Uptown Spa

Every once in a while, a girl (or I guess a guy too) needs a chance to relax for a couple of hours while someone pampers her.  I have never been one to turn down a pampering, I get mani’s/pedi’s all the time and I am known to get facials and massages whenever the need strikes!

Last night I had a 5:00 appt for both a steam facial AND a hot stone massage.  Now you may be asking “why does she want so much heat when it’s the middle of summer and 30+ degrees outside”?  Because I LOVE heat!  I do.  My body craves it like PETA craves animal loving! (sorry PETA)

I made an appointment with my favourite esthitician Bessie to do an eyebrow wax and steam facial and I actually fell asleep.  We usually talk each others ears off throughout our appointments, but I was so tired and she made me feel so relaxed that I passed out cold under her touch.  My skin is a beautiful pink shade today – no more  black heads!  WOOHOO! 

My second appointment was with Laura who specializes in hot stone massage and is probably 24 years-old if that!  She is cute as a button and instantly had me relaxed again under her touch within minutes.  I didn’t fall asleep though because I guess I was rested from my 20 minute cat-nap during my facial.  We chatted and got to know each other and by the end of the massage I was debating my ability to drive home.  I was so warm and cozy and relaxed I did not want to move.  I had to laugh because at one point Laura asked me if I worked at a computer all day?  I said yes and questioned how she knew????  She told me I have computer arms…I don’t know what that meant, but the pain that shot through my arms as she rubbed and kneaded them was proof enough that I need to back away from the computer once in a while.  Even this morning they feel better, but I can feel a slight ache in the right arm (my mouse clicking arm).

I cannot wait till October when I do that exact sequence all over again!  If you want a massage or facial, or mani/pedi or any other spa service and live in the North York, ON. area, head over to 801 York Mills Rd.  http://www.uptownspa.com/index2.htm

XOXO Nikilee

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1 more day…

…of being 30 then I am technically Nikilee31!  Although I won’t be changing my blog post, I will no longer be 30 – but in my 30’s!  Does that count??  For me it will!

Friday I went over to my girl K’s house for a night of Dexter!  We finished season 1.  It’s disturbing how much I love this show.  I mean Dexter is a vigilante murderer who fills his passion for killing by killing bad people – men and women a like.  We watched the whole first season in two sittings – this tells you what a great show it was!  On to season 2 K!!!

Saturday I had to weigh in – up a pound!  ARGHHH!!!  Somehow my plan to lose 4 pds by Christmas and an additional 6 pounds by my trip to the Dominican did not happen – in fact I’ve been up up and up every freaken week!  Oh boy.  I’ve decided I need some incentive.  So here we go:

Lose 5 pounds: buy a new sweater!

Lose 10 pounds: buy a new purse!

Lose 20 pounds: go away for a weekend to Niagara Falls

Lose 25 pounds: Buy a new Ipod!

There you have it!  My incentive for 2012!  I want a new sweater that’s warm and pretty and work appropriate hence why that is my first incentive!  Once I get closer to the 25 pound mark I will add new incentives!!!

After weight watchers I had a wonderful hot stone massage booked – my gift to me!  If you have not had a hot stone massage before – please do!  I went to Uptown Spa www.uptownspa.com and had Barbara the Masseuse give me the hot stone massage.  I was all warm and toasty and relaxed – time to pick up my girl K, go movie shopping, grocery shopping, watch some mindless Jersey Shore and get ready for dinner!

Dinner was with K and the Romanian.  We went to Jack Astors in Scarborough!  Three words – Garlic Pan Bread!  YUMMM!  Of course with cheese!!!  Having dinner with K and the Romanian was great and a perfect way to celebrate my almost birthday!  I like to see K happy, it makes me happy – she deserves it! 

Sunday I woke up, turned on the computer and watched my church service from home.  I have been having the same problems with my (bum) lower back as before so lying in bed watching Pastor Bob do his thing seemed much more comforting then sitting up in church.  The passage to remember for this week:

If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.  1John 1:9

If you want to watch the whole sermon please google “Global Kingdom Ministries Live” and watch January 8th – message.  I hope to get back in the Church soon because I feel – unwell – when I’m not there regularly, but this is the next best thing for me!

Question for the day: how do you celebrate your birthday?

Have a good week everyone!

XOXO Nikilee