Tomorrow, we leave for our trip to northward to Nashville.
I'm certainly looking forward to it--I'm going to be visiting with some of my favorite people in the world, and it's been a long time since last we were all together.
I'm driving up--of course--you know I wouldn't have it any other way, so I spent today preparing. Cleaning, laundry, packing, errands--the usual stuff of life that must be completed before piling 3 kids into the car and driving hundreds of miles.
But for a couple of well-spent hours, I prepared myself in another way--at the spa.
No fancy sea salt scrubs or herbal wraps this time, but I did indulge in facial and pedicure. It was blissful. I then headed on over to the store to shop alone for a few trip essentials--licorice, crayons and Sarah McLachlan's Afterglow CD. I topped off my solo evening with a sandwich at a restaurant all by my lonesome.
It was a nice, brief respite before all of the togetherness we'll have in the car 12 hours from now.