Friday, February 09, 2018

Playing Hooky

Michael and I played hooky on Wednesday. Well, I guess, technically, I did work for a couple of hours while he slept in, and then ran around like a crazy person trying to get myself ready/presentable enough to leave the house, and the house ready/presentable enough for the viewing appointments scheduled for the day. But, from then on things started looking up.

It all started because he needed a doctor's appointment, and the only one available was smack dab in the middle of the day, making getting to school before or after pretty much pointless. Needless to say, Michael did not complain about the opportunity to sleep in. After the doctor ,we ran an errand that helped with my purging, so I got a little burst of accomplishment. And then we headed to the mall.

Our plan was lunch in the food court (honestly, I hardly ever cook since the house went on the market), then shopping for jeans that would actually cover his ankles. (24 inch waist, 28 inch inseam. Shoot me!) But we walked in through the cinemas and saw that "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" was playing at 3:30. Tempting! Michael got to choose lunch (A&W because he loves their BLT Chicken Burger & root beer), and then he got to choose movie over shopping.

Love this boy!

Honestly, it was an excellent decision. The movie was great, and I can't believe it took us this long to get to it. But even more than that, sitting in an almost empty theatre on a weekday afternoon, with my boy and a big bag of popcorn did me a world of good. Two and a half hours of not thinking about selling my house. Not thinking about all the little things that need to get done. Not worrying about what happens if I don't sell this place by the deadline in my offer on our new home. It was just what I needed.

And after that we did have a little look at a couple of stores, and we managed to find men's jeans in size 26x30 at Bluenotes. Add a belt, a little roll at the bottom, and they work! Actually, Michael said they were no good because they were too long. I had to laugh. He's never had that problem before, and it never occurred to him that pants could be hemmed. What a concept!

Bottom line, I highly recommend allowing yourself to take a day, or even just a few hours, off from your regular routine. Especially if you've got a ton going on and are feeling the stress. You'll come back refreshed and better able to tackle whatever it is on your plate. Honest. It worked for me :)

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