Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Be Thankful-4

Day 4-Me Time
I am not much of a loner. I love having people around, but I really love some time by myself too. Not tons, just a little. When Mark was home, after the girls went to bed we had our time. Typically he would play video games, I would be on the computer or we would watch T.V. together. I really looked forward to putting "mommy" to rest for the evening and just being "wife" and "friend". But with Mark's job, he is gone often. Not just because of deployment, but "field training", 24-hour duty, National Training Center in California, etc. So nearly every month I would get 1 or 2 nights all alone. The girls would go to bed, I would turn off the t.v., drink a can dr. pepper, eat m&m's and read my people guilty pleasure:)
Now with Mark being gone for a year I like to stay busy, helps time to go by quicker, or at least I like to think it does. Between school, the girls, my own personal commitments, bills..yada yada, I don't make enough time for myself. I am not saying I don't get help with the girls and get to have dinner with friends often. Instead I mean I don't spend time by myself enough. I don't allow my brain to stop working and just enjoy the peace and quite and some "Paige" time.
So today as I was running errands by myself I treated myself to some can dr. peppers, m&m's, and my people magazine. Time for "Paige" time.
For Me Time and so much more, I am thankful.


Kim Harms said...

Me time is a must! Im glad your making time for it... it helps clear your head and lets you think about things other than kids, bills, school, work, just life in general!

Denyse said...

I love "me" time! Because its all about...ME! =)
Love the new layout!!!!