In the spirit of “if it’s not on the to-do list, it’s never gonna get done,” we present to you a list for getting back into it.
1. Enlist Grandma and Grandpa to watch the kids for the weekend.
2. Head south to Alderbrook Resort & Spa, a secluded waterfront spot on the beautiful Hood Canal.
3. Indulge in a couple’s massage at the serene spa to loosen up.
4. Take a bottle of wine on an evening stroll along the quiet new walking trail. Drink. Stop to enjoy the sunset. Make out feverishly.
5. Back in your room, draw a bath for two. Disrobe each other. Slowly. Enjoy berries and champers in the tub.
6. Wake up, whenever. Leave your undies where you dropped them last night. Sip French-pressed coffee on the balcony.
7. Get dressed. Head home.
8. Have a lock installed on the bedroom door.
Alderbrook Resort & Spa, 7101 Route 106, Union (360-898-2200 or alderbrookresort.com).
Photo: Courtesy of Alderbrook Resort & Spa
What: Preschoolers explore nature through alphabet-themed stories and activities. This week, N Is for Nap Time for Animals.
Why: It’s as easy as A, B, C.
When: Fri., 1:30 p.m. Register by Tues.
Where: Tacoma Nature Center, 1919 S. Tyler St., Tacoma (253-591-6439).
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie
What: Jody Davidson’s adaptation of Laura Numeroff’s sweet story (illustrated by Felicia Bond) of a teeny mouse who wears out a lively little boy.
Why: It’s cookie monster madness.
When: Thru Nov. 29. Fri., 7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 2 & 5:30 p.m.
Where: Seattle Children’s Theatre, 201 Thomas St. (206-441-3322).
What: Woodland Park Zoo’s annual Halloween fest includes live entertainment, treats, carved pumpkins, and more.
Why: It’s a howl of a good time.
When: Fri.-Sun., 5-8 p.m.
Where: Woodland Park Zoo, N. 50th St., at Fremont Ave. (206-548-2500).