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Monday, May 9, 2011

Me Time Monday: Because We Need It!

To me, Mother's Day is a time to spend with my boys.  It's having those wild precious little boys that gives me something to celebrate on Mother's Day.

But, there are other times when OhDearLord, do I need some Me Time.

Grab a button...or two...

So, I'm joining in with Courtney at The Mommy Matters for Me Time Monday.

Last week was a bit crazy: we had just returned from a week away for Spring Break.  Getting back into the routine and playing catch up kept us busy. Add in work, a preschool field trip, housework, the gym, and all the typical mom stuff.

By Friday, I was starting to feel worn out. School drop-offs and then running around to get last minute items for my Bear's fifth birthday party the next day.  Getting my younger two to their grandma in the afternoon so that I could attend Monkey's kindergarten Mother's Day program.

And we had a long weekend ahead of us: a birthday party for Hubs's friend that night, Bear's birthday party on Saturday morning, and of course Mother's Day.

I caught sight of myself in the rearview mirror as I was driving and sighed.  I LOOKED tired.

My hair was a wreck. And trying to find time to wash, blowdry, and style my obnoxiously thick and unruly hair was going to be impossible. But, I was TIRED of looking tired.

So, my Me Time? I called my hairdresser to see if she could squeeze me in for a wash and blowout.

Totally self-indulgent. It was something just for me.

But, do you know what? It was worth it.

I was in and out of the salon in about a half hour, feeling much better about myself.

AND, I didn't have to fuss with my hair at all during our busy weekend. Don't worry, I still showered.  Shower caps are highly underrated.

I really need to remember to take more Me Time moments. What was your last Me Time moment?

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Blogger Oka said...

I ended up taking my "Me Time" on Mother's Day.

BTW, you look great.

May 9, 2011 at 7:04 AM  
Blogger Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Dang, can I have your hair?

It's been a year since I last cut mine. I'm sooooo overdue.

May 9, 2011 at 7:08 AM  
Blogger Jessica said...

You look great! I took some me time Saturday and went shopping just for myself. I had to force myself not to veer into Gymboree or Baby Gap and just shop for me. It was SO worth it.

May 9, 2011 at 7:27 AM  
Blogger Adrienne said...


We do need to take that time more. most of the time just an hour will do the trick, and we're better moms when we're done!

Have a fantastic day! :)

May 9, 2011 at 7:29 AM  
Anonymous tracy said...

Good for you! You have great hair. I really need to get away for a pedicure. These winter feet are scary.

May 9, 2011 at 8:05 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

Your hair looks great! Hooray for me time!

May 9, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger Mama Marchand said...

You look fabulous! :)

The last Me Time I had was the last time I grocery shopped by myself at Target ... sad, I know. I'm going away for a weekend in early June to visit my BFF and I AM PSYCHED!

May 9, 2011 at 8:25 AM  
Blogger Renegades said...

I get some me time while the Renegades are at school and I also count me time as I read blogs.

May 9, 2011 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Awesome hair!
I usually try to count my workouts as me time.
But Friday I may have sneaked home for thirty minutes of complete quiet at the house before the chaos of the weekend ensued.
It was awesome.

May 9, 2011 at 8:42 AM  
Blogger Evonne said...

I'm glad you had some me time. That's something I am way overdue for!

I love your hair! Maybe we could switch?

May 9, 2011 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger LisaDay said...

I have been re-reading a series of books after the boy is in bed. It's been wonderful.


May 9, 2011 at 8:50 AM  
Blogger anSeL said...

love your hair.
me time? had a 30-minute nap yesterday around 8pm. so tired...

May 9, 2011 at 9:13 AM  
Anonymous Stephanie said...

Me time?!?! That is in a dark distant past. I am trying lately but I too easily let life get in the way. I let everything else come first.

May 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Pretty! This weekend I went to Bloggy Boot Camp ALONE. It was great but I'm exhausted!

May 9, 2011 at 9:29 AM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Your hair looks great! I am taking some "me" time as we speak b/c little boy went back to sleep this morning. Yay for small miracles! :)

May 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Your hair looks fabulous! What a great idea to get away for an hour or so and just relax! I haven't even had my hair cut since December.... it needs to be done! I hope your Mother's Day was wonderful! :)

May 9, 2011 at 9:32 AM  
Blogger John said...

Everyone needs some "me" time, and it sounds like you got precisely what was called for.

You look great, momma! :-)

May 9, 2011 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Boobies said...

Ummmm.....wanna get married? You look gorgeous doll!

May 9, 2011 at 9:40 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

I have "obnoxiously thick and unruly hair" too so I get it! You look beautiful!

May 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
Blogger Erinsgobragh said...

OOO Look at you sexy. I give my me time when I workout everyday. That hour to hour and a half is mine. Sam goes in her swing and I just focus on my workout. The rest of the day I watch her, work, do chores or watch her so hubby can rest/play video games from his 12 work day. I'm so drained lol. I love my me time.

May 9, 2011 at 9:50 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

gorgeous :)
I cant remember the last time i had "me" time its been a while

May 9, 2011 at 10:20 AM  
Blogger KSK said...

Love your hair!
Me time...? I asked my husband to take LB to his parents house for a few hours about 2 months ago... It still hasn't happened :(

May 9, 2011 at 10:34 AM  
Blogger The Mommyologist said...

It looks great! Love me some salon time.

May 9, 2011 at 10:36 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I had a massage a couple weeks ago and it was glorious. Me time rejuvenates me.

Your hair looks purdy. ;)

May 9, 2011 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Lindsey said...

I took my kids to the Rose Garden this weekend for some Mommy time playing with my camera.

May 9, 2011 at 10:44 AM  
Blogger RoryBore said...

had to delete previous comment....toddler got a hold of the keyboard.
guess that answers the "me time" question quite effectively.

You look fabulous. I don't even have a hairdresser. or manicurist, personal trainer, or massage therapist. I can push through feeling tired, but yeah, looking so tired all the time sucks.

May 9, 2011 at 10:49 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

I honestly don't know when my last Me Time was.

Cute pic!

May 9, 2011 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Kristina P. said...

Rawr! You are one hot mama!

May 9, 2011 at 11:25 AM  
Blogger (Florida) Girl said...

I went out to my favorite boutique on bought myself a pair of ballet flats for the Spring weather.

May 9, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Heidi said...

I think the last 'me time' I had was about 8 months ago when I got a prenatal massage. These days the closest I get is stopping at Starbucks on the way to work occasionally instead of making coffee at home.

May 9, 2011 at 11:41 AM  
Blogger Ashley said...

you're hair looks great! I can't wait to get my butt to the salon. I love it there. Also, I have a Mother's Day card up on my blog about Mommy's Alone Time if you want to check it out...


May 9, 2011 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Emmy said...

I had me time on Saturday- it was what I asked for for mother's day. Then on Sunday I celebrated the day with the reasons I am a mom.
And good for you- I never would have thought to go to a salon just for that.

May 9, 2011 at 11:58 AM  
Blogger Kir said...

hey gorgeous gal!!! You look great.

I took some time on Sat morning and got my hair cut and my brows waxed...(but I go to get my hair cut every 4 weeks or so, it's short and needs it)

I am also taking THURSDAY off this week, kids to school and me whereever I feel like going, I told John I'd have dinner for him waiting in the crock pot and I'll be home in the evening. I need a day to just go and do whatever I feel like doing. I can't wait.

so glad you did that for you....I can see how happy it made you.

May 9, 2011 at 12:21 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

That's awesome!! Good for you. Every time you take a picture of your hair, I'm re- jealous- it's so pretty!!

May 9, 2011 at 12:39 PM  
OpenID Missy said...

2 hour nap on Saturday. Sheer. Bliss. Love the hair - and nothing gets in the way of hair day for me. I look forward to it for weeks!

May 9, 2011 at 12:49 PM  
Blogger Kmama said...

I did a Mom 2 Mom sale on Saturday...and while that was a lot of work, my best friend helped me and then we had lunch together afterward. Then I had an entire 2 hours to do nothing while I waited for my boys to meet up with me.

May 9, 2011 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger Liz said...

If I could be granted 3 wishes, one of them would definitely be waking up and my hair always being "done." It always feels so good when it's done.

YAY for me time!

May 9, 2011 at 1:09 PM  
Blogger Jenny said...

That sounds like some great me time! Plus, your hair looks amazing!

I was lucky to have me time this weekend when the boys went to see Thomas...3 bliss filled hours. Much needed.

May 9, 2011 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Hutch said...

Good for you! I wish someone could do this for me every day. Actually, I'd take once a week.

May 9, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Blogger Nicole said...

OMG, you are one hot mama!

May 9, 2011 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Mommy's Paradise said...

My me time is to read blogs (like right now, with a nice glass of wine) and write my post. And that's it. Hairdresser sounds good, coupled with Spa even better. So I keep dreaming.

May 9, 2011 at 1:26 PM  
Anonymous Kimberly said...

That is funny because last week I went to my hairdresser's after an emotional doctor appointment and I got my bangs trimmed...I felt like conquering the world after.
you look mahhhhvelous!

May 9, 2011 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Cindi said...

Glad you found some me time. You look great!

May 9, 2011 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Mommy Needs a Vacation said...

I live for Me Time Moments!! I went to the mall yesterday afternoon- by myself. For 4 hours.

It. Was. Heaven.

May 9, 2011 at 2:37 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I got a pedicure on Mother's day. Even though I took my daughter with me it was fantastic. She was so good and didn't talk my ear off the entire time we were there.

May 9, 2011 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Rebecca @ Unexplained X2 said...

That is a damn good idea!!! I will have to do that one day! You look super-hot!

May 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM  
Blogger Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Your hair looks great! My last me time. Well...I got a brazilian bikini wax last week. Hardly enjoyable and a lot of it is for the hubs but I am feeling kinda sassy now! :)

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's For Dinner

May 9, 2011 at 4:15 PM  
Blogger Lourie said...

Shower caps are awesome!!! I had a long all about me mother's day weekend. I got to spend time with my BFF on Saturday and Sunday I did NOTHING!!! It amazing. It is so important to give ourselves time to recharge!!

Great idea going to the salon!

May 9, 2011 at 4:42 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

Your hair looks gorgeous and we all deserve some me time.

I love shower caps. I steal them every time I go to a hotel.

May 9, 2011 at 4:59 PM  
Blogger Julie said...

Oh how I wish I could have someone do my hair for me.

Three times a week. That's all I ask.


Instead, I get it cut twice a year...but I also get to be a stay-at-home mom so the messy ponytail is worth the money saved.

(Still. I want your blow- out. It's gorgeous! I hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day!)

May 9, 2011 at 5:39 PM  
Blogger Katsidhe said...

Your hair looks FABULOUS, darling.~ A trip to the salon is one of the best self-indulgences there is, in fact, I'm going tomorrow. ^_^

May 9, 2011 at 8:45 PM  
Blogger Mommy Shorts said...

Your hair looks FABULOUS!!! I may have to call my salon tomorrow. I deserve it too!

My last me mommy moment was this past weekend at Bloggy Boot Camp. Left the hubs with the baby overnight. Happy Mother's Day to me!

May 9, 2011 at 8:46 PM  
Anonymous Making It Work Mom said...

Ummmm so that may just be the best idea ever. I can totally see stealing that for a busy weekend.

And shower caps are totally necessary in life!

May 9, 2011 at 9:43 PM  
Blogger Helene said...

I love that you called your stylist and had her squeeze you in! And your hair looks great...you look very relaxed!!!

I can honestly say I don't remember the last time I had Me Time...although Tim did take the kids to the jumper house place for a couple hours on Mother's Day and I spent the day at home alone....doing laundry and mopping the floor. Not really me time but no one else was gonna do it so I figured why not...I really need to learn how to relax!

May 9, 2011 at 10:56 PM  
Blogger A Mommy in the City said...

I love going to the salon. That is the best Me time! Your hair looks amazing!!

May 9, 2011 at 11:01 PM  
Blogger Mrs Montoya said...

I got me time yesterday when I stayed in bed and read until almost noon. SO NICE!!

I'll sneak in for a blow out every month or so and it's always worth it! Unruly hair is not cool.

May 9, 2011 at 11:21 PM  
Blogger Mrs Montoya said...

And I meant to say you look gorgeous! YIKES!!!!!

May 9, 2011 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Tina said...

Good for you! You are absolutely a beauty :) I'm not sure when the last time I took time for myself, sad really...I need to!

May 9, 2011 at 11:29 PM  
Blogger Tina @ Life Without Pink said...

Ugh that above comment one was from me :) Signed into the wrong account. Time for bed!

May 9, 2011 at 11:30 PM  
Blogger Sandra said...

YOu're stunning! Not only do you deserve it, but it suits you well!

May 9, 2011 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger Elena said...

Love the hair! I need to do this more often. I hate the hair dryer. Hate!

May 9, 2011 at 11:50 PM  
Blogger Kimberly said...

You look great! I admit, I do this for myself about every month. It doesn't take long but it sure makes me feel refreshed and alive again!

May 10, 2011 at 1:25 AM  
Blogger Tammy said...

You look beautiful girl! :)

My me time will be Wednesday when I go and get my hair done. Might even squeeze a pedicure in if I have time...or wait until the weekend and go with Emily who wants to take me for Mother's Day. :)

May 10, 2011 at 2:21 AM  
Blogger Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

You go Mamma! Your hair looks great! I have that kind of hair that needs to be redone every day...even with a professional blow out AND a shower cap. I do need a pedicure, though!

May 10, 2011 at 6:42 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

I hardly ever do that kind of thing. Other than a monthly pedicure, I'm pretty cheap, but you look great!

May 10, 2011 at 9:10 AM  
Blogger Courtney K. said...

Your hair looks FABULOUS! :) I can't think of a better way to self-indulge. I adore having my hair done. Glad you managed to squeeze some time in to relax. I hope you had a fantastic Mother's Day! Thanks for linking up!! :) Totally made my day!

May 10, 2011 at 12:31 PM  
Anonymous Sharon at Momof6 said...

Yes- I HEAR you! We all need a little ME time! With summer coming... I am fantasizing about a pedicure!

May 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM  
Blogger Keshyra said...

Great hair! Congrats on squeezing in some me time, even though you were super busy, cause you deserve it (don't we all!). I got my me time on Saturday during my GNO, gotta love going out on the town without the kiddies!

May 10, 2011 at 8:51 PM  

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