A day just for me

On Friday, I had the whole day and night to myself, a very rare occurrence. I needed to use a vacation day that was left over from last year so had the day off from work. And my husband was playing in a charity poker tournament after work so wouldn’t be around.

What to do with all of this free time?

I started my day at Feel Well in Wantagh, Long Island with a therapeutic massage. Patty Ann, the massage therapist managed to get most of the knots our of my neck and shoulders (no easy task!). I then used a Groupon for a body scrub/wrap, facial and paraffin treatment for my hands. The cranberry-pomegranate scrub smelled heavenly and sloughed away all my old dead skin. While I was swaddled in the wrap, Denise began my mini-facial. While my skin does look amazing, the best part was the head massage. During all this, my hands were being renewed while encased in paraffin and what seemed like heated over mitts. I highly recommend Feel Well – it’s no frills but very clean and all of the therapists I’ve met so far have been great.

After all of this pampering, I met a girlfriend for lunch, a treat for me during the week at home! We chatted and caught up and spent some time with her adorable 2-year old son at a local pizza joint.

I spent 90 minutes at the gym, yes, 90 MINUTES, which is far more than I usually have time for during the week. After dinner, I decided to try P90X yoga. I have never done yoga and heard it was quite a challenge. I am now able to do a passable downward dog and some very good warrior poses. I made it through 45 minutes of the DVD and will try more soon!

Catching up on Desperate Housewives, truly a guilty pleasure was a great way to wind down. Of course, no day could be complete without playing Words With Friends! Then I grabbed my Kindle to read some more of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I heard good things about it and it hasn’t disappointed yet.

All in all, a great way to spend a day off. How would you spend your day off? Let me know in the comments.

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