A Little 'Me' Time

Ahh, it's Friday! I know this usually means no work for you 9-5ers but for us SAHM's it just means... nothing. Usually I would be quietly cussing out those on my Facebook wall who were going out on a Friday night, or who celebrate having the weekend a head of them. But not today. I squashed my inner brat and embraced all the celebratory and slightly drunk status updates.

You may ask why would I put aside my true feeling on this particular Friday or perhaps what has changed my mood? Well I actually had me time today! Yes that's right all you stay at home mommies! If you can think back to a time when you had me time then you can appreciate where I am coming from.

Today started off like any other Friday day waking up to my 9 month old staring me down through the monitor. Then we played, napped (he not me), cleaned (me not he), pooped (not telling), and ate (clearly both). By the time the afternoon came rolling around and my husband got home, I decided that I was going to take advantage of the near 12" of snow we got Wednesday, the beautiful cloudless sky, and the fact that my husband had nothing but time on his hands.

I quickly got changed out of my beloved yoga pants, which I rarely do and when I put on jeans today my husband asked if I was going on a date. Ha! Bundled up and climbed in my Jeep, camera in hand. I can't remember the last time that I have driven around taking photographs. I have a deep seeded passion for photography, and always have. But since having my son I rarely have time to photograph anything but his precious face since it entails us leaving the house. I even have had a photography date planned with a local photographer who produces the most amazing photos, but since being a mommy comes first and sitters are hard to come by, we have had to reschedule three times in one week! Fourth times a charm right?!

So camera in hand and butt warmer turned on in my Jeep and I was ready to go. It was nice to finally venture out in my own town. There is so much to see! I felt rushed only because I wanted to get back to my family, but I was able to get out for over an hour!

Here is a little sample. Oh and I forgot to mention that during my son's 2.5 hour nap I designed my own watermark for my photography. I think it needed to be done since I post on Facebook, my blog and on 500px.

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