Wednesday, June 5, 2013

The Getaway

On Mother's Day, I received flowers and an envelope. I nervously slid my finger under the flap because I expected to see flight and hotel information for the SCBWI LA conference.

Don't get me wrong: I'm not oblivious to the generosity! Garrett had pressured me to attend since I told him it was supposed to be a great conference--even better than the NY one I attended a few years ago.

When I told him I needed to finish some details on my book before it was ready to pitch, he insisted...until I compared  it to him going to the Tour de France and being almost ready to compete.

After that, I suspected he might buy me a bike.

Instead, the envelope held confirmation information for two nights at a hotel. 

Last weekend, I lost myself in the final polishing touches of my book. Meals were delivered to my door.  Garrett had even booked a massage.

Room keys for my computer and me.

Best. Gift. Ever.

At 8:52 PM on Saturday night, I celebrated the completion of Society of Legions with Hershey's kisses and a small bottle of wine.

What's your idea of a self-indulgent fantasy weekend getaway just for you?

11 comments:

  1. Yay for Garrett! And good on you for getting the work done. Huzzah!

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    1. It felt great. Onward and upward!

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  2. That's an awesome gift Brandi. Very thoughtful. I would love to have a weekend in a cabin lake, just me my computer,a few laps in the fresh water and time to work. I gave myself a weekend in a hotel last year finishing up Quail Crossings. It was awesome. I'm going to have a week to myself here pretty soon and even though I'm not going anywhere I can't wait to have my house ALL to myself.

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    1. Having the house all to yourself is a different kind of pampering. I may be a sicko, but I would love uninterrupted time to vacuum, do laundry, and organize closets. Enjoy!

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    1. It was pretty awesome. I'm sure Dave could work out something for you. A glamping getaway perhaps? :)

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  4. What a difference a few--or NOT--years make. When Kristin was small, I would have thought the ideal getaway was going away by myself,shopping, sleeping in, eating out...This morning I'm about to embark on what constitutes my favorite getaway these days--a long weekend with my grandsons. Definitely not restful, but a lot of fun!
    Congrats on finishing SOL! (I notice the title has changed. I like it!)

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    1. Your weekend sounds divine! Revel in the energy and cuteness of those boys this weekend... and then come home and RELAX.

      Glad you like the title. :)

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  5. Congrats on finishing up and God bless Garrett for helping it happen! My get-away-for-one ideals change with the times. With my parents being 87 and 89 and living thousands of miles away, I love to get out there for a few days just to hang out with them, suck up their wisdom, and enjoy the regression of being their daughter.I'm off to make it happen next week!

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  6. Hooray! Family support is the best present of all. Congratulations Brandi, I can't wait to read it from start to finish!

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  7. Wow! Congrats!! (...and what a great hubby for suprising you with such a wonderful gift!)

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