Waiting for Wednesday

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Waiting for Wednesday
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Wed, 07-24-2013 - 10:27am

Aaaaaahhhhh...I love being alone!  I sit here in the hotel alone, waiting for my massage, waiting for my family to arrive.  I think we are going to walk around town today since it is a bit cool.  I think I will need to buy a sweatshirt because it's colder than I expected.  Walking today, possible boat ride on the lake (we are in Lake Geneva, WI), good eats all day!

what are you all up to?

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 5:28pm

Oh, I love being in a nice hotel room all by myself, too!  I just counted that I've spent over 50 nights in a hotel since early December but I find it so nice and relaxing, nohing to do.  I missed this but are you on vacation? Is this the Seattle trip you were talking about?  

I went to parkou at another gym, an older instructor much closer to my age.  It was great but it's so far away. So, the depressing thing is I'm still the worst in the class and there were only two women, one had done it three times before and was kind of gangly and the other was there for her first time. They just whipped through these vaults that I've never been able to get!  Ugh. They are much younger than I am but I refuse to believe that's it.  I'm just more scared.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 6:25pm

The alone time is nice - agreed!  I just realized that next month when I go see my mom, I'll be staying in a hotel room by myself for the first time ever.  Maybe that's weird?  

Rest day for me and client canceled so did shopping and ran errands.  It's so hot and humid that it just makes you hostile.  

I'm needing to work on managing my stress.  It's getting away from me. 

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 8:16pm

It'll be such a treat to be alone in a hotel room (I must be getting old), and it'll give you a place to relax after seeing your mom.  Another friend of mine just posted about being really stressed out right now. I think heat has a lot to do w/ it. Cat on a hot tin roof.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 9:06pm
I love hotels...and I've stayed by myself a ton of times...my mom always made us pick up the room so the maid didn't have to do it..and I still leave the room neat...FSN, glad you are getting away. Gymrat, I bet it will be a relief to see your mother. Karla, yikes on the blister. Jean, responding to your post about fundraisers...I can't post there until someone else does, but I find all of the charity walks, runs, rides annoying...a waste of energy. If you ak me to sponsor you volunteering at a food bank, or to buy books for you to read and give to kids, or to pay for you to rake an older person's lawn, I'm in. But the Esplanade in Boston is tied up with charity walks every weekend in the spring. It disrupts traffic and seems like such a waste to me...hope this doesn't offend anyone, I know others feel differently. I went to Pilates, but there was no Pi,ates...they had kick boxing instead...which is not an even substitution. But I went to the pool, and swam 30 laps...in the outside pool...which is very long
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 07-24-2013 - 9:59pm

I am the same way about hotel rooms!  I leave them neat, although I don't make the beds and towels are left on the bathroom floor, as requested. But, everything else is cleaned up.

When I was in England, I had kids come to the door for "bob a job." They would do chores for you and you'd give them a pound that would be donated to their cause.  It was such a great idea vs some of these fundraisers nowadays that have people do useless things, how long can I hula hoop or stand on one foot, whatever.  I asked the kids what kinds of things they'd do and they said it was mostly chores around the house. I guess these days, we'd be afraid to have our kids go into people's houses to tidy up the garage.  But, wouldnt' that be a great fundraiser in the winter, like shoveling snow?  Much better than how many laps they carn run around the track.






iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 9:07am

There is a fairly well known study that the rate of murders and ice cream sales are positively correlated. Wink

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 07-25-2013 - 1:16pm

See, I would have thought they were inversely correlated--give me my ice cream...or else.