One Hour

This evening I had an unexpected hour alone at home. Travis ran an errand and what started out as one girl going with him turned in to three because the other two were afraid that they would miss out if they were left at home. :) So, there I was. Home. Alone.

I can't remember the last time that I was by myself in the house. Seriously. I'm sure it's happened before, but it's probably been at least since N2 was born ... so three years ago? Wow. And, because I know you are all dying to know. This is what I did as soon as the car pulled out of the driveway:
  • checked my email.
  • picked up all the toys in our big family room. All of them.
  • did a little birthday surfing on for one soon-to-be-2-year-old, without little faces looking at the toys with me.
  • vacuumed the big family room without the aforementioned toys on the floor.
  • threw away a few things that the girls will never ever miss.
  • took a shower with very hot water.

How's that? I'm sure if I had known the hour was coming up, I probably would have made better use of my time, or actually planned on just sitting in my chair with a cup of coffee (or a diet coke that no one would be asking for sips from) and reading, but I did the best I could with what I had. What do you do when you are home alone? Or, are you like me and it's a complete rarity? :)


  1. wow .. i live alone! but i am not your target audience!

    YEARS since you've had the house to yourself?! you're making my head spin. ;)

  2. I LOVE when Hubbie takes both! He took both a few weeks ago for a quick errand and it was HEAVEN!!!! :) I didn't get done QUITE as much as you, but I think I was folding clothes or something!

    Glad you got some stuff done!!!

  3. LOL - I'm with copperoranges - I live alone and periodically have to seek out company to make sure I'm not going crazy.

    Maybe you need a bi-monthly "mom-cation", where Travis takes the girls out for ice cream (premium Daddy time) and you get to recharge!

  4. Well, like you, it doesn't happen often for me (even though I only have one and so you'd assume the chances are higher). When I AM home alone I usually clean like crazy (without anyone coming alongside remaking messes!) or do something that *I* want to do without interruption!

  5. When I'm alone, I turn off every noise-producing thing in the house - No radio, tv, and I sit and read.

    I never pick up.

    You are a better woman than I.

  6. Oh my, I love my alone time as well :)

  7. Oh my, I love my alone time as well :)


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