Well unexpectedly, DH developed a sore leg a few days before my birthday and had to take a couple of days off work, due to not being able to walk. So since he could technically look after Amelia, I got to escape by myself for a bit of ME time.
And it was wonderful.
So what did I do? Well I went into town and had a badly needed haircut which was a pleasant way to spend an hour and a half. Feeling refreshed and up to date on magazine reading after that I went and ate lunch. ALONE.
I went to a little restaurant I have been wanting to go to for ages and when I got there at 12:30 there was no one else there. So I had the whole restaurant to myself. Usually one would be worried why there was no one else there but in this case I think it was a location problem, as the food was great and reasonably priced. I mightily enjoyed something many people take for granted: eating a meal in peace at my own pace and not having a 13 kilo child climbing on my knee halfway through or trying to steal the best bits of my plate.
So that was pretty much my birthday present to myself. A hair cut and lunch! Oh how the times have changed.
The problem with me is that I think I am indispensable. When DH took the day off, I naturally immediately thought I might be able to get some Me time, but my thinking was more along the lines of: "I'll wait until Amelia goes for her nap and then I will go out and get my haircut so DH only has to look after her alone for a short time, what with him having a sore leg and all. That means I can get 2 loads of washing done and the bathroom cleaned before I go out...blah blah blah". DH actually suggested himself that I go out and have lunch by myself in addition to the hair cut. So really the only thing keeping me from getting more time to myself is, well - Me.
My actual birthday we celebrated with cake and sushi and bubbly. I stopped at 2 glasses. That was just the right amount.
I feel blessed to have had such a nice few days with my little family around me, even though DH had a bit of a sore leg still. But that made me even more grateful that it was something he could recover from.You will be pleased to know he is fully mobile again.
What are your blessings?
|Rose Pink Tea and Chiffon Cheese Cake for dessert|