We had such a nice time last night, so happy we went, feel great today, and once in a while it is so important to make the effort. I hear of people having weekly date nights, or needing to go out and get a few drinks with friends, and I get it, but I really just love the quiet once the kids go to sleep. I love the down time for me, and then I love to just wind down and get in my cozy bed, I love my sleep so much. I have always loved my sleep, but now that I am forced to wake up at 6am every morning due to my kids being super early birds, getting to bed so I can get my beauty sleep, recharge sleep, deep sleep, feel good sleep, immune and healing sleep, is my top priority. Now that all the kids are in school, some days I even have time for an afternoon nap, which I really need on the days that I have early morning classes, a break in between and a then few late night classes.
I used to love the process of dressing up, and sometimes I would go out just for a little bit to make sure I wasn’t missing out on anything, and then go straight home. The only thing I really miss about my single life is the good friends that I would see all the time, and I really do enjoy getting all dolled up for fun occasions. Last night once we finally put the kids to bed, we didn’t have too much time to get ready, and it was a chilly night for us LA folks, and at first I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to put together. Then our friend came to watch the kids, and I quickly got myself ready, and off we went. Sometimes you have to put all the pieces in place so there is no excuse not to go.
We had a fun day yesterday, from our friends at our synagogue, to hanging out afterwards with close friends that made my husband a cake for his birthday, to our fun night out.
I love to say excess once in a while is moderation. Indulging and enjoying, going over the top is good for us too, once in a while. Everything cannot just be a routine, getting out of the routine makes us appreciate the routine. After a long holiday weekend, and the kids home all week from school, I am so excited to go back to the everyday routine.
Blessed to love what I do,
Happiness and Balance is a Choice,
My Yoga teacher is 83, my inspiration, and so is the man in the picture below,
“I’m different than other people. I’m never sad. I make my life happy through discipline. I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, and I eat lots of fiber. Every day I take a walk in the park to think about my balance. I’ve been a chef, a fashion designer, a painter, and now I’m learning martial arts. I do Tai Chi in the park every morning. It helps give me energy for my painting. I have already learned forty-two moves. I’m ahead of everyone. I’m almost eighty years old, but all the women in my group think I’m in my fifties.”