Yesterday Tony took William with him to his parent’s house, so I had three hours to myself. At first I felt bereft. I miss that kid so much during the week, I like to spend every spare moment that I have with him. But then I realized, I’ve been meaning to get my hair cut. Last time I got my hair cut, I had William with me and I wore him in a carrier on my chest. I stand anyway during the process because my hair is so long it makes it easier for my stylist to work with it. But it was a little challenging, because he was Mister Nosey and wanted to know what she was doing with his mommy’s hair.
So, yep, you guessed it. The second they left I hustled down to see her and got that taken care of. Then I had two hours left… and GUESS WHAT!!?? Even though it’s not April, my community’s pool is heated. Early. Mid March. Even better, the weather here is sunny and warm. So I went had myself a swim in the pool. Outside. In the clean water that is not over-chlorinated. It was glorious.
Could the day get any better? Yes. Yes, it could.
Despite all odds, William took a 2 hour 35 minute nap. Which is good because he got a measly 30 minute nap on Friday, and he’s molarizing and had a beastly cold this past week. Poor little guy. He needs his rest. Even better, I got an hour or so of a nap myself.
Then, THEN!! Last night was Green Dinner (aka St. Patrick’s Dinner) at Tony’s church. Such a good time we had. Even though we didn’t get to see the Irish Dancers (they came on after 9pm), the food was delicious, the bagpipes were entertaining and, you know, family was there. Oh, and did I mention the food was delicious? I think I might have.
When we were leaving, one of the men of the church asked me about my hair. Now this is truly novel as no one ever notices when I get my hair cut. I told him I’d spent all morning in the salon getting my hair done just for last night.
He looked at me, in all seriousness and said, “I sure hope you saved your receipt.”
A little miffed, I replied, “Yes, I did. I know, they got it a little short, huh?”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!