Have you ever read a book that encouraged you to write down your idea of the perfect day?
I’ve never done it, because there are many versions of what I would call a Perfect Day. Today would be an example.
All the big kids are off at various Grandparent’s houses, so hubby and I and Ruby had the house to ourselves. As much as I would have enjoyed the kid’s company, it’s so nice to have hubby to myself occasionally. We had complete conversations. Several of them!
I slept in until 7:30. And I slept so soundly! Hubby decided to make me breakfast. We had blueberry French toast, and man it was good.
We went for a nice walk in the beautiful sunny morning, there was a lovely cool breeze. Then, we headed out for some errands. Hubby took Ruby with him to pick up some things for the house and I went to my favorite thrift store, who was having half off day.
A thrifting excursion, sans kids, on half price day?
Don’t mind if I do!
I picked up a few newborn baby girl things, and an awesome find: a like new Garnet Hill raincoat for Sadie. For $2! I also got a gorgeous pair of dressy black suede Mary Jane pumps for myself. And I couldn’t resist the tiny .50 Eiffel tower statue. To remind me that sometimes it’s good to eat, think, and parent like a French woman.
Hubby took me out to J. Christopher’s for a hearty brunch. The only thing missing was my mimosa! (I made him promise to take me back when I could have one.)
Then we headed home to put some new blinds up. We’ve had several around the house that had broken slats. I couldn’t believe how cheap these are, and felt dumb for having procrastinated on this simple task for so long. I’m feeling a little nesty and have been doing a few things to spruce up the place. Hubby is going to hire someone to do some painting. It’s amazing how little money it really takes to change/improve the look of your home.
I took a lovely nap with Ruby while hubby went mountain biking. When he got home we went for another walk.
I made a simple dinner: a salad with a little leftover chicken, black beans, avocado, chopped mango. For the dressing I put the juice of a lime in the blender, a little honey, olive oil, salt, pepper and a few pieces of mango. It was delicious!
Later that night we went out for an ice cream. In all, a perfect day.
How did you spend Monday?