My friend Jami asked me a few weeks ago if she could watch all 3 of the boys for me one day…just because…because Jami is way super nice and she just does nice things like that for no reason at all. It was a no brainer and I gladly accepted. One of her boys is 4 also, so it was pretty much the most perfect play date ever.
I contemplated what I should do with my time alone…completely alone…not one little wee Kelley in tow. I had a very lengthy “productive” list in my head. You know…clean the house, get a head start on dinner, fold and put away a mound of laundry, load the dishwasher, throw away piles and piles of paper swords & knives & guns while Huddy was away…the productive list could go on and on. And then yesterday arrived and I wanted to do nothing from that list. Sooooo, I didn’t.
I get stressed really easy by things like that…my world can spin out of control in my mind when there are dishes piled high in the sink and other little things like that, so choosing to say “Forget you, productive day” was very hard and yet very liberating. Can I get a high-5 for taking small steps in the pursuit of normalcy?!?!
Instead, Sandra, Courtney’s mom called and said she made us dinner. Score. The best baked spaghetti ever. I went over to pick it up and…stayed. We chatted and talked and chatted some more. She reminds me so much of Mom sometimes…especially when we chat because she is candid and real and she really wants to know how things are going with me. She cares.
Then, just for the heck of it, I got my hair cut and colored. I guess it wasn’t totally just for the heck of it…it had been about 7 months since I had been to get my hair done. It was time. And what is it about getting a fresh hair cut and color that will literally make me feel like a new woman. It is what dreams are made of. It was glorious.
And unbeknownst to me, Josh got to work from home yesterday so we got to have lunch together. Alone. And I didn’t even have to share my food…with anyone.
The rest of the day was just as lax and fun.
We even snagged ice cream after I picked everyone up. All 6 of us sat around our table at 2:45 in the afternoon and enjoyed ice cream. It was just that type of day. And it was awesome.
Thank you Jami for giving me such a great day. You kind of rock. I will pay you back in Cadbury Creme Eggs.
Here’s to another awesome day.