Monday, February 19, 2007

2 hrs

2 much needed hours alone. Without kids. Alone to do anything I wanted. I usually spend times like this worrying that the kids are giving John a hard time, cutting my time alone short to get back home and rescue him, but this time I didn't. I used every minute of it up. I sat in Panera and read "Eat, Pray, Love" laughing out loud at the funny parts. I people watched, drank iced tea, picked chocolate cookie crumbs off of my pink shirt. I drove around town blasting the Red Hot Chili Peppers. I bought some flowers at Trader Joe's, and then I went home. I felt lighter, more happy, and I made a mental note to myself that I have to do this every week. HALF TO. No guilt, just do it and enjoy it.

9 comments:

Irene said...

yes, yes, yes! I kept nodding reading this post. I'm so glad you were able to enjoy those two hours for yourself.

Heth said...

I love that photo. Glad you got some time away and what a wonderful idea to make it a weekly ritual. Might have to take that idea up myself.....

The Whole Self said...

OMG you don't understand...i could've written this post today. i've only recently started to make a point to do this...and i swear i'm a better mom for it. i come back renewed and full of a new appreciation, and all it really takes is an hour or two.

i'm so glad that you did this for yourself...what a treat!

acumamakiki said...

As mamas, we all deserve weekly alone time, makes us better at our jobs. Don't you just love that book?

vickie pellouchoud said...

so happy you got that time. I so relate to the rush to get back and save the husband. But you are right to get this time in for you, we mommies all need it, it makes us better!

have a great week!

la vie en rose said...

amen sister! yes, you have to...because it's good for your soul and mama's need for their souls to be in tip-top shape...

Chris said...

Boy, Heather, you look like you're 16 years old in this picture. You don't look like a mother of 3 children.

I'm so glad you're taking care of yourself . . . you can't do your best at taking care of your family, if you don't take care of you.

Love all your pictures!!!

Wendy said...

This is so funny, I do the exact same thing. Usually worry my free time away and come home early. Right down to the Red Hot Chili Peppers! Enjoy...enjoy...enjoy! We have to meet soon for a coffee or kid play time. What are you up to next week?

Renee said...

That sounds perfect. Glad you got the chance to do it.