I’ve mentioned before that I need a lot of alone time. What I have wanted for several years is a weekend alone at home. I have had a few stretches of days away from home for work or for girls’ weekends with family, but since Christopher was born, I have not had more than a few hours alone at home.
Jim gave me an IOU certificate for such a weekend as a Christmas present when Christopher was almost two, I think, but I never used it. He never really had anywhere to take Christopher. This past weekend I finally got my weekend alone! Jim and Christopher went up north in WI to visit his parents. They just recently got a camper for their property, so they were able to stay overnight without camping and without booking a hotel.
I spent 46 hours at home ALONE. It was glorious!
I read 3 books, and watched 9.5 episodes of The Fosters. I basically rotated around my house, migrating from the back deck to the couch in the playroom to the reclining chair in the sunroom to my bed, reading. And occasionally I sat on the couch in the TV room or laid in my bed watching TV.
I didn’t do any chores, except run the dishwasher. I didn’t even leave the house, other than reading on the deck. It was both weird and wonderful.
It was too long and too short. It was a weekend to remember. Thanks, Jim!!!