I was home alone today. I don’t mean for an hour or two – I mean ALL DAY…on a weekend…without kids…or husband. Nobody. Just me and the dogs. Did you hear that? Yeah, me neither – total peace and quiet! No “hey mom” or “Amy, can you” just – nothing. For anyone who lives with anyone else – being alone in your own home on a day where you don’t have to work is a treasure. This has only happened once before for me, so I am soaking it in.
What, you ask, did I do on this fine day home alone? Whatever the hell I wanted, that’s what! I exercised, took a shower AND shaved my legs, cleaned out and organized the cabinet under my sink, made some lemon truffles, purchased tickets for a family trip this summer to the U.K., signed up for Plated, watched Scandal, started this blog and ate Mexican food. A rather lame day now that I type it but for me it was simply perfect.
Following this banner day, I get to sleep, undisturbed by children before waking up tomorrow to the first day of Spring Break with my kids. I have a strong feeling this is the calm before the storm of this week but I will take it.
Thanks to my husband’s employer for requiring him to travel on a Sunday and to my parents for suggesting they take the kids for the day and night.
I would love that – even though we love being together I love just a day to even go to the movies by myself. My girlfriends look at me like I have 2 heads when I say that but its awesome ❤
They are the ones with 2 heads! I get tired of people acting like wanting to be away from your children is unnatural and that we should always want to be with them. If they were being honest with themselves they would probably agree with you 😉