I'm not sure that I can express how nice it was to sleep in a bit this morning and wake up without any rush, or pressure from needy, wide-awake children. That was a Joyful Moment in and of itself!
But then HH and I enjoyed a nice, leisurely, late breakfast at a cute cafe. More Joyful Moments enjoying yummy food and good conversation. It's amazing what you can discuss without three cute, little interrupters!
We went bedroom furniture shopping. It turned into a bit of a snowball effect when we discovered that our Olympic queen-size bed is not something they make any more. Nor do they make headboards or foot boards, or anything really, to accommodate such a bed.
Which meant that we had to buy a new mattress. HH is a tall gentleman and we both need our own space when we sleep, so we decided to go up, rather than down, in bed size and picked out a nice king-size bed.
Then we found a furniture set that we really like and are quite excited about (we haven't had one at all up to this point in our marriage). More Joyful Moments.
But then, of course, we also needed new bedding. And fast. Because our new bed comes on Wednesday. Fortunately, I've already had my eye on some new bedding, so this didn't take too long. Well, maybe a couple hours, but at least it didn't take days of trying to decide what we like!
Anyway, we also enjoyed another nice, quiet lunch together at Panera (one of my favorites!) and picked up some stuff for camping/emergency preparedness. More Joyful Moments, of course.
And then it was time to head back home, and pick up those we're responsible for and re-enter real life. It went by really fast, but it was a much needed break and time to reconnect for us.
And tonight, I realized that I'm almost back to feeling normal again. I've been in a really really bad depressed slump for the last several weeks and I'm hoping this is the boost I needed to really rise above it and become a happier me again.
Wishing you all Joyful Moments and beautiful bedrooms!