Since I work this weekend I had today off in order to make my working the weekend seem better. I can’t say I’m completely feeling great about it but hey it’s only every 4th weekend and it’s extra pay so I can’t complain too much. Anyways, my goal today was to really enjoy the day off and try to mentally rest as much as possible. As I’ve mentioned several times before, it’s been difficult getting my mind off of work while at home and I’m really trying to do better at this.
It all started last night when my husband so nicely went out and bought me my first pumpkin spice latte of the season! Oh boy, was it worth the wait! I enjoyed every last lickable drop and even gave my hubs an extra hug of appreciation! I suppose he earned it after all! 🙂
After consuming my favorite beverage I decided this exhausted woman would stay up until 1:30 in the morning. Yes, I know not the smartest decision I have ever made. However, in my defense I never have any time to myself and so having some peace and quiet and being able to control the remote was a treat in and of itself.
Thinking I might get a solid 6 hours of sleep was definitely a wish. I spent most of the night dragging Mason man back to bed and ringing out cold wash cloths for his head. The other part was turning off all the lights and tv after Mason man decided to get up at 3 and watch some cartoons. (The child has no sense of time) Somehow both boys ended up in bed with us (it’s a rare day that we actually allow the kids to sleep with us) and so I was kicked and sweaty all night long. Of course my body naturally awakens at the crack of dawn and so I had difficulty falling back to sleep. I finally decided to just get up and smell the dead roses cause it was pointless to waste any more of my day off.
We had some errands to run today. I had to get my fingerprints done for my professional license. Who knew they did fingerprints at the UPS store? Weird right? It was actually kind of a fun experience. My inner FBI geek was imagining all sorts of crazy things and I felt very official. I really needed a gun and a badge to complete my fantasy but apparantly those things are frowned upon. The fingerprints guy commented on how small my hands were….I’m starting to get a complex about my hands. Everyone talks about how ice cold and little they are. I mean they get the job done so they’re not really affecting my life but maybe I should get finger implants or something. 🙂
We finished out our errands with a trip to petsmart. Mason enjoyed seeing all the fish and the dogs in the doggie hotel. We then went to Michaels (my favorite store ever) and surprisingly I didn’t buy anything. Yup, victory for me!!
My late night shenanigans were catching up with me so me and the Mason man decided a nap was in order. Poor baby is still sick and coughing so I prescribed sleep! I gotta say we had a pretty nice little nap and he’s a pretty good snuggle bunny!
Logan got home and we ate some homemade fish tacos (delish!) and me and the kiddos made some chocolatey rice krispie treats. Yum yum! It’s now an hour until bedtime and I feel like my mind has had an opportunity to recharge slightly. I only thought about my patients a few times today which is a victory. It’s still a work in progress but some day I’ll be able to leave everything at the door and not be so consumed with worry.
Wishing you all a mental day of rest…….