Thursday, April 8, 2021

Nailin' it.... by Christine Bush

It’s been a wild and crazy year, no matter how you have spent the pandemic.  Personally, I was shut in, with a hubby with conditions, a grandchild with a heart issue, and a bevy of other grandkids zooming away on line all day with their schoolwork.  I was able to teach my college courses on line.

There were lots of ups and downs, and some days a struggle to keep the balls in the air.  I’m sure you know what I mean.  The one thing that fell by the wayside was self care.  We won’t talk about the refrigerator, that’s a whole other topic. 

But by the end of the year, I ended up with hair that qualified me for a role in a horror movie (not the heroine), and nails that looked like I had clawed my way through the stone wall of a state pen.

But then… I was blessed to get my “Fauci Ouchie”.. 2 wonderful doses of Moderna. Yay.

And then I  had a major milestone birthday.  One of my daughters insisted I go to the hair salon for my birthday.  Masked and excited, I went.  When I arrived, I found out she had arranged for me to have a manicure as well as a haircut.  I am a spoiled brat, I know.

I came out looking more or less like my old self, hair styled, roots gone.

And gorgeous pink nails.


I am not usually a vain person.  But after a year of “getting by”, I left floating on air.

What an uplifting thing! We’re not out of this yet.  We need more vaccines for more folks, continued masks and social distancing, and more lowered numbers.  I can’t wait for that time when it's over.

But meanwhile, I highly recommend taking an inventory of what you might need.  You deserve it.

Of course, this week I’m not writing much, as every time I look down at those gorgeous nails, I stop and stare.  And grin.  It feels good.  Sooner or later, I'll get back to the book.  Next month, I might even get a pedicure. What do you think?

I'd love to hear about you!


Christine Bush is a USA Today Bestselling author of romance, romantic mystery, and suspense.  She can be found living in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania with her husband and 2 lazy cats, and spending time with her 14 grandchildren.   When she’s not writing, she’s teaching Psychology at a local college, and working with clients in her private practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist. She loves to hear from readers and writers!

 Stay tuned! My new sweet novella, "Kelly's Kiss" will be arriving soon!




1 comment:

  1. I know what you mean about the pampering. There is something about getting the hair done that makes a woman feel like a million dollars. (Spoken by one who used a blow dryer and curling iron the first time in a year.)