Monday, June 2, 2008

The Perfect 30 Minutes

I have had the most amazing 30 minutes! And I get to have this same amazing 30 minutes every day for the next 2 weeks! And all it cost me was $20!

This perfect half hour is called . . . Swimming Lessons. Yes, I took Emma to her first swimming lesson today at the public pool. Josh and Ethan 'wanted' to stay home and clean their room. So I grabbed a large, cold Diet Coke and my new book (and Emma) and headed to the pool.

It was *magical*! I sat in a chair all by myself with no one bugging me, sipping my favorite drink and reading a book. The sun toasted my legs and toes and all the sun-induced endorphins zipped along and made my heart sing! I was so happy having these minutes to myself I very nearly cried ~ OK, it was the awesome book I am reading that made me cry. ["Once Upon A Town" is a non-fiction story about North Platte, Nebraska during WW2, recounting how fabulous people can be!]

At the end of the 30 minutes I felt refreshed! Emma asked, "Mom, did you watch me?" I admit I lied . . . "Sure, honey, I watched you -- you did awesome!"

I can't wait to go again tomorrow!

4 comments:

tifertoes said...

I closed my eyes and was nearly there, to that happy place. The only thing that threw me off was the Diet Coke instead of a Dr. Pepper. Sounds like the best 30 minutes!!!

Wendi said...

Seething with jealousy in NC!!!

30 mins.- Diet Coke- good book- no kids- boys that WANT to clean their rooms- $20!

There is not a price to put on what I imagine heaven to be like!

Jaime said...

That's why you were grinning when I saw you drive by...

Jeanette said...

Sounds wonderful! Is it too early to put my kids in swim lessons? Probably. At least the baby...