Happy International Women’s Day

Career, Lifestyle, Productivity

It has been a busy week with month end close. It involved long hours, supportive husband helping with the girls & ordering Chinese food and tacos. No real cooking. Also hosted some sales guys from Sprint in town for an expo to sell phone plans that checked in Thursday night. Hosting helps me keep up with cleaning!

Friday night, we went to a school play at my sister in laws school for Frozen Jr. It was a delight to watch!


On Saturday I started with my workout at 7:30 with my personal trainer. From there, I looked at my planner and realized that at church, Gail Miller was going to speak to our church group at 10am followed by lunch. For those who don’t know who she is, she is richer than Kylie Jenner and Beyoncé combined at 1.7B net worth. Her late husband Larry H. Miller owns several car dealerships and the Utah Jazz NBA team.

I arrived early to the chapel and parked by a Porsche wondering if it was her car. (For the record we’ve bought 3 cars at LHM dealerships). I didn’t really know what she looked liked but I sat at a table and my chair was facing behind hers! Gail looked and acted like everyone else, she was not ostentatious at all with her demeanor or appearance. She looked like any cute matronly older church lady in attendance and it was a nice opportunity for me to introduce myself, shake her hand, and thank her for coming to visit our stake to speak to our group of sisters from church. Very sweet and friendly woman. She talked about the faith and courage of Esther from the Old Testament, that it is always profitable to obey God, and that riches are in the blessings she has, not in her material wealth. For this International Women’s Day 2020, meeting Gail Miller was perfect!

After the luncheon I returned home and met up with rest of my family, we hung out for a bit and then decided to go swimming. It was what we needed to decompress after such a busy week. Love the water. Still need to figure out how to plan and schedule for swim lessons for the kids!

Later in the afternoon, I took a hard look at my nails. I hadn’t painted them for quite a while. I have a bad habit of peeling paint off. I also have vertical ridges so I could never grow my nails long because my nails would split!

I had been following a nail salon on my Yelp list, and hemmed and hawed about scheduling an appointment. I had never stepped foot into a salon nor had acrylics in my entire life. Would I totally hate glued fake nails?


I also realized I hadn’t done much lately to schedule my own self-care and as I’m getting older, my hands look gaudy. I called and the salon said they could see me that same night (“I’ll be there in 10”). I had thought about doing my own nails (gel) to save money but I end up peeling them after 3 days because of my ridges. Plus I do a bad paint job. Figured I would make the commitment to do acrylics and just pay someone else that can do a better job in a faster amount of time.

Nails pre appointment. Obvious ridges and short nails
New nails! Wow, I never had nails this long. Getting used to the length

Was definetly worth it. Everyone especially Dave loved them. Will keep maintaining my nails!