Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wishcasting Wednesday: Treats

Each week, Jamie Ridler Studios hosts Wishcasting Wednesday.

You can be a maker of magic and a tender of wishes. It’s easy. Answer the wish prompt on your blog and leave a direct link HERE. Support wishes by visiting other participants, leaving a comment saying “As (insert name) wishes for her/himself, so I wish for her/him also.” It’s that simple. There is great power in wishing together.
This week's prompt asks:


At the risk of sounding superficial and frivolous... a treat I've always wanted is a professional manicure. Yes, really.

I've struggled with biting my nails my whole life. When my nerves kick in or my fingers feel dry and rough, I can chew my nails and the skin around them until they are mangled and bleeding without even realizing it. When I was younger, I tried putting bitter stuff on my nails, sitting on my hands, wearing gloves... As a child I frequently heard, "Get your fingers out of your mouth." I was always embarrassed and ashamed to be caught chewing my fingernails, yet I couldn't seem to help it.

This is about as good as they ever get.

The older I get, the better I've been about leaving them alone, yet its still a struggle. My nails are soft and weak and tear easily; my cuticles tend to be dry and hard and ragged. I don't want long and glamorous nails-- in fact, I prefer to keep them short since they're not very strong, and long nails get in the way when working with clay, leaving little crescent moons everywhere on my creations.

But I really crave short, even, neat fingernails. I try my best to manicure them myself, but I would love the treat of several professional manicures in a row, including paraffin waxes to smooth away my rough cuticles. I've always admired and envied anyone with nice, neat, buffed fingernails. I don't want anything fancy, I just want fingernails that look well-cared for. After all the abuse I've put mine through, it would be lovely to have nice looking hands for a change.

What treat do you wish for?


Sulwyn said...

That doesn't sound frivolous at all... or at least as far as treats go, it doesn't!

As Into the Dawn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Jennifer Schildknecht said...

I'd say you deserve it!
Go for it!

As Into the Dawn wishes for herself, so do I also wish for her with all my heart!


Anonymous said...

I wish I was near so I could give a wonderful spa deserve a little pampering!

greekwitch said...

I have the same problem with my fingernails, so i know how you feel!
As Dawn wishes i wish for her also.

Summer Raven said...

As Into the Dawn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also. That is a very modest wish actually! I have the type of nails/fingers that always need to be maintained too!

Dori said...

That sounds like a very nice treat. I hope you get it.

As Into the Dawn wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.


Sheila said...

Awwwwww...that's a lovely treat to wish for and I can tell you from very limited experience (just twice in my entire life) it's a lovely experience.

As Into the Dawn wishes for her self, so I wish for her as well.

Holly said...

Such a simple wish that makes such perfectly good sense!

Yes, you need that manicure and time to be a bit pampered very soon! To that end,

As Dawn wishes for herself and her paws, so I lovingly and with intention wish for her also!

Nydia said...

Your hands look beautiful in this photo, with nice nails! I hope you can get over this, and keep this great look! We women (specially we witches...) take this very seriously! Actually I'm looking at my own nails right now while I type... *sigh* no comments...

As Turtle wishes for herself, so I wish for her also.

Kisses and love from us.