Thursday, July 24, 2008

Get Thee to a Spa

I've been practicing the what can I do right NOW idea this week. One of the things I really need right now is a vacation, but I can't get away for any length of time. So, I approached it with what CAN I do?

It was weird, because many of the things I came up with I felt were shorter versions of what I really wanted to do-then it hit me-if I do something for two days now it doesn't mean I can't do it for 2 weeks later if i want to and if I have time.

So, I present to you, Deb's Big Get Away Weekend.

Friday-head for Dallas-stopping at GW Animal Park for a long long visit with the tigers and lions and big snakes......stop at Outlet Mall for a little retail therapy. Friday afternoon-Check in Cooper Aerobic Center Lodge.....Naptime, then pool time.

Saturday morning 8 am (ok booking last minute you don't get the best times) Facial
9 am Hot Stone Massage

10 am-most likely a nap, maybe the pool. The rest of the day is napping, pool, walking, workout, napping, pool, reading. workout....you get the idea? 24 hours of nothing but reading, writing and working out.

Sunday morning-leisurely breakfast, check out, head to Kaufman to pick up a python. Spend Sunday afternoon visiting with snake friend and looking and photographing a marvelous collection of burmese pythons, help clean cages, etc. Hell on earth for some of you, heaven for me.

Sunday evening-head for home.

Now, I drive between OKC and Dallas like most people drive to Walmart-but my point is, I haven't done it in awhile. I always balance the cost of any weekend vs. 4 days in Cancun and maybe that has been a mistake. Cancun is cheap and I love it, but I can't be out of pocket for that long right now....and going to Dallas won't mean Cancun won't still be there later.

The fact that I even have to think that lets me know it's past time to get away.

8 comments:

BBC said...

What ever.

Hopper said...

What ever wheat heaver BBC...

Like you weren't the fella who spent a week ranting about your camping trip to butt f%&k nowhere...

DEB... have a great time... and do lots of the writing and reading and shopping and napping and being pampered...

and massages are SO good too...

don't listen to that old curmudgeon...

;)

Forever Young said...

agree totally with you hopper, he is the eternal pessimist! ignore him wherever and whenever you can debs.
have a fantastic weekend and come back feeling totally renewed!

sukipoet said...

Have a fabulous weekend. and thanks for "modeling" this doable vacation for us folks who are always dreaming Paris, or Cancun.

Debra Kay said...

LOL.

Mim said...

Deb - I've always wanted to try the cooper center! I'll have the experience thru you, enjoy yourself lots!
mim

studio lolo said...

wow, I love that take charge create-a-get-a-way kind of thinking! You inspire me :)

Debra Kay said...

Heck, let's have a bloggers retreat here. So far, so good. It's not remote, it's in North Dallas, so shopping etc, is available as well as wonderful food-that makes the "retreat" part a bit challenging, but I just limited myself to a few hours this morning. Now I'm retreating again...LOL, and the pricing of things seems pretty much in line with the rest of Dallas.