Allergies that are ongoing and never going to stop! Or so it seems. It feels as if they just kicked up in the last few minutes. Seriously, I am over it. I am ready to be able to breathe and see without taking an allergy pill. I tried to stop taking them when I felt better and that was a huge mistake. They came back and almost knocked me out. I wonder when or if they will stop. I am ready!
I am relaxing the next few days since I have the time off. I am sure ironing will be involved at some point, grocery shopping, reading and laundry. I have a wine lunch arranged tomorrow with Danielle, my old boss from Santa Fe. She is considering a relocation to Denver and is up here house hunting and familiarizing herself with the metro area. I will gladly be a tour guide and introduce her to some of my favorite spots in Denver for lunch. We are meeting in Cherry Creek. I figure I can walk up, maybe get a pedicure (much needed) and stop by a couple consignment stores on my way back. I want to utilize being outside by walking and trying to be healthy. I haven't committed to running outside of thinking that I should. I absolutely am ready to sign up for a race. I walked through Cheesman Park earlier today which was incredibly nostalgic. It is near my house and could make for a great route to run.
Next week, I am heading to Chicago. I don't want to overwhelm the itinerary with things I want to do and so I am trying to not account for every moment of the trip. It is challenging. There are so many places I want to eat in addition to wanting to go to a yoga class, do the architecture tour and a spa day. There is a Russian spa that seems ideal and I am interested in checking it out. I called today to arrange a platza for the WP and I. The receptionist told me that only male therapists would be available. It was fine with me but I knew that Maghan would not be happy about it. I was trying to figure out the best way to tell him.
In the meantime, I looked at the timeline and how it could best be improved. I mentioned to Maghan my desire to go to the spa and if he believed Friday would be a suitable option. We fly out late that night and could check our bags somewhere while enjoying the spa. I thought this might be the best use of time. He agreed and so I called the spa back to move our appointments. I had been trying to do too much. There is a yoga class at 9 on Wednesday with a yogi I know from Phoenix. I cannot wait to take her class. I made the spa appointment for 11:30 which would have made it extremely difficult to make it to the yoga class.
Thankfully, they agreed to move the appointments with the added bonus of having a male and female therapist available for the platza. I didn't even have to tell him that he almost had no choice in this decision. I am fine with therapists of either sex but acknowledge that the majority of men would prefer a female therapist to a male.
I bought post card stamps so that I can send a post card to my niece, Emma. In the past, if I don't have stamps readily available, I don't manage to send them. I know that Emma enjoys receiving cards from my trips.
I should read more. I have five or six books to occupy my time. I cleaned my house and ate left overs...so domestic. It is an odd feeling to be at home so often. I have two more days of this. All of my yoga students are either busy or out of town. I do want to make an effort to teach more often. It is a goal that I plan on achieving.
Days off can be productive. I intend on seeing some friends, doing a few barre classes and reading. Life is grand!