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November 25, 2011

52 Weeks of ME! Challenge Link-up

Being a mama is always a 24/7 job...but it seems like I somehow need to work overtime from Halloween through the girls’ birthday in January, just to pack in all the wonderful activities of the holiday season.

During this time of the year, more than ever, I know I’m going to have to remind myself to carve out a little “me” time. Sure, Mama would love a new pair of shoes, but a soak in the tub with a good book will also do this soul a lot of good.

I’m really excited to be carrying on the weekly link-up started by dollimama, “52 Weeks of ME!”

It’s been an awesome challenge to do at least a little something for myself each week…which some weeks is just stepping back to appreciate the little things, like a yummy cup of coffee.

I hope you’ll join me in celebrating ourselves each Friday. Link up a blog post with what you did for YOU this week. Or just leave a comment. I find it really refreshing to hear how other mamas are appreciating themselves.

So…what did I do for ME this week???

Well, speaking of a yummy cup of coffee…

I did my Thanksgiving week grocery shopping on Sunday morning, or at least most of it. I realized as I was chatting with the check-out lady that – of all things – I forgot THE TURKEY. We had almost constant rain from Sunday through Tuesday, and I didn’t want to get the girls out if I didn’t have to. Still, I knew I’d better get a bird and get it thawing, fast!

On Monday night, after the girls were in bed, I donned a hoodie and headed back to the grocery store. I took my time, browsing through the holiday goodies (where I might have bought a bag of my favorite Christmas candy). I got my bird, and then made a loop through Starbucks.

I got a yummy (decaf) latte for me, and one for my bestie…I took the long way home so I could drop it off by her house and run in for a quick toast. There’s just something about those beautiful red Starbucks cups this time of year…along with the seasonal flavors…and better yet if shared (even for a moment) with a friend.


Marcia (123 blog) said...

I posted about the crafting I did and the infertility support group last night.

I love how you pop past your friend all the time - sounds like a different world.

We don't just pop around in Jhb - everything is so far from the next...

enjoy your weekend, Mandy.

Onesie Mommy said...

Okay, so I goofed in my link-up. I'm so tired right now. Oh, well...

Can I just say how jealous I am of everyone who drinks Starbucks this holiday season?!?! I would have had at least one of each flavour by now.

Thanks for keeping this up Mandy! Any chance you'll start a new one in new year???

Barbara Manatee said...

How fun that you're hosting this now! We grabbed a Starbucks on the way to the inlaws yesterday :-)

As for me this week?? We had an awesome night out Wednesday night - catching up with coworkers and seeing an old friend who was visiting from out of state. A couple beers, some sushi and lots of laughs and hugs!!! It was great :-)

Deanna said...

I love that you took your friend a surprise coffee! Makes me wish my best friend didn't live 45 minutes away. : )

reanbean said...

I'm not a regular at Starbucks at all, but between October and February, I like to stop in every now an then for a Caramel Apple Spice or a Hot Chocolate.

I didn't get a post together for the link up, but the Friday after Thanksgiving, I spontaneously decided to treat myself to a tall caramel apple spice AND I purchased the 2011 Starbucks Christmas CD (a tradition of mine dating back to about 2008). That counts as "me time", right? :o)