Monday, May 11, 2009

Mondays Muttered Mumblings

When The Tom Cats Away...

I had 16 hours of blissful aloneness! Each year our church sponsors a Father and Sons Outing, Daddies get to take their sons to a camp out with other men in the congregation.

For women with daughters this is a fun chance to have a girls night. For me, solitude, silence, no one to share with, my shows, no interruptions...

Here's a list of what I do when left alone.

Clean the house, because having it stay done for longer than 20 seconds is so worth it.

Plant tomatoes, no helpers, no one mixing up the plant tags so I don't know if I'm planting canning tomatoes or grape tomatoes, no one washing away the plants because they insist on watering with the hose on high.

Clean off my desk, do you see a trend here, I might be organized and immaculate if I had more me time.

Mop the floor, naked, how often do I get to wander my house the way God made me (well the way food made me), without freaking out my teenagers and getting my squishies goosed by my youngest.

Take a lonnnnng hot shower, by myself, no one climbing in, or pounding on the door or searching the house shrieking MOM, MOM, MOMMMM! over and over and over.

Talk on the phone while cooking a tiny little dinner, just for me. I nearly started a house fire cooking homemade french fries which I love but hate cooking for my crowd. For a moment as the smoke billowed I thought it might be fun to have some cute firemen show up ;) Then I remembered, "Oh yeah, my life is all about cute little men and their hoses, never mind!"

Eat boxes of Good and Plenty's and Crow's without having to share. The resulting tummy ache reinforced what I always sweetly remind my children, "STINKIN' SHARE WITH YOUR BROTHERS OR I'LL THROW IT ALL IN THE GARBAGE!" Er, did I mention I say it SO sweetly?

Sort socks, I deeply despise all things laundry, mostly because it's a process that just goes on and on and on and on, with unending interruptions that mess the whole process up. But, sorting socks, all by myself, while watching back to back "House" episodes, not bad!

TV, I am so sick of Dora and Diego and Disney Afternoon shows, and Discovery and History Channel. What fun, numbing my mind with my own programming selections until I fall asleep on the couch.

Sleep diagonally across the bed with no little bed buddies, don't mind the big bed buddy so much. Ahhhhhhh! Sleeping in until I wake up! Super Ahhhhhhhhhhh!

I know, I know, left alone I'm 5 or 6 cats away from a loony old lady, sorry mom, but oh the joys of time alone!

14 comments:

Heffalump said...

My husband always seems to find a way to weasel out of taking the boys to the Father/Son campout. Last year they camped in the back yard instead and I slept alone in the house with my 8 and 1/2 month pregnant self.

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

I am so jealous right now. I am happy for you, really, but so very jealous. I mean, NO Dora and Diego??!!! A bed to yourself? No one complaining about dinner? A home staying clean for more than 20 seconds?

Sounds like pure heaven!

Good for you!

Mrs. Nurse Boy

LeShel said...

sounds wonderful! I'm looking forward to enjoying a few father/son campouts myself. I may need to refer back to your list of great things to do alone!

Mummy McTavish said...

Don't deep fry naked. Firemen will be no help then.

I think I need to convince my church to run one of these activities... it sounds like so much fun for you, er, um, I mean them.

Octamom said...

NICE! And you celebrated your quiet weekend with all the right components! Good for you!

Blessings!

Montgomery Q said...

Sounds like you had a much nicer time than we did.

But how did you get anything done without #1 telling you how to do everything?

mandi said...

Amen! I loooove time alone. Even if it is to clean. (boo)

Kathy @ Real Mom, Real Life said...

I LOVE when the boys go on Father's and sons... total down time. People always want to have girls nights out. I say NO WAY this is the one time I don't mind staying in!!!

Barbaloot said...

I'm glad you took full advantage of the alone time. And wow---your husband taking 7 boys camping. That can't be a small task:)

Cairo Typ0 said...

It sounds like you had a fabulous day! I always enjoy the first day or two of Hubby's business trips for just those reasons. :)

That Girl in Brazil said...

Naked, eh? I like you even more now.

And I'm super duper impressed that you MADE DINNER for yourself. I woulda been all over some ice cream.

Deb said...

You and I would so get along. What you described sounds like my ideal day. Especially the diagonal sleeping...and the TV...and the house cleaning...

I wonder if they have father-son-daughter campouts...

Mr. and Mrs. Nurse Boy said...

Are you gonna post any pictures? Really though, I would be so mad at Mrs. NB if I found out she was moping naked when I was not home. You better not tell AH about this because he may not take the boys next year, just so he won't miss the show.
NB

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