Sunday, December 21, 2008

It was a good day....

Yesterday was a good day.

I'd worked the last 8 days and I was nearing that on-the-brink-of-nervous-mommy meltdown. Yes, I do my schedule. Yes, I know. 8 days. In a row? I work for a restaurant. We are open everyday morning to night. Holiday season has arrived so our schedule changes according to business. Without thinking when I hit send (to the other 4 managers that await what I schedule them), I'd realize what I did. Oh well, it was for the better. My first whole "real" weekend off. With my husband. And my daughter. :)

The awesomeness that my hubby is got him up in the morning and decided to let Mommy sleep until (really really past Mommy allowed time) LATE.

My eyes, caked with eye boogy and a contact that crunched in one corner, opened on their own. Not because someone was hungry or wanted juice or needed a clean pull up. Or just for a morning kiss and hug (God, I love those). Must remember to take out crunchy contacts and let them soak.

Moms, don't get mad...but it was 11:15. Yup all the way to lunch. (disclaimer...I work nights, I get home by 1:00 am, I pass out hopefully by 2 :)

I stumbled out of the room in disbelief at how relaxed I felt. It'd been awhile. Gave my morning/noon hugs and kisses, chit chatted with the hubby and made plans with my mother to eat lunch and shop for hubby's xmas gift.

Hubby..."I'll watch Lil Rambler"
Me....."What? Serious?"
Hubby..."How long you gonna be?"
Me....."Erm, lunch and shopping? A zillion hours :)"

Later, in my car, excited, looking at the steering wheel and noticed my hand and fingers (darn, forgot my watch and ring), look in rear view mirror (damn, my contacts, I hate wearing my glasses), I was off. What can I say, I jumped on that offer of a kid free shopping day.

And yes, I wasn't wearing my PJ's and yes, I did brush my teeth!

My mother and I had a great brunch (they served a brunch menu ON a Saturday, AMEN), and got to talk about things that remind me I'm not 10. Funny to Serious subjects about my parents divorce, my self worth issues, her upcoming marriage, my sisters, my marriage...She even asked me to open her butter for her toast because she couldn't do it....I stared at her and smiled and joked that she usually does that for Grandma :)...

.....joke, not so close to Christmas Rambler (me smacking head)!

We ate, we shopped, we pooped ourselves out!

It was a GREAT day!

11 ramblings of your own:

Tooj said...

how much fun is THAT??? :) What a wonderful day, and trust me...this mom isn't getting mad at that late sleeping hour!! Jealous, maybe....but never mad. Sitting with moms when we become adults too is nice, isn't it?

Tiffany said...

Stopping by from SITS. That does sound like a good day.

Lyndsay said...

What a wonderful, wonderful day! I remember those schedules (when I worked in the hotel world) and how wonderful it was when you got a mini-break from it!

Cammie said...

That sounds like the best day ever!!! You had me at 11:15

Maki said...


You deserve it - I am glad that you had great time!!


kels said...

I am so glad that you had a great day! You totally deserve it, especially after working 8 days in a row!

Janna said...

No need to apologize! Every Mommy needs a ridiculous sleep in now and then. I'm glad you had a good day! :)

Becky said...

Getting enough sleep makes such a huge difference for me in how I feel for the day. I don't have kids, but sometimes I wish Ted would walk the dogs for me in the morning so I dont' always have to :)

kalei said...

I am so jealous.!...she is my mom! and you two better have talked about me for at least an hour! I wanna go to a baby free, brunch, on Saturday, in hawaii, with you and mom..... Maybe next year?! the wedding we will have to take a girls day off and make sure Moms soon to be hubby's daughter (who I will now name J-Step, get it? "Step" is for Step sis!) joins us.....ahhhhhh that would be nice.

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the RaMbLeR said...

OMG! I was freaking out! Like looking in the mirror!

Hi Rambler, meet my friend The Rambler! The Rambler, my other friend, the Rambler! ROFL!

I was reading a post from Pleeze pass the Peas and saw my/your name. I was like "did I read this already?".. doi-no-that's not me. LOL

Nice to meet you! Come visit my page!!

Shorty said...

I'm glad to hear about your wonderful day! I love shopping days with my mom, too. It's amazing the topics that come up, the reminiscing that ensues! (Ok, I'll stop trying to sound like a poetic genius.) My mom comes to town tomorrow evening so I'm looking forward to wallowing in her presence again! Have a wonderful Christmas! And, I hope you get more days off in a row very soon!