Recently Brad asked me what would be involved in my ideal day. He’s kind of sweet like that.
As my mind drifted to facials and chalets in the Swiss Alps, he interjected and had to clarify that he meant a REAL LIFE ideal day. He told me this ideal day must take into consideration I have kids and a house and a job to care for. Oh. That’s different.
Brad usually asks me stuff like this because a) he’s worried about my mental health and thinks my grasp on life is fragile, b) he thinks I should stop and reflect on my everyday activities and think about why I’m not doing what I really want to do, and c) he wants to tell me what HIS ideal day would be like.
I told him I had to think about this.
So, honey, if you happen to come across my blog when you are not busy reading about what your ideal cycling weight and meal plans should be, here it is.
PIPER’S IDEAL DAY:
1. 45 minutes in bed to read before having to get up and feed/dress the kids.
2. Good coffee.
3. Beatty off to school with minimal complaining.
4. Music Together class with Sloan.
5. 75 minutes at the gym.
6. Babysitter for three hours. This allows me time to work if I have classes/clients and run errands without kids begging for candy at the checkout.
7. An hour of quiet computer time. And time to call or email at least one friend – 15 minutes where Sloan isn’t trying to smack the computer keys or grab my phone out of my hands.
8. Bath or shower. This still seems hard to do most days because then I’m faced with having to dry this huge head of hair.
9. Time to make dinner. With a glass of wine, of course. And porch or backyard time with kids afterwards.
10. Foot rub? Massage? Toe sucking? Ego stroking??
See, darling? I’m a simple girl. With simple needs.
So can we please make this all happen…like tomorrow??