I returned from my mini-midwest solo road trip today. On my way home from Nebraska, I stopped in Iowa to grab dinner and spend the night at my brother’s dorm (brave, I know). I worked through his spring break and since I don’t live at home, I didn’t get to see him much. It was good to have uninterrupted sib time in his element. Alas, he had an 8 am class, so I was on the road by 7:30. I got home around 12. To an empty house.
Sigh. The sun is shining, the air is crisp, and my bed is comfy. I unpacked, deep cleaned my living space, and then laid down in bed for a luxurious nap. Pools of sun collect right at the edge of my bed, and I relished the warmth as I drifted off to sleep. I slept for about 20 mins, took a LONG shower to wash the feeling of car off of me, and then I slipped on a robe and got back into bed. I never lounge like this. It’s not a part of my personality. I don’t relax well- I feel as if my time is being wasted and I could be more productive. I let that all fall to the side and I relaxed into comfortable, warm, drowsy bliss. It was everything I needed and then some. I feel relaxed and happy and much more ready to tackle the rest of the day. Back in the car & off to mom’s for dinner. I guess taking some tiny breaks for myself is okay every now and then. Feeling recharged and much less crabby after spending 16 hours in the car in 3 days. 🙂