Sunday, July 26, 2009

Home Alone




So while many of my blogging friends were whooping it up at a little convention called BlogHer, I was having alone time.

Tom took the kids to Cleveland for the weekend to see family. I initially thought I had to work this weekend and couldn’t go, but when I realized I didn’t, I decided to stay home anyway.

What I did:

Pedicure! Sure, the only appt I could get was at 8:30 on a Saturday morning, but still.

Dinner and a movie with a friend. “The Ugly Truth” with Katherine Heigl. Raunchy and over the top, but I laughed a TON!

Small home improvement projects like taking the plastic film off the French doors that have been up in my office for 15 months. “I can see clearly now, the film is gone.”

Jaunt to Home Depot for 8 cans of spray paint! It was a spray paint bonanza in the carport. Tables, baskets, knick knacks. Some things look good, some crappy. My fave is this chair, but considering I painted right over the dirt and rust, it won’t look this pretty for long. Immediate gratification, baby!






Cleaned out basement storage area and scoured every drawer and closet in the house to make a towering mountain of yard sale stuff. I hate to think I’ll probably net like $80 on all this stuff, but I hope the house will seem less cluttered. Whatever doesn’t sell, I’ll donate to my favorite thrift shop and probably be tempted to buy back again. Psycho, I know.


Watched several Lifetime movies with very little guilt, oh yes I did.

Started 2 new books.

Cooked and froze lasagna, spaghetti pie and chicken enchilada casserole to try to “get ahead” on meal making. If it has ground meat and cheese, it’s an artery clogging “go” here at Casa See.

Missed church. Am thinking a drawback of working at a church is that worship can start to feel like “going to work.” I’m not thrilled about this development.

What I didn’t do:

Open my briefcase to do any “work work.”

Blog

Exercise

Decide where to send the kids to school next year. Aargh.


What I realized:

Shadow and I generate virtually no laundry. I didn’t do wash the entire weekend. I guess it helps that I sleep in whatever shlubby clothes I wore the day before.

Although it was awesome to have an entire weekend to myself, I need people! I missed my family. I should have scheduled more activities with others. Friday movie night with my friend Jane was energizing and fun, but I found myself getting more and more sluggish as the weekend alone progressed.

And although I felt too insecure to go to BlogHer (jr. high dance, anyone?), I probably would have had a blast.

Tom and the kids just called from the Pennsylvania turnpike, just a few hours from home. The worst part? It'll probably take about 5 minutes before the bloom is off the rose and I'm craving some Alone Time.

8 comments:

Heidi said...

How dreamy...a weekend to yourself. That chair looks great!

I hear ya on the bloom being off the rose in minutes. I'm so happy to see everyone, then the noise starts and I just want time to myself again. sigh.

Texan Mama @ Who Put Me In Charge said...

OH.... a weekend alone? I am so envious.

And, I think BlogHer is probably overrated. At least that's what I"m telling myself.

So many big name bloggers and celebs and it just keeps getting bigger... I think I would feel like a small, insignificant potato amongst all the shining stars. While it would be FUN to meet all those people, I think in reality it would be like the new kid trying to say "hi" to the most popular girl in the "in-crowd". WAY too intimidating to make it be any fun.

That's what I'm telling myself anyway.

purejoy said...

wow i'm impressed at how much you got done! i purchased some wicker patio furniture. i pressure washed most of the grime off last week, and now they need a good brushing and i'll be a spray-painting fool. something tells me i'm going to need more than five cans, but at least it's a start!
i had to laugh about why you missed the blogher convention. i am pretty much the same way. plus i could maybe say hi to my one reader.
but my reader lives in germany, so no such luck!

Christy said...

Oh you so would have had a blast at BlogHer...I was so nervous to go too. But it did sound like a good, productive weekend anyway. Love that chair, and I can't wait to see that movie.

Oonafey said...

Love the chair! What a fun color. I need to paint an iron patio set and this looks like a great color choice! What is it?

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