I’m home alone. No kids. No dates. Would you think less of me if I told you that the no dates part was not my choice? It was my choice. I had invites. I turned them down. I wanted to be alone. I needed to be alone. Am I sick or what??? The world does not understand those of us who can tolerate solitude and silence indefinitely. However, I have to admit, while I am solo tonight, I am not silent.
Playing in the 5 CD changer in the living room is a random mixture of Colbie Callat, Jason Mraz, John Mayer, Nickel Creek and Cold Play.
I’ve just finished a dinner of gourmet salad and barbecue steak and excellent Southern Oregon Pinot Noir.
I am pretty much done with the “chores” of the day (like I did so much!) and am going to take the evening and do whatever I want to do…which is blog and read the blogs of my other bloggy friends.
No kids here tonight. Oh, yeah. I already said that. Must be the Pinot Noir taking over. This is the weekend for the youngest three to be at their respective dad’s places and Number 1 is out with friends. I won’t see her till after 1:00 tomorrow a.m. and I’m so not waiting up. She’s such an awesome kid. But anybody mess with her and I’ll load my Colt Police Positive so fast it’ll make your head spin.
I love writing. It is good therapy, and a great outlet for all the crap that spins incessantly through my mind in a given day. Once I write it…I feel I can finally dump it. Good therapy. Just understand that what you read here is the crap I dump and not necessarily the real me sans dumped crap. *tosses her long auburn lock, winks, smiles and giggles charmingly*
Tonight is the night I’ve been waiting for all winter long. Tonight we set our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Savings Time. This so totally rocks. Heck (he he) no! I do not like invisibly losing an hour of my life but I sooooo love the later light in the evenings. It is summer now…no matter what. And I begin to live accordingly. However, since I’m a bit slow in getting after some of my New Year’s Resolutions, I’m glad that according to others it is not really summer. In any event, I informed Number 1 that she is now going to be walking home from work starting Monday. She wasn’t so into that. I was really into that. Means I just gained a regular workout time! Wahooo!!! And, she needs the exercise anyway, not because she’s fat…she’s anything but…but fitness and endurance have not been her priority. Now we start.
Life is looking up. Not perfect, but definitely up from where I’ve been. The district is not going to have to cut days out of the school year, I have several opportunities to earn extra income and not take a whole bunch extra time out of my life in the next two months and this is a good thing. I still have 3 personal days I can use to attach to a weekend so I can get some work done around here. Nice! Debt is going down faster with every passing month and income is stable. Cars are running and the house is not collapsing around me and I am incredibly grateful. I also have a student teacher starting in my class on Monday. Life so totally rocks! I can focus on my other “professional development activities” while she is teaching class. I’m rolling on the floor thinking how this is such a win-win for both of us.
I so think all of this deserves some solo hot tubbing in the nude! Oh, wait, I didn’t really say that did I? *blushes and smiles coyly* Naaa! I’d never go hot tubbing nude, would I??????
You tell me. Would I? Should I? Sam I am?
2 thoughts on “Home Alone…On A Saturday Night”
Gotta love that Pinot Noir!
You sound like the female version of me.. minus the kids. I usually do not comment or “like” things on the internet, but for some unknown reason, I really liked your blog post. Charming, a bit odd, truthful.