As it happens, this is the perfect week for a break like that. The weather's getting nice enough for long walks with the dog, I'm in spring cleaning mode, and I had a good bunch of errands I'd been putting off. This also gives me the opportunity to spruce up my wardrobe a bit so I'll look more professional at the new gig.
Yesterday I started the morning at my favorite coffee shop, reading a book on my Kindle app and breaking my fast with a blueberry scone and two big cups of coffee. After that I got a much-needed manicure and pedicure, then joined a friend for lunch. Once my husband woke up, I accompanied him to his favorite drum shop, then we had dinner (well, breakfast for him), and made a quick run to Target.
Today my plan is to get in some solid house cleaning and laundry. The only thing on my calendar during the day is a lunch; tonight I have a board meeting and a dinner party with friends.
Tomorrow my sister has agreed to help me shop for work clothes and we'll undoubtedly have lunch together while we're out. Then I'm getting a haircut and rejoining my sister in the evening for a seminar about women and money.
On Friday morning I'm taking the train to Hermann, Missouri to help a friend celebrate her fortieth birthday. We're bringing lots of games and snacks, and the eight of us are taking over an entire building at a bed and breakfast inn. We'll spend the weekend visiting wineries and shopping and I think there was mention of a karaoke bar. I'm really looking forward to the trip.
The first few months of this year have been kind of a stress-filled blur, but this week marks the turning point. Onward and upward!
Now excuse me, but I need to empty the vacuum cleaner and get started on the floors downstairs...