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Apr '10

Ever find yourself in the middle of a frustrating day daydreaming about where else you’d rather be and what else you’d rather be doing?

So it’s only noon but already today I’ve had wishful thoughts about being in the following places, doing the following things:

* At a clothes store where the clothes I try in (in peace, without a fussy, whiny child kicking his feet and arching his back to get out of the stroller) make me look and feel incredible.

* In downtown Salt Lake City strolling Temple Square with the smell of flowers all around and the sun warming my shoulders.

* Anywhere with a tall, frosty, slightly melted ice cream milkshake in one hand and a spoon in the other.

* Traveling someplace I’ve never been before, all by myself, where I can wake up and feel the freedom and openness of the day and go wherever and do whatever I want during the day at my own pace without concern for anyone else.

Circulating around the same frustrations I’ve also found myself making a mental list of things I ought to stop doing/do less of in my actual real life:

* Eat fewer muffins from CostCo. And less chocolate milk.

* Stop leaving dirty dishes on the counter because I’m too lazy to put them in the sink or dishwasher.

* Stop being so tired at night so I can get more done in the day.

* Stop daydreaming about escaping my real life.


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  1. tara72 Says:

    I think we should take the kids to the BYU Creamery sometime this week and fulfill one of those daydreams. :)

  2. mom Says:

    It sounds like you were having “one of those days” today. I remember those. Like you, I dreamed of being “all by myself” ….and then when I was for the first time (going to Target when my youngest started pre-school) I could barely walk across the parking lot “all by myself” because I kept feeling like I had forgotten something. I couldn’t shake the feeling until I picked Matthew up and then I realized what I had forgotten….or rather….Missed. Two hours was a long time for me to be alone that day. But I also got used to it Really Quick!

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