So, sometimes the fun just comes to you. This week has been like that, in unexpected ways.
Hubby works from home and his supervisor was visiting on Monday (on super short notice), so for several reasons, I needed to spend the day out of the house. I went from wondering how I was going to fill eight hours to enjoying the time on my own. I took my book and sat at a cafe with some tea reading for a few hours. (This was, like the trail race, a little step outside my comfort zone. I've always thought I'd like to take a book to such a place and sip a warm beverage while reading, but I've never done it. I was afraid I'd feel like a loser who had to sit by herself because she's a total pathetic friendless loser. But, turns out I wasn't a self-conscious loser at all! I actually liked it a whole, whole lot! Maybe someone else thought I was a loser, but um, oh well. I liked it.) I did a little shopping (Slightly decadent stuff like new towels. Do you know how wonderful new towels are? They're a bamboo / cotton blend. Fabulous.). I hung out with Mom for awhile. It was lovely.
Tuesday was the total opposite. Hubby was gone doing work things with Supervisor all day long. (Even shorter notice) He had to be on his way at 8:00 A.M.. And I had the house all to myself. This never, ever, ever happens. Ever. (Because Hubby works from home.) It was fantastic! I finished my book (It was the third of the Wicked Lovely series. It's all about the world of faerie. Apparently faeries are not cute and sweet, like Tinkerbell. They're naughty. Very naughty.). I cranked up my ipod and baked cookies (With regular chocolate chips AND mini morsels. I love mini morsels.) while singing and dancing. (Did you know that I sound just like Cher? I do. Really. It's uncanny. Cher is a goddess, by the way.) I also did mundane things like put the laundry away and washed the dishes. But I did them in an empty house. All by myself. While singing and dancing. (Because it's not often that I can bust out my Proud Mary moves. And I know the whole routine. Because as a child, when people asked what I wanted to be when I "grow up," I said "Tina Turner." Okay, I still want to be Tina when I grow up. She, too, is a goddess.)
Wednesday it just so happened I had multiple things scheduled that I find rather fun and relaxing. Like acupuncture. Which is awesome enough, but Acupuncturist also decided I need some cupping and gua sha. (My qi was stagnating. It tends to stagnate in my shoulders a lot. Cupping and gua sha releases it. And leaves big red marks, but I feel so much better afterward that it doesn't even matter.) Then I headed off for a pedicure. I hadn't had a pedicure in a long time. I actually can't remember my last pedicure. It was heavenly! Plus I got to catch up on useless celebrity gossip as I flipped through back issues of People Magazine, which is good fun in and of itself.
Now today, I had a Pirate Adventure with Work Friend. How much fun was that?! I love pirates! We touched actual pirate treasure. We got to experience what it was like on a pirate ship. We saw lots of way cool pirate artifacts. Oh, it was awesome..... Doesn't this just say it all?
It's been such a week! And there's still Friday ahead of me!