Tuesday, August 23, 2011

52 Weeks of Happiness :: Week 25

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Having a spa day at home.

So I have to confess that I've been
a bit of a mess lately.

It seems that the summer

left me a bit neglected and ragged

from keeping up with my wild boys.


My mom took pity on me
and invited me over to her house

for an afternoon

of rest and relaxation.


It was a total surprise
and a welcomed retreat

for this weary mama.

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She pampered me by giving my
feet and my hands a lovely treatment.


I sprawled out on her bed

and she washed my feet with a warm washcloth.

It was just about the sweetest thing ever.


I could have cried
because I felt so spoiled.


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Then, she gave me a facial.
The relaxation settled around me
as my skin was exfoliated and hydrated.

It felt so lovely
to have someone tend to me for once.

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I then took the most delicious nap
in her big ol' comfy bed

with the air conditioner blasting cool air on me.


It felt like heaven.


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After a stretch and a yawn
I hopped into her shower

and let the hot water drip on my face.


No little people were banging on the door.
No little people were screaming my name.

I even washed my hair.


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Then I climbed back in her bed

and spent the rest of the afternoon

reading a good book.


It felt like such a luxury.


I felt so loved

and relaxed

and taken care of.


It did wonders for my soul.


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28 comments:

patty said...

what an awesome gift!!

R Montalban said...

What a lovely moment to share with your Mom and us.

Tina said...

Lovely day :)

Sarah said...

Awesome idea. :)

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

What a great momma you have!

Linda D. said...

Relaxation leads to recreation.. just in the nick of time!

Karen Mortensen said...

Cool. What a treat.

Jenn said...

That looks like heaven. I need a day of pampering soon.

Ashley Sisk said...

That was so sweet of her - what a treat!

Pieni Lintu said...

Oh, that sound so lovely!!! <3

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Well that certainly sounds nice & well deserved!!! I would love to take just one of those things & add it to my day. Just the thought of being able to get through a shower & getting dressed without someone knocking on the door is so appealing! :)

Sarah said...

What a wonderful mother you have! I'm so so glad you enjoyed your afternoon.

Amber said...

What a precious and thoughtful gift. Kuddos to mom!!

Sue said...

What a great mom! You have given me a wonderful idea for my overworked daughter.

Thanks.

=)

tiarastantrums said...

oh that does sound so heavenly!

Heidi said...

That sounds so amazing! And how lovely to come from your mom!

Susan said...

Ohh, a spa day sounds like heaven! What a treat!

Meggs said...

You just inspired me to pamper myself today! Thank you! =)

Katherine said...

That sounds absolutely divine!

hip-chick said...

ooh I am so envious that sounds wonderful.

Tiffany said...

Sounds like a perfect day....

Tiffany

Linda D. said...

Ahh .. How about a girl friend spa day? Get the dads to watch the kids for a couple of hours. Take turns giving and then receiving the spa experience! Now that's a relaxing win-win situation!

Katherine said...

So I just barely got time to link up. Thank you so much for doing this each week!

Jessica Monte said...

A great idea! I would love to spend a day like this!

Alisha said...

wow! so wonderful! glad it was just what you needed to rejuvenate.

Caroline said...

Awesome!!! It looks like such a treat! A treat we Mama's all need more often than not!

Priyanka said...

omg even reading this post had such a calming effect..i wish i could have more of such breaks..but seems like you totally deserved it! cheers! :)

Sky @ Capital B said...

It's so neat how close you are with your Mom! Glad you had such a restoring day :) Been a bit since I've linked up- glad to be back! Have a happy week :)