Friday, January 26, 2007

Thankful Thursday 45

1. Me time. After 9 months of pregnancy, 3 months of taking care of a newborn and 3 months of healing, I finally had my first real "ME" time. I took a few hours off in the day to go to the mall and spend time doing things I haven't been able to do in a long time such as sitting at a cafe to sip coffee, window shopping and reading several different books at my favorite book shop. It felt great and I didn't feel guilty one little bit.

2. Us time. Allan and I are leaving for a couple's weekend retreat in the mountains. It's our first time to be together away from our kids since I gave birth. Though I feel a bit anxious about not being with Keira that long for the first time, I know it will be good for me to take a breather and to focus my attention on just "us".

3. Allan's time. I am thankful for the hours that I get to spend with Allan in a day. He recently took on a new project away from My Left Hand, where almost half of his week is spent at his other office doing meetings and presentations. The adjustment to this new schedule and routine has been a bit difficult for me because I have been accustomed to being with him all hours of the day, every single day for the past 5 years in the business. I miss him so much when he is gone long hours. I feel helpless in the office when he's not around because I've gotten used to him taking care of things that are usually outside of my creative territory. But I know that this is all meant for our best because aside from it allowing us to earn even more income as a family, it will allow us to grow indivdually in our careers and in our personal lives.


Butterfly Kisses said...

How wonderful for you to get this extra time to yourself and with the hubby. My hubby and I went on a couple's retreat back in June and it was such a nice break. It's wonderful sleeping in and not having to worry about anyone else but yourself. ENJOY! Congratulations on your little bundle of joy.

eph2810 said...

How great that you had some 'me' time. It is important in the recovery process :) - Oh and weekends with your Sweetheart - priceless my dear friend. I know it will not be easy being away from your kids, but it is well worth it.

I am thankful that you found time in your busy schedule to share with us your thankful list...

Denise said...

Thanks for having a grateful heart.

Meow said...

It's wonderful that you got to have some "Me" time ... it's very important.
Hope the couple's retreat is wonderful.
Take care, Meow