It doesn’t happen very often but when it does I feel rejuvenated! I didn’t have a massage, facial or anything like that. In fact I had my legs waxed! But to lie down without kids jumping on me and knowing that they were happy and safe somewhere else and that I could just relax (as much as you can when having your legs waxed!) was blissful!
I made the most of being childless for a couple of hours and went and spent the gift voucher I received for my birthday from my dad. It was from a home wares store and it is a place that I would be a little crazy to go with my 3…something would surely be broken within minutes I think! Don’t get me wrong it is not as if I let them run around and do whatever they want but at 3, 2 and 7 months I challenge anyone to take them into a store full or glasses, plates, mugs, vases etc and come out without a few more grey hairs! It was lovely to browse and come away with a new Thermos to take on all the bush walks I plan on doing as a family as the weather warms up and a pizza peel and baking stone to get the most out of my bread which I make using the recipes in Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day (the healthier version of Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day)…which reminds me, I must make another lot of our staple Wholemeal Bread this afternoon.
To top it all off I had enough time to buy a magazine and sit in a cafe and have a coffee…BLISS!
Photos of Better Homes and Gardens October 2010