Yesterday was a great day. I did something I have wanted to do for at least 15 years. When I was in junior high, I bought a canoe with my babysitting money. In college, it was stolen. I loved canoeing, I always found it so peaceful and relaxing.
Before kids, a few times, Michael and I went canoeing down the St. Croix river and it was totally awesome- I especially love canoeing down rivers. But I have always wanted to kayak. I use to ask for kayaking lessons when we lived by Lake Nokomis as I use to see some group doing it there all the time. I don't know why, doesn't seem like you really need lessons, but it looked like fun. I asked for them for my birthday for years. Never got them. Poor me. :( haha.
A few weeks ago, I posted a status on Facebook asking if anyone has a kayak I could borrow. One friend said yes. On Sunday evening I texted her asking if I could use it yesterday and she agreed. Yesterday was a gorgeous day in Minnesota. I picked up the kayak, shoved it inside my minivan, drove it to Cedar Lake, and spent the day kayaking between the lakes- by MYSELF.
It was awesome. It was just what the Dr. ordered. It was just what I needed. It was a mental health day for mommy. I got nothing done, and I don't feel guilty about it. Even better, after bedtime, I went to the hospital and hung out with my Mad Mommy friends- icing on the cake. Got home after 1:30 am, and don't even care. Today is like my Monday this week.
I told Michael that when he gets a job, I would like to find a kayak on Craig's List by next summer I loved it so much. We could rent a spot at Cedar Lake which is where we swim all the time. Anybody want to go in on it with me? It could be a co-op kayak? haha. Not a bad idea! Great therapy, healthy, good for you, much cheaper than real therapy in the long run!
Disclaimer: I must admit, I can barely lift my arms today. Very sore. Will not be blow drying my hair, that is for sure!!!!
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