Wednesday, April 23, 2014

What's Your Favorite Way to Treat Yo' Self?


Whenever Will leaves (either on a TDY or deployment) I do whatever I can to make myself happy to pick myself up again. It takes me about two weeks to fully adjust to his absence. During that time I treat myself a lot.
(If you're don't know what "Treat Yo Self" this super short video explaining:) 

So to answer the question:

Sometimes I do something simple. Like drink an extra Coke or get myself a white mocha. It's a treat since I try to limit my caffeine and soda intake).

Other times, I go shopping...mostly online since the euro to dollar exchange isn't so great. I'm addicted to Zulily and Etsy. This time I bought this scarf ( Or I'll buy a salmon filet and make one of my favorites: teriyaki salmon with white rice. (I've been craving it lately, I need to make a trip to the store.)

And every once in a while I go on a trip. That's harder to do since I don't travel solo, but when I can find a buddy I'll go to the beach or explore a new country.

The one time my husband deployed, I went home. It's something I plan on doing anytime he deploys. Nothing makes me feel better or happier than being at home with my family and friends.

I guess the short answer is food, clothes, and travel. How do you treat yo' self?


  1. I think these are great strategies to get you cheered back up when he's gone! Pretty much the only time Angel and I are apart I'm with my family, so they are a good consolation prize...back when we were first married Angel went away for a week and my uncle and aunt purposely invited me over for dinner with their family a couple times so that I wouldn't be lonely, I thought that was sweet!

  2. I eat popcorn for dinner!! Yum! :)

  3. Mine's more stuff I do at home. I binge watch my girly shows on Netflix, I eat the most random things for dinner, just because it sounds good, and I am generally a lazy person on the weekends. I sleep in, stay in my jammies unless I have to go somewhere, and spoil the dogs.

  4. I eat a lot of curry. My husband hates the smell...and tolerates the taste. Unfortunately for him, I love the stuff. I do try to limit how often I make it when he's around though.

  5. I agree, family is the best consolation prize. If I could afford it, I'd always visit family when Will leaves.

  6. I've been known to do that every once in awhile too!

  7. That's pretty much how I spend my time at home when the mister is gone...minus the dogs. I'll have to get on that so we can be separation twinsies.

  8. Stephanie WhitenerFriday, May 09, 2014

    I am totally a crafter and TV binger. Sometimes I will go shopping, but mostly I stick to a night in with the pups.