Since I started working again (by the way, I've just passed my one year mark recently!), I have found that taking a day off now and then to do things I like, for myself and by myself is important for my sanity.
I call those days "Me Days"
Today is one of those days, except I only took the afternoon off instead of 1 full day. After 1pm, I went for lunch by myself, went for a bit of shopping.. then to the gym.. and then went home to watch some TV. Then I took my own time to make dinner.
By the time The Husband came home, I felt as if I have been resting all day!
What a lovely day today has been!
It's also nice to see my balcony in the afternoon, with all those portulacas smiling at me