Let me start this post by mentioning that two days ago, I told my husband, after a very looong day with L, that I simply need 1 day to myself, not 2 hours at a grocery store, not a pretend bathroom break just so I can breath, but a real day..wellll
Wednesday, as I went into work , I was greeted happily by my co-worker who said, “hey, you know we have tomorrow off right?…..” Insert singing angels here!!!! laaaaaaaaaaaa…My mind raced in a million different directions first thought being, holy S, I am going to take Liam to daycare anyway, and have a DAY TO MYSELF!! that thought was quickly followed by two other short convos in my head that went something like this, “you are a horrible mom..WHO takes their child to daycare when they have the day off” the answer, to myself “Be nice, you deserve this…consider it a gift, a gift of time!” SO I did it.
I planned my day, very loosely, with a lot of self talk, assuring myself that I needed to just breath it all in today, this is a gift , I can do anything, or nothing and it doesn’t matter, no cleaning, unless that’s what my heart told me to do. So, I started my day by making a pot of coffee, followed by a 20 minute meditation ( that was VERY clear and gave me many answers about my “Path”) I decided I would spend my day in Cold Spring, New York, a quaint little town that I love, but never really get a chance to go to anymore, it has great little shops and a million antique stores, but they are “little” so its very hard to do any of these things with a toddler.
As I got in the car, I put in my Counting Crows CD ( an Oldie but a goodie that always makes me happy) and just as the 1st verse of “Round Here” Started “In between the Moon and you, angels get a better view ” Tears literally streamed down my face…WOAH…I needed this day more than I even knew, and I was so grateful to myself, for giving it..well…to myself! HA! A lovely 30 min. drive and 3 wrong turns later, I landed. I took my time, I shopped, I got more coffee, I shopped some more, I talked to local people, I bought Liam some things, I went “antiquing” and then, I did something I have never done in my 35 years of this life…I ate lunch..by myself!!!! Can you even believe I have never?? I mean, sure at an airport, or maybe in my car, or something, but never sat down, and savored a meal like I did today…it. was. perfection. I enjoyed every single bite, every sip of Pellegrino. You are wondering what I had..no? well I had A Spinach, Fennel, goat cheese beet salad, with a side of French Fries..huh? right? PERFECTION!!! As I sat there, and just listened to the life happening around me, and looking out at the beautiful little town, I began to finally relax..unwind..tweet pictures of my salad..I’m just saying, it was a great day, and everyone should do it at least once. By the way, this isn’t a mommy thing, its a person thing…we need to check in every once in a while..life takes over and we forget, but to recharge, is absolutely priceless.!!!
Here are some pics from the day!!
I LOVED this sign! This was the BEST antique store, with so many great things, but a little pricey.I’m spoiled by my Saturday junk shop!
I am STILL thinking of this tulip lamp, the color was amazing and actually not priced badly at $95..I just couldn’t spend it on a lamp that I didn’t really need…sigh…
Loved the color of these stools!!
My Lunch…such fond memories…ahh..( yes it was just today)
An amazing bench at the Cold Spring Apothecary shop, but I am doing an entire post JUST on this shop, so more pics later..it was awesome!!
My only “antique” purchase for the day..isnt she pretty 😉
P.s..On the to do list for this weekend? An Acorn Wreath, some DIY bookshelves made of spice racks and a little “Dollhousing” for my “Im A Giant Challenge”