The nice flip-side of my darling boy growing up and starting school dawned on me today. I mean, I realise that there are many flip-sides such as the confirmation that Dave and I have seemingly done a great job these past five years and have raised a pretty well adjusted little kid who after being at school for five minutes on his first day looked at me and told me ::very s l o w l y in case I might have trouble understanding:: that it was time for me to go now, he had school to do.
But today….Oh my goodness. I haven’t had a hair cut in approx 6 months. I have had my colour done but not a cut, so basically it looked like the remnants of a hay bale stuffed into a hair tie. I was that girl who entered the salon wearing a hat. But I left with the best haircut I have ever had.
I figured that it was my duty to go clothes shopping, you know, doing it for all the recently-separated-from their-kids-by-school mothers out there. So I took one for the team and picked out a new outfit for the Pearl Jam concert tomorrow. Let me tell you, if you are not a fan of your mid-section or if you straight up hate it like I do, GO AND TRY ON A MAXI-DRESS. I did, I bought one and I am going to rock it tomorrow. They are so slimming, the long full skirt just draws the eye down and of course there are no muffin-top-nasties anyway because you’re not being cut in half by your waistband!
After that I met Dave for lunch and we sat poolside at The Backyard and soaked up the sun. Yes it was sunny. I promise. We enjoyed prawn and sundried tomato fritters and split a Backyard Burger. So good!
Best day I have had in a long time. And all because I can work three days and make the same hours I was previously doing over 5 days. Bless you school, I am definitely Thankful for you!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Here are some shots from Halloween / Thanksgiving 05