The very best way to end a relaxing weekend is with Monday off…in my humble opinion, that is. Today is a federal holiday celebrating the birth of Martin Luther King, Jr. and as a county employee I join in with the schools and banks and government services to enjoy a day off. For my husband, who works for the private sector, this is not so.
So not only is this MLK day, it’s a ME day. Here’s how I’ve spent it so far.
I am an early riser, even on days off, and most days start the very same…tea, prayer, time reading my Bible, and doing my best to knock out a chapter (or as close to) for whatever course I’m in for my master’s program. Chapter six, done.
I ate my current favorite breakfast which I learned is only 5 WW Smart Points.
Checked in on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and email and then played a couple of riveting games of Spider Solitaire on my laptop. I did a bit more studying and then got dressed. By this time, Tom had left for work, so it was time to watch stuff in our DVR queue that I prefer to watch by myself and without his commentary. Like Sister Wives. During commercial breaks I did laundry and changed the sheets in our room and the guest room.
Sister Wives was (happily) interrupted by a FaceTime call from Hudson and his mama. His two-and-a-quarter year old brother likes to run around the room during daily FaceTime, but Hudson is into it and rewards me with many smiles and coos. This particular picture was snapped yesterday I think; he was very distracted by his yummy big toe and the sun was shining on them despite temps in the 20s where they live, which gave the picture a unique touch.
Late morning included a supermarket run followed by a Starbucks run, then back home to make this gourmet meal for my lunch: smoked trout tartine and salad. “Me” day must include a meal fit for a queen, and this was.
Tom came home for lunch a bit after one, but I left him alone to do his thing in peace and went in to take a mid-afternoon bubble bath. I mean seriously, who does this, except maybe newlyweds on their honeymoon? As a working woman who has been married her whole adult life (almost four decades!!) and raised three kids, an afternoon bubble bath on a weekday is just an outrageous luxury. Perfect for ME day.
My afternoon included a visit with these two princesses. Aislee insisted we wear tiaras while playing and then taught me how to do her version of the robot while listening to Daft Punk’s “Robot Rock”…she hadn’t had a nap but was in such a good mood.
And now it’s about 45 minutes until Tom gets home. We are having leftover Pancit Canton, marinated cucumbers, and roasted pork stuffed in homemade Chinese Steam Buns for dinner.
It’s been a wonderful day off, but back to the grind tomorrow. In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday (and the whole reason I got to enjoy a day off), I share two of my favorite MLK quotes:
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.
Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.