Festibond 2013: My Date with Skye

It took Skye a while to decide what she wanted to do for our Festibond date together. Early last week she said, “Let’s get manicures.” I thought that was a great idea. I usually keep my fingernails really short because they annoy me when I’m typing. Fortunately I hadn’t gotten around to cutting them for a while, so they would look better with polish.

We started out our date last Friday the 27th driving to Portland with music blasting while we loudly and enthusiastically sang along. It’s a tradition of ours when we ride in the car together, and great fun. Our first stop was Miss Portland Diner for breakfast. We’ve been there several times, so we knew the food was pretty good. Skye had her usual eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast, as well as a hot chocolate. I ordered the Greek omelette, which was really good. Spinach, mushrooms, and feta cheese make almost anything better. It was really nice sitting with Skye and talking about various things going on in her life.

Skye smiles over her  breakfast at Miss Portland Diner.
Skye smiles over her breakfast at Miss Portland Diner.

We stopped at Trader Joe’s across the street to get some snacks for Festibond on Sunday, then headed over to Fabu Salon and Day Spa for our manicure appointments. We were presented with a myriad of colors to choose from. I picked a burgundy, and Skye chose a salmon pink. The “signature manicure” consisted of a soak, shape, cuticle care, scrub, massage, and polish. It’s nice to be pampered once in a while, and especially having it done with Skye. It felt really good, and I could tell Skye was enjoying it as well. Our nails turned out very nicely! It’s probably been years since I last had polish on my fingernails.

Skye gets pampered by the  manicurist.
Skye gets pampered by the manicurist.
Skye's hands in moist, warm towels before the manicurist paints them at Fabu Salon.
Skye’s hands in moist, warm towels before the manicurist paints them at Fabu Salon.
We put our freshly painted fingernails under a dryer.
We put our freshly painted fingernails under a dryer.
Skye and I show off our fabulous nails after our Fabu Salon manicure for our Festibond date.
Skye and I show off our fabulous nails after our Fabu Salon manicure for our Festibond date.

Afterward, Skye and I walked into a few shops along Commercial Street in Old Port. I really enjoyed my time with her as we walked around, talked, and laughed. She’s grown up so fast, as she’s now a freshman in high school! She’s great company, and I loved our date together.

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