Friday, February 06, 2009

A Rare Thing

Catching The Winter Sun

A day to myself is a very very rare thing. A day without expectations, appointments, must dos, or kids. No rushing around, no needing to be somewhere at sometime... just time... the whole day!

A couple of weeks ago, I did a favor for a friend of Lauren's. Sammie's Mom is a substitute teacher and needed to go into school. I let Sammie come here a few days and her Mom wanted to return the favor with an outing for the girls. She decided to take the kids to the National Museum of Play here in Rochester. That meant I had from 9:30 - 3:45 without a care in the world.

How did I choose to spend my free day? I WORKED!!! YOO HOOOO!!! I sat at my torch with music cranked up way too loud (THIS CD every song is fantastic). I made beads for orders... for hours. Then, I made myself a sandwich. Took a long shower and took a trip to the post office. I even had enough time to read a book too!! SHOCK HORROR!! Can you believe it?

I can't remember the last time I just sat and read. I love to read. I missed reading. You know what I decided to read? Twilight. Yes, I may be the last person in the US to have read it. HA. I got threw the first 100 pages yesterday. And if I get any more free time today, I will be reading it then too. So far, it has been great.

Ahhh... but my dream day couldn't last forever. And really it was such a tease. I would like to say it left me hugely refreshed (and it did), but already the next day is here and it is back to the crazy things in life. LOL... you know what it makes me want to do... get out my calendar and count the days until the first day of school next fall. If I have patience, I will get there and in September all three kids will be in school all day!!


Ellen said...

So glad you got a day to yourself and enjoyed it to the fullest. I know how rarely that happens for you.

Shannon said...

Stock up on frozen dinners for your family. The Twilight series will consume every free second!
I'm glad you had a day to refresh your spirit!

Holly said...

I love that cd too!

Yvette said...

Glad you got to have a beak, very productive you were too. If I ever get a rare opportunity like that it takes me so long to decide what to do half the time is gone.

Totally relate to the whole waiting for school to start, my littlest can start nursery in Sept....

Kristen said...

Good for you Kerry! Like I said, I'm jealous! But I just found out that I have a few hours to myself tomorrow afternoon as well! Like maybe 4 in a row! Never happens! Oh my goodness, I hope I can be as productive as you were! :)