I’d been looking forward to today, Saturday, all week. A day that would be, “my” day.
An afternoon at the library or book store, just to relax, browse quietly, leisurely flip through books and magazines and even start making some headway on the growing list of post ideas I have not been able to work on the past few weeks.
Yesterday evening, bedtime goes well with my son. He’s tired and goes down fairly easily, this is a good sign.
This morning around 5am, he’s at my side of the bed, asking for my phone and wanting to listen to music.
Through the week, he gets up around 6:45am. WTF is going on here. I give him the phone and lay back down. From five to six thirty is on and off sleep in-between toddler requests and promises mommy will get up soon.
I get up and force my eyes to focus, feet to move, mind to function. I close the bedroom door so my husband can sleep.
Creating blocks of peaceful, quiet alone time for myself has become a true necessity for me.
Maybe it’s part of getting older or just my own personality and sanity requirements in order to keep up with all my life involves now as a stay-at-home mom, but I seem to really need a sacred space and time to let go of the stresses of the day, breathe, and just be.
When I can get out alone, libraries and book stores are my favorite quiet places. I love to read and the opportunity to slowly browse, flip through books and even sit and read magazines in absolute quiet with no one pulling me to the kids section has become a real luxury.
I’ve been tagged! By Robyn at Redefining Clutter for this fun, little quiz.
When answering the questions, give as much detail as possible. It’s all about the finer details, people!
1. Leave a comment here at BusyBeeMummyBex BlogSpot, a lovely mom who started this one! (But if you leave me a comment here too, it would make my heart sooo happy!)
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I’m excited to be linking up again with Mama Kat’s Writers Workshop! This week’s prompt I chose was: What celebrity Dad would you have picked for yourself as a child?
Image from collegecandy.com
Bill Cosby aka Cliff Huxtable
I used to love watching the Cosby show when I was younger, even though it was a family I couldn’t relate to in the slightest. But was there anyone who didn’t love Bill Cosby in the late 80’s and early 90’s? Actually, don’t answer that, I’m sure the show wasn’t loved by everyone but I never missed an episode.
A little late to the party but I’m linking up with Mama Kat’s writing workshop this week with the prompt, share your idea of the perfect Spring Break family vacation.
Image from colorado.inetgiant.com
As I mentioned once before, I’m not from where I live now. I was born and raised in Washington State, the beautiful Pacific North West, but have been living in the mid west for almost 20 years now. I come from mountains and water, everything smelling of pine, foggy winter mornings and cool summers. And I miss it. A lot.
My husband is from here but has moved around quite a bit in his twenties. One of the places he lived for a time was Colorado, somewhere I have never been but am now dying to visit and possibly relocate to someday. From everything he has told me along with my own research online, it seems like the perfect place for both of us.