Okay, day 1 I actually worked like a dog. I had some people over to celebrate so I spent the day cooking and cleaning. I made the most INSANEly delicious 'paleo' fudge with almond butter and coconut oil. Then it was onto the balls and sauces. The party was a huge success! I drank most of a beer and got 'drunk', the company was great and I only broke one of my presents before I opened it!
Day 2 was my birthday and it was actually pretty quiet most of the day (as I recovered from my 'most of a' beer). In the evening I met up with two great friends for a little spa time. We spent several hours steaming and soaking and freezing and chatting and steaming again. All that was followed by a sugar scrub. Then dinner. Then the most brilliant nights sleep ever. (Sorry, no naked lady photos).
I headed up to the cabin with three of my favorite beings - Otto and Daisy and my mom. There was some hiking, thrift storing, cooking, reading and sunning going on. Daisy rocked the trip much better than her first time (Daisy Adventure).
|Otto was brave during the day but took to the closet at night.|
|This is 50% off on tuesdays!|
|Relaxin' in the car.|
|Cat ear, knee and steering wheel.|
Oh No, half way through! I returned from the cabin around 3ish. Headed to the gym for a work out that nearly did me in because ITWAS80DEGREES!!!!! Yes, during much of my vacation week it was over 70 and sunny! Workout was followed by dinner with a friend.
No rest for the weary. Physical therapy appointment (where I almost graduated from physical therapy!), an awesome workout that involved carrying large weights up and down the street (repeatedly through a food truck line), lunch with people from my gym, AND drinks with a friend. And 86 DEGREES!!!
What did I do this day? Oh, yes, this was the last day of sun so it was lots of yard work (okay I lied a bit about doing nothing), then a trip to the gym and home to relax. And I met these guys.
|Baby birds! (see previous blog for them in a future life.)|
Trip to the gym. Lots of slacking and some watching True Blood. Followed by a delicious dinner with a friend I haven't seen in way too long.
|Daisy helps me watch tv.|
And finally, Day 9.
House work, farmer's market, cooking, hanging with a friend, BBQing the best pork chops ever and rain.
OMG. How does one go back? It's been 9 days of amazing and relaxing and warm and happiness. Happy birthday me!