Time to Get Away

kirkham-hot-springs-2012This weekend is a weekend of total relaxation as all of our chores are done and we will be taking a drive east along the Columbia River to stay at the Bonneville Hot Springs Resort and Spa.

Living a working lifestyle gets old pretty quick and we have always recognized that sometimes you just have to get a way. Over the last few years between weddings and grandchildren we have used up all of our vacation time leaving nothing for times to just get away. This year has not been any different and next year will probably be the same. Although being a part of our children’s weddings and having new grandchildren is exciting and I would never trade these experiences for anything in the world, we find that the quiet get away time has vanished.

We are going to find this time, even if it’s just a weekend getaway as it is so vital and important to a healthy relationship. A time to put the thoughts of work and all other stresses to the side and simply open up to the company of each other in an unfamiliar place. There will certainly be updates to come.

Today my sugar is high and my body weight is up and I know that it is time to take a step back from workouts. Yes, it is a time to heal and as I continue to go through this series of workouts until April 2016 there will be many times just like today where I will simply take a step back to allow my body to rebuild. This falls into perfect alignment with our weekend getaway.

Blood Sugar- 125, Weight- 181.0

Day of Rest

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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17 Responses to Time to Get Away

  1. Jade Olive Sage says:

    Have a lovely rest with your wife. Rest is so important and it seems to be so underrated. Having attended an out of town funeral recently, I returned home a week later exhausted. This weekend, I too, plan to rest and relax. I always find myself busy taking care of the needs of others and putting my needs last. Thank you for reminding me that even we need rest. I am starting my day with a walk as I feel that I have gained a few pounds myself. While away, I was unable to adhere to my usual regimen and I feel it. So I will walk, feed the squirrels and sparrows and sit on a bench overlooking the East River for awhile. Enjoy the hot springs and the drive. It sounds wonderful. I am encouraged that in spite of small set backs…….you are not abandoning your goals.

  2. Beautiful area. I’m homesick.

  3. Nurse Kelly says:

    Hope you have a wonderful time! I agree with you about the importance of getting away!

  4. What a fantastic setting for a break, enjoy!

  5. We all need to re-charge sometimes, and visiting family isn’t usually much downtime. Enjoy your well-deserved time away.

  6. New Journey says:

    And you guys live is a perfect place so many wonderful weekend getaways so close…enjoy my friend I know exactly where you are and I am jealous…..but happy for you….LOL

  7. The Big Ambition says:

    That sounds fantastic!

  8. that resort looks really beautiful, and i can understand you need it–we’ve SOOO been there. idaho also has some beautiful hot springs resorts–and hot springs created out of the source mixed with cool creek water where some imaginative person(s) has positioned rocks to create a perfect temperature. enjoy!

  9. Weekend getaways are wonderful. Enjoy your time together!

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