It’s amazing what one afternoon, evening, night and morning can do for you when you don’t have to take care of your children. We dropped the kids off before their nap time on Saturday, went and had a small lunch together and bought some snacks before checking into our hotel. Yes, it was right here in town and no, it wasn’t a luxury hotel. But it had a corner jacuzzi tub. And that speaks volumes about a hotel room. I filled up the tub and had a good soak first thing and then we ordered Julie and Julia to watch in our room. Mike thought he was giving in and letting me watch a foodie flick but in the end he liked it just as much as I did. We watched some tv, laid around relaxing and went to a late supper just across the parking lot. I had clam chowder, asparagus with hollandaise and crab legs. Sigh… We went back, watched some more tv, had another soak in the tub and played Phase 10 at about eleven o’clock. We fell asleep in a huge comfortable bed.
In the morning, we had a bit of the hotel breakfast and went back to our room until checkout. Another soak in that lovely tub and a shower and we packed up and checked out at eleven. I wasn’t quite ready for more food yet so we did a little shopping and then went to a brunch buffet. And then, after all that, we went to get our kids. I think I floated until we got home and I saw the mess.
No matter how good it is, you always have to come back to reality. No matter how long you’re gone, real life will intrude eventually (unless, of course, yo’ure dead). But one night was enough to make me even more excited for going to Edmonton in January without the kids. Then we’ll have three, possibly four, nights to ourselves. And Christmas and New Years in between, which should help the time go by a lot quicker.