Thursday, June 16, 2011

What can a mom do at home when the kids are all gone . . .

Trail run 6 miles with the dog, and taking in the spectacular views with no rush to get home

Dust all the blinds, shutters, shelves, and furniture

Deep clean vacuum all the rugs

A couple loads of laundry

Color gray roots (thanks Clairol), shower, blow dry my hair, put on make-up, and actually put on REAL clothes

2 1/2 hour lunch outing with a friend (when we sat down at the restaurant, we both said it felt like we were on VACATION)

Write in my journal


Set up my husband's facebook account (if you know Chris, be his friend!)

Organize and clean cupboards, shelves, and the pantry

Chat with neighbors outside without interruptions

Play piano for an hour, uninterrupted

Polish the kitchen table and chairs

Read, read, read

Hike up the trail a bit to watch the sunset

Meaningful conversations with Chris during our peaceful evening meals for two

Organize the food storage

Watch the Stanley Cup Finals (way to go BRUINS) and catch up on "Breaking Bad" and "The Daily Show" while cuddling on couch with hubby

Shop on the internet (so much fun - can't remember the last time I took time to do this!)

Listen to my music . . . and play it loud

Make phone calls

Finally clean out the ski closet and replace all the helmets, gloves, goggles, and ski pants with towels, sunscreen, and beach toys.

SLEEP IN.  Yep, slept in until almost 10am this morning - felt great :-).

We get all the kids back on Saturday, 
and I've realized that every mother needs a few days in her own house ALONE.

That is what I consider a vacation.


Michelle said...

I fantasize about the productivity and relaxation that could happen if my kids went on vacation and left me home! I'm hoping I can get the school stuff out of their lockers before it's time to start again. Jealous!

Kristin said...

Slow down already! You're giving me a heart attack and I'm JUST READING IT!

Ah! That would be HEAVEN! I wouldn't DO nearly so much, but I would SLEEP more and READ more!
Where are the kids?

As for the crying kids on the last day of school--- WHAT? My kids skipped the last day, bc they were SO done w/ school!!

cher said...

It sounds so heavenly!! I love our evening chats! One day I won't be tethered to my little ones, and we can really talk... : )

Kathryn said...

I can't even imagine! I am so jealous I can hardly read this post!!!!