I am 10 hours into a nice little vacation for myself, albeit in my own home. Since becoming a mother 8 1/2 years ago, I have not been alone for more than about 4 hours. And definitely not at home. This is a long awaited and much anticipated dream come true.
Alan took both girls up to the cabin until Saturday afternoon. That means I still have another day and a half by myself–that’s two mornings to sleep in, two nights to go to bed early and sleep like a baby.
I vowed to do no housework or other “should-dos” on my little freedom vacation. The house is a mess, yes. It is a bit bothersome, but it can wait. It really will not go anywhere.
This is what I did today:
-Went to the auto place to have wheel alignment done. While waiting, I went to Wal-Mart, read a magazine, and watched the Young and the Restless. Did you know Nikki and Victor are still on that show and haven’t aged a day in 15 years?
-Watched a few episodes of The Daily Show and LOL-ed by myself while snuggling with cats and eating leftovers for lunch
-Took a nap
-Perused the adult section at the library. Has that been there this whole time? Who knew!
-Went to the chiropractor.
-Had a hot deli dinner from the Wedge, plus tiramisu and a green kombucha.
-Walked through the sculpture garden.
-Went to Walker Free Thursday. The Avant Garde exhibit is magnificent.
-Drove to Lake of the Isles and walked about 1/4 of the way around the lake before realizing it was way too far to walk all the way around.
-Drove around the Lake of the Isles to look at houses and found a little independent bookstore nestled in one of the neighborhoods. Stopped in to take a look.
-Stopped at North Beach at Lake Calhoun to watch the sunset and sit on the beach. Sat by a flock of seagulls standing in the shallow water.
-Shopped at TJ Maxx and bought a pair of running shoes and socks. Tried on a pitiful bra.
-Came home and called my family at the cabin. Oh, those sweet voices.
-Took a bath, complete with candle and Mozart on Pandora.
-Watched more Daily Show, checked Facebook, watched SNL, and now am blogging with a cat on my lap.
-Going to sleep at 10pm with cat to keep me warm.
Today was nothing short of glorious.
I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.