The boys are GONE for the weekend. Oh bliss! Oh, joy! Oh, may it last forever and ever...until they come home because I miss them, that is.
So they headed off to the grandparents just after lunch yesterday. I was able to tidy up the house, take an early start on Sabbath, and have some quality time with Rachel. Then Brandon and I headed up to Diane's house for some pizza eatting and movie viewing. We had a grand time and even though we watched two movies, we were in bed before 11pm! We had a continuous night of sleep (a rarity these days) and then when I awoke around 8 am, I was almost wide awake! What a wonder! Of course, among the wonders of the day, going to bed before 11pm and waking up at 8am means that Rachel was an angel and decided to sleep for 10 hours straight before needing to eat. Oh, it just doesn't get much better than this! The question is, what will I do with all the free time on my hands?
I often have this dilema when the kids are away. Not because I can't think of things to do, but because I could fill the time 20 times over with things to do and I don't know which thing to pick. Do I just sit and vegitate the whole weekend? Do I furiously cook, clean, and organize knowing that it will be the only time it happens between now and the next time they disappear? Do I go out with friends and socialize my time away since I have the chance to have an ADULT conversation consiting of words larger than one syllable and facial expressions that do not include tongues protruding, eyeballs crossed, or slober? Or perhaps, I should pull out one of those long lost projects that I would love to work on...like reorganizing the attic junk, or my cross stitch that I have not touched in at least two and a half months (and even then I only did about 4 stitches) or painting the patched up spot on my bedroom ceiling, or .... ok, well, let's just say that list is about forty items long.
So, as result of not being able to decide what best to fill my time doing, I am now sitting here typing away on my blog- which was none of the above, nevertheless, quite enjoyable. It's enjoyable because I get to use BOTH hands at the same time to type, I don't have to stop and help with emergency potty issues, the cord has not been yanked out of the wall the entire time, and I don't have three people sitting on me begging to look at pictures or "watch the cards jump down" (a reference to winning a solitare game). Ahhh...this is the life...and people say they need a cruise to get away...I'll take the living room recliner anyday.
Of course, if someone's just dying to give me a cruise vacation, I'd have to work hard at passing it up.