Most weeks I look forward to Sunday afternoons for a good portion of the week. Why? It is my time! My break.
Mr T.3 understands that I will go insane and make everyone’s life hell need my break and my time away. While I prefer to be a bit more spontaneous, his current job really doesn’t work well with that. So, we have come to an agreement that Sunday afternoons are mine to do with what I want(he also cooks dinner to further my break).
There are a lot of weeks that I go out to eat – and I pick where I want to eat! What a concept. I am sure that those of you who are mother’s understand what fun that is. We don’t eat out much, but when we do, I often pick places that I know the kids will like or where they won’t melt down that work well for them. On Sunday, I get to pick without thinking about what the kids or Mr T.3 want. I also get to eat! Now you may be thinking, well duh, of course you get to eat…that is the point of eating out. However, when you eat out with kids, you don’t just get to eat. You get to help them with this and that and the other thing and in between all of that catch bites of your food. This is just me picking where I want to eat and actually getting to savor the food!
Sometimes I run errands, which without 2 kids, is quite a treat. Sometimes I go shopping for me or just to look around. Target….yay, I love wandering around Target! Whatever I choose, I always try to satisfy my need to be independent as well as get a break.
Much as I like being spontaneous, in an effort to not spend money every Sunday afternoon, a lot of Sunday afternoons you will find me here:
For those who know me…this is no surprise. I guess I am fairly 2 dimensional…Boo and boring… but that’s me at the moment. I love Starbucks and I love scrapbooking. A year or so ago, I discovered that I could combine the 2 together. Wow! Now what could be better…an afternoon drinking this:
Today’s drink: Grande Shaken Black Tea with No Classic, Light Ice and 3 Sugar in the Raw (only $2!)
Alone with no kiddos at Starbucks AND scrapbooking!
I’d like to say that this habit has me up to date on my scrapbooking…well no, I wish. But it isn’t about that, it is about getting a break and relaxing. Getting myself ready to do battle work hard for the next week.
Here’s hoping this was relaxing to you to spend the time reading! How do you get a break? Leave a comment, maybe you can help break my 2 dimensional boring rut!
Enjoy your day!