Sometimes all I need is a good excuse to break routine, and I get a little psychic boost that makes things seem a little better. It doesnít even matter if itís a worthwhile break, as long as Iím not doing the same thing day after day, forever and ever. But it helps a lot if itís something I enjoy doing, rather than some of the breaks Iíve had in the recent past, like a trip out of town to meet the Bossís wife to give her something to take to him, or a whole day spent searching through legal documents to find a particular obscure reference.
Todayís diversion was something that came about because everyone else in the family was booked. Itís not that I donít want to spend the afternoon with Mom more often, just that I canít often take the time, and there are usually others eager to do it. Today there was no one else, so I simply told the Boss that I was going to take my mom on some errands, and he was understanding, as he always is when it comes to family matters.
So I drove her around town to a few necessary stops, then took her home. It doesnít really matter where we went or what we did, but the fact that we spent a few hours together is what itís all about. I needed the break, thatís for sure, and Iíd do it more often if I could. I actually think we had a pretty good time (despite the fact that there was nasty traffic all over town, and you know how I feel about nasty traffic).