Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Getting into the groove

I stumbled across a new blog hop called getting into the groove over at Kate on Thin Ice which will be published every Tuesday. The basic reason for it is to celebrate doing something for yourself, you alone. When did you last go shopping? When did you last get your hair cut? When did you last sit down, alone and enjoy a good book?

Since becoming a mum, I have lost me, I seem to spend each and everyday running myself ragged for the kids, t'husband and now the dog, while trying to work and manage everything else that goes with being a mum. I never do anything for me, and I have lost a great deal of confidence, feel quite lonely and almost feel guilty if I take time out.

This blog hop - too me anyway, is a way of reminding ourselves to do just that. be kind to yourself, make sure you do something nice, just for you and enjoy it.

Last Saturday I joined a very old friend and 2 other mum's from school to go to a stately home in Yorkshire to a drive thru movie. We left at 5pm, popped into Sainsbury's and bought champagne, wine, cheese, bread, pate, olives, salads and individual cheesecakes and drove to this drive thru. We sat in front of the car on a blanket eating and drinking, and even a huge downpour of rain didn't dampen our spirits. Firstly it made it seem darker, so the film started sooner, and two, we saw the most amazing, double rainbow, so vivid and bright. I am struggling to remember when I last saw such a clear and bright rainbow. And the film we saw - none other than Top Gun. What more could a girl want - champagne, good company, singing along, cars hooting and flashing lights at all the appropriate bits, and lets not forget Maverick, Goose and Iceman and co playing basketball on the beach.

It was a fabulous night, I got home around 11.00pm feeling refreshed, and happy.

These are the types of things we should do more often.


celebratingmums said...

Thanks so much for joining in. I do Kate at Thin Ice blog for the warts and all me and then have Celebrating Mums which I hope to do great things with in the future to change mums lives for the better a bit I hope. Anyway, I am loving the sound of your evening and as I live in Yorkshire am most offended you did not pick me up on the way lol. It sounds such fun and having fun definitely qualifies as part of the process of Getting Your Groove Back. Hope to see you joining in with the blog hop next week.
I empathise with so much of what you say in the earlier part of this post

mammasaver said...

A night at the cinema sounds just the ticket! I really miss sitting in a dark room, watching a great story unfold. And as for Maverick, Goose and Iceman - what a great blast from the past!

Kate Jones said...

Oh that sounds great! I'm in Yorkshire too - where was the drive thru, would have loved to do something like that!

Theramblingpages said...

Hi Kate, thanks for stopping by. The drive thru was at Harewood House, apparently they hold one every year x

Deb at Aspieinthefamily said...

What a fantastic night out.