Much like my recently implemented monthly “Hits List!” posts, I thought I’d try something a little new and a little different here on the blog to coincide with my new work schedule and create weekly/bi-weekly “Day Off Date” posts. You see, since I started my new job- my typical weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) off has shifted into having Sundays and Tuesdays off, instead. It’s not terrible- since having a weekday off means I can properly schedule appointments, run errands, or take time to do something fun for myself during the day without having to deal with weekend crowds and/or traffic- and my shift on Saturdays is still early enough in the day that it allows me plenty of time to partake in weekend party plans, too!
I’ve decided to seize those days off and have myself a different adventure every week- a way to treat myself with some quality solo time- and since I always have my camera in tow- documenting my travels, destinations, and food (of course!) will be very easy for me.
This past Tuesday I ventured out to the Museum of Fine Arts to scratch one thing off of my lifetime bucket list- seeing a real Picasso painting up close. The exhibit, ‘Pairing Picasso’, is running at the MFA from now through June 26th. If you’re in the area, I highly recommend checking it out!
Of course, I also took a couple of hours to explore the rest of the museum, too. I haven’t had the opportunity to go in a couple of years- but the place is so beautiful- and during the week it’s delightfully quiet, too!
While I was at the museum, I enjoyed a light lunch near the contemporary and digital art exhibits before I popped into the gift shop to pick up a Picasso print for my mom (everyone could use a little unusual art in their home!) and then headed uptown for a quick manicure and a coffee.
Of course, this past Tuesday marked ‘Super Tuesday’, as well- so near the end of my day I took the time to vote before meeting up with Troy for the night. While the results of the polls weren’t exactly what I had hoped for- I’m trying to stay optimistic for the coming election. I really, really am. I mean I’m REALLY trying.
All in all, my first ‘Day Off Date’ was a success! I had a lovely time at the MFA, and even accomplishing something as small and as frivolous as making my nails look nice again was rewarding for me. It was a stress-free and relaxing day (apart from when I stepped in gum inside my Town Hall’s polling station. Ew) and I’m already planning a couple of things for this coming Tuesday!
For now, though- I’m off to work for a couple of hours!