Sunday, November 14, 2010

Gratitude Challenge: Time alone


A good friend of mine, Brenda at Garden of Learning, put together a Gratitude Challenge.  The idea is to post for every day in November about something you are thankful for.

So -- Day Fourteen  --

So yesterday I had the chance to spend some time alone.  I dropped the boys off at the Merit Badge College, and then had about 7.5 hours before I needed to pick them up again.  Seeing as the event was roughly a 1.5 hour drive from home, driving home just wasn't a feasible option.

I took care of some piddly little things.  I hung out at McDonald's drinking their Caramel coffee and surfing the web.  I hung out at Starbucks, drinking a caramel macchiato, reading a book.  And I treated myself to lunch at a real honest-to-goodness sit-down restaurant, and read The Old Schoolhouse.  You know, the restaurant where they come by and ask, "Would you like another lemonade, ma'am?"

Ahhhh.

I desperately needed this time off.  Desperately.  I am so very grateful for the occasional opportunities I get to spend time with nobody touching me.

3 comments:

Our Village is a Little Different said...

I'm really glad you had a day to yourself. We all need that sometimes.

Wild Crickets said...

I love alone days! I think that they should be part of the homeschooling regulations in each state. "Moms must have one alone day per quarter as burnout prevention." Yep. I'd support that.:)

SisterTipster said...

It's so wonderful when we get a break every once in a while! Soo glad you got one and hope you are having a good night! hugs!