What Would You Do With 18 Hours?

I’m coming off of 18 hours of complete bliss.  How so, you ask?  Hubby took the kids to his parents’ house, so that I could get a much needed break.  Amen.

Here is how those 18 short, sweet hours flew by, in order from greatest to least:
13 hours: in bed.  12 hours sleeping, 1 hour reading.  Yes, you read that right, 12 hours sleeping.  And I don’t even have the flu or anything.  I am just completely exhausted.  I can honestly say that in all my life, I have never been this worn out.  Even when I was working in the corporate world, pulling all-nighters for new business pitches, I was not this deep-down in your bones tired.  The kind of tired that comes from caring for your family, and rarely yourself, 24/7.  Take that, Hilary Rosen.
2 hours: watching mindless tv.  Think Young & the Restless.  Don’t judge.  It’s not any trashier than reality tv.  And thankfully, it’s not real, which is why I can stomach it and take it for the joke that it is.  Besides, watching ridiculous people with all their crazy problems and schemes makes me feel better about my boring, little normal life.
1 hour: shopping for new shoes for Baby Boy.  Why would I not spend this time shopping for myself, you ask?  Because taking Baby Boy shoe shopping is one of those most-likely-to-end-in-public-humiliation-events that I’d do just about anything to avoid.  So, I calmly and quietly walked into the store, picked out the size I needed, paid and left.  No screaming, no tantrums, no drama.  I may have just “wasted” an hour of my free time, but I probably added an hour to my life.
1 hour: picking up dinner for myself.  I went extra naughty and ordered a full-fat pasta dish with a side order of chocolate lava cake.  And don’t forget the wine.  No chicken nuggets, no throwing food, no sour faces whining, “Eww, I don’t like that!”  Just me and my fat grams.
30 minutes:  taking a nice, long, deliciously warm bubble bath.  And reading my book in the tub.  Without little people coming in, stripping & trying to join the party.
30 minutes:  leisurely drinking coffee and watching the morning news in my favorite chair.  Yes, it took me several minutes to clear off the granola bar wrappers, wayward legos and goldfish crumbs, but it was totally worth it.  However, it was almost eerie not having to bob & weave with my coffee cup to avoid having it ripped out of my hands by Baby Boy, emptied and smashed on the tile floor.  Or not hearing Big Sister whining that the news is boring, and she’s missing “Shake It Up” which will obviously scar her for life.
So, there you have it, folks.  My 18 hour wild-ride of freedom, in all its glory.  I hope I have not made you too jealous.
And thanks to this brief time off the gerbil-wheel, I am able to scoot back one toenails’ length from the edge of insanity.  Sound familiar?


  1. I'm completely jealous. Surely my time is coming!

    1. Go check into a hotel, if you have to...it's so worth it! :)

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    1. I was relaxed for about a day, and now I'm back to needing another break! You know how it goes :)

  3. Sounds like the best day ever! lol.
    Stopping through from the "Make My Morning" blog hop. Lovin' the blog girl!
    ...from your new friends over at We Got Kidz ;)

    1. Thanks for stopping by and glad you like it! :) Coming over to follow you now...

  4. Oh, wow...you lucky devil! 18 hours of "me" time sounds as close to heaven as you can get!

  5. Aloha,
    I'm your newest follower from "make my morning" we're already bff's on facebook, (hee,hee,hee) and I would love it if you'd "join the ride at localsugarhawaii.com. But mostly, I would love it if you'd give me the secret formula for scoring my own 18hours of bliss. Sooo jealous!

    Happy Day,

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to following you, too. I could stare at those pictures of Hawaii all day long! I'd say that beats 18 hours alone in Houston, TX :)

  6. Sounds like you have a fantastic time :) Always great when you can relax and catch a break!

    I found you via Finding New Friends hop - hope you can stop by my blog sometime! Have a fantastic weekend!


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