Sunday, September 28, 2014

September Self Portrait

The time has come!  Both girls are in school this year and I have 2 small slices of free time each week for the first time in over 3.5 years!  It is glorious I tell you.  Glorious.  On their first day, Tina and I went to Starbucks for a nice relaxing drink and then came back to my house to watch a little Teen Mom 2.  (Yup, we watch that garbage.)  So here I am in all my glory:

As a mom, I'm telling you there is nothing like some uninterrupted time to sip your coffee.  Ahhhhhh, quiet :)  That first day was great.  So great in fact that I managed to be a half an hour late picking Emma up.  Yup, Mom of the Year right here.  Since we missed the Open House while we were on vacation, I had no idea that the two year old class gets out a half an hour earlier the first week.  Oops.  Luckily Emma took it all in stride and went out on the playground with Addy's class.  She was none the wiser ;)

The girls are in school Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:30-12.  As fabulous as that is, it FLIES by.  I always have a list a mile long of things that I want to get done during that time, but it seems like I blink and it's already time to pick them up.  Look at me, complaining already, ha ha.  No, it's great, really and truly.  I come home to an empty house, and to have that time alone is utterly heavenly. 

 You'd think I'd bask in the silence, but it turns out that I like a little noise.  I come home, plug my phone into the Bose and CRANK some tunes.  The kind of noise level that would have Addy whining that it hurts her ears.  But I love it!  There is something so freeing about blasting music in an empty house. 

I usually spend the time cleaning, but I don't even care.  Because I'm alone, and that's something that I haven't been in years.  And regardless of what I spend those 2.5 hours doing, it recharges me and gives me the patience to handle whatever antics the girls decide to throw at me later in the day.  Everyone needs some "me" time, and on Tuesday and Thursday mornings I finally have mine :)


  1. Woohooo! I bet it feels amazing!

  2. There's nothing like "alone time" to charge the batteries!