Work sucked last night but it is time to put on my happy face. And I currently have good reason to do so – work is done and I am FREE for the night! At 6:30 PM! How unbelievable.
I don’t even know what to do with myself. Should I cook? Should I go to the gym (I have not worked out one stitch since the Atlanta Marathon on Thanksgiving… oops!)? Should I go to a bar and get wasted? Should I just go to bed? The possibilities are endless.
However, the most exciting thing: tomorrow I go to HAWAII! No matter what else I do tonight, one part of my plans is digging through my drawers to pull out my summer skirts and sundresses, my bikinis and my tank tops, and several pairs of sunglasses. Oh yes, and some racing clothes for the Honolulu Marathon on Sunday.
Another part of my plans for tonight is planning my trip. I know where I’m staying (thank you, consulting clients, for giving me points to make my hotel stay free, and thank you, Starwood, for upgrading me to a suite to make the occasion super nice for Boyfriend and I!), but I have no idea what I’m doing yet other than the marathon. I’m thinking it would be nice to get a massage after the race – I’ve always wanted to get a long massage right after, and Boyfriend and I have been wanting to get a couples’ massage, so this is a good chance to do both. I’ve also been told that climbing Diamond Head is fun, so I’m thinking we could do that on Monday to help recover from the marathon. Horseback riding up in the wild North Shore sounds like a lot of fun, and of course I want to get in all the beach time I can take! (No repeats of Charleston though – I am going to be fully sunscreened so I tan and don’t burn). Somewhere in all there I’ll get to meet Frayed Laces and Single in San Diego (she’s no longer in San Diego, in case you were confused) – I love blogger meetups! If anyone else is in town, for the race or otherwise, please let me know.
What else makes me excited besides Hawaii? How about December vacations in general? I’ve taken only two days of vacation since I started with my firm about 18 months ago, and now I have a lot of time that’s about to expire, so I have to take it. Therefore, my schedule for the next few weeks:
12/12-12/17: Vacation (Hawaii)
12/25-12/26: Firm holidays
1/1-1/2: Firm holidays
Did you catch that in three weeks I’m only going to be working for TWO days? I mean I know that doesn’t count all the time that I’ll be technically on vacation but actually working, but still. STILL! Three weeks where I technically have no responsibilities!!! I suppose I’ll have to think of something productive to do with my time…