Home Alone


This afternoon, I find myself in the strangest of predicaments.

I am home alone.

No Hubby.  No kiddies.  And no shop to watch over.

Just me.

Free to do whatever I want.

The responsible mom in me thinks I should take this time to catch up on housework.  Maybe do another load of laundry.  Or reorganize my kitchen cabinets.  It's probably what I should be doing.  But do I really want to waste these few precious hours that I'm going to be alone on housework?  I think not!

The rebellious teen I once thought I was wants to do something outrageous and fun.  Like dance around in my underwear and one of Hubby's shirts, while rocking out to some Bob Seger, Risky Business style.  If it weren't for the fact that I am currently nursing an old cheerleading wound, I would totally rock it better than Heidi Klum in the Guitar Hero commercial.

My inner diva thinks I should take a nice, long, relaxing bubble bath and enjoy a glass of wine or two.  I still have that bottle of White Zinfandel just waiting to be opened.  But then I remind the diva that we don't actually have a bathtub, just a really large shower.  It just wouldn't be the same.

I could use this time to catch up on the sleep I've been missing this week, thanks to Daylight Savings.  But if I did that, I wouldn't be able to sleep tonight and I'd be right back where I started.


Taking a walk around the neighborhood to take pictures for the next Mi Mexico Monday post is out of the question, thanks to my old knee injury acting up.  (It does that from time to time.)  And it's a slow afternoon in the neighborhood, so sitting outside to people watch would be just as exciting as watching paint dry.  No, gracias

I could read a book on my Kindle.

Or maybe I should use this time to watch a movie.  I really loved Julie & Julia and have been wanting to watch it again, but Hubby and the kiddies weren't too crazy about it.  This could be the perfect opportunity to do just that.  Maybe I will.

Unless I think of something better and/or more exciting to do.

Being home alone is such a rare occurrence, I really don't know what to do with myself.

What would you do? 

 
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32 comments:

  1. Oh I would definitely pamper myself. Make myself a delicious salad, open a bottle of sparkly, put on a dvd of something I really like and just kick back enjoying my quietness and feeling alive. Just have fun dear.

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  2. All of your ideas sounded great! I think i'd pamper my inner diva! The bubble bath, wine, and movie/book sound great to me! Glad you had some time alone to concentrate on you! Us moms need more time to do just that type of thing! Enjoyed ur post!

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  3. Kitchen cabinets ... I'm envious

    https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Iz236EJcTcs/TXzM9p9yATI/AAAAAAAAC-s/teGPVm6zfAY/s1600/kitchen-counter4.jpg

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  4. Well, this one is easy for me. Because I am home alone every day. And I do whatever pops into my head. And then I do it again,

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  5. Don't you just love options??? :-) I am alone tonight also - and trying to savor it!~

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  6. You know it is so long since I have been home alone without hubby here that I have no idea what I would do if he ever decided to leave for more than 15 minutes. I pretty much do what I want when I want; but I am very rarely alone to do it. Hmmm I would really have to think about that one hard lol.
    The first thing I would do is shut off his noisy TV set lol.

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  7. And I am envious of your windows! My big, beautiful kitchen doesn't have any windows. Not even a skylight. :(

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  8. Oh, it sounds like heaven! When I'm home alone like that I always enjoy reading or watching something on television that NO ONE else likes! Then I'll make a "light" dinner for myself and chat on the phone with my sister! Do whatever you like EXCEPT HOUSEHOLD CHORES!

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  9. I could really get used to having a couple of hours to myself once a week! :)

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  10. I know what you mean. Once the last of my kiddies started school, I worried about what I would do all alone. But then I quickly realized that I wasn't alone. Hubby's shop is part of the house and he's there all day. :)

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  11. Oh, it was heavenly! :) I ended up hobbling to the store and chatted with a few of my neighbors. Then I came home and curled up on the couch with my Kindle. :)

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  12. New follower from LBS.

    This sounds like me on those rare days alone! Except my kids have four legs and one can get out of the backyard, so a day completely alone is nonexistent. I end up reading, blogging, catching up on shows, and catching up on sleep almost simultaneously! Haha! Can't wait to read more from you.

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  13. I think watching something on TV that no one else likes is perfect. So is reading and sipping a beverage of your choice.

    Enjoy your day!

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  14. Hmmm. I would have drank the wine while watching Julia and Julie. I watched it in Spanish, and I am proud that I understood most of it!

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  15. i would definitely veg out and watch a movie! maybe eat some candy or chocolate... do my toenails... or lay outside in the hammock! enjoy!

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  16. So funny, I love the pic. I cant even tell you what I do or would do. I cant remember the last time I was alone. ;) I hope it turned out to be a great few hours.

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  17. When I'm home alone I watch all the TV shows Jorge never wants to watch... this means Jersey Shore, Teen Mom, House Hunters International and The Mentalist. :) Love that picture! haha

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  18. I would sleep and sleep!

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  19. I tend to watch movies or surf the internet. Nothing too exciting, but relaxing, yes!

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  20. Isn't it great to be alone sometimes?!??! :-) Came over from the SITS comment hour.

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  21. I'd watch all the Oprah episodes I have DVR'd but never have time to watch without the husband complaining.

    Stopping in from #CommentHour!

    http://alittlenosh.blogspot.com

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  22. Love, love, love your blog. You are so Lucille Ball in the best kind of way. I will be back for a visit. Please visit me at http://syrupandbiscuits.wordpress.com

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  23. I'd read blogs, clearly. ;-) Visiting from #commenthour

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  24. Hi there! Here by way of the the #CommentHour! Love the blog and will be back to read more -- definitely!

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  25. Take those moments and enjoy the heck out of them!

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  26. I would sit and enjoy the quiet. A RARE TREAT!

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  27. I'd definitely sleep. Coming to you from #commenthour.

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  28. I would play dress up day, put make-up, do my hair, find pretty dresses not that my sexy dresses will still fit me today but I still have them in my closet just in case, hoping for all miracles that I'll be back in 27-inch waist again... haha but still I'll glam-up and take bazillions of photos of me. I thank God I look 10 lbs or more leaner in pics.

    I may want to do this too "dance around in my underwear and one of Hubby's shirts" not that I have a hubby but my dad's old shirt will do.

    Whatever it is you feel like doing, enjoy that alone time I know it's too precious for busy mothers like you.

    dropping late for #commenthour... ☺

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  29. Wow Leslie I totally get your predicament. Having a three year old and a new baby (plus hubby) does not leave me with much alone time. However, when that magical, always unexpected moment happens (three year old out somewhere with papa and baby is asleep) I find myself not quite knowing what to do either. I usually hope and pray that an episode of Nigella is on the Tv or I come read blogs or if it is a nice day out I will sit on the terrace for a bit. They are few and very far between, stolen, wonderful moments. Enjoy!

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  30. Oh, the possibilities! I'm not much of a "home alone" person, I think I'd seek out someone to be home alone with! Loved your post though, and your picture of "home alone."

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  31. lmao, you're right, sprawled out on the shower floor doesn't seem quite as relaxing and luxurious as a bath with some wine. i hope you enjoyed your quiet free time & did something better than housework!
    i'm here from the lady blogger's.

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