Todd has today off and is not working until tomorrow afternoon. With his encouragment I am at a hotel two seconds away, and for the next 22 hours, I do not have to answer to anyone. No one will demand a thing of me. I’ve got my Trader Joe’s peanut butter cups. I’ve got my Limeaide. I’ve got my O Magazine. I’ve got my iPod with all my meditations.

I’m going to take a long hot uninterrupted unhurried shower. I’m going to snuggle up with Oprah. I’m going to catch my breath.

Fighting the urge to justify it by telling you what I don’t spend money on, that so many women do. But you know what? To hell with that. I’m rocking the hotel and the peanut butter cups. I need it. We can afford it. I’ve already spent too much time on this short paragraph.

See ‘ya later alligators. I’m ’bouts to get all rejuvenated.

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8 Responses to Self-care

  1. Leah says:

    Sounds lovely. Enjoy!

  2. rhemashope says:

    awesome, awesome, awesome! enjoy every second of it!!!

  3. Sandi Babbitt says:

    I read your previous post and couldn’t find words to write, my heart ached for you. How uplifting to read this one. Take care, take good care, of you.

  4. Carrie Link says:

    I feel sure you know where I stand on the matter. One might even say I wrote the book on that one!

  5. Amanda says:

    Good for you! I had to have physio a short while ago (child induced injury!) and he said I should not expect to have any major improvement in my health until my situation chnaged, which it won’t, and in which case I should be entitled to annual leave the same as any other working person. He equated my parenting our girls to his job from which he has a right to a break and it’s only 8 hours a day. Interesting point of view, don’t you think?

  6. naomi says:

    !!!!!! Enjoy!!!!

  7. Kathee says:

    I am so happy to read this post. I hope your time was exactly what you needed. Best to you, Michelle.

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