Thursday, October 18, 2012

A Day To Myself...

I have every wednesday to myself. Mia is at school and Ryan goes to kindy. It's been that way since we moved up here. Usually I use my day to get as much 'stuff' as possible done. Errands, housework, running around, appointments, you name it. I try to cram it all in so that I don't have to do it with the kids at home under foot or dragging them along with me. I like it that way, it gives me a chance to tick a lot of things off my to-do list, and that always feels good.
Today was different. First off I forced myself to go and get my hair done. This may sound strange, but its something I have to make myself do, usually with a big nudge from Todd. Don't get me wrong, I love having and getting my hair done, I just hate spending the money on something as frivolous as my hair. I feel guilty. Plus my hair can be difficult, and there have been times when the end result has been far worse than what I went in with. But I needed it, since being pregnant my hair has grown like crazy, but it has also been sucked of anything that resembled healthiness. It needed a good chop.

So I finally went. I walked in and this incredibly cool hairdresser greeted me. And I felt at ease straight away, I knew she would do an awesome job. It was so relaxing  just sitting back and having someone pamper me. There is something about having another person wash, comb, cut and style your hair. It just so pampering. She made my hair look awesome and sent me away feeling fantastic and armed with some products to help revive my dull pregnancy locks.

I went straight from the hairdresser to target and spent far too much time wandering around aimlessly looking at goodies. That is just something you simply can't do with the children in tow. I found so many great items for summer that I have added to my wish list. There are so many great things out right now that can easily adapt to a pregnant belly. I only left with one item for myself and a cute little outfit for baby boy, but it felt good.

Love them both. Gorgeous.

Then I headed home.

I got home and Todd called, he was getting ready to head out to dinner. And I realised it was only 11am. Mia was going to a friends house after school and I wasn't picking Ryan up until 4pm. I had so much time left to spend on myself, why had I rushed home? 

Todd said to me that I should have stayed out for lunch and had a BLT with avocado (craving bigtime!). And made the most of the time to myself. What a sweet man I am married to! So I got off the phone, went back down the stairs, hopped in that car and did just that. I drove back into town, grabbed a magazine and went to a cafe and got myself some lunch. It was good. I sat there people watching and flipping through the magazine and exchanged meal photos with Todd. Don't even get me started on how awesome technology is! Making it feel as though my husband is right there with me, even though he is on the other side of the world. Amazing.

My lunch.

His dinner.

After lunch I headed home for a skype date with Todd. It felt good. I felt relaxed.

I spent the rest of the afternoon reading blogs and prepping blog posts of my own. I looked around and the house needed cleaning. The bed was still unmade. There was a basket full of washing that needed folding. The dishwasher needed to be emptied and reloaded. And the table was still covered in my sewing bits and pieces from the day before. But it didn't fill me with guilt and frustruation like it usually does. I still felt happy and relaxed.

I knew the cleaning and chores would be there tomorrow. It didn't matter to the kids, but they both noticed how happy and relaxed I looked when I did pick them up. And that's what really matters.

Thanks babe for giving me the nudge to just relax. You are good to me, even when you aren't right by my side. You rock.

1 comment:

Ashley said...

We all need me time every once in awhile. It makes us better mommas. :)

That BLT looks amazing!