Saturday, April 18, 2009

She's Fresh as a Summer Breeze

The Saturday Scavenger Hunt word was chosen by Laura B. at What Fresh Hell is This? blog. She chose the word fresh. Originally, I had planned to paint the above photo I took a couple of years ago and post that as a fresh take on an old picture. But yesterday, I was in the need of some freshening up of my own. I've been so overwhelmed as of late, and knew that I would be a much better person if I selfishly used my four hours of vacation to relax and do things just for me.

So, I had a nice long run when I got off work, and since it was so warm out, I sat in a lounge chair and read a novel and soaked up some badly needed vitamin D for over an hour. I can't remember when the last time I took that much time out to lounge and read was. Then, after all that relaxing made me tired, I took an hour long nap until Stinky called me to pick her up from track practice. I felt so fresh and I'm a much better person and parent because of that. Sometimes my selfishness helps everyone I'm around.

10 comments:

Ananda girl said...

Good for you! I hope the rest of your weekend does you as much good... in whatever category you need it.

laura b. said...

Thats a beautiful, fresh photo and I can't wait to see the painting. But you were so right to give yourself that time. Woot!

Chance said...

Sounds like my day, except I don't have a child to attend to, so my nap extends into indecent hours as I slumber on, undisturbed.

mighty jo said...

yah--i just figured out that if i can get a nap in--EVERYONE will be much better off.
good job taking care of yourself.

Mrs. Hairy Woman said...

..you are now "fresh as a daisy"..

Tara said...

Nothing as refreshing as a good nap that your body needed and an afternoon for yourself. I love that photo, too.

Mr Atrocity said...

Ahh, the magical power of sitting down and reading a book. Not much can beat that.

Mnmom said...

A nap and vitamin D sunshine on white midwestern flesh, what could be better? I need naps now and then but my teens make me feel like HELL about it. Hope I'm around when they are in their forties, working, and chasing kids around. I'm going to rub it in really, really hard.

NoRegrets said...

eggsactly. I did that this weekend due to the finger. it was so odd to take so much time for myself.

k_sra said...

Purdy flairs!