March 5, 2012

It's Good For The Soul

Sometimes a little R&R is needed, am I right?  
And a little friend time.  
And a much overdue facial.  
And family.  
That's what this weekend meant to me.
This weekend Jimmy was away, out of state on a snow goose hunting trip with his dad and brothers.  This is something he loves to do and I love that he is so passionate about the things that make him happy.  I'd be lying if I said that I wasn't a little bummed when he rolled out at 6:15 Saturday morning.  I was very bummed, sad, and already missing him before he walked out the door.
He's gone away on hunting trips before, this is not a new concept to me.  But this time was different, it was different because I am different.  I am a SAHM now which means the part of the day when he comes up the stairs is the best part of my day.  I look forward to 4 o'clock every day.  The chance to see his handsome face, have adult conversation, it's really the best.  So to know I wasn't going to get that for 5ish days, bummed me out.
Friday night we were laying in bed and I told him how I was sad he was leaving us.  I didn't want him to feel bad because he was going to do something he loved and he was doing it with the people he loved, but I wanted him to know how much he'd be missed.  Instead of apologizing and trying to make me "understand" he simply said, "make the best of it" and even suggested I go and get a massage while he was gone.  Well you don't have to tell me twice!  It's been almost 2 years since my last massage, I'M IN!  {however the spa didn't have openings for massages in less than 24 hours so a facial sufficed}.
So, I did just that.  In that moment I decided that I was going to be selfish, as much as I could with a toddler {it is birthday week, kinda, still}.  
Saturday was a great day with my girl.  We went and had lunch, alone, at Pei Wei and Kendall took on a new liking to lo mein.  I used to cringe when I'd see people eating alone but there's something therapeutic about it. Sure I had Kendall with me but she's not one for conversation these days.  So we sat and ate lunch, we did a little shopping and then we had a slumber party!  My best girlfriends brought their girls over {there were 6 1/2 girls in my house that night}and we ordered pizza, had a dance party, laughed our butts off and we don't have a single picture to prove it.  I think that's the best part.
Sunday I headed to Hometown and let my parents have some quality time with Kendall while I hit up the spa. To say that that hour to myself was bliss would be an understatement.  It was heaven on Earth.  I felt human, I felt renewed, I felt good even though I didn't have a stitch of make up on and was in my gym clothes.  I had every intention of going out for a run afterward but then I though, "Nope!  I'm spoiling myself today!" and I did just that.  I even stopped at Dairy Queen and picked up my favorite Oreo Blizzard with EXTRA Oreo.
Sunday night was full of maxin' and relaxin'.  I enjoyed some trash TV once Kendall went to bed {and my Blizzard, of course}, painted my toenails, and turned off my phone.  
Do you know how much easier it is to relax when you don't have Twitter, Facebook, WWF, Draw Something, text, email, Instagram, notifications going off every 2.5 seconds?  It's like...I need to do that more often.  Same goes for not documenting much of this weekend.  Sure I took pics here and there but it wasn't like I felt the NEED to take them for sharing purposes.  I say that because one too many times I have found myself thinking in Tweets, that's bad.  
It's nice to unplug every once in a while, even if it's just for the evening.  It's also nice to take some time and say SO WHAT if the laundry isn't done, I want to paint my toenails tonight.  
I went to bed feeling good about the weekend.  I felt refreshed and it didn't take much.  I think more weekends like this are in order.  
Today it's back to the 5 a.m. grind and that's ok because I'm ready for it now.  Bring it on Monday!


  1. Yes, those weekends are much needed! I haven't had one in a LONG time. But glad you got yours and you got to enjoy every minute of it!

  2. Love this post friend!! Sounds like a great weekend and totally renewed

  3. that sounds like such a great, relaxing weekend!

  4. At some point, everybody needs some "me time"..

  5. Ahhh my husband often works overnight and sometimes it's so nice to put the baby to bed, take a long bath, watch 4 straight hours of reality TV while eating a cookie in bed. It's definitely refreshing to have those little "me" moments. I want a blizzard now!!!!

  6. Good for you! Sometimes you need to just pamper yourself. When my husband's gone, I make myself feel better by watching all the movies I love and he hates and by cooking or ordering all my favorite foods and desserts!

  7. I've never actually spent a night away from my husband int eh 6 years we've been married, but I know it's coming. And? I'm kinda secretly hoping he goes on a business trip this year, which is highly likely...a week of spoiling myself and doing NO cooking and HALF the laundry sounds divine!

  8. wow! what an awesome weekend! I might just have to follow suit ;)

  9. Glad that you had a great weekend with much needed "you" time! You deserve it..have a great week!