I am doing something that moms all over the world probably wish for...to be in your home alone. I've been experiencing this luxury for going on 4 days now. The kids and Pete went to Maine on Wednesday to spend some time with my in-laws. We usually go as a family every August for a week and enjoy eating caught-that-day-lobster and boating on the Damariscotta River. But this year I stayed back to work at the hospital. My father-in-law switched the week on us and I was already committed. It's all good, though. I think it's good that Pete gets to visit with his family and enjoy the kids without me around. I don't know for all the kids out there, but mine seem to whine less when I'm not around.
And so what have I been doing with my time? I worked everyday this week starting at 7:30 am until 4 pm. Wednesday after work I ran some errands and actually took my time. Thursday after work I had a softball game. I was so tired but made myself go anyway. It turned out to be a great game. Friday evening I watched my friend's boys so she could go out for dinner with her husband. I felt like the fun Aunt that could play or just hang out. It was relaxing and it also helps that her kids are well-behaved. Saturday morning I slept in and I have to say that is the only thing I really wanted to do while the house has been empty. Oh, don't get me wrong, I'm still in the care-giving role as our lab and cat are still hanging around. I have been walking Cody everyday. I like to think she is looking at me in a different light this week.
Saturday morning I ran on the treadmill. I accomplished some errands that I had been putting off, too. I got a long over due pedicure and then Saturday night I went to the Elk Creek Cafe and Ale House to hear a live band. I really like the sound of Ted McCloskey and the Hi-Fi's. I went with a couple I know through my husband.
Today I was a slacker and skipped church. I decided to be a hermit and I might go to the grocery store later on since I've run out of flour. Yep, I've got a chocolate zucchini bread baking in the oven right now and I need more flour to bake some more stuff.
So, it has been a relaxing time and I haven't done half the stuff I thought I would get done. It's still early, yet. I feel like I have so much time and no one telling me to do it...