This morning when the alarm went off I jumped out of bed filled with glee. I quickly showered* and got dressed and then woke the baby up and got her dressed. I picked up some donuts and dropped them and the baby off at daycare. I was ready to get my Monday started!
No, I didn’t have an important meeting. No, I wasn’t getting a raise. I was on vacation! That’s right. I took a vacation day today for the sole purpose of having some me time.
I started the day out by getting my hair done. I needed a trim and wasn’t in the mood to flat iron my hair, so I headed to the Dominican’s for a quick wash, set and trim. It’s been more than a month since I wore my hair straight and I have to tell you, I don’t like it all that much. It seems so thin and flat. I miss my big wild hair!
After the salon de belleza, I headed to the movie theater. I was armed with my gift certificate from Barista and a concession stand gift card that DiscoDiva gave me yesterday. It expired today so the timing was perfect. I knew I was either going to see “The King’s Speech” or “Hall Pass” but didn’t decide until I got to the ticket window. In the end I went with the comedy because I needed two hours of mindless laughing. That’s just what I got. I wasn’t nearly prepared for the raunchiness, guy humor or the giant p.e.n.i.s. I truly gasped and then blinked and realized it’s been a couple of years since I’ve seen anything like THAT**.
After the movie I took myself to lunch. I hit up a greek restaurant and had a yummy gyro. Afterwards I ran a couple of errands and ended up back in my neighborhood. My plan was to leave her at daycare until 6pm so I could have a full day to myself, but there was a storm brewing outside. I made the tough decision to pick her up two hours early.
It was a good day to myself. I was able to run in and out of stores and the post office without having to unload the baby. I was able to get a much needed haircut. And I was able to go to a movie.
Now I’m chillin with my girl. She wouldn’t let me vacuum because she’s scared of it. She wanted to stay in my arms during the thunderstorm. And I just had to do an assist in the diaper arena. Nothing says I love you like pulling poop out of your baby’s arse.
So glad I had a mini-break today.
*I just realized I never actually showered. I was so excited I just brushed my teeth and got dressed. Good thing I showered the night before.
**I’m still not interested in seeing one.