Reclaiming My Time

It feels like I am run down and beat down by just day to day stuff and I’m tired of feeling this way. I looked at my calendar the other day and realized that we have something on the books nearly every day, consistently. One weekend is National Guard for Hubby. Monday Stepson has baseball. Tuesday – nada. Wednesday – Stepson has baseball and he’s here for the night. Thursday, Hubby has baseball. Friday, two weekends a month, Stepson is here, plus that is the night Hubby has to go help out my brother, and he grocery shops, and… a long list of stupid errands (Friday is also when Hubby typically has to go play “tech-support” to his parents, who I can’t believe even OWN a computer, let alone have internet access… and that HUBBY is their techie of choice is a laugh – because… let’s face it, Hubby is a genius when it comes to taxes and math and that sort of thing – but technology scares him a bit). Anyway. I digress.

This essentially means that we have one “free” weekend a month, and one night a week without plans.

No longer. From here on, Tuesday is MINE.

Hubby and I have talked about it, and come Tuesdays from here on out, he’s on Dad Duty, and I don’t care if I have to go down to the park to watch the grass grow, I’m going to invest some time in me and recharging my batteries – because I haven’t. I’ve really put myself last on the list. It’s a common complaint of mine – and really, I can only blame me – because if I don’t put myself first, who’s gonna?!

So – I need some Tuesday ideas. I’m hoping that I’ll be able to catch up with some friends sometimes – but that’s not always gonna be possible. I also imagine that once in awhile, Tuesday will be a fantastic night to get a pedicure. Again, that cannot be a weekly thing because while I might be “recharged”, I’ll also be broke.

I’m really looking forward to investing some time in myself and hopefully chilling out a bit. Goodness knows, our calendar is really wearing on me.

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. Anonymous says

    Is there a a book club you could join on Tuesday nights ?

    Browsing at the local book store, minus children, after you swing by Starbucks for your favorite drink, of course, sounds like heaven to me. 😉

    Besides, pedicures, there’s manicures, late night hair appts, massages, window shopping at the mall, hmmmm….that’s all I can think of, for now.


  2. Is there a hobby you used to enjoy that you don’t have time for anymore? I also like -L’s suggestions.

  3. I would love to take a dance class (funny, since I hated The Princess’s dance ordeal)… but… I’m also really trying to not have my night out be expensive. So, I think I’m gonna go for the occasional pedicure, but I may be chilling in Barnes & Noble browsing most of the time (our local library is pretty lame, otherwise I’d go there). I love exercise, but I’m already doing that – so I’m really wanting my time to be special. I’m sure if I buy a coffee and a magazine, I won’t break the bank.

  4. weavermom says

    I find the coffee shop and a good book absolute heaven!

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