1. I am seldom impulsive...I tend to the over-planning end of the spectrum.... case in point we met with the dog-sitter today...for a trip we are taking in mid-March
2. I am frugal... to the stupid-frugal end of the spectrum...fortunately only when the money is to be spent on me or things that I don't like to spend money on. If it's for you, my kids, friends..... frugal ain't my middle name.
3. I am fairly useless at self-care. Frankly I even find the term a bit annoying. I am a happy, busy person who prefers doing things for others ... I think that is a legitimate way to live life.
Today, after a week of having a nasty head cold I woke up and dual nostril breathing had returned to my head.
Hallelujah - the angels sing!
Despite a little sleep-in this morning we had to get up and going (see Dog sitter appointment above) and
Also the boy needed a dress shirt for his upcoming Winter Formal and given I have two 6 day work weeks coming up it had to be today.
So to the mall we headed. We found not 1 but 2 dress shirts that fit the boy and the bill and were home in pretty short order. (I won't digress here but Girl vs Boy clothing shopping for Grad events - no comparison in time, money and angst).
I plopped down on the couch. It was 1pm, I clicked on FB and saw this.
Without any real thinking/planning/consideration of multiple view points/listing of pros and cons/consulting with 10 people, I replied immediately and then I called fully expecting the spot to have been taken.
It was not.
So less that 60 minutes later I was face down under a heated blanket in a dimly lit room at a lovely spa, ready for an aromatherapy massage.
And as I lay there I was immensely relieved my nose wasn't running and I could breathe the lavender/patchouli scented air easily.
As I allowed my body to relax and quieted my mind I realised I was being given a gift.
A gift of time, a gift of care, a gift of relaxation, for an amazing discount and in it I heard the message that I was worthy of this gift.
I don't know why they had a cancellation, why I opened FB when I did, how this happened on the only free Saturday I have in weeks but this I do believe....it was meant to be.
I actually told that to the lady at the reception at the Spa - "This is what was meant to happen today" and she looked at me and said "I believe that."
As is often the case with a beautiful, surprise gift I am left humbled and deeply grateful.
And very, very relaxed.