Thursday, September 20, 2018

Me Time

Ryan Bartis is a good man for lots of reasons - there may or may not a post detailing his goodness next week.  One of the things that he's excellent at leaving me alone.  HAHAHA - that sounds awful. Let me try again. 

Ryan knows that I'm an introverted extrovert and that I need downtime. He knows that I love a good nap.  He knows how important my friends are to me.  There are not many times when I ask for time, or take it, that he complains.

Last week I had a little procedure at the doctor.  It didn't go the way I thought it would. I didn't feel good Monday night, I came home early Tuesday, felt ok for a few days then felt lousy again Friday night.  Each time, he sent me to bed.  I got up Tuesday evening and he sent me right back to bed.  I woke up briefly Saturday morning and told him I felt like I'd been hit by a truck.  He pulls the covers over me and tip toes out of the room. 

Saturday afternoon we spent time with his momma.  It was the one year anniversary of his father's death.  We cooked and hung out. I fell asleep on her couch.  We came home and went to bed at 8:30 - only sweetness from Ry.

Yesterday after school, I went to get my nails done.  I try to go about once a month when I have the time and money.  I usually just get a pedicure. The summer I tried out gel nails and really like them.  That adds about another hour to the trip but I like it so Ryan goes along.  It's so nice to sit there, listening to podcasts and not doing one thing for anyone else.  I almost feel asleep today.

One time I was at the nail salon and the tech asked about my family.  She was impressed that they weren't bugging me to come home. She said lots of her clients spend half their time answer texts from their families instead of relaxing. 

I'm blessed that Ryan understands me and sees the benefit of giving me space and time to renew. I think it makes me a better wife and mom.  I hope that the boys notice and are learning how to treat their future wives.

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