Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A date with me, myself and I.

On Sunday morning, after I had woken up a bundle  of anxiety and stress over all!the!things! we needed to do around the house, Chris declared that I must go out and see a movie that night. I agreed. I knew I needed it. After two weeks here the only time I had spent by myself was a five minute CVS run for chocolate frosting. That is not enough, espcially with my stress levels with the move and the extra fussiness of a certain toddler housemate of mine.

By 6:00 on Sunday night I was ready. I hopped in the car and headed for errands and sushi. Except halfway there I decided to ditch the errands and just get sushi. I'm so glad I did. I had a delicious dinner of sushi which I enjoyed while reading my Kindle. I shamelessly stuffed my face with some of the yummiest rolls I've ever had.

After dinner I drover over to the movie theater. I got a tiny bit spooked while parking. I've found I get a lot more scared here, I think simply because it's a new place and I don't know it's safe like I did in my old home. Anyway, after scurrying into the mall where the theater was I grabbed some candy and coke and got cozy in my seat. 

I decided to see J. Edgar. By the end of the movie, I was happy to have seen it. There were parts that were slow, but overall he was an interesting character/man. I'd recommend it. 

Bottom line: if you are a mama/wife/person, take yourself out every once in a while. I thought I might feel awkward, but I definitely didn't. I got to read, eat my favorite food, sit quietly in a theater and not think about anything related to unpacking/getting settled. It was perfect.


6 comments:

Jodi Ann said...

good for you! What a sweet husband to send you off. And I can totally relate. I still get spooked a little because I'm still not totally familiar with all the places around here. I've heard where you live is really safe though :) if that helps :)

colleen said...

i am also a fan of dates or nights to oneself. it makes such a difference. and your date night sounds exactly like what mine would be like, so i very much approve.

I'm Hannah said...

Wow, a date night with myself sounds utterly fantastic! And I was wanting to see that movie too! Glad you had a good night!

Courtney said...

I couldn't agree with you more. Personal time out is refreshing and makes us better able to provide quality time to our hubbies and babies. Great post!

Eliza said...

I'm absolutely putting this on my to-do list. Does that defeat the purpose?

abby @{eatrunteach} said...

Good for you! I think it's so important to take mommy breaks every once in a while. I don't do it nearly as often as I should but when I do it's great. :)

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