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?"
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.