So something amazing happened this weekend.
I got to be home alone…in my house. I know this may not sound like a big deal to some of you. Don’t I work from home? Yes, I am alone in my house four days a week. But that’s not time for me. That’s time for work, cleaning, family stuff, etc.
This weekend I was alone in my house for 48 HOURS. My husband took the kids to visit a friend in SC and since I had a KEEP Open House, I stayed home.
Y’all. It was awesome.
As soon as they left, I got to cleaning. Not only did I have people coming over, but if I’m going to be sitting around on my rear, basking in the quiet, I want it to be nice and tidy. Then I went to YMCA for a two hour Zumba Dance Party. I almost bailed as I made the mistake of sitting down my bed…but luckily I got up. It was so much fun, as were the Mexican and Margaritas I had afterward with friends.
Of course on Saturday morning, I woke up at 6:30. Seriously? I got up, fed the cats, got some water, etc and crawled back in bed until 8.
Most of Saturday was spent “working”. I ran some errands to get ready for the Open House and then spent the afternoon talking jewelry, make-up and clothes with friends and family. After cleaning up, I promptly put on my pajamas and sat on my butt for the rest of the night. I sort of feel like I wasted some valuable time as all I did was catch up on The Voice and then I fell down a Hamilton YouTube Video rabbit hole until MIDNIGHT. I probably could have done something more productive, but I guess that’s the beauty of it. I never get to just veg like that.
Today the cats let me sleep until 8, which was super nice of them. I got up, made breakfast, drank coffee while I caught up on the news and just sat around listening to music, planning out my week. Then my mom and I did something unheard of — we went to a movie! Like an adult movie. Not animated. We saw Miracles from Heaven and yes, I cried…through the entire film. It was really well done and such an uplifting film.
After that, we went and had a nice lunch. It’s not often that I get time with just me and my mama. There are usually kids underfoot or lots of other family members around. But today it was just us.
By the time my family got home, I was ready. I hugged my little one until she made me put her down. I had a fantastic weekend. Alone time is awesome and super important, but family? Family is everything. I’m so grateful for the fresh perspective.