Thursday, April 29, 2010

Kid-Free Monday

Did you know that Paul McCartney started an organization called "Meat Free Monday". Supposedly, if people don't eat meat just one day a week, it will help not only our health, but the environment and economy as well. You can check it out here;

Anyways, my Monday was NOT Meat-Free. But it was Kid-Free (almost, anyways) Writing the title of this blog made me think of that Meat-Free Monday thing. Here's how my day was on Monday... with my Facebook Status Updates as the template for this journal...

Mood; Relaxed
Listening to; the helicopter circling somwhere nearby
Today I; Pampered myself... to the max!

My weekend was exhausting. Work friday nite. Work all day Saturday. Work Sunday. as normal. Then add a birthday party with something like 13 kids and 7 adults at my house, after work on Sunday. It was so much fun, though at times a little overwhelming. I would endure it again (and probably will) for the sake of giving my children good birthday memories.
On Saturday, Mr. X went to my mom and dad's house. He will be back sometime tomorrow. So today, Monday, once the girls went to school I experienced something I have not experienced in 4 and a half years or more. Being Alone. No kids, no company, no husband, just me and the animals. I could have spent the day cleaning up from the birthday party, but why would I want to waste this rare occurance? I rested. I pampered myself.

my status updates throughout the day:

"Day with no kids, Phase One. Took a bubble bath (a long one). Shaved my legs (slowly and carefully). Got dressed (slowly, in a liesurely fashion). No TV, no radio, just silence and doing things SLOWLY."
{Never underestimate the value of being able to do things SLOWLY and QUIETLY. I mean, it's not that I never take bubble baths or shave - though I will admit I should try to do the latter more often - but just doing these things without worrying about what the child is getting into... what a remarkable feeling. And getting out of the tub and being able to slowly dry off, apply lotion, slowly get dressed.... delicious!!}

"Day without kids, Phase Two. Gave myself a facial. Burt's Bees Orange Essence facial cleanser, Avon Porefection avacado mask, Burt's Bees Garden Tomato Toner, and Burt's Bees Marshmallow Vanishing Creme. My face feels lovely! I'm thinking about dying my hair....."
{Once again... just cherishing the moments of being able to do something for myself without rushing. Mom, dad, seriously... can you take Mr. X on a school day more often?}

"Day w/ no kids, Phase Three. Mmmm... Honey Walnut Shrimp, Lo Mein Noodles, and Cream Cheese Rangoons! Yep, I got Panda Express for lunch! Eating in SILENCE, then I'm gonna dye my hair! Goin' from Dirty Blonde to Strawberry Blonde!"
{Yes, I went and got lunch, and it didn't involve a happy meal. It also didn't involve running around the house trying to find Mr. X's shoes, yelling at him to keep his seat belt on, begging him to please eat his food, or telling him "no, sorry, I can't afford to get you dessert and you didn't even finish your meal so why would I do that anyways?" Lunch... for ME. sigh.}

After that the girls came home from school so I wasn't kid-free anymore. I had the lovely experience of talking to Miss Zee about Periods. They had "The Class" in school today and she brought home some pamphlets and had some questions. I was proud of myself...I think I handled it well. It's not the first time we have talked about this stuff - but she wanted a few more details about The Curse this time...but I think she and I are both a little less worried about it now. I think she has a couple more years before it happens anyways....

Next, I was going to watch a movie with the husband, but he fell asleep on the couch. So I decided... "when in Rome...", and I laid down on the other couch and took a nap too. Miss Zee did her homework and read "My Side Of The Mountain", and Princess A played games on the Computer (Kidzui). I woke up at 5:30 and decided that tonite was the perfect night for Pizza. So I got some pizza and then we watched the movie....

"Day with no kids, finale...Postponed watching the movie... took a nap on the couch instead. Woke up at 5:30 and went to get pizza from CiCi's, then came home and watched Julie & Julia... what a great movie that was!! What a wonderful, relaxing day this was!! Feeling refreshed, but I miss my Xan-Man!"
{Yeah. I miss him. Crazy, huh??}

I loved that movie. It made me want to cook something. It made me want to write and blog. I just wish I had something worthwhile to blog about. I need a project like Julie. No, I'm not going to cook my way thru Julia Child's cookbook... I'm just sayin'... I need a project worth blogging about.

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