10 April 2008

Nine Hour Rejuvenation

I knew I was going to be out late last night, for work. In a moment of stunning selflessness, my husband called his sister and asked for a favor: a night in the swanky NYC hotel in which she works. Bingo.

So, I left the theater at about 11:00 in a chilly drizzle, checked into the hotel at 11:30, poked around every corner of the enormous one-bedroom suite with one and a half baths, opened every curtain to reveal the cityscape from the 42nd floor, soaked in a hot fragrant bubble bath, and slept well in the king-size bed unimpeded by kicking child or snoring husband.

In the morning, room service delivered fruit and croissants and coffee and the newspaper, and I sat on the windowsill in the sunshine - eating my breakfast, peering into distant windows, watching the gnat-sized taxis dance about below, and reading the paper.

Then I packed up my bag, turned in my key, and headed out into spring.

Nine hours. I almost feel human again.

30 comments:

freshhell said...

Wow. How excellent.

Mayberry said...

PURE HEAVEN!

You needed it -- I'm glad you got it.

MadMad said...

Wow - sounds awesome - and I can't imagine it going to a more deserving person!

flutter said...

That sounds so wonderful

peppermint t said...

You deserve that! How lovely -- the most I've gotten lately is two hours -- and I was at home, so I kept thinking of things that needed doing.

Aurelia said...

Wow, sounds amazing.

I do this when I go to conventions, and it really is wonderful to get that little break.

Becky said...

Magpie, you so deserved this. I'm glad you got it.

Janet said...

What a lovely gift.

Waiting Amy said...

That hubby deserves a kiss! (and maybe just a little bit more *hehe*)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Sigh.

Jessica said...

Oh, so glad that you got to do this for yourself!

susan said...

What a great break! I feel rested just reading about it.

Rima said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving!

Awesome Mom said...

That sounds amazing!! I am glad that you got to rest up.

Julia said...

This sounds divine. A prescription, really. Glad you got to have it.

Too bad there is a reason it's called a favor, and you can't make it, say, a monthly thing.

Ozma said...

Wow, you really deserved that.

You deserve nine days. Or nine weeks. But I'm glad you had nine hours.

She She said...

Sweet. Good for you.

Mu husband's sister works in a radiology office. Somehow free scans don't quite stacc up to a night alone in a hotel.

Irish Goddess said...

That sounds wonderful! I love being in a hotel by myself.

kathy a. said...

that just sounds so ... nice!

the dragonfly said...

Hooray for you! :)

LAS said...

That sounds great!!

Mrs. Chicken said...

amazing. totally jealous here.

Amanda said...

Umm, if it's possible, I think I am feeling refreshed from your trip.

Library Lady said...

Dang, Maggie, you've just lived out one of my top 5 fantasies :)

But right now, I think you deserve it far more than I do. And what a wonderful husband you have for knowing it!

painted maypole said...

oooh... sounds heavenly!

Queen Goob said...

Lucky dog!
Lucky dog!

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - that sounds absolutely dreamy!

Mental P Mama said...

I am in a Marriott with my son looking at schools. I am so very green right now.:))

Janet said...

ohhhhhhhhhh perfect!!!

Victoria said...

Awww - lovely! I could just picture the whole endeavor. Good for you.