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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Pampered Myself

I've been stressed the past few weeks with all the hustle and bustle of life. Being a stay-at-home wife is not an easy job. I do most of the chores and it's so tiresome and sometimes boring. My fingers had been tingling and in pain and also my back maybe because of gout or arthritis. Sometimes I wish that I'm still working like I used to but if I think of getting up early and work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week, uh, uh, I better not. God blessed me and gave me a husband who can support me and I don't have to work for a living. Our work now is for the Lord and take care of the ministry that He entrusted to us. God is really good!

I needed a treat for myself. What better way than to pamper myself and show myself some appreciation for all the works I've done. So I text my old time friend and asked her to do a home service for me. She came after lunch yesterday and gave me a hair spa. It's my first time to have this done in my hair. While waiting on my hair to be done, I asked her to give me a manicure. It's been a while since the last time I had my nails manicured by an expert manicurist. Most of the time I do it myself to save some money. I can tell the difference of her work and mine. My nails look a lot better. After she's done with my the hair spa, my hair looks shinier and smoother.

Next, she gave me a whole body massage right in the comfort of our bedroom. She gave me a Swedish massage and it lasted for an hour. She learned how to massage from a German when she was working in Qatar. My stress was relieved and I felt so calm and relaxed. The pain in my back was relieved. I paid her Php100 for the hair spa, Php50 for my manicure and Php200 for the whole body massage, a total of Php350. Not bad for a home service huh! I don't have to spend a whole lot to pamper myself.  I'll do it again next time. I deserve time to rest, relax and rejuvenate my body, mind and soul so I can work better for the glory of God.


lisa

13 comments:

Joy said...

i badly need a body massage too, lower back aches due to prolonged sitting in front of the pc, i might as well schedule a pampering me-time too :)

Fernando Lachica said...

Each of us as a human being must give time to ourselves, once or twice a month as a prize given by ourselves, to motivate more and to have inspiration for our daily lives.

Juliana said...

We need more of days like this one Manang. We work so hard, so we definitely deserve a day of pampering.

Hope you and your hubs are doing great. Ingat palagi.

Myfurryplace Furry said...

Hi Lisa ,

MY gosh ! what a great bargain for all of that pampering ? Its even cheaper from where I am??
I think being a housewife we should not deprived ourselves from all that little luxury. If my hair is turning grey I will never stop whining to my husband. I said look at me ? I never have time to cover my grey hair. Im glad that you got relax with that swedish massage. Massage is my ultimate escape if I feel that I am burn out. We deserve it specially with all that crazy hectic routine in the house. Enjoy !

betchai said...

indeed, waking up very early in the morning when working could get into us sometimes. your post reminds me to give myself some pampering, i had been thinking of doing my nails ( i do them myself, that's how i pamper myself, hihi ) but haven't set aside a time for that, i should own that now, after comex :)

mhie said...

I know how feel, sis,I'm a stay at home mom as well. It's hard at first but i'm thankful at the same time I see and have a chance to be a hands on mom to my daughter.

Anne Mary said...

Yay I need a massage this time. I miss the person who have done manicure and pedicure in the comfort of our home, sigh she is not showing for how many months already.

Jonas Labagala said...

What a home service! You really deserve a break from heavy workload! I would like myself to have my hair colored into light brown though if I were to have a home service.. :)

Chubskulit Rose said...

A body massage would really soothe me right now, glad that you got your treat! Being a stay at home wife is not easy indeed, try to have kids, then you'll be busy all day lol.

Triz's mom said...

I am envious with that pampering you just had, Mommy! Truly, being a stay-at-home mom is no easy feat! I wish I had a helper to call when I badly want to rest. :(

Lainy said...

It is a must to pamper ourselves every once in a while, Ate Lis; we owe it to ourselves. We are the women of the universe (Naks!) and we can do all things together; may it be doing the chores at home or what have you. I am happy for you you're able to give yourself some tender loving care.

Love and hugs!

kulasa said...

not bad at all! I need a body massage too....I think I can have it for free tonight care of the hubby hehehe...I just had my nails pampered last night :) I have been applying for a full time home maker job for years now :) hardly a chance I could be a full time stay at home mom though :) have a great weekend with your loved ones!

Mari Bella said...

Oh, it's indeed a self-pampering activity. I never thought it would be easy to be a stay-at-home mom...I planned to retire early but I guess I need to re-think about it over and over again.