Thursday, July 30, 2009

Playing Hookey!

So... this morning I woke up, and I didn't feel very good. My throat was all scratchy, and my nose was going nuts. Allergies probably.

I faced a tough decision. Go in to work feeling miserable and hope I felt better later, or go back to bed.

Bed won. By a landslide.

I sent my boss an email that I wouldn't be coming in, and off I went.

Later in the morning, I was feeling quite a lot better, but you can bet I wasn't going to go in just because of that! Hubby and I took the kids out to Perkins for a late breakfast, where we got cruddy service, but the food was tasty. Plus that whole "Kids always eat free" thing was a bonus!

Not far away from Perkins was a park where we take the kids sometimes, so we headed off that way for a bit. We grabbed some drinks and snacks from a gas station on the way. It was a great day for the park! Not too hot, not too cold, not too sunny, not too cloudy. Just right. The kids had lots of fun wandering around playing on the swings and adventuring in the wooden castle.

Afterwards we did some grocery shopping and headed home for dinner. Hubby made a three-cheese penne with chicken that was soooo tasty!

All in all, I'm totally glad I stayed home today. Not only did I get some much-needed rest, but also I feel quite a lot better in other ways too. Overall quite a bit refreshed and rejuvenated. I have to go back tomorrow, because the Whistler is out again on vacation, but I think I'll feel quite a bit better about it!

3 fellow footsteps:

Linda said...

I think that your throat knew you needed a mental health day and provided a good excuse for one! Sometimes we just gotta take a day for ourselves and sick days aren't any fun when we're actually sick, are they?!?

Maggie Moo said...

Wow-that's quite the comment above me! :)

I'm glad you got a nice day off. It stinks when you have to use sick days for staying in bed all day!!

I used to love Perkins. We went there a lot after work when I lived in FL. It was so good and cheap too. Perfect combo!

Amazing Gracie said...

I think you needed that break in routine! Glad you enjoyed yourselves...