Tuesday, August 9, 2011


About a month ago I signed up for Groupon.  Last week I got an email offering a Sugar Body Scrub.  It said it would get rid of all the old, dry skin.  I jumped on that thing.  At my age, old, dry skin is my best friend.   I called and made an appointment at this spa for today.  At 10 o'clock today I was taken into my own special little world.  I met the lady that runs the spa.  She not only does sugar scrubs, she does massages, nails, pedicures and teeth whitening.  When she said "take off ALL your clothes" I got a little nervous but I did what she told me to do.  It was wonderful.  After you get rubbed down with wet sugar, you get hot towels and then you get oiled up.  She put warm hand bags and feet bags on me, she said it improves circulation.  Glad there were no hidden cameras!!!!  I had sugar put on some unusual places but I'm guessing those places are looking good right now.  I bought 4 more sugar scrubs so that by Christmas I'll not only be soft, I should be very sweet with all the sugar on me. :0)

The lady that did the spa treatment was 43 years old and had slice wounds all over her arms, hands and chest.  I asked her about them and she told me the story.  For the last 5 years she has been donating numerous amounts of time and money to Domestic Abuse Foundations here in Arizona.  Last year her husband of 23 years lost his job and took it out on her.  While her four children watched, he brutally stabbed her.  She was in the hospital for 5 months because her lungs were punctured.  Her EX husband only got 17 years of prison time.  She said the attorneys told her the only way he could have gotten more was if he had succeeded in killing her.  Her and her children are going for counseling and she seems to be doing good.  She is supporting the children and working two jobs.

She is putting on a fashion show here in Phoenix to support Domestic Abuse and I promised to donate some of my polymer clay jewelry pieces for their auction.

If you are reading this and you know someone who is in an abusive relationship but isn't strong enough to help them selves, help them.  Not only women, men and children but animals too.  Don't keep it to yourself and think that you can't help.  Report them to the police before it's too late.  I saw scars today that made me shiver.  I've stopped young kids from abusing animals, I've reported a man for abusing his step children.  I'm not the strongest person in the world or even Arizona but no one or animal deserves to be abused.  Support your local thrift stores that support Domestic Abuse and animal charities.  Check the internet for ways you can help.  Let the abused know that there is hope for them.  This lady taught me a lot today about strength and courage and putting sugar in places I didn't know it should be.


Lupe Meter said...

Wow, a sugar rub! I had that done in a spa in Tucson...awesome! It is good to treat yourself once in awhile. My heart goes out to that woman. You can also go to this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVGhU4vaJmQ
This gal operates the Butterfly house here in Phoenix, Arizona (SWAN). She helps out alot of battered women. She attends our church. She is always looking for donations as well.

Linda K. said...

Bonnie, you are a peach--and a very sweet one at that! This is such an important reminder to all of us. Some people are afraid to get involved. They need to know that it's the right thing to do, so thanks for telling them.