Monday, November 30, 2009

For the past two weeks someone has been home with me. Either I've had a sick kiddo or someone has been on vacation. We have been in and out. To the store and back. I've cooked and done laundry. My house has not been tidy no matter how hard I tried to keep up. We even took a trip to Columbus and my daughters besty came for a week long visit.

Have I mentioned that someone has been home with me every day for the past two weeks??

Yesterday I cleaned. I shined up my home. I cooked a big pot of chicken soup and the house smelled wonderful. Laundry was started. Then I sort of forgot about it. Then my husband reminded me. Laundry was started anew. Then I sighed a big loooooooong sigh.

Today there is just me......and the dog....and the cat. The way God intended for Mondays to be. My men are at work. My daughters are at school. I have a big ole pot of coffee and a new creamer called mint chocolate aka balm for a mothers soul. There is nothing before me but a day of quiet. I need to get laundry done but that is neither here nor there. I have an applique project ready and blogs to get caught up on.
I love having a quiet day to myself after so much busyness. It makes me feel all pink puffy hearted inside.

I hope everyone out there is having just such a Monday...full of peace. :)


mascanlon said...

It sounds so lovely! I have been traveling since the week before Thanksgiving, sleeping in my bed only one night between trips and came home yesterday after a wonderful Thanksgiving with family only to head off to work today...jealous, not much girlfriend!

Chocolate Cat said...

Amen! I don't have another day at home, by myself until the kids go back to school in Feb!!! They have this week and next left of school but I am working every day or helping with school activities! There is something magical about a quiet, clean house!

Anonymous said...

When I come home from work at 3 pm the house is quiet: no rockmusic, no tv, no radio, no mobile phone ringing a ridiculous ringtone. AAAHHH, deep sigh of contentment. After 5 it's all over and the house is loud and noisy again. I love those 2 hours a day!!!

marie said...

I know just how you feel, my husband was on a 3 week vacation and today is his first day back. Yeah!

Jodi said...

Yeah! Life back to normal is so nice. :D

I am looking forward to my 2 week break from work in December.

Stephanie D said...

Sounds wonderful!

Kim said...

I'll have to live vicariously through you. And since my hubby is permanently on disability aka early retired, at this point I think I'd have to send him off to Home Depot and then change the locks while he's gone to get any significant alone time! LOL!

Micki said...

So glad that you got back to your normal routine. Loved your post!