Busy Moms, Treat Yourself to a Massage!

by Dagmar Bleasdale on April 28, 2009

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What a great day! (Except for the black ant invasion that greeted me this morning in the kitchen, ugh… Do you think 8 traps will do the trick, fast?)

I got so much done, it’s beautiful outside, I had a massage . . .

I made a phone call, finally ordered some new contact lenses, and paid some bills this morning, so I got that out of the way.

After playing with the babysitter for two hours, Landon took an extended nap (with the help of more baba) and we had just gotten up when Don came home to take him to Uncle Steve and his kids.

I headed into town to go to the post office (two checks, yay!) and the bank, and then I noticed a huge tag sale in front of one of the churches.

I naturally couldn’t pass that up. So I roamed for 10 minutes and found a little tennis racket for Landon (I have high hopes, as I have mentioned before, that he inherited Don’s genes!) and two books for $1.25.

And off I went to my massage.

If you are like me, you have a little child at home or are too busy working or plain too frugal to treat yourself to a massage or a facial. I do it maybe once or twice a year.

It’s tough to justify the cost when you could buy so many other things with $90! But I had a coupon from my favorite spa I had held on to for months (no expiration date!), and so I just picked up the phone last week and made an appointment before I could talk myself out of it again.

It was soo relaxing! Ah . . . I almost fell asleep at the end. I really should find a way to do this more often, it recharges me so much.

Afterwards I walked over to Mrs. Green’s and bought some healthy food (using two coupons, you know me).

I took one of the cereal bars to the coffeehouse and ordered a green tea, although I really wanted a coffee.

But I thought better of dehydrating myself even further, knowing that I don’t drink enough as it is and being on a health kick after the massage.

You always want to treat your body so much better after a massage, or is that just my experience?

I sat down outside, where the weather could not have been nicer, and started reading Twitter Power, a book I got from the library. Don and I are buying too many books, which adds up quickly, so we decided to use the library more often.

I have become somewhat addicted to Twitter (yet still don’t like Facebook) and want to use it to spread the news about my blog. Tweets, here I come! Twitter Power by Joel Comm is a must-read for every business owner.

Back at home, I opened all the windows, killed several more ants, and started writing.

Don will be home in a few hours with a very tired Landon. I’ll get him to bed and will probably blog and twitter until late at night, full of energy because of my massage.

Ladies, treat yourself and get a massage — or ask for one for Mother’s Day!

Think of it as an investment in your health, or as a preemptive strike for losing it one of these days when the kids are screaming and your husband can’t find his keys and the cat just threw up a hairball and there are ants marching in the cupboards and you are late for an important . . .

You deserve it — relax and enjoy!

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Fiona April 30, 2009 at 11:52 PM

I treat myself every now and then! My thing is a mini facial every 6 weeks – so worth it and nothing makes me feel better!

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Baba April 28, 2009 at 10:18 PM

You have an award to pick up at Babasfarmlife.

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Dagmar April 29, 2009 at 3:01 AM

Thank you so much, Deborah! I am proud and honored to receive the “One Lovely Blog” award.

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Melisa April 28, 2009 at 1:31 PM

I didn’t even need to ask for on for Mothers Day, had a full-body massage yesterday morning! Was amazing & SO relaxing!

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