So the other day, I did one of the nicest things I've ever done for myself: a booked a hotel room. With a jacuzzi tub. And a fireplace.
It was local - I didn't travel far.
I got a good deal because I booked it last minute.
And I'm telling you, I'm pretty sure I need to do this at least once a year with only one change: two nights instead of one!
On the way to the hotel, I stopped at the store and bought dinner and snacks - I knew once I was in the room, I wouldn't want to leave, so I came in with more than I needed.
I brought knitting, chocolate, scented stuff (but not too scented) for the tub, my tablet, and a book to read.
Can I just tell you how wonderful it was? Because it was.
It was over the top, it was a huge splurge, and I loved every single moment of it.
I took the loveliest bath I've had in a really long time.
I started and finished an entire book (The Great Christmas Knit Off - a light read that was just perfect for the occasion!)
I ate too much chocolate.
I streamed a tv show I enjoy.
I had a few glasses of Sparkling Grape Juice.
I sat in front of the fireplace.
I slept in really late.
I had a bit of time by myself. And then my husband came and joined me. It was the perfect mix of alone time and together time.
It was definitely an over-the-top extravagance and I loved every single moment of it. I don't regret doing it at all.
It's hard to leave sometimes when you're the mom. But, we all know the whole if you're cup is empty how can you help others line of thinking.
I'm not sure if one night away refilled my cup per se, but it was enough to get me through for a while.