Just to paint a little picture here:
-John and I are sitting in the "coffee table" area, with the hide-a-bed pulled out and elevated up, so we feel like we are in a hospital bed. We both have our laptops on our legs, sharing the snowman down blanket I brought. I just finished my second holiday magazine, painted my toenails a pretty glittery red, and am simultaneously watching a very surprising football game in which the bottom-dweller Arizona team is currently ahead of the Pac Ten leader, California. Go Wildcats!
-Both kids are sitting at the base of the "real bed" watching "Pirates of the Carribean" and seemingly getting along. As soon as their movie is over, we'll switch places and begin watching the OSU game, as, for some odd reason, Channel 14 only is received on that tv.
In the last 48 hours, this hotel room has seen 7 different guests. We decided to come up to Portland to see the OMSI "Star Wars" exhibit, and as we researched hotel options, we realized it was actually more advantageous to stay 3 nights. (Points issues). So, since John didn't have the opportunity to take Friday off, Lisa came up with me from Thursday to Friday. We all had a very good time, swimming, relaxing, indulging in KFC, and trashing the room that we knew the housekeeper would clean. Lisa left at about noon, and John joined us about 5 hours later - tomorrow we'll hit the exhibit.
In the meantime, I'm going to continue to soak in the coziness and store this tranquil time away as the busyness of the holidays soon begins to set in.