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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.



  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. =)

  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.

  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.

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

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