Friday, June 19, 2009

Time Blessing

Yesterday I was given a little "time blessing"...I was the only one home for the entire day. Teighlor's in Arizona with her G.P.'s, I dropped Anthony off at the airport for a day trip to Orlando and put Alec into the hands of Gateway staff for Amped's Camp. It was 7:30am and the day ahead of me was all mine.

For days I had been trying to think of what I would do with my "Me Day". My dream day would have consisted of 8 hours at a local spa being pampered, primped and primed, but being budget conscious, I knew that wasn't a possibility...maybe next time.

So instead I opted to enjoy the simplicity of a day where I was bound to no one else's schedule and let the day roll out without plans:
  • After waking up at 5:30am to make my men breakfast and then dropping them off at their respective locations, I headed to my newly redecorated Walmart and strolled around for an hour. I did have a few things I had to pick up, so it was a productive trip; but the fact that I could take as long as I wanted to look at whatever I wanted was freeing for me. no one at home waiting, wondering why I was gone so long. just me, browsing the aisles and enjoying the solitude of a sparsely populated environment. When I checked out I had spent a little more money than I had intended to, had picked up a few more things than were actually on my list, but they were all needed at home so I just asked God to redeem my purchases.
  • Home again, home again. I was facing a house that could have used a few hours of cleaning, and I actually considered using my morning to accomplish that goal. But then I remembered: tomorrow is just around the corner and it will not be the same as today, so housecleaning could wait another 24 hours. I did, however, clean the kitchen because it's the one part of my house that I simply cannot overlook. A dirty kitchen makes the rest of the home seem dirty, so I worked fast and 20 minutes later I was able to breathe a sigh of relief and move forward, unhindered, with my Me Day.
  • Still not 10am, yet the shopping and kitchen cleaning were done. Normally I'm still not functioning to full capacity at this time because I usually sleep in until 9:30 or so. I'm so geared to be a late night person that I miss most mornings. To have almost 5 hours under my belt before 10am actually felt... dare I say it?... Good! It really made me rethink my whole nighttime perspective. Yes, I have always been a night person, but there was something so invigorating and refreshing about waking up with the sun.
  • With Bible, iTouch and Mac in hand, I headed to my back porch swing. Oh, yes! I also made myself a fresh fruit smoothie with bananas, strawberries, peaches and frozen orange juice and served it into a balloon wine glass... for that refined look. Yummers! :)
  • I spent some time worshiping. just me and my "borrowed" dogs and my backyard birds and my iPod. connecting to the heart of Jesus through song.
  • After spending a few hours on the swing, I was wondering what to do. I had wanted to lay out but even though it was warm outside there was no sun, only clouds...clouds didn't inspire me to the jacuzzi. So, I stumbled upon a 30% off coupon that had been mailed from my salon and decided to take advantage of it before it expired. That was a relaxing hour and it made my initial haircut in California lay so much better.
  • With 6 hours or so left in my day, and the jacuzzi now off limits due to my fresh haircut/style, I made the decision to retire to my couch for 4 hours of potato time, which really translated to two rented movies: Bride Wars and New In Town. Both were cute and comedic, just what I wanted.
I was thankful for the time I had to refresh and recharge. Alone Time : It Did My Body Good.

1 comment:

  1. I wonder how long it's been since you had a day like that. Simply wonderful, huh? ;)