What an amazing day! I woke up at 7:00 a.m. to many more birthday wishes than I expected via Facebook and text message. While nursing my 16 month old baby, Braun, I responded to all of them using my Blackberry. Before leaving Glen Ivy Day Spa at 9:00 a.m., I received and responded to several more Birthday wishes. By the time I arrived at Glen Ivy, I had more birthday wishes than I was able to respond to.
I began my day feeling happily overwhelmed by the kindness of so many people. When I lied down for my first treatment – a body wrap – I felt a strong relaxing and loving current running through my body. In recent years, I have been able to feel my energy current with attention to it, but this time it was spontaneous. I can only attribute this to the outpouring of love and attention that I was constantly receiving from so many people. This feeling continued throughout the entire day, and was noticeable whenever I was still, which was often!!
I loved to see the look on the nail technician’s face when I told her I wanted a pedicure without nail polish. Once my toes were perfectly shaped and shiny, I went to the large lounge pool where several ladies were relaxing. Some of the ladies snuck in jello shooters and were offering them to any takers. I passed, but did accept a glass of red wine.
We then went to Club Mud where we got completely mudded down. The mud looks beautiful when first applied, but as it dries, it looks like dull, dead skin is coming off of our bodies. After we rinsed the mud from our bodies, we relaxed a little bit more in the sun before getting some lunch – I snuck in my favorite meal of wild raw salmon, brown seaweed and ginger – it was very satisfying.
For the rest of the day, we hit different pools, and remained very relaxed while we enjoyed each others company. For our last event, we hit The Grotto where we were painted with an aloe/kelp moisturizing treatment, before heading to a warm underground cave to socialize while we massaged the treatment into our skin.
The closing time for the spa was 6:00, but we didn’t leave until 6:45 – we just had to squeeze every ounce of pleasure from this day!!
As I drove home, I thought about how wonderful the day had been and all of the loving people in my life. I thought about my baby Braun and how I wanted to hold him. As soon as I opened the door, Braun came running up to me so happy, as if he was both surprised and relieved to see me. I immediately held him and nursed him – he looked like he was in heaven!!
Finally, we gathered up our family and headed for JT Schmidts in Anaheim. We laughed and enjoyed each other’s company while sharing fun food and a very rich chocolate cake for dessert.
I came home and nursed Braun to sleep with a feeling of deep love, joy and knowledge the all is well.
By this morning, I had received another 75 birthday wishes, and I will not be able to personally respond to all of them, but I greatly appreciate the outpouring of attention from so many!!