Thursday, March 13, 2008

Back again

So, didja miss me?...

Jay and I are back after two utterly divine nights here - we destressed, relaxed, drank buckets of tea (the open "tea bar" is a big thing there), had treatments, did a ridiculously large number of exercise classes, spent hours in the jacuzzi, spent just a few minutes in the ridiculously hot Turkish hamam (any longer and I'd have permanently scalded my oh so delicate derriere), ate ourselves silly (god the food is good there, and even pseudo-healthy too, or at least close enough to pretend), went walking through the gorgeous green and flowered hills surrounding the hotel (we even saw wild tulips!), and generally enjoyed ourselves.

Alas, all good things must come to an end and we arrived home to a phone call from Maya's school to warn me that after a number of good days in a row she'd had a horrifically bad afternoon today. Lovely. Nice way to feel your blood pressure instantly shoot up again. That said, she was ecstatic to see us when we arrived (both of us) to pick her up from school and was utterly delightful all afternoon and evening and went to bed like a dream, so I'd think this afternoon's (not so) little drama was more of an "I've had enough of the sitter and want my parents back" moment than any major backsliding.

She's "eema shabbat" (the "Sabbath mother") in school tomorrow (which means she's got a major role in the end of the week festivities and gets to bring in treats for the class) so that should keep her on the straight and narrow.

Overall, except for that hour or so in school this afternoon both kids did really well while we were gone, and we're very proud of them both, and very very grateful. Mommy and Daddy love them more than life itself, but boy oh boy did we need some grownup time away.

12 comments:

Janet said...

I totally did, and I'm glad you had a good time :-)

angie said...

Totally missed. I'm so glad you had such a wonderful retreat and that everyone was happy to welcome you home!

Pieces of Me said...

Of course I missed you

Shannon said...

Absolutley missed you! But it was a WELL deserved mini vaca and I am glad it was so devine! I am sure that all will be well in the coming days!

L the D said...

Aww, that sounds like a lovely time! I'm interested in this tea bar . . . it sounds like something right up my alley!

Phyllis Sommer said...

definitely missed you! glad you got to finally take the time away...sounds *divine*!!!!!

Lea said...

Yep! I did!

So glad it was a great time away Robin!

Emah S said...

oooh, I want to make it to the Carmel Spa one day too! We never seem to plan the prices right though, did you find a good deal? (so Israeli of me to ask, right? At least I didn't come out and ask how much? )

hee hee. My hubby and I are going away next Sat/Sun night to the Royal at Yam Hamelach. Looking forward!

Glad you're back!

Robin said...

We actually did get a very good deal. Look at the Tsabar website, their rates are the lowest we've found each time we've checked. It's not exactly a budget getaway, but if you get a decent deal and factor in that it's full board it's not completely outrageous.

Laura said...

Welcome home! I could not help but stop by several of my friends have recommended you and I have seen you pop in on their blogs as well.

Time away is such a great way to recharge!

Jo said...

Sounds so wonderful, wish I could get away......

Fairly Odd Mother said...

What is this "grownup time" of which you speak???? It sounds lovely and humane and amazing.

Glad you had a blast!