So, one might wonder what we did today, our first day ALONE. I cleaned the entire house and my husband studied for a test and did yard work. This does not sound exciting, I know. But, I cleaned the WHOLE HOUSE. I even closed the doors to 2 of the bathrooms and told Eric to keep out until the kids return. I want the house to stay clean and with them being gone, that is in fact possible. I also finished all the laundry, cleaned their bedrooms (which they will hate me for), vacuumed and mopped the floors and cleaned the basement. I even cleaned the laundry room, appliances and all. My husband got the lawn mowed and all of the dog poop is cleaned up, ready for tomorrows garbage pick up. I have not felt this caught up since the Clinton Administration. Wow!
Tomorrow we will celebrate my husband's birthday with a day out of the house. Our plans, lunch at a French Bistro, a tour of a favorite local micro brewery and an afternoon at the bookstore. I can't even imagine. Does the bookstore have more than a children's section? Hmmm, I will investigate and report on that tomorrow.
Now, off to the sun room for a well deserved glass of wine and QUIET. I know that come Friday, I will miss my children with everything I have. But, for tonight, I am embracing the time alone with my husband.