Tuesday, December 30, 2008

A day of recharging

Today was a monumental day. I took Kate to daycare and indulged in a day completely to myself. I don’t feel an iota guilty about it either. I figure I make up for it the other 364 days out of the year that don’t belong to me.

First, I went to the Alltel store. I managed to spend an obscene amount of money on a new Blackberry and accompanying accessories. I went into the store because I needed a battery for my decrepit two-year old phone and walked out with a sharp new phone instead. That is what happens when I am allowed out unchaperoned for a day. I already have a sneaking suspicion that this phone is ammunition for the internet addiction that I already battle enjoy. There is a lovely red light that flashes every time I get a new email, which includes every time someone leaves a new comment on my blog. I believe that Craig accidentally throwing this thing out of the window is imminent. In fact, it is quite remarkable that it survived Day One.

Second, I bought a pair of new jeans. My current non-work wardrobe screams “I’ve given up on trying”, “I can’t care enough to do better than this”, “I was robbed and this is all they left” and “At least they aren’t sweatpants.” Even though I engage in very few outside of work activities, I am desperate for some decent clothes. You know, it’s important to look good when you are sitting around the house doing nothing, right? So, I bought a pair of $80 Silver Jeans. Apparently my shopping-self didn’t get the memo that I am not 23 any longer. It almost doesn’t matter though, because they are some kick-ass jeans and I can’t afford the pair of Seven’s that I really want anyway. We will consider them a consolation purchase.

Third, I went to the theater to watch a movie. I felt like I was 15 and skipping school again for the first time. I expected Mr. G (inside joke, sorry), to jump out of the closet and send me back to detention. It was so surreal I had to stop and make sure I hadn’t forgotten Kate in the bathroom and it was all just a Candid Camera moment. I watched Marley and Me, which was wonderful and heartbreaking. It hit a little too close to home in a few areas. In five years, when I take another day to myself, I will not pick a tearjerker to enjoy on my “me” day. That and I’ll do a better job of finding one with fewer hooligans kicking at the back of my seat. I was so content enjoying my day that I didn't even glare at their parents.

Lastly, I enjoyed an hour long massage. I don’t think I need to expand upon how wonderful that was. They nearly needed to evict me when it was over. I would have been content to just move in. I told them I didn't require much maintenance, but they weren't buying it.

All in all it was a glorious, albeit expensive day. It’s probably a good thing that it happens on very rare occasion. Now we return to our regularly scheduled life; laundry is calling.

16 comments:

Ann's Rants said...

I am cheering for you. YEAY YIPEE YEAY! Yipee cayayaye Mothermommy!

Blicky Kitty said...

Oh good for you! It's been so long I think I'd get giddy and freak out over what to do first.

Lolli said...

How NICE!

A. said...

Congrats on the new Blackberry! It sounds like you had an awesome day! I am basically green of envy just thinking about your massage...

Happy New Year!

Janie said...

Yeah! A day to yourself, and you indulged!

Now that is the way to kick 2008 in the pants and usher in 2009!

You rock!

C. Beth said...

Wow--heaven!!!

Jeanne said...

I don't remember the last day I took for myself. In fact, on Friday Bill goes back to work, and it's my last weekday off before I start my new job. Maybe I need a "me" day.

This is on your head. You made it sound waaaay too good.

Call Me Cate said...

What a fabulous day! We all need them every so often so good for you!

Anonymous said...

Lyndsay ~

Glad that you had a great day. I am very thankful that my job is one in which jeans are everyday work attire, however, it can be very costly as I am constantly telling myself when shopping "it's ok, you can wear them to work!" I now have about 15-20 pairs of jeans - bad me! I have discovered the Macy's clearance table for Silver Jeans and that is double trouble for me - I am not 23 anymore either but they fit great!

I do not think I will be getting a Blackberry anytime soon, that would be detrimental to any sense of accomplishment for me outside of the Internet world!

Have a great New Year and I hope that means for you some time to yourself every now and again - NOT in another 5 years. Cheers!

Steph

Crazy Mo said...

Isn't Retail Therapy wonderful?!

Jen said...

wow, even a movie!? YAY FOR YOU! You worked hard for it. Happy New Year

dizzblnd said...

I love the "me" days when/if I get 'em. Retail therapy works wonders doesn't it? I am glad you enjoyed the hell out of yourself and don't feel guilty! You deserve it

Rebecca Jo said...

Holy cow - that sounds like a perfect day!!!!

I refuse to see Marley & Me - I heard whole theaters walk out sniffing & tear stained faces... cant handle that!!!

Divine Chaos said...

aww that sounds like an awesome day! Maybe I'll get a day off sometime this millenium .. probably not, but maybe! lol .. Have a great New Year!

Claire said...

That sounds just lovely. A well-deserved break!

Lyndsay said...

You guys are just awesome ... I now feel slightly less guilty about indulging. Plus, I give you my permission to take the same day for yourself ;)

After our company leaves today, I'll resume with the obligatory New Years post!