Cultivating a Life of Gratitude

I am committing myself, during 2010, to attempt to cultivate a greater awareness of how much I have to be thankful and grateful for by sharing my daily findings and musings with you. It is my hope that by blogging about gratitude, I will be more aware of what is going on around me in my life, my family, my friends' lives and our world.

June 16, 2010

A Day to Myself

Does anyone reading my blog watch "The Middle"?  It's one of my new favorite sitcoms on ABC (along with Modern Family).  Right before Mother's Day they did a Mother's Day episode that was very funny and mostly about mom's actually just wanting to be alone so they can REALLY have the day 'off'.  I was telling my Mom about it and she took the idea and gave me 'a day to myself' for Mother's Day this year.  I cashed in on that day today and it was ... very wonderful! :)

Thanks Mom!  I'm very grateful during this season of my life to live so near to my Mom and to have her so willing to watch E-man.  We didn't leave the Ridder house until 8:45 tonight and he didn't WANT to go home to his house.  Can't say I blame him!

On my day 'to myself' I chose to ...

-read a crime/creepy book during daylight hours because it's much creepier at night (Ted Dekker's The Bride Collector")
-take a walk without pushing the stroller and needing to stop for a break at the park
-take my time getting ready which included painting my toe nails and spilling hot pink nail polish on my sink - I was quite the mess for a few minutes there but it was okay because E-man wasn't around to ALSO be getting into the mess :)
-complete 3 orders of service for Park Free, working ahead to July 11th!  It's amazing what uninterrupted brain time can accomplish - I had been writing down ideas for awhile but in just about 30-45 minutes I hammered out three services - sweet!
-shop at the mall for summer/wedding season dresses and I was so successful I will have to return a few but it was fun to have Christin (current roommate) join me for a second opinion and help with zippers
-have a girl's night out with Angela (former roommate) to celebrate her birthday AND we stopped at Patina and did a little shopping and then went to Psycho Suzi's and shared these bacon wrapped smokies and a deep dish yummy delicious pizza out on the tikki patio - it was a gorgeous night and we were able to talk and catch up - much needed and good for the soul!

Thanks Mom!  I had a great day off - it's amazing how easy it is to exit the house when you only have to take yourself and your purse.  :) I do love the little guy but it was a nice break.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for sharing your day with me!! It was so good to catch up! Luv ya.