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A couple weeks ago I ended up going to my mom’s to recover from strep while she watched my kids. I had been planning on going camping with friends the following weekend so I ended up just staying for an extended period of time. All in all, I was gone for a week! Once I was feeling a little better, I still had my mom there to watch my kids so I got some much needed time to myself.
It’s not often that I get to go out and be completely alone! Usually if I’m working on blog stuff, I’m in a different room of the house but still “on call.” If I go to band practice, it’s free time, but I’m busy the whole time. It’s so rare that I can just sit somewhere and be still with my thoughts, and that is exactly how I love to spend my free time. In quiet relaxation and meditation, complete with ice cream that I am NOT sharing and some magazines and girl stuff. Pure bliss!
When I knew I’d have some time to myself, I took a quick trip to Walmart. My mom has one right by her house. A stack of magazines and some ice cream quickly made their way into my cart! I love the freezer section at Walmart- it was about 100 degrees the day I went shopping so I pretended I was picking a flavor and stood inside the freezer door for about a minute, haha!
When I got home I put on some SPF right away and kicked my legs up. I had also picked up some face masks and wanted try them out so I brought those with me as well as nail polish remover and nail polish to touch up my toes. I have a confession. I often let my toe nail polish go until it looks terrible, and in a lazy rush, I just keep painting the same color over and over so I don’t have to remove it! I’ve been wearing the same shade of blue on my toes since last summer. Since I had some time for just me, I actually used remover and started from scratch. Go me!
Greek salad- romaine, grilled chicken breast, sundried tomatoes, avocado, kalmata olives, topped with a little bit of cottage cheese and some roasted garlic peppercorn dressing. YUM!
My favorite part about taking time for myself has to be the food. I made myself a delish greek salad for a light lunch knowing that I would be indulging in ice cream right after! My two year old has a major sweet tooth and if there is chocolate in the house, it’s like she can sniff it out. I can never get away with having a bowl of ice cream to myself in my house because she’s always in my lap fighting me for every last bite. But when I found out that HÄAGEN-DAZS® Artisan Collection was in stores, I knew I needed to pick them up for a sweet treat to enjoy when I was kicking back alone.
There were so many amazing flavors I couldn’t just choose one. I had picked up Tres Leches Brigadeiro Ice Cream, Spiced Pecan Turtle Ice Cream, and Banana rum jam Ice Cream. I don’t know if I’ve ever had the ice cream experience I had with these. Talk about melt in my mouth. Banana rum jam was my absolute favorite, with such a decadent flavor that I was taking teensy tiny bites to get it to last as long as possible. Spiced Pecan Turtle had a surprising kick to it that I really liked. It was a great complement to other smoother flavors. And Tres Leches Brigadeiro was an all around winner too.
I let myself have one scoop of each of the three flavors. So delicious! I really don’t think any “me moment” from here on out will be complete without a sweet treat like HÄAGEN-DAZS®. I really enjoy my kids and love spending time with them, but I’m such a better mom when I take the time to unwind by myself from time to time.
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