Do Not Disturb

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

This Week in Seattle

Nature Alphabet
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).

Pumpkin Prowl

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).

Alderbrook Resort & Spa
7101 Rte 106
Union, WA 98582
1919 S Tyler St
@ S 19th St
Tacoma, WA 98405
N 50th St
bt Fremont & Linden Aves
Seattle, WA 98103
201 Thomas St
@ Seattle Center
Seattle, WA 98109