Ahhh...it's Monday again. I must force myself to do something for ME! Or at least take a mundane Monday and analyze the heck out of it until I can make something seem like it was a fabulous "me moment."
Today though it's real. I had a really good day. I got up ridiculously early (thanks Diesel) and I took full advantage of every waking moment. I was up and out of the house by 9am...on my day off. I went to JoAnn's and bought elastic by the roll WITH THE 40% OFF COUPON! Whoo hoo! The cool thing is, they had the coupons right in the store for me, and every other shopper. How cool is that? To you - maybe not so much. But to me, it was the start of an amazing day. From there I went to the mall. First stop - Macys. I have a $100 gift card buring a whole in my purse. Why oh why can I not spend it? I just don't know. Today was no different. I am a MAC girl (the makeup, not the computer) but I used to be a Clinique girl and it was Clinique Bonus Days so I thought I'd go back to my roots and get some Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion and South Beach shadow (as well as the fabulous bonus.) Nope, the Bonus Days ended yesterday. No biggie. I'll wait! And off I went. Next stop, Old Navy. I needed to get this cute little off-the-shoulder tunic that I've had my eye on. What?! Old Navy is GONE! It is no longer in our mall and the closest one is 40 minutes away. Oh well. I'll buy it online. You'd think that after these two wham-o's that I would be a grump. But no, I AM NOT! I go to the Gap (oh Gap how I love you.) I pick up a few necessity's and leave with a smile.
I feel a little silly going on and on, but at this point it is only 11:30am. There is so much more to say. I'll make it quick.....I went tanning. That was for ME. I am adorable pale, but absolutely radiant with a sun-kissed glow. (LOL! No self-esteem problems at the moment.) Don't yell at me about it being "bad for my skin" or a "waste of money." It's the fake stuff AND I bought a six visit package at the end of last summer so I am using that. Thankyouverymuch! ;-) Then I went to the market, bought some groceries, including this delicious mixed berry fresh fruit bowl. MMMMMM!
At home I worked out, completed all but one custom order, took Diesel for a walk and now I am here. Blogging away. J has a ball tournament this week so I was on my own for dinner. So even dinner was just about ME. I made a simply boring, but delicious bowl of Ditalini pasta with low-fat ricotta.
I can't even begin to express how good it feels to accomplish things on my to-do list and think about no one but me just for a moment. If you haven't already jumped on the Moments for Me Monday routine, I strongly encourage you to do so. It doesn't have to be elaborate. Something so silly as ditalini pasta or a new nailpolish, or just realizing that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL is so good for you. I am content at the moment and that my friends, is a good feeling.