Monday? Really? Since when are you so glorious? Don't worry, I will lower my expectations next week, but for now...I love you!
I was not thrilled to see the numbers on the clock this morning. School vacation was over, and it was time to get things rolling right at 6:00 a.m. However, this morning I had reason to usher everyone on their way with a smile, because it was Spa Day! Today was the day my mother was treating a couple of her friends, my aunt, and me to treatments at a local spa to celebrate her own upcoming retirement. (Yes, my mom is THAT awesome!)
Those of you who have been hanging out here for awhile know that I am not one to treat myself to much pampering (or simple hair coloring, or waxing...) My mother suggested that I try a facial, since she had an inkling that the thought of a full body massage might stress me enough to counteract any of its intended purpose. Once we signed in, we were given robes and sandals to wear. The eucalyptus steam room and the sauna were pointed out, as well as the outdoor hot tub and the reflecting pool. Those are the things you get to do while you wait for your massage...this was no crappy waiting room with outdated magazines!
There might've been a moment where my aunt almost accidentally lunged at a woman in the steam room, but eyeglasses+steam=immediate poor vision. At first I thought that room was my worst nightmare of weather, but I admit, I got used to it very quickly.
Until recently, I had some preconceived notions that a facial involved a tackle box of makeup, complete with mascara that would take a week to flake off completely. It might've been better when I thought that because now that I have seen the light? Oh my! Oh so fabulously wonderfully incredible! (Don't hate...I'll be back to cleaning other people's bathrooms tomorrow.)
Lunch at the spa was also included in this celebration. My mother said we were going to go in our robes, because we could. I am still not sure that equated to we should, but I wasn't going to argue. Five women in white robes standing at the hostess desk of a fancy restaurant while fully clothed folks dined. Before we were seated though, my mother wanted to show us how the wine card worked...Just swipe and choose! FYI...$3 got her about what is in that glass.
And here is my lunch and hummingbird cake...
And then, well, then it was time to go home...I might have wept a little. (oops, the photos are setting up how I placed them, but you get the idea!)