cardigan & belt & skirt- thrifted
shirt- old Urban Outfitters
Shoes- Report from Ross

This has been such an emotionally draining couple of weeks, and I have felt like I was on the verge of losing all patience with my boys for the past couple of days as a result of feeling so ‘tapped out’. So, today after I dropped them off at school I decided to just make some time for myself. Usually when the boys are in school I clean or run errands or work, but today I decided to not feel guilty about just doing… nothing.

On the agenda:

  • Wander around in Barnes & Noble and drink yummy coffee. Read ‘Practicing the Presence of God’ by Brother Lawrence on my Nook for free on B&N’s wifi. (Have I told you how much I LOVE my nook?!)
  • Come home and take a bubble bath. In the middle of the day. Because… why not?
  • Curl up on my bed and finish watching ‘Walk the Line’.
  • Eat salt & vinegar chips like there’s no tomorrow.
  • Dress cute.
  • Pick up the boys.
  • Go to the park or the zoo for a bit.
  • Have an afternoon dance party.
  • Eat dinner, put the boys to bed, and then watch LOST.

I think I’m feeling much better already… it is good to rest every now & again. :)

12 thoughts on “Rest.

  1. That sounds like a perfect day. I hope its going well! You're right, it's good to rest every now and again. That's why God made Sunday a sabbath… because we NEED time for rest and time for Him.

  2. I don't want to crush your day, but I think Lost is a rerun tonight. They're supposed to be re-airing the episode about Richard. I KNOW! It's awful, isn't it? But at least you'll be dressed cute! And next week's episode is supposed to be super fantastically awesome to make up for it.

  3. Good for you Emery! It's sooo hard to take that much needed time for ourselves. I'm struggling hard core with it myself. The funny thing is, I know that I'm a better women, wife and mother when I do! Maybe I haven't figured out what 'me time' looks like since having a baby… Anyways, I appreciate your honesty and for letting us into your heart on this blog. And, your boys are uber cute!

  4. love the outfit.

    I too have needed a break like that.

    I'm grateful for my mother in law who takes conrad at least once a week for me, and those mid-day bubble baths are legit.

    Good for you mama, you need it!

  5. Your relax day sounds very much like my “me days”. I love reading your blog so much! It is so encouraging to me. I actually found your pregnancy blog when I was pregnant and from there ended up her….anyways. You have a beautiful family!

  6. I also allowed myself a day much like this last week. And actually everyday my “coffee on the back porch” serves as my mini-day off.

    And I'm so torn between the Nook and a Kindle…decisions decisions.

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