One Day of Pleasure

I can’t believe it is already the end of July. August is almost here. Where did July go?

I had a wonderful visit with my family. It was really nice to have a pretty relaxed time, with no one having to rush off to work (well, almost), and no major plans. We got to visit and enjoy each others’ company. Oh, and there was the spa day with my mom.

Pacific Mist Hydropath at the Kingfisher

I had a homework assignment to plan a day of pleasure, and then actually carry out the plan. I had not yet taken the day before my parents arrived, because I was focused on other projects. So I invited my mom to join me. Having a partner helps me stay more accountable.

I’ve wanted to go through the Pacific Mist Hydropath at the Kingfisher Resort ever since it opened. But I had the idea that it was too expensive (probably because I don’t often treat myself to things like that). Anyway, for my day of pleasure, the Hydropath was my main objective.

I also asked Mom what she would enjoy. A pedicure was on her list. So when I booked us for the Hydropath, I booked massages as well.

After sleeping in to the sound of rain, we headed out for the spa. It was so wonderful! And the Hydropath… WHY DID I WAIT SO LONG TO DO THIS???? I felt so relaxed and calm. I was totally content afterwards to just sit and watch the trees drip. It was the first time in a long time that I have actually done nothing. I didn’t even feel guilty about it. 🙂

After a while, we decided it was time for a late lunch. I wanted Thai food, because I don’t get to have it very often. However, when we drove by, the Thai restaurant was closed. So we checked out a couple of other places, and ended up at another favorite restaurant of mine, where I still got to have peanut stir fry.

We had some time before the next scheduled event (coffee night with friends and the best chocolate covered rice krispie squares!), so we went shopping. We browsed a couple of thrift stores, ran into a couple of friends I haven’t seen in a while, and scored a great deal at a closing out sale.

Dessert was lovely, conversation was great. All in all I had a wonderful day spoiling myself. And the best part? I got to share it with my mom.

I’m definitely going back for the Hydropath again. I need to spoil myself more often.

If you gave yourself a day of pleasure, what would you do?