Back in the day, summer of 2002 to be exact, Andy and I were able to work in Missouri as camp counselors at a Christian sports camp. Great experience by the way. Anyway, at camp the counselors had a rare “2, 4,” that was what we called our 24 hours off. I say all of that to say to explain that yesterday I was given the rare opportunity have a “2, 4.” My mom volunteered to take Cora for the day and OVERNIGHT after listening to me complain about our last week of sleepless nights with our teething, soar throat, fever ridden baby girl.
The breakdown of my precious “2, 4”:
8:30-11:30 a.m.: Wave good bye to Mom, Cora & Andy. Throw on bathing suit and head to the Marshall’s community pool to vegg. out (thanks for the key Ali.) While lounging by the pool I got lost in some great scripture from the book of Isaiah, read a magazine, and fell fast asleep.
12:00-1:00: Lunch out with a GROWN-UP, full of adult conversation and uninterrupted eye contact. (Thank you so much Christy!!!)
1:00-2:00: Wandered through target with no one reminding me that they wanted out of the cart. I even used the rest of my target gift card from Christmas (thanks Dave & Kathe) and bought a new shirt and necklace for Andy and I’s big date
2:00-3:00: Pedicure, a real treat. Andy insisted. And I discovered a whole new level of relaxation when I turned my IPod on and listened to Jack Johnson while I had an amazingly long pedicure. Thanks Andy!
3:00-5:00 Came home, bought some new music on Itunes and blared the stereo as I slowly got my self ready for our date. This was a lot of fun in and of itself because so often when we’re home it’s because Cora is napping and I need to be somewhat quiet. Not this time
6:00 Andy and I were off for a date that didn’t have an end time like most do because of a babysitter waiting on us. Andy treated me to a progressive dinner. We started with Bruschetta at Stonewood, AMAZING. Then off to St. Armands circle for fish tacos and then over to Kilwins for ice cream. We too had adult conversation and uninterrupted eye contact. I loved our night!
Then the best part…a full night of sleep!!!!! Well, Chase has a cold too so he did wake Andy up for a a little bit. Other than that, it was a peaceful night of sleep. Wow, I woke up and Andy and I actually smiled at each other.
Now I’m blogging, sipping some juice and about to start packing for the women’s retreat that I leave for tonight. What great timing, I’m relaxed for my relaxing womens retreat weekend!
Thank you mom!!!!!!!!