Later this morning, Mr. P and I are heading to Charleston, SC for 4 days (and 3 nights). Do you ever notice on game shows they always say that type of thing...trip to Hawaii for 7 days and 6 nights...when everyone KNOWS you don't count that last day as vacation because you have to go. home.
Anyway, I have work meetings every January (and sometimes in August), and as long as I agree to do some work while I am there, I get all my expenses paid for, and all we have to pay for Mr. P to join me is his airfare, if we are flying, and any of his food that I can't in good conscious claim is for me. I let him bunk with me in the hotel. So it is like a nearly free mini-vacay every January.
Last year we went to Redondo Beach, CA. Kind of a dud trip, with the exception of us spending oodles of time browsing through a Whole Foods. I kind of blame the duddiness on Mr. P quitting smoking on the day we left. Yeah. I know, great timing, huh? The year before that, we went to Savannah, GA, a definite A+ trip. We geocached, drank beer, climbed a lighthouse, went to a restaurant with lots of alligators and every table had it's own CAT.
Remember when Nilsa interviewed me? Anyway, she asked who have I lost touch with that I would want to be reunited with...I wrote about my BFF from freshman year in college. I found her. On Facebook. It is so nice to be back in touch. Well, finding her helped me find other friends from that school, and one lives in Charleston. We are having dinner Saturday night. I am excited to see her, sort of.
BUT I am totally dreading that initial "sighting" considering my 100 extra pounds of weight since then. I was at my tiniest when I was a freshman, and am at my largest now. (Technically I was at my biggest last Monday.) ugh. My instinct is to blow her off, so I don't have to deal. I really hope I don't do that.
So I am ending my first healthier lifestyle week on said roadtrip. Mr. P and I had a good discussion last night about places we could go and have tasty food, without "ruining" the hard work I put in already this week. Does anyone else equate eating with vacation or is that just me?