Gone are the days of leaky nipples and sour milk perfume. Here are the days to find any excuse to escape with my BFF of 35 years to … well, wherever. We literally don’t care where we go. In fact, since we arrived in Dallas three days ago, I’ve had to stop and think on more than one occasion, “Where are we?”
The guilt. AHHH!!!! The soul-snatching guilt of leaving my husband with the kids—the kids that were physically attached to my body in some way for YEARS! It’s crazy how “we” had these babies, but I feel like they are my responsibility. **In his defense, he never said I was in charge, but he didn’t exactly fight me for the Keeper of All Things role. I’m learning to delegate. ;)
Moving on …
We’ve been in Dallas, Texas for the past five days. And I have to say … we are experts on girls’ getaways:
✔️ Luxury apartment VRBO just on the outskirts of downtown Dallas.
✔️ Rental car with heated seats. Yep, Dallas is cold today.
✔️ Yoga clothes to stage photos like we’re working out.
✔️ Snacks consisting of fried-egg sandwiches, vegan cheese, a bottle of Riesling, potato chips, popcorn, and leftovers from dinner the night before at True Foods Kitchen. AMAZING btw! **Dallas peeps, you need to visit this fabulous restaurant between 3-6 for happy hour specials, including the BEST cocktails ever!
✔️ Staying up late watching random YouTube videos and A Star is Born.
✔️ Attempting to sleep in, but cursing your life because you’ve awakened too damn early for too damn many years, and now your body refuses to sleep in past 7:30.
✔️ Late night ice cream (So Delicious cashew milk snickerdoodle)
✔️ Morning tea and coffee in jammies.
✔️ Mani/pedis at Pink Pedi Salon - another place you MUST try if you visit or live in the area.
✔️ Massages at Sage Roots—total heavenly experience.
✔️ Nachos, grilled cheese, and tomato soup at Spiral Diner. (Vegan diner that will easily please our omnivore friends)
✔️ Solving the world’s problems.
And we still have a book signing this Saturday!!!!!!
I give this girls’ getaway an A+++
Oh … I wrote the synopsis for Naked Love, approved the first round of edits, finished an ARC of Penny Reid’s Motion, Law of Physics book 1 (freaking fabulous!), and breezed through another chapter of my WIP, Jersey Six (gives self a high-five).
Happy Friday! Go book your own girls’ getaway. It’s life therapy at its finest. For those of you going to Holidays with the Belles, I’ll see you soon! XO