I took myself on a trip last week. There was a spa and a king sized bed and it was good.
In no particular order...
1. Got a massage.
My only regret is that I got the 60 minute and not the 90 minute massage. It was wonderful. There were actually moments where all I was conscious of, was how relaxed I felt. Which is all I really wanted for this trip.
2. Used the steam room. Promptly left the steam room.
I thought I'd give it a try but basically, I couldn't breath. I got up and left almost immediately. But the moment I exited, my lungs whispered "thank you" and I took a wonderful, clear, deep breath. That was nice.
3. Took three showers.
It's true. I did. And that's mot even counting the one I took before I left the house Friday morning. I took one before I left the spa. I could not resist the oversized shower with a bench and one of those extra shower thingies you can take off the wall and use to get all the hard-to-reach places. Once I got up to my room, I sat around for a little while but then decided I wanted to wash my hair and the room's shower had one of those ginormous, rain foresty showerheads. And I showered again Saturday morning. I'd originally planned on a bath at some point, but I guess I just love showers.
4. Watched, like, nine episodes of Sex & the City.
Apparently E! shows that shit all day long while we're at work. It started with the Berger episodes and ended with the introduction of Alexander Petrovsky. And those were the great Samantha and Smith episodes, too. And the reunion of Miranda and Steve. So good. (Anyone else a SATC fan? You know what I mean.)
Not even on purpose. I was just trying to watch some TV, sans laptop and iPhone in hand. Like, genuinely watch TV, and I dozed off. I think I was out for 30 minutes.
6. French braided my own hair.
It's not like I put this on a checklist for the Staycation. I've just never been able to do this before so when I hunkered down and did it in one sitting while I watched a particularly touching rerun of Full House, I was pretty pleased with myself and felt it deserved a spot on the list.
7. Stood outside on the balcony staring out at nothing in particular.
From my balcony I could see the hotel's pool area, their little grassy knoll, into some offices at a nearby office building, the very fancy mall across the street and out to the ocean. It was pretty spectacular. At night, this one building off in the distance lit up with all these purple neon lights. I kept finding myself out there.
8. Left the balcony sliding door open the entire afternoon and evening.
I couldn't resist it. The weather was amazing. There was a nice breeze. I seriously considered sleeping with it like that but became convinced a bird would fly in here and poop all over everything.
Do you think if I sleep with my sliding glass door open all night I'm risking having a bird or two fly in here?— AJ (@AmandaJoy) May 31, 2014
The conversation that ensued after this tweet was hilarious.
9. Ordered room service.
Nothing fancy. But it was still a treat. Plus, they put a little vase of Gerbera Daisies on the cart, which is my favorite flower. It made me smile. In fact, the server probably got a couple extra bucks in tip out of me for that.
10. Stayed up super late watching TV.
I do this all the time so I guess it's not that special but somehow doing it from my ginormous, comfy hotel room bed made it feel like I was getting away with something.
11. Drank a whole bottle of wine -- wine I'd been saving for a special ocassion.
This was a special ocassion. I was right to save it. And it was delicious.