Yesterday, my mom and I took the ultimate girls day by going out for lunch and massages in Hilton Head Island. She had some groupons and decided to take matters into her own hands after I have refused to leave the couch for the past three days.
“Jennifer, you can’t stay in the house any longer. You’ll get a vitamin D deficiency!”Mom said, clearly exasperated.
I tried to explain that I was from Northern California and wasn’t used to seeing sunlight.
Then, she brought out the big guns.
“Well then, I guess I’ll have to find someone else to get a massage and lunch with. Enjoy the couch!”
And just like that, I hopped up, raced upstairs and traded my plaid pajamas for a new pair of black stretchy pants and hooded sweatshirt. I would brave the cold for massages and lunch, yes, the time had come!
We went to Bistro 17 on the island and I had the most delicious bowl of french onion soup with a salad. I had forgotten what it was like to order at a restaurant and was glad I had thought to put on my nicest pair of stretchy pants for the occasion.
The massage was wonderful, although my therapist told me it felt like I had ping pong balls all over my back. I tried to explain that that was normal since I hadn’t been to yoga in a month due to a bum right shoulder.
We got home around five o’clock and I promptly flounced back on the couch, anxious to finish the last few pages of my book.
Mom always wins…and I love that about her.