According to the records at the boarding kennel, our Labrador retriever gained 26 pounds this year. Fortunately, I have not followed suit. In fact, I actually lost about six pounds this week. Don’t worry, I’m not on some crazy fad diet. The loss came entirely in the form of my laptop.
In a bold move, I went on vacation without it. Okay, I’ll admit this feat would have been even more impressive if I hadn’t had full access to Facebook, Twitter, email, online camp photos, and the occasional blog on my iPhone. But, nonetheless, I went five entire days without stooping to tackling Adventure Guy and taking over his computer.
So what did I do with my free time? Let’s see, I finished the book I took on the outbound flight, read two more while lying by the pool, and got a good start on a fourth during the trip home. I fit in a lovely hot stone massage and added on a bonus scalp massage and conditioning treatment. I chose the long road from Scottsdale to Sedona, taking in the amazing scenery and enjoying every minute of uninterrupted time with my husband. I ate great food on patios across Arizona and sat on the edge of the Grand Canyon during an impromptu side trip.
In short, this vacation was just what I needed.