Friday, December 19, 2008
So today - half way between Caitlin & Alec's birthday and Christmas - I am going to celebrate. I am introverted - not to the hermit living alone stage. I like people but I really value time alone when I can get it. Because Kevin works a lot of nights and is therefore home in the day, Caitlin was unemployed for 3 weeks so she was at home, then Connor was home for 8 days after tonsil surgery, then Alec came home I haven't had any time alone for weeks. There is always someone wanting my undivided attention or help doing something or finding something. Because of the holiday season I know I won't have anytime alone until January 10. So today I will celebrate - very briefly. Between the time Connor leaves for school in 10 minutes and the others trickle in from work parties I will have 5 hours to my self. Yipppee!!! What will I do? After a quick trip to Wal-Mart (turkeys are on sale for $1.47 pound while supplies last) I have a morning to myself. I might clean, bake cookies and a quick look outside confirms I will be shovelling snow but I can do it alone! And I can listen to music I like instead of the girls country & western or the boys rock (not to offend anyone who likes that music but I can't handle it for hours on end or at loud volume). And I won't have to referree any disagreements! Yippee again!