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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vacation plans

I am sooooo ready to get out of the Great State of Wisconsin.  I love winter, I love snow and I love cold weather . . .  but this year, I am so ready to leave it all behind and enjoy bright sunshine, hot temperatures, sand between my toes and not wearing gloves, hats, scarves and jackets every time I leave the house.  In addition to the weather, another huge reason to get out of here - is the stress of the political climate at the State Capital - it is plastered all over the news - there are so many comments on Facebook - it is in the workplace - it is impossible to escape.  Unless you are living here, it is hard to understand the stress of this situation - and even harder to imagine it ending any time soon.

Well lucky for me - we are headed to Florida on Friday for an 8 day vacation.   We will be spending Friday through Sunday in Fort Myers, visiting my husbands brother and his wife.  We are planning on renting a boat and spending Saturday on the water.  Can you say Sun screen with an SPF of 100+++++!  On Monday, we will travel to Key West aboard a high speed ferry and spend the week.  We will return to Ft. Myers on Friday evening and then fly home on Saturday morning.  I am so excited.  The forecast is 80 degrees and sunny.

Tonight I had a pedicure and manicure - my first . . . ever.  I was a little worried about it.  I have never had anyone touching my feet.  Yikes - at first it did feel a little weird - but I quickly became comfortable and found it heavenly.  Nail color - OPI - Dressed to Empress.  Orange with a little shimmer!  The pedi and mani felt wonderful and I will definitely have another.  I really can't believe I am posting a picture of my toes - ick!!!!


This morning Sophie and I headed out for a 5 mile run.  It was cold.  I only looked at the temperature, which was 17 - I didn't even check the wind - it brought the wind chill down to almost ZERO . . . brrrrrr.  But the run was pretty good - not too fast - but that is OK.  

Heading to sleep - tomorrow is a busy day at work - I have 4 meetings and need to get a lot of things done before I leave for vacation.

Peace

6 comments:

  1. have fun down there! i feel ya' on the SPF, and needing to turn it all off for a bit. it was so nice to escape all of the hub-ub going on in town. =)

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  2. Enjoy your trip. I frequently go to Fort Myers on vacation with my family and we love it. It's a little hot to run down there. I do though with water in hand.

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  3. I'll tell you a secret, I haven't had a pedi either. Yours looks very cool. Maybe I ought to try also.
    Have a great time, relax, don't read the news, don't turn TV on, just soak up the sun and enjoy the heat. And then post all about it.

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  4. Hope you are having a wonderful time. You are missing waking up to another Saturday with snow on the ground.

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  5. Vacation AND a Mani/Pedi. Nice! I hope you have a great trip!!

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