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Last week, I was off of work two days. One, an unscheduled sick day. The other, a very scheduled, very needed mental health day. (Plus I had to use up my personal day before the end of our year, June 30.)

It was just the break I needed.

First, the kids' stuff:

Mismatch Day at Preschool

Kindergarten Graduation
Beach Party Night at Colin's Speech School
Now for the "ME" stuff:
I gardened
(Is that even a word?)

I prettied up the deck
I went for a run
I ate a healthy lunch.

I got out my summer clothes
and organized my closet.

I read some more.
I snuck in an AWESOME movie with my husband.

We had popcorn

 When the kids came home from school, I felt refreshed.

It was something I hadn't felt in months.

So glad for some me time before we start on our summer bucket list.


tolleyrose said…
I'm jealous of your organized closet! Mine is more like "Monica's closet" ;)
Unknown said…
Now that's the way to spend your ME days!
Emily said…
I still visit all the time, even though I hardly ever comment anymore, but I really giggled at preschool mismatch day. I let my preschooler pick out her own clothes a lot, so almost every day is preschool mismatch day for us. :)
Miss Megan said…
Sounds like just what you needed! That breath of fresh air and feeling refreshed is SO necessary! So glad you got some time to yourself =)
Quadmama said…
I always feel like I've had a nice break if I can eat lunch and read a book uninterrupted. Good for you!
Amber said…
That sounds like a great way to refresh. It's always nice to get some time alone to recharge!
I found you through the Multiples and More link up today. :)

I had a "me" day a couple of weeks ago. It was awesome! By the end of the day, I felt more rested than if I had taken a nap. Funny how that works. :) So glad you were able to get one!
Stopping by from Multiples and More. :) Sounds like a fantastic day!!! It's great you were able to balance some productivity with some relaxation.

My 3 1/2-year old twins will be starting preschool in the fall (six hours a week in total). While it's bittersweet, I'm looking forward to a bit of "me" time, too!

Hope you have a great summer with your family!
Unknown said…
We almost went to see that movie - I'm kind of bummed that we didn't go . . .

I'm glad that you were refreshed. I can't remember the last time I felt that way!

I'm curious, though - what book are you reading? :)

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