Friday, July 18, 2008
My husband took a vacation day. Our 19 year old daughter took a half day off. My wise husband observed my burned out attitude and said "You need an afternoon off. Why don't you and Dancer take off?" So Dancer and I ran around all afternoon ending it with manicures. I cannot tell you how different I feel. I can always tell when that overwhelmed feeling starts over taking me I am not taking the time alone I need. Every once in awhile it catches me off guard and I wonder what is up. Why? I don't know, but I let it happen. I spent some quality time with our daughter who leaves for college in less than a month. My nails are perty! So once again "Take care of yourself." is my song and dance next verse same as the first! It is hard in the summer to find the time alone but oh so necessary. Not a luxury, not self indulgent but necessary.