My Day of Favorites

What is your perfect day?  I can think of a lot of “perfect” days that involve my husband and kids, but by myself?  Not so much.  It's been too long since I had a day alone to even remember what would make it perfect. As a wife and a mother, you rarely get time alone.  I mean, like in 11 years!  Oh, I get moments or even evenings or afternoons alone, but never full days.  This weekend I had my alone day and I'll confess it felt a little weird.

My husband had a friend in from out of the country, so he met up with him about 4 hours away and they took all the kids to a baseball game.  Guess what that meant for me.  I got to stay home.  Yippy!!  Yep, that truly hasn't happened for me in over a decade.

I found myself thinking of my kids and also kind of feeling guilty, but oh how I enjoyed it!  I decided to go all out and make it a day of favorites.  Here's what I did.

I started the morning with my favorite drink, coffee.IMG_9559Felt like a hipster riding downtown in my husband's jeep with the top off.IMG_9558Did a little shopping at the local City Flea with a friend.IMG_9478Then my favorite lunch.IMG_9484Relax time with this little guy.IMG_9541IMG_9555And last but not least, one of my favorite movies and a cocktail.IMG_9554Can you guess the movie?  Yes, guilty as charged.

Ah, this is the good life.  But,… I did get excited when I saw those little faces and one big face walk through that door approximately 36 hours later.

What would you do on your favorite day?

To life feeling like home!



  1. My kids are older now so I spend a lot of time alone. When they were younger, I enjoyed spending time shopping, eating out and then reading.

  2. Leslie says:

    That looks like a great time to me!

  3. Looks like you had a fun day! That flea market looks like so amazing! It’s so nice to have a day to yourself… day’s “off” as a mom are few and far between!

  4. This sounds like a great movie. Great fun this day!

  5. Elizabeth O. says:

    That is my idea of a perfect day. And what a lovely way to end it with a cocktail and a good movie.

  6. That’s my favorite movie, too! You had a very relaxing day.

  7. Shann Eva says:

    Sounds like a perfect day to me! I have three boys, so I don’t often get a full day to myself either. When it happens, I almost don’t know what to do with myself. Glad you had a great day!

  8. Liz Mays says:

    I’m pretty obsessed with Chipotle myself. I eat there a couple times a week!

  9. Wood Arts Universe says:

    Glad you had a great time!! cat looks so cute

  10. Sinziana says:

    What a great Day YOU had…i did not recognize the movie ?.
    Wish YOU more days like that!

  11. Carolyn K says:

    Right now my favorite is swimming and spending the day with my husband and kids on our lake. Thanks for sharing yours.

  12. Debbie Denny says:

    Looks like an awesome day. I love days like that.

  13. This reminds me that pumpkin spice lattes will be back soon!

  14. Kitty is so cute! Sounds like you had a wonderful time. It definitely is nice to have some time to yourself to do whatever you desire.

  15. Seems you had a fantastic time! Good for you! We all deserve that. 🙂

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