Oh how I miss you glorious nothing days. Dilly dally days. Sit at home days. Pyjama days.
Yesterday I took a day’s holiday from work. It was the best thing I have done. A little time just for me. I was lucky enough to have taken a full two weeks break at Christmas, but my goodness I am still adapting to being back at work. It has been 4 weeks but honestly, it feels so much longer. Don’t get me wrong January hasn’t been a miserable month, as a family and personally we have had a great start to the year. We have two holidays to look forward to, one of which has been gifted to us via my blog and the second is a surprise trip to DisneyLand Paris to celebrate Lil G’s 4th birthday. An amazing start really. I know so many of you struggle with the month of January but for me it’s just been the battle with routine.
So my day off went a little bit like this…
We awoke to a beautiful blanket of snow and quickly decided we would head out with the sledge for a bit of fun before dropping Lil G off at Kindergarten. As I waved goodbye and made my way back across the deadly silent but beautiful field I couldn’t help but feel a little guilty. You know the one, parent guilt. I was dropping Lil G off at Kindergarten to enjoy a day to myself. Surely that’s not right? Well actually, I was almost ok with it but still I could feel the guilt creeping in.
Lil G had a fun day ahead of him and I had promised to pick him up early. Surely a win win. And on top of that we still have to pay for his days even if he isn’t in so it’s a huge waste of money, £43 actually!
From the warm burrow of my sofa, snuggled under my blanket I enjoyed some all about me time. I blogged, I caught up on some of my reading, I answered some bloggy emails and drank copious amounts of tea.
Just to clarify, my tea was hot, I drank my tea hot! Something which is so rare these days, I’ve actually come akin to the taste of cold tea! Before Lil G arrived I never like Iced Tea, I’ve grown to love it over the years!
The day was quickly passing me by and so I had two more must haves on my list before collecting Lil G. I wanted to paint my nails and to read a magazine. Tick Tick. I went for a little punch of colour, I can dream of spring can’t I?! And I managed to grab some time just me and a magazine! Woohoo.
You can always rely upon a day just to yourself to leave you feeling a little refreshed. Painting nails, writing a few words, reading a few, looking at some pictures and lets not forget snuggled under a blanket drinking hot tea! Heaven. And then I collected my boy! Woohoo.
A few photos for you…
I made a promise to myself at the end of last year that I would make more time just for me, yesterday was just that. Glorious nothing days. Only a few hours but nonetheless it was all about me.
How do you relax?