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Friday, August 26, 2011

Adjusting

Both kiddos had a full week of school this week
(except the hour early heat dismissal every day).
They both did great! 
Evan is getting used to his new bedtime and certainly eats much better at dinnertime
since he isn't home grazing all day long!
I think the biggest adjustments are in MY day!
I am now home ALONE all day long!
I drop the kids off and go work out for an hour and a half.
Then come home.
To the QUIET.

It's peaceful.
It's tranquil.
It's bizarre and unnerving!

A few things that I did this week that were soooo different than anything I have known for the past 12 years:
~I sat on the patio and read my book for 1 1/2 hours--STRAIGHT.  No interruptions.
~I was able to check my email (and stalk blogs) very quickly since I didn't have to get up and get anyone snacks.
~I went to the bathroom and NO ONE came in!!!  This happened multiple times and I was hyper-aware of it every.single.time.
~I grocery shopped for 2 weeks in less than 1 hour!  And I didn't have to re-sort all of my items at the checkout to filter out the "extras" that fell into the cart!
~I went to Target alone.  When I got there I got to actually use the ladies room.  Normally we have to use the family bathroom or go in the big handicap stall. 
~I went to the library and didn't visit the children's level.  Very odd.
~I left the bank without a sticker on my shirt OR a sucker.
~I made important phone calls--without having to do 20 things between each call or hiding on the staircase for quiet.

This is just crazy.  Not sure if I like it, but I think I will get used to it! 
Sure beats the alternative---getting a j.o.b.  {shivers}

But by the end of the day, I am so excited to pick the kiddos up from school and begin the craziness of the evening schedule!

2 comments:

Melissa said...

This is my 3rd year being home alone during school hours! You get use to it after a while! You will be amazed at how many projects you can get done when you are alone also! We should meet in Bloomington sometime and have lunch!

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