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Way back in early October I booked a 2 night get-away at a house with a pool in Desert Hot Springs. It was a splurge, no doubt, but back then I said f*ck it! We will either be celebrating the election outcome or not. At the very least we could celebrate our 19th anniversary which was on November 3. Luckily we had multiple things to celebrate.

We were gone from Tuesday noon to Thursday mid-afternoon. The Wednesday in between was Veterans Day (a school holiday). Harper packed her R2-D2 suitcase on Monday.

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Tuesday she had school until 12, then we hit the road (after much car packing). First stop: In-N-Out of course. PICKLES still the winning topping.
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Then we drove due east to where it is dry and grey and tan and dry. The desert has its charms for some, but not for me. Not at all.
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Sure, the eagle murals are astonishing.
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But, this just doesn't do it for me. I am not a desert person. Too much of the tropics in my blood.

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But that's not to say a lovely pool and a comfortable house away from regular life isn't nice from time to time.

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We got there at 3 and Harper had to jump into an afternoon minecraft class (her favorite) while Kurt and I unloaded and figured out the pool settings and got some snacks out. The pool was not warm and the sun was already getting low so it was all about the hot tub.

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The house was very well equipped and Harper found this fantastic drinking vessel.
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Next morning we fired up the pool heater early and with a little help from the sun it warmed up a bit. Harper had a great time no matter the chilly temps. (I had hoped the weather would be in the upper 80s but alas, we got a cold spell so the air temp barely made it into the 70s.)

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Breakfast in bathing suit - perfect holiday attire.
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We were in and out of the pool all day and in the early evening, nice to be in the hot tub and see the stars come out.
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Harper was at it again early Thursday morning for a pre- school swim.

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We had a nice time just chillin' out for those few days. Though I will say, not a lot of hot anniversary romance when the 8 year old would prefer to share my bed. #eyeroll.
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But she's pretty cute and snugly, so I wasn't too mad.

We drove home after her school day ended on Thursday and came back to a very clean house. We had our housekeeper come and clean while we were gone. First time she's been here since July. We were very grateful.

Harper also has her clay class on Fridays and it was sea themed this week. I just love it all!

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I also asked her to draw a picture for a baby shower card. And this was her offering. Cracks me up!
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Saturday was HAIRCUT DAY! Our stylist kindly gave us a house call and our friend Betty joined as she also sees our stylist.

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Waiting area.
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Harper was done, then Betty had her turn.
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Betty also brought CAKES. A classic cheesecake and also a recipe from the 70s - Picnic Cake!

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I cut up the cakes to give a bunch to our stylist and also put a big hunk in the freezer. YUM!

Kurt went last in the salon.
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Here's my Before and After. I had had just about enough of the damn long hair.

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And just for fun/historical record, some memes that others put on their social media sites over the week. Oh there are millions more, but I liked this sampling.

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Things are still kind of cuckoo in the land of Trump. But he'll be out in January and we'll have the giant mess to clean up. There will be more work in text land to do with the Georgia run-offs on January 5th. We need those two senate seats!

And while that will keep me somewhat engaged, along with holidays to plan for, I woke up today thinking Now What? And after much coffee and thinking, and scribbling, I have a seven week plan. Resolutions for the end of year, if you will. I'm not going to go into much detail, but I will let you know if I'm on track. Then at the end will make clear what I have achieved. The main thing I want to achieve is to stop being so hard on myself. If you know how to do, that please let me know.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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