is it bad that it’s only january 7th and i need a vacation?
maybe don’t answer that.
the truth is, while the holidays are a wonderful opportunity to step away from the computer screen and focus on being present with friends and family, they are also extremely busy (and exhausting). and while i did in fact just have two consecutive three day weekends, the driving to and from christmas celebrations, the socializing, the photo shoots, the teaching barre classes, the home decorating, the eating, the star wars watching… well, it didn’t exactly leave much time for relaxation or sleep.
so with that said, S and i have booked a weekend getaway to la quinta next month. after our desert dreams were put on hold last fall, S wanted to be sure we rescheduled the trip in the new year. so as part of my christmas present, he gave me a gift certificate to the la quinta resort spa. what a guy, right?! i’ve booked us a pair of massages and can almost feel the coziness of the white robes already. having stayed at the resort many times, i can’t wait to enjoy the picturesque surroundings, dine at the nearby restaurants, catch up on some reading (i’m FINALLY getting around to cuing up mindy kaling’s why not me? on my nook), soak up some of the desert sun (under a thick layer of sunscreen, of course), and most importantly decompress and reconnect with my best friend.
we’re t-minus 41 days out and i’m debating on whether or not to start a paper chain. to say i’m excited for this mini getaway would be a mild understatement. can’t wait to show you what i’ll be packing! stay tuned…
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