I don’t know about you, but I’m in need of a vacation right about now. I think this is what happens when you haven’t had one truly great night’s sleep in more than three months, nor a shower lasting more than six minutes (or more than once a week), nor an afternoon to yourself even to get a haircut.
So I’m thinking somewhere beachy and warm, where I can eat fish tacos and pico de gallo and read my books and magazines and scare people with my pasty white legs. Or maybe I could just crash my friend Jamie’s amazing African safari vacation in a few weeks. (We were invited, but alas…) I’d also just take a cozy cabin in the mountains with some skiing, followed by hot cocoa and a roaring fire.
Yes, January has me daydreaming. I really love these two munchkins who’ve turned my life upside down, but there are days when I wish they were suddenly old enough to make me dinner and put me to bed. And just as soon as I say that, I want to cry because they’re already getting too old and too big!
Since a beach vacation isn’t in the cards at the moment, I thought a little sunshine in a glass would be the next best thing. This winter sun cocktail looks like just what my poor Vitamin D–deprived self needs right now. I know Alissa will approve of all that lovely winter citrus; how about you?
Okay, here’s my high and low this week:
High: Watching the girls’ enjoy their new baby dolls — gifts from friends and the girls’ final Christmas presents, which we purposely held back until just before we took the tree down. The babies come everywhere with us. I don’t recall being into dolls much as a little girl — maybe because I had real babies around me all the time. My girls love to nurture, and these dolls are their new favorite things. (Kudos to our friends who were tuned-in enough to buy brown-skinned baby dolls.)
Low: Being sick. Again. (Will I ever stop saying that?) No wonder I’m dreaming about a vacation. At least I’m not on antibiotics, and I’m on the upswing now, but Tuesday I spent as much time as I could on the couch in between attending to the princesses’ constant demands.
And the obvious bonus question, given my train of thought right now: What’s your dream vacation?
There are so many places I’d love to visit, but traveling is different than vacationing. When it comes to a super-slow, rejuvenating, relaxing break, I’d have to choose a health or eco-spa…somewhere gorgeous and private, with organic food, massages, facials, yoga or pilates, nature — the whole nine yards. Have you seen some of these places? Check out the one above: the Duma Manzi Eco Lodge and Spa. I do deep belly sighs when I see places like that. Definitely on my life list to take such a vacation.
So, how about you? What was your high of the week? Your low? And what about that dream getaway?