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February 20, 2006

Spa Day

Last Friday I flew up to Seattle to surprise my Mom on her 65th birthday. Karen also flew in from Texas. My mom was quite surprised to see Karen waiting at the restaurant as she met Margie for lunch.

On Saturday the four women escaped to the spa for a day of pampering. My mom and I started with pedicures and mimosas. Then I had a facial, while others had manicures. This was my first facial. It was absolutely wonderful. First of all there was this bed loaded with soft covers that I sunk into. The room was dimmed, filled with candles, and soft music was playing. Then my hands and feet were slathered with silky lotion and slid into little heating pad mitts and booties. For someone with extremities that are always freezing, this is pure heaven! The facial lasted about an hour with many different substances being applied and removed from my face. There were long intervals where I just relaxed and even fell asleep. I will do this again.

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The rest of the afternoon was not so relaxing. The hour long massage was the weirdest experience. The masseuse was very into his craft. He held his hands over me for a while to feel my stressing points. He asked me to take lots of deep breaths. He took the breaths with me. In fact he continued to breath deeply and loudly during the whole massage. He talked quite a bit about the light. "Feel the light." "Imagine the light." He ended with the statement, "Take the light with you. I'll see you on the outside." The massage was a little painful and I was a little freaked out by his behavior. Not relaxing.


We had little time after our day of pampering to get ready for dinner. We also decided to walk the few blocks (it turned out to be ten blocks in heals and mist) to the restaurant for my mom's birthday dinner. The food was fabulous, and the conversation wonderful. The alarm going off the next morning at 5:45 am was brutal. Karen and I both had early morning flights to catch. I had a technology conference at 9:30 am in Portland.

Posted by jennifer at February 20, 2006 08:45 AM


You left out the most important part! Where did you eat dinner?

Posted by: J.D. at February 28, 2006 09:44 AM

We ate at the Waterfront Fish House. At least I think that was the name. It was a great meal. I had a spinach salad prepared tableside with a flaming hot bacon dressing, and King Crab legs for an entree.

Posted by: Jenn at February 28, 2006 10:05 AM