Yes, I attempted a radio silent weekend. Was I successful? Some may say no. Other will be impressed by my reduction in online presence. But was I really away? Offline? Hmmm it may have been an illusion. But whatever it was, it was just what I needed. The purpose of my weekend away was some one on one time with my Honey. COMPLETED!
We’ve been together for just over 10 years now. We’ve learned that we both need to get-away from our day to day responsibilities. Neither of us likes to party or be out and about on the town. We just want to be quiet and we want to do this together.
I’ve decided to call it hibernation.
I’ll speak for myself now.
Me, I just wanted to get away from family meal planning, lunch making, dish washing, laundry sorting, errand running, conference calling, responsibilities.
I wanted to give full attention to myself and my husband.
I wanted to be horizontal for long periods of time.
I wanted to read.
I wanted to watch as many non animated movies as possible.
I wanted to hibernate.
I didn’t want to hibernate in a bad way, but in a rejuvenation way.
This weekend was our hibernation. It really was. And it was awesome.
It just happened to be Valentine’s weekend, and I did give my husband points for that even though I know in his absent minded mad scientist way it never crossed his mind. He still gets POINTS.
Where we were hiding was the perfect place to be pampered.
I didn’t clean a single dish.
I drank lots of tea each morning.
We sat. And we read.
I was even caught reading from a paper. Yes I can read a non digital device!
We watched five movies. Yes, I said five!!
We got out for a couple of great city walks!
But mostly we hid in our room together. Being quiet. Talking. Sleeping. Rejuvenating.
How was this all possible? The Whistler was in the safest place even possible. With Grandma!!
I was able to disconnect from my daily blogging because two of my favorite weight loss surgery friends gave to me a gift of a blog post.
Please do not miss reading their shared stories.
Getting to Goal by my friend Julia. This post will take you through her journey to reach goal and what it’s like now that she is close.
Both of these generous guest posts allowed me to take a break from my daily blogging. Thank you Julia and Tom, not only for allowing me to take a break but for your fabulous blog posts which have inspired us.
Now to share the movies we made our way through!! I love movies!!
I’m not going to review each one, but say that they were each enjoyable in their own way. If you made me eliminate one from the list it would be “The Master.” Ahhh yeah, although I love the actors, I didn’t quite enjoy the story.
So let me close this post by talking about a topic that has been spinning around in my head lately. Especially since I have experienced the beneficial results of my hibernation, I want to point out how important it is NOT to wait.
Why are we waiting? Waiting to go on that trip until we reach goal? Waiting to get away? Waiting to get out there and live our lives?
Are we too busy to take care of ourselves?
Life is going to keep happening whether we are the weight we want to be or not.
Putting off doing those things that we’d really like to do because we are not at goal. Or we don’t feel we are thin enough.
What are we waiting for?
Life will pass us by.
Go do the things you want to do NOW.
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