Tuesday, May 24, 2011

It's a day at the Spa!


It's the day before my surgery. In the middle of the night I woke up and for a moment, couldn't remember what day of the week it was. It's funny I should feel that way, because it's only the first day of my medical leave. It's a rare luxury not to count the weekdays and weekend days, pacing yourself for the work week.

I don't expect I will be off work for very long - maybe a week. But how nice for a week with no phone calls, spreadsheets, emails. Is having major surgery the price for such a vacation?

Except for the fact that I have to purge my bowels and can't eat anything solid - today is a perfect day.

Wait a minute. Let's think about this.

Spend the day at a peaceful hideaway in the beautiful Santa Monica Mountains - Check. 
 Enjoying the sun and scenery, the lazy pace of the morning as it unfolds - Check

 Hike the trails and spend the day in quiet contemplation - Check.
Spa cuisine
Low calorie diet - Check.

 Colonic cleansing - Check

 I can see the up side of this. Don't people pay thousands of dollars to do exactly what I'm doing today?

Just add a few scented candles, pricey linens and some heated stones, and I'm living like a movie star!

8 comments:

Another Kiwi said...

Best of luck Aunt Snow. Mmmmm green jelly! I love that picture of the trail through the meadow.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I think that's a Painted Lady, Vanessa cardui, Aunt Snow. Very pretty!

And good luck,
~

Annie said...

Sounds like a wonderful day! We'll be thinking of you tomorrow ... take care ...

Janet said...

It's true, they do! Dave's ex does it on a regular basis...wants to be as skinny as she can be :-)

Irony? I just got back from the doctor cause of a bad stomach ache...I was like...oh no, it's what Aunt Snow has ... but no. I'm constipated LMAO! Phew, tho.

Kathy Rogers said...

Oh, good luck! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and looking forward to your next report -- whenever you feel up to it.

Fingers crossed!

kcinnova said...

I will be sure to think of my day before a colonoscopy as a spa day now!

Best wishes for the big event...

Albug said...

See, it's all about your attitude. Every days a gift. Good luck tomorrow. Oh, and I guarantee your next meal will taste absolutely heavenly!

Albug said...

See, it's all about your attitude. Every days a gift. Good luck tomorrow. Oh, and I guarantee your next meal will taste absolutely heavenly!