Wednesday, March 30, 2005

A DAY ALL TO MYSELF!

It was about 5:45 when Dickidoo woke me up.  "Sun's getting high!" he said in a voice so cheerful that it should be illegal.   He had decided that it would be a great photo-op for me to get up that early to take a picture of the mountains at daybreak.  At 5:45 in the morning, still snuggled deep in the warmth of the blankets I thought it was a terrible idea.  At 6:00 am, standing in the chill of the morning in the vacant bank parking lot, watching the sunlight sweep up the mountainside I changed my mind.  My camera-smarts are still very questionable, but there is no doubt about the magnitude of beauty that lay before me in the early morning hours.

I got home only to discover that Zack had gone back to sleep (lucky dog!).  I got him up, scrounged up some lunch money and shoo'ed the boys off to school, just in time to get the girls up.  Becca had a late start this morning so she got to sleep in with Rocky.  The girls got ready with surprising speed.  I helped Rocky pack her lunch then drove her to school.  From there Becca and I went to breakfast, where I learned that my stomach is not used to eatting before 11am, and will from here on out stick to liquid sustainance... aka COFFEE!  Then on to my old work place (it feels sooo weird going in there now) to buy a present for Becca's friend who is having a party this weekend.  I emerged from the supercenter a poor woman.  This is it, I am offically calling an end to the giving of any more birthday gifts.  I can't afford for my kids friends to grow up!  NO MORE BIRTHDAY PARTIES!  So the kids are all off the school and the rest of the day is mine, right?  Wrong!  Rocky calls to say she left her lunch at home.  Sure enough, there it is, on the dining table behind the cereal box.  No big deal, I grab my camera on my way out so I can get some pictures while I'm out.  I drop off the lunch and the rest of the day is mine, right?  Wrong!  Steve calls, he's on his way home for lunch!

Well, I drive back to meet Steve at the house for lunch.  I spent a little time on the porch with my new neighbor, who wasn't too happy when Steve arrived and stood on the buffet line. I fed Steve and the squirrel, then shoo'ed them away and the rest of the day is finally mine.  Sort of.  I have to drop off a bill for Steve.  Awwww heck, its 1 o'clock, and I have to be back by 3 to pick Rocky up, and then start fixing supper.  Dang it, I may as well just stick around.  Tomorrow Steve takes his lunch to work with him, and if Rocky forgets hers at home, well, I guess she'll be hungry when she gets back home after school.  Tomorrow I'm having the day all to myself!

12 comments:

happysunshien said...

sounds like my days...lol

kelly
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demandnlilchit said...

I live for jammie days!!!!!!!!

courtenaymphelan said...

EVERYDAY OF MY LIFE I A M GOING TO SPEND THE DAY ALONE...NO PHONES. NO HORSES, NO DOGS, NO CHILDREN, NO FRIENDS....ABSOLUTELY ALONE...I FIGURED OUT YESTERDAY THE ONLY WAY I CAN DO THAT IS GET IN THE CAR AND LEAVE.........COURTENAYMPHELAN

mumma4evr said...

we have a rule in my house, you  forget it once, we brin git to you, forget it again and tough luck! My 12yo forgot homework, called me whn I was at school and expected me to go home, get it and bring it to her.  UMM...no!!! Ihave to actually make up all missed time at school.  
Becky

mom23nca said...

This sounds familiar.   I love your pics, they are beautiful!  BTW, were you or your children ever in any of those Walmart ads?

purplectigger said...

A day to your self , Yea, right. My day to my self was today. yea, right. Dion pulled his back out yesterday and took today off. Oh, well. Maybe another day.
Hugs, R.C.

sdoscher458 said...

Sounds to me that they are gettting real used to having Mom around real fast! The first few days are kind of like settling in....enjoy it anyway...Sandi

promiseluv372 said...

a day to yourself WONDERFUL.. getting up at 5:45 EWWWWWWW.  I'd have throw something at him.  Do you suppose that is why my relationship is rocky because I'm always throwing stuff at him ?  LOL
~ Promise

heathyrxmarie said...

Beautiful pics! And so glad that you had a wonderful Day! Hugs,
xox
Heather

lazarai said...

I remember when I quit my job to SAH with my kids, who were young but school-aged, thinking I'd have so much time to myself while they were in school. HAH, that is a myth! Seems like the more time you have, the more time you need. I have not been bored or lonely or had much time at all to myself in the now nine years I've been "home." Oh yeah, that's another thing, we SAHMs are not HOME that much. My husband and friends say it was easier to reach me when I worked cause I was always there, and I'm never here. :) Go figure...

:) Carol

awen1122 said...

Awesome pics Dorn!!  I am making a new photo specific journal, there are lots of GREAT photo ops here in NC!!  Well...if I ever get a computer I can actually take the pics off my Digital cam....LOL!!!!

schnozbeary said...

Dorn.... I had the same concepts when I became a SAHM. There just isn't enough time to be bored!!! MAKE sure you have something that takes care of you!!! Your family loves you, no doubt, but you must have an outlet that is yours and yours alone. For you that may be photography. AND....stand up for your right to time off...Too many SAHMS decide that since they don't bring in a paycheck, they no longer count. You are raising children, managing your home, and taking one BIG load off Hubby...stand up for your right to be honored for what I consider to be the greatest contribution a human can make...Penny