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23 July 2008 @ 10:01 am
Patient Anticipation  
I've been waiting for what seems like months for this weekend.

I'm actually experiencing a touch of what's to come right now.  Ethan and A.J. left for art class just a minute ago (It's right down the street) and I've got some music cranked (Aretha Franklin's RESPECT, and no one wants anything from me at the moment.

That's what's happening this weekend; Nolan is going fly fishing, and my in-laws are taking my sons to see Mt. Rushmore.  (I was not invited.  My feelings were not hurt.)  So, for the first time in ten years, I am going to be alone, unencumbered, with no one depending on me to do ANYTHING for four days.

You single girls may not get my intense delight and glee, but the Moms on the f-list know; ten years is a long time to go without a break.  A misanthropic person by nature, before I got married I might go weeks between seeing people not immediately associated with work.  So, yes.  I'm happy.  Happy, happy, happy.

That said, I can hear my mother screech about posting that I'll be alone.  So if you're going to come all the way over here to stalk and kill me, do it quickly.  ;)
I feel:: cheerfulcheerful
I hear:: One Way or Another
nbaekernbaeker on July 23rd, 2008 03:41 pm (UTC)
congrats, lady. have fun!!!
goeungurl: Office: o rly?goeungurl on July 23rd, 2008 04:16 pm (UTC)
I'm soooooooooo excited for you. I had my first break from momming right around the 2 year mark. I don't know how you lasted 10 years.

I'd ask what you are planning on doing, but I don't think you should make any plans, so I won't. :)
seegrimseegrim on July 23rd, 2008 04:35 pm (UTC)

You know how excited I am for you. :)

sue_bridehead on July 23rd, 2008 06:11 pm (UTC)
Ahh, that sounds blissful. I had that happen once. The whole crew was gone for about six days. I did have to work, but it was so worth it. :)

Enjoy yourself. You've earned it.
O Demanding One: Express: C&H  Squee! Hobbesheyurs on July 23rd, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)

  WOOT! :D

And you are jamming with Aretha!   *nods*   That's the way to do it!

maureenmaureen on July 23rd, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm all ABOUT alone time. I'm not sure I could ever do the family thing. Maaaaybe, but man, I get VERY CRANKY without gobs of time and space and quiet. (I grew up an only child whose folks were gone alot. I'm used to time and space and lack of humans. I like it. I neeeeds it, precious.)

You enjoy the hell out of it, girl. Ten years. You've so earned it. Me? I'll be with my Dad having fun. But a tiny part of me will be envying you.
Embellishedembe11ished on July 23rd, 2008 09:31 pm (UTC)
That sounds wonderful! I hope you have a great weekend!
dragonsangel68: TW - Edward/Bella laughingdragonsangel68 on July 23rd, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
I'm so happy for you (not to mention insanely jealous). Have fun!
Jandy the Gnome Whisperer: Jazz Handsjandjsalmon on July 24th, 2008 12:43 am (UTC)
Man, I'm wondering if your in-laws would mind coming and getting MINE for Mt. Rushmore and then i can send Jay off somewhere too... It sounds heavenly! Enjoy your weekend! :D
(Anonymous) on July 24th, 2008 03:23 pm (UTC)
Hey there! Hadn't been out here in a while and thought I'd come check you out! LOVE the new layout and I was SO excited to see pictures of your Dad and Emily and your family! I loved the week of Carrie. and I AM SO ABSOLUTELY INSANELY JEALOUS of your upcoming weekend. I would kill for a weekend like that. But I won't stalk you b/c of it... lol

Miss you... P.S. Started by own little blog. Not much there yet, but I don't have a lot of free time to work on it! =) http://stepintomyaveragelife.blogspot.com/

Love, your very very old friend, Marlena
(Anonymous) on July 25th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)

Now I will have to call you every hr of the day and night to be sure you are safe. :)

Your Mom
Mala13oct on July 26th, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
As always, I'm playing catch up here. All i have to say is, u lucky, lucky woman!
PS: I love what you're Mum said. *giggles* Mums... they are the same the world over.
Numbaby: plotnumbaby on July 28th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yay for the anticipation! I don't know about patience, though.

You single girls may not get my intense delight and glee

Not really. In fact, I feel like I've got a little too much alone time right now, what with combosolo being away.

So if you're going to come all the way over here to stalk and kill me, do it quickly.

Right. Booking airline tickets now, then.