I have returned from my visit to Pittsburgh.
This time, my trip didn't include any sightseeing. No trips to gardens. No pilgrimages to special restaurants or brew pubs. No shows. Nothing fancy.
Just . . . a bit of pampering!
Erin, as you may recall from earlier posts, is in the Technical Writing graduate program at Carnegie Mellon University. This program is intense, highly competitive, and quite grueling. Erin, who works really hard and has Very High Standards for herself, really needed a good rest and some restorative time during her spring break.
Mom to the rescue!
My strategy was to just . . . keep things low-key.
We did some shopping. (Baby needs a new interview suit. . . ) (And a new pair of shoes, too.)
We enjoyed an indulgent spa day. (Massages and facials, all around!)
We ate out a few times -- and I also cooked a Mom-dinner in Erin's kitchen.
We had a great time playing with Erin and Keith's silly kitty, Dash.
There was a whole lot of kicking back and just relaxing. I even pampered myself -- with some wine and stitching (both knitting and Alabama Chanin) -- back in my hotel room every night. (Gotta love my hotel wine glass!)
And . . . a special bonus! While Erin spent some much-deserved sleeping-in time, I met someone very special for a coffee date!
Kat (yeah . . . THAT Kat) and I spent hours and hours chatting and catching up and even getting a bit riled up together at a Starbucks somewhat-near downtown Pittsburgh.
I can attest that her incredible daily stitching project is even MORE awesome up-close-and-personal than it is on Instagram (and it's pretty dang awesome on Instagram). I think Kat knit a few stitches while we were together, but my bag-of-sock just sat there on the table for the entirety of our visit.
As always, it's wonderful to meet a blog-friend in real life . . .
My time in Pittsburgh was perfect. Restful and relaxing -- with plenty of pampering.