Last Saturday I started off Birthday Weekend with my monthly massage. I go to Massage Envy and the therapist I like is Jordan. I didn't get my confirmation call on Friday so Saturday morning I called to make sure I still had an appointment. Massage Envy finds new ways to mess up my massage nearly each month.
I called and found out that Jordan had cancelled but a therapist named Natalie had an opening at 10. I reluctantly booked it because when I have a massage on my mind I can't change it. I was checking out all of the therapists as they were walking by, hoping that mine wasn't going to be most of them there. Finally a semi-normal young lady called my name and I followed her to the room. It was business as usual. She was a little weird but I was just hoping it would be a decent massage.
The massage started out okay and after a few minutes of warming up Natalie whispered, "Okay Carrie. I want you to focus on relaxing and deep breathing." Uh, kinda weird but I did go to massage school so it was no big deal. I guess to be an example of some kind of pattern to follow, she started breathing deeply too. Very deep breaths. One after the other. There was no massage going on while she was breathing so I was getting pissy. Not to mention her nose whistle was louder than a train so that made relaxing completely impossible.
She finally got on with the massage and it was okay but once again I learned to go with what you know. I will wait for Jordan.
After my massage, Corey took me shopping at the mall (which is pure torture for him), to a new winery for some taste testing and then to Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian restaurant in Baltimore. We had so much fun all day and I could barely walk out of that restaurant thanks to the endless swords of meat. Corey is the best at planning fun weekends and this one was perfect.