children and all the diaper changing and all the hand washing rendered pretty nails a luxury I couldn’t maintain. The care necessary for keeping nail polish chip free and shiny was more than I could do compared to the care necessary for keeping four children dirt free and healthy. While I once cleaned house with the requisite rubber gloves in order to protect my manicure, I am now satisfied with just getting the house clean. Every once and awhile.
So today, too late, I remember the requisite rubber gloves as I scrubbed my shower (Yes, I did finally clean the bathroom! You may post your congratulations in the comments!). Too late, and I have now ruined my Valentine manicure.
Oh well. It is as it should be. I knew deep, dark, and dramatic, yea even trendy, was beyond my abilities to maintain!