Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Unexpected Day Off

I already got a three day weekend, which had been planned for months. Imagine my surprise when I found out most of the daycare kiddos fell ill and couldn't come to daycare (per daycare rules). I dropped the minis off at school Tuesday morning and found myself in an unusual place. I had the house to myself for TWO FULL HOURS! It has been years since that has happened.

As I pulled out of the parking lot of the youngest's school, I sat at the drive thinking about all of the possibilities. I could nap. I could clean. I could blare my music as loud as I wanted with no inputs as to what are "bad songs." I could get that pedicure I so desperately need. So what did I do with my free two hours? 

I drank my morning tea WARM while catching up on national news. I took a shower with no interruptions. I listened to country music. I had my groceries delivered and I stopped by Starbucks without being rushed. It was pretty amazing.

In the drive thru at Starbucks completely by myself! 

Not only did I have two hours in the morning, but I took advantage of the youngest's hour and half nap before we picked up the boys from school. That's how I wrote this little diddy and got a start on a few other posts. Coming from someone who isn't used to having free time or being alone, my two free hours felt nice, but odd. There were a few times I felt boredom or thought about what I would usually be doing. I most definitely spent a good portion of the day talking to myself. Out loud at that. I do believe I even laughed out loud at myself and then felt utterly stupid when there was no one to join in on the laughter. 

Today was another reminder of how I am so used to loudness and chaos.

What do you do with your free time? What would you do with two free hours?


  1. What is this free time you speak of????

    1. I know, right??!!? Now, I should edit because I had plenty to do around the house, I just didn't do them! Haha!