I actually listened to all your comments and messages and did something for myself on Monday, Memorial Day. The first thing I did was take Tiara for a walk on Balboa Island. Since I haven’t even been walking much, it felt great to sweat and believe me I sweat pushing her in the wheelchair. I kept thinking about seeing that movie “Blended” because I love silly movies that make you laugh. Should I go?
I came home from the walk and Trinity arranged a play date for herself while I was gone, which made me super happy because I knew she was going to have a great day. She was so excited but wasn’t getting picked up until 11:00/11:30. I looked up the time of the movie and it started at 11:00. Hmmmm. Tiara’s caretaker was coming from 10-2 because of the holiday, so I knew I could get to the movie and be back in time.
me: “Trin, I am thinking of going to the movies right now. What do you think?”
trin: “Go, Mom, you should go! Come on, go.!”
Clearly you aren’t the only ones who think I need a break.
me: ” But I have to leave now and you aren’t getting picked up for a while. Do you mind?”
trin: “No, I’m fine. That movie looks really funny, you should go.”
I stood there trying to decide. Should I actually just leave and go to the movies at 11am on a Monday? I told myself to do it but I kept hesitating. Finally I just changed my clothes, grabbed a protein bar, kissed Trin good-bye, looked to see if Tabitha was awake and wanted to join me, nope she was still sleeping and I finally left. I did it, I did it!
I pulled right into a front spot, paid for my ticket, got myself a big chemical filled diet coke, a bag of popcorn and headed into the darkened theater. As I found my perfect seat, right side of the theater, aisle end seat the previews finished and the movie started. Perfect timing.
I then proceeded to laugh out loud over and over again. I am probably really annoying to sit next to in a funny movie because I laugh at everything, really loud.
It was a really cute movie.
When it was over, I felt much lighter, happier and overall in better spirits. I called Lou on my way home and he said, “Wow, you sound so much better, thank God you went to the movies.”
So there you have it peeps, I did something for myself. Not going to pretend the rest of my day was great after Tiara’s caretaker left, but I did have 2 hours of laughter and peace.
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