Tuesday, December 12, 2006

ALMOST forgot!

Last Christmas, ALL I wanted (well...in an unselfhish, dramatic sort of way) was a gift certificate for InSpa, a local chain of day spas. What I really wanted was less stress; a massage sounded GOOD. I had never been to InSpa...I've sort of embellished it in my mind. It has turned into something much greater in my head than it probably is. It even sounds a certain way in my head... like a long whisper... InnnnnSpaaaaaaa.

My dear husband, loving man that he is, gave me an InSpa gift certificate for Christmas (along with a few other things, since he knows that I really did want other things). I've kept it in a special place all year waiting for the BEST time to use it. I have one precious gift card and I don't want to waste it on the wrong time. It seemed wasteful to use it in the midst of a stressful and busy time, since I'd leave the spa only to be just as stressed out as I was before the spa. I wanted to use it at the end of a stressful time so it would kick of a period of relaxation. I meant to use it when I started working from home, but this transition has had its own stress - the stress of transition - and so I waited even longner. I've waited and waited for the perfect time... and now it's December again and I still have yet to use this gift card that I wanted so badly.

After 12 months, they will start deducting a couple dollars from your gift card every month. No way. Besides, if I don't use this soon, I risk "telling" hubs that it was a bad gift and he shouldn't do it again. I do NOT want to risk that.

So, now...in the midst of moving and Christmas events and Quarter One deadlines at work, I need some relaxation. Tomorrow morning at 9am, I am FINALLY going to InSpa. I almost forgot... they called today to remind me.... how could I forget?!? This will really help motivate me today.

Here's what I'm in for:

INSPA SIGNATURE (60 minutes)
A full body pampering experience
combines gentle massage techniques
with comforting heated spa hand and foot treatments.

Amen and hallelujah. Merry Christmas to me!

1 comment:

kim @ reformed grits said...

You know what is funny about that? Women notoriously love spas and massages. But honestly I could not stand having some stranger rub all over my body! There is NOOO freakin' way!
But I'm happy for you since you wanted it! ENJOY! :-D