Sunday, March 25, 2007

Boring and Insane...or both.

I am insane.
Or utterly boring.
I'm not sure which.
Yesterday afternoon my children left for 4 days in Indianapolis with their dad. After they left, I got some lunch, messed around on the computer, and went to church, where I had my lectoring debut (I did fine, but I was nervous as hell).
After church, having just about any food option at my disposal, and having plans for later, I opted to order my very favorite-est pizza in the whole world, chicken veggie pizza from Pizza Hut, with thin and crispy crust. I hardly ever get to have this pizza, because no one in the house but me likes it, and majority rules in the pizza ordering.






I watched a little TV, munching happily on my pizza, until I popped in the movie I had rented: Stanger Than Fiction. This is an amazing movie. It is funny, and thought-provoking at the same time. I was thoroughly engrossed.




I was supposed to meet some friends at 10, but a little after 9 I realized I didn't want to go anywhere. I was so happy to be in my house, ALONE, sprawled out on my couch, watching a good movie, eating food that I love, and drinking Diet Coke. I called them and cancelled.
At a little before 10, another old friend called asking me to go to the movies. Now those of you who know me know I LOVE to go to the movies, and hardly ever get to go without the kids.....
But I decided to stay home. I know my friend was shocked, because I've been pestering him for the last 2 weeks to get together, but I politely explained that I WAS doing exactly what I wanted to do that evening. I have been so starved for stress-free "alone time" that I couldn't even begin to describe how good it was.
My pizza, my diet coke, my movie, my cats, and I ......all alone in my quiet house.
It was a very good evening.
J.

11 comments:

FindingHeart said...

I never finished Stranger. I was shown a boot-leg version that had sound out of sync starting about 1/3 of the way through. Couldn't take it. Guess I'll pick it up someother day.

Quiet time and alone. I know people who would kill for it.

Sayre said...

I had my whole day to myself. I cleaned house, my cousin came over, I looked through blogs, I folded laundry - then everyone showed up at my house at 5pm for a birthday party (mine). It was a very good day.

I'm glad you enjoyed yours!

Jay said...

That actually sounds like a pretty decent day to me.

eatmisery said...

"Me" time has saved many people's sanity, I'm sure. I'm glad you had a great night!

e.Craig said...

Sanity rules! Time alone is wonderful now and then, J. Sometimes you just have to take it when you can get it. "You done good!"

RWA said...

I love days like that. The TV, the couch and food nearby. It doesn't get much better than that.

Woman with kids said...

I just watched Stranger this weekend, I agree, it was great.

Kentucky Girl said...

Sounds like a most perfect night to me! Nothing I love more than my alone time. Maybe this is why I haven't got children? Who knows. :D

captain corky said...

Very nice. Enjoy yourself J.

sunShine said...

It sounds exactly like what I would do if I had actual "me" time. Enjoy your child free time.

sunShine said...

It sounds exactly like what I would do if I had actual "me" time. Enjoy your child free time.