I'm not sure exactly why, but as soon as he leaves for any amount of time, a switch turns on in my brain and I develop my ritual. Maybe it's because when he's home, I spend my time with him. Maybe I just like the warmth. I don't know! Anyway, I like having my nightly baths and will continue to do so until he comes home. :D (And yeah, I shower in the morning too. These are for my enjoyment.)
Today was my personal day! Let me tell you, I needed it. It was a day where I said, I'm not answering to anybody. I'm doing what I want to do. No obligations. So, I went on my bike ride around post today to start. I didn't go my usual route since one of the ranges has been on fire and I go kind of close to it (post smells like a campfire, yum). The ride was enjoyable! When I got home, I sat around talking to Brandon, like I do most mornings.
Then, I went to the dog beach. I've been meaning to go for a couple days but since Dexter was a bit sick, I didn't want to go. I needed to get some more dog food at Petco, though, so I tied it in with a trip to the beach.
After Petco, it was back home to relax. I got into a cleaning mode and started making the house look pretty. I had neglected it for a few days and it needed a good tidying. Then I threw my kielbasa and beer in the crock pot, brought one of my new books outside and started reading. It was nice! In between all this I watched the occasional TV, browsed the internet, relaxed some more.
Before dinner I went on a mile walk with Courtney and Christina, who were going to do the Race for the Cure today, but ended up not going. Then Christina came over to eat some of my kielbasa and we watched some TV. It was nice!
Now, to finish my no obligations day, I am going to have a bath, continue reading my book and then go to bed early. :D