I keep meaning to “take some time for myself” and keep putting it off. This spring I finally did something about this. My impetus was the fact that Ron & Ginny, going to different schools, had two different spring breaks this year. I realized that I would not be getting a “week off” (as much as a mother can have a ‘week off!’) so I decided that, the week between their breaks, would be *my* week and that I would do one thing “for me” each day. Here’s how it went down:
I usually get a pedicure once or twice a year, if that, so it’s a big treat for me to do this. I went to a new (to me) salon that is near Ron’s school, thinking that it would be a convenient spot in the future. However, I won’t be going back. During the pedicure she pulled a chunk of skin from my toe that ended up getting infected. Other than that, though, it was great, lol! Seriously, except for that it was a nice experience and my toes did look nice (except for the oozing part).
I went to see “Alice in Wonderland” in 3-D and just loved it! It was definitely too intense for Ginny but I had the feeling she’d enjoy watching it on our TV at home. (And I was right, I went on to buy it on DVD and she’s watched it over and over).
Need I say more? Heaven.
I’ve only had one other facial so this was definitely a treat. I really liked the lady who did it, including the fact that she did not try to sell me any products. It was sooo relaxing and my skin looked and felt wonderful afterward. Now that I am getting older *ahem* I am going to try to do this more often in an attempt to maintain my skin.
Friday: Car Wash
I had originally planned to either get a manicure or a spray tan but I ended up needing to stay with Mom which limited my time. It’s always a treat for my car to be squeaky clean, inside and out, so I took my car to the car wash for a treatment.
I felt like the week went really well. It was fun planning out what I was going to do each day, and the anticipation of each item was almost as much fun as the actual experiences. My goal now is to continue to incorporate these “treats” into my schedule.