Wednesday, February 20, 2008

What have you done for yourself lately?

I recently (like this very week) joined a gym. Though I consider myself an active person, I haven't worked out regularly in quite a while. I feel like a new person! I get to hang out with a bunch of my friends and I've already met some ladies I hope to get to know better. My kids love the kids' program, and though I'm sure nothing has changed with my body quite yet, I really love the feeling that I get after having worked out. As an added bonus, I hope to look better than ever in my bathing suit when I go to Mexico this spring. I'll have to let you know!

I also took some time last weekend to go snowboarding with my oldest son. I'm typically the parent who stays home with the baby (and work my latest novel when he naps), but I decided that this time, I'd hire a babysitter and join the rest of the family on the slopes. And other than the minutes following a particularly painful fall, I was really glad I did!

Last night I dropped the boys off with my husband and met a friend of mine for dinner and coffee. It was great to catch up and have a nice meal that I didn't have to cook (or clean up after). I took my time driving home, blasting the kind of music I love (and not a kid CD) and then gave my mom (who lives in another state) a call to tell her sweet dreams.

What have you done for yourself lately?

3 comments:

Micol Ostow said...

My favorite for-me indulgence is a really cheesy slasher movie late at night, with a glass of wine and the doggie. Whenever N travels for work, that's usually my first night-to-myself thing.

Manicures hit the spot, too.

I tried snowboarding a few times--SO much fun, but man, do you have to be prepared for some bruising.

Niki Burnham said...

You look like you had a blast, Wendy!

For myself--it's deciding that I'm NOT going to clean/do laundry/run errands, but that I'm going to sit down and read that book that I've been dying to read." And then I do so without feeling guilty about an evening where I didn't "accomplish" something.

This may sound simple, but it's hard for me to do when I can SEE the dishes... :)

Wendy Toliver said...

Micol, I hear you. With me, it's a cheesy chick flick, though. Something that my DH wouldn't normally want to see with me.

Niki, my mom always says that the dishes and laundry will still be there so you might as well take time to enjoy yourself. :)

Thanks for commenting, ladies.