Thursday, June 05, 2014

Getting Ready for NYC: A Different Kind of Preparation H

We all know that the real Preparation H is a medicine to treat hemorrhoids.  I'm not talking about that; I'm talking about the preparation of Hair, Hound, and House when embarking on a trip.

Those three priorities take top slot even before packing. I won't dare discuss packing here; that's a whole 'nother post, and then some.

I made sure to get my own hair done a few days prior to our adventure in the Big Apple. After all, isn't New York all about hair?   I could at least pretend that the way I looked after Monica waved her magic wand would be the way I looked while marching through Manhattan with middle schoolers.

Monica humored me when I said I waned a picture with her. She was slightly embarrassed by the irony of having her own bad hair day. The bobby pin holding back your bangs is not the look your stylist wants to be captured in, but I begged. Besides, I was having a  bad face day, so we were even.

I begged her and I asked her co-worker to take a shot because Monica has been an important part of my life for three years.

We always take pictures of family and friends, but someday we'll wish we had pictures of the special folks who made us feel like movie stars every time we stepped out of their chair.

I hate selfies, but I like the giggles we shared trying to get a decent one. 

Why do people look in two different directions at the same camera? 


Okay, so now that my hair was done, it was time to tend to the details of my four-legged friend.

When you have a dog, you have to either kennel the beast or have someone come in to look after him.
And his hair was out of control, too. He needed a complete makeover, so off to the groomer went Reilly.

Ears, feet, nails, and anals.  Boy, am I ever glad my beauty treatment doesn't include ALL of that. As I said, we're not talking about the REAL Preparation H.

Stay tuned for the "after" picture of my beloved hound.


Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Imagine having to worry about two large dogs (a lab and a golden) when traveling. Thankfully we had someone very dependable who would come take care of our dogs when they were still living ... she was a keeper ... she took one of the dogs to the vet she (the dog) got sick and cleaned up after her (the dog) many very messy accidents (she - the dog - suffered from chronic IBS). I am getting close to being ready to have another dog (a golden again) but my hubby isn't. :-(

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh, and BTW, I responded by email to the comment you left me yesterday, and it was rejected. Error message: 550 5.1.1 Not our customer Just a heads up.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I get my hair done about a month before because it doesn't seem to fall into place for me right away, it needs a few weeks. I always clean the house which will be happening next week and don't get me started on packing....I cannot stand it! Have a great time in NY and I also had my comment rejected yesterday.

Terri D. said...

Loved reading your post, and now look forward to seeing the photo of your well-groomed 'hound'!!

My hairdresser is also a friend, and has been part of my life for 6-7 years now. I love her to pieces!!

Carrie Bullock said...

Ha Ha Ha I love the progression of selfies...which I would call a 'wesie.' Cuz you know, it was of 'we' not just me. ha.
Anyway... I go through the exact same prep! Make sure the hair is good, then the nails, secure the dogs accommodations and deliver him a day early because he freaks out and gets all clingy when he sees the luggage and my clothes all layed out. Sheesh.
Good Luck!