Sunday, April 3
Nora’s SUV was so packed on the way to the spa I had to sit in the narrowest seat and hold back the deluge of stuff sliding about with my left shoulder! But since I didn’t have to drive and the first treatment loomed, I held back my complaints with heroic inner fortitude.
We arrived as hordes of guests were leaving. Excellent! More room for the Spa Girls, also for getting all the treatments, I know they have an excellent foot massage, because I read foot massager reviews about them.
Before any of us even unpacked, the empty scoreboard went to its place of honor on the fireplace. Did I mention I’m not fond of games, dearest diary? The blank slate looms over me like a thunderhead on the horizon.
But I will somehow survive. Sigh.
Off to my first appointment! xoxoxoxo
Monday, April 4
Nearly everyone arrived yesterday, thrilled to be among friends for a solid week. Since Nora is Master and Commander of the games, she’d arranged the fabulous prizes in the entry of the suite that serves as Command Central for the week.
I didn’t allow myself to look at them. Stupid scoreboard. I didn’t suck at Wii Bowling, but I didn’t win either. Good, I’m on the middle of the road.
We arrived to cold air and brilliant sunshine yesterday, but the weather took a wet turn today. I ran out to take photos of the brilliant tulips just before the rain set in.
And yes, that’s snow! A good day to be inside — I think that’s how most of the week will go.
The game for me tonight was the first round of Just Dance. Stupid scoreboard. xoxoxox
Tuesday, April 5
I hate Scrabble. *Sigh* Stupid scoreboard
But the week is wonderful otherwise. We start our days in the lounge on the floor — everyone trickles in at their own pace for coffee and sustenance. Mary pointed out we all bring something to read then abandon it as soon as conversation starts. Nora supplied us with ARCs of The Obsession and Bay of Sighs. But I’m talking so much I haven’t finished Annika and Sawyer’s story.
AND Nora dedicated The Obsession to the Spa Girls. Fun!
Then we separate and head to different treatments or quiet spots for reading for most of the day. Evenings are spent in Command Central, laughing, playing games and eating food prepared by other people!
Wednesday, April 6
Ever wonder what a room service order for 11 women looks like?This:
Piles of plates and abandoned pool shoes are the order of the evening.
Cookies and milk are more sedate.
I thought I’d be game free tonight since the latecomers had to catch up, but Mary Kay chose me to dance for her in the semi-finals. It didn’t go well for either of us.
But I cheer myself up with the photos I love to take. Here’s the view from the lounge the other morning.
And one of the floral arrangement in the lobby.
More to come.