Friday, June 08, 2007

Where Does My Time Go?

The Parent Bloggers Network in conjunction with Light Iris is holding a little drawing to send a blogger to this years BlogHer. The topic "Where Does My Time Go" fits in nicely with something that I wanted to talk about anyhoo... my time, and where the crap it has gone.

At first I thought I'd give this one a miss, but then I read the fine print and realized that this wasn't a writing contest... nope, it's a random drawing. If it were a contest then I'd feel compelled to spend some time on writing the post, and time is something I ain't got so mucha these days. Plus, I don't know if I'd be able to get away to GO to BlogHer. Time.


A couple of days ago my sister Shel, in Colorado called me. She had tried to leave a comment on this post, but Blogger ate it, so she called instead. Normally I get griped at Blogger when it does glitchy things like that, but I let it slide this time. It was a really good conversation, but the main reason and message that she had for me was to relax. Most especially, to take some time for myself. She is so very right.

I have never had a pedicure, but I love the idea of one, and I love the way they make your feet look. I had decided that this year for Mother's Day I was gonna get me one! I had cherry-red polish in mind. A girlfriend of mine and I decided that we would go together, after checking with one of the neighborhood divas as to where was the best place to go. If you have kept up with this blog, you will know that this did not happen, as I spent the better part of the month of May with my youngest in the Children's Hospital.

I commit to getting a pedicure within this next week.

My hair was overdue for a cut and color by several weeks, over a month ago! I hardly noticed, because the hospital lighting in the bathrooms made it seem as if I still had highlights. It was not till the last week in, that I looked close enough to realize that it was not highlights I was seeing, but strands and clumps of pure white sprouting from my head.

I commit to a cut and color. I have an appointment for next Wednesday.

Plus I want y'all to know that I have watched two chick fliks and consumed decent chocolate in the past few days. In that same vein... I commit to three good sessions on the exercise bike in the next week to offset this necessary consumption of chocolate.

Not positive where my time went... but I know it's not gonna just show up, so I'm going to TAKE some time and MAKE it mine. At least I'm going to try!


Blogarita said...

If anyone deserves a little "me time", it's you!

I say go for it!

Lynanne said...

Heck, go all out - spring for a manicure too. Usually they don't charge as much if you do them both at the same time. I had never had one before in my life and my husband treated me to one when I was pregnant last time. Heavenly! If only I could afford to have them more often!

Enjoy!! said...

Yesyesyes! I have a babysitter every Wednesday night, and most of the time, I use that time to run errands that would be complicated with a toddler (buying bras or lugging 25-pounds bags of cat food, say). But every so often I say what the hey and go get a pedicure at the mall. And you know, you can even justify it as a health thing — you're on your feet all day, right? Gotta take care of 'em, right?

Hope you have relaxing hair and feet-pampering experiences!

Fantastagirl said...

Do the pedicure as well - I think you deserve it! I've never had one - something about letting someone teach my feet...yuck!

You deserve a break today....

sarah k. said...

Oooh, I've never had a pedi either. It sounds fun. I've always wanted to get a professional massage, but can't get up the guts.

My boys are all on a campout tonight, and how am I using my free time? Folding laundry while watching The Devil Wears Prada.

jd said...

I am a feverish chocoholic myself!

shoeaddict said...

Hi, I feel kinda silly for posting this comment because I don't really know what you meant about "comment" in your OBSESSIONS post. But, I've spent days reading your entire blog. I'm not a crazy stalker, I got here in the normal link, link, link way. I was so incredably drawn to your story and experiences as we have so much in common. I am not a mother, yet. I am younger than you are but, I was in a crazy abusive relationship that started when I was 15 and caused me to have a nervous breakdown at 19. I also have struggled with addiction (in my family) and am currently going through a very dark time. I am very sorry if I'm intruding. I wanted to tell you that I read your blog and laughed and cried (and cried and cried). I am so sorry for Pearl and all her trauma. I love Birdie and LaLa's personalities (and being the big nosey that I am, it kills me that I don't know their real names. It sooo doesn't matter, I'm just like that.) My blog is insipid and pretty shallow. It's also new (born in April). I just wanted to tell you all of that. There's more (I read the WHOLE blog) but, I don't want to write much more in your comments section. Treat yourself to something wonderful!! Your family is in my prayers.

Shelli said...

Amen, Sister! I hope you follow through. It is so important.

nonlineargirl said...

That's funny - I had the same feeling about the contest. A random drawing was more of a pull, since the time to make the post something I'd really be proud to compete would take a bit more energy.

Thanks for stopping by my place. I love your sunflowers.

Mama D said...

You SO won't regret having a pedicure. They are the best. And as for chocolate - I strongly believe it is necessary for the survival of Mamas everywhere.

Glad you are taking some time for you. That makes me happy! Enjoy!