I haven’t had a day off since March. Well, my office was closed for July 4th the Friday before, but otherwise, no time off. Obviously I have been feeling a bit burnt out, and I desperately needed a day or two away from work. I have a fair amount of PTO left so I decided to take off Thursday and Friday. I had all these plans for Thursday which ended up changing (right down to the sleeping in) because John bought a car.
We had casually been talking about him getting a new car, but nothing was really set in stone. Then a few nights ago John found a Volvo S80 for an amazing price and set out with my dad to test drive it on Tuesday night. Thursday we ended up buying the car which turned into, what felt like, an all day ordeal. No joke. From 8:30am until about 3pm we were doing car purchasing related activities (taking the potential car to our own mechanic, getting quotes on his car, driving back and forth between dealers to see what other cars were available) and I won’t lie, I was not happy about it. I hate purchasing cars or electronics and I much prefer John just bring home whatever it is he’s buying.
After we got John his new car, I met some friends for lunch then ran a few errands. I had every intention of cooking, but because I got such a late start to my day, I didn’t get home until almost 7pm. Luckily I had decided to stop and get John some tacos at Rico’s so I didn’t have to worry about cooking.
Friday I did get to sleep in! John took Otis for a walk before he left for work which meant I got to sleep in until about 10am. It was glorious. Around 12:30pm my mom came and picked me up for a mother daughter day, I guess you can call it. We went to Red Door Spa and got mini Oxygen Infusion Facials (more to come on that) then enjoyed lunch at Baker’s Crust, walked around the mall a little, and then came home. I even managed to make a pot roast and brown rice for dinner. I cheated with dessert and stopped The Cheesecake Factory and got us each a slice of our favorite cheesecake. Then after a nice long walk, I stayed up late reading and doing a little online shopping. J. Crew was running this amazing sale of an additional 40-75% off sale items when you use your J.Crew credit card. Typically I don’t like to use my J. Crew credit card for anything, but I couldn’t pass this deal up! Below is a list of the items I bought. Can you tell I like stripes and can you believe I got all of that for just $85!!!! What an amazing and relaxing day. It was just what I wanted.
The rest of the weekend went by as normal, cleaning, running on the treadmill, taking Otis for walks, just hanging out. I’m really glad I decided to take off two days and those two days happened to be the same days my mom had taken off as well and we got to hang out. At my last job I was never able to really take any time off from work. So I’m still getting used to having all this PTO, but after Friday I can’t say I’m hating it. Happy Monday!