My parents are in the mountains.  My kids are with my in-laws.  (Thank you!) Marshall’s at the hospital.  And it’s quiet.  I can hear the crickets and frogs down by the creek.  It’s comfortably cool outside, the day promising not to be too hot.  I feel #3A kicking around with wreckless abandon.  I’m not sure that (s)he likes having a laptop on top of him/her.  (No emails about exposing my unborn child with terrible radiation from a laptop, please. 🙂 )

My only question is: why in the hell am I awake????  I woke up before 7!  Why, oh why?  No one’s here to distract or bother me.  I could have theoretically slept until noon…oh but no…I have to wake up with the sun apparently!  Oh, well…at least it’s quiet!  🙂 

So…if you happen to be curious about what I’m planning on doing with my quiet, quiet down time…or if you just want to make sure I’m not going to hurt myself(which apparently several of you thought was possible after the “Solitude” post.)  My plan for the day is to go to the farmer’s market.  I LOVE the farmer’s market…but not with my kids.  The last time I took them with me, I nearly came home with a gaggle of baby geese.  Who in their right mind would ask a 2 year old if he wanted to take home a goose???  Seriously!

And I’m going to look at furniture.  I tried this earlier in the week with the kid in tow.  Um…yeah…that was a bad idea.  Tucker wanted to try out every bed, and Emmie just wanted to run up and down the aisles.  Normally I would have taken the wagon, but furniture stores aren’t really set up to accomodate wagons(or strollers, for that matter)…although I’m not really sure why.  A lot of people buying furniture are new, young families…right?  I guess most people are smart enough to get a babysitter, though, huh?

And then…get this: that’s it.  I’m not planning on doing anything else.  Unless the urge to do something else hits me.  If, at 9pm, I decided I’d like to take in a late movie…I will!  If I want to read my book all night long, I will!  And if I want to stay up late watching all the things I’ve TiVoed lately, I might just do that, too!  Options, options, options…sweet, quiet, care-only-about-my-own-self-for-a-day options!

No Responses to Quiet.
  1. Jennifer
    August 30, 2008 | 8:39 pm

    I am so glad you are getting a weekend to yourself! I am also so glad you are coming to visit me soon! I miss you! And I love reading your blog. and I love you!

  2. Peapodsquadmom
    August 30, 2008 | 10:40 pm

    Umm…I want to be you. Just for a little bit. We’re on night 2 of big kid beds, after having had them in crib tents for their whole lives. Yeah, horrible. Miserable. Feel sorry for me yet? Baking me a lemonade cake yet? 😉 Seriously…I’m glad you got this day. Every mommy needs a break sometimes. These alone times make us better mommies.

    Love you!

  3. Camille
    September 1, 2008 | 11:16 am

    Sweet! We have a coupon, so we are going to a place where they have all those inflatable jumping things and the sound level is comparable to a jumbo jet taking off. Can I come hang with you? LOL