Last week the kids went camping with Matt’s parents for two days. They went during the week, so Matt was at work all day and I was home alone.
I used some of the time to attack a project I’ve been meaning to do for a while: repaint the kids’ bathroom. I was going to do it whether the kids were home or not, but it was SO MUCH easier to do while they were away. (The only problem was that, because I had to wait for the paint to dry between coats, the bathroom is still in need of one more coat and I haven’t managed to get it done this week while the kids have been around. So it’s mostly done…but not completely done.)
Once the painting was as done as it could be until it was dry, I used the rest of my alone time to actually relax by myself. I went to the pool, alone, with nothing but a book, a towel, and sunglasses. It. Was. Heavenly.
That night Matt and I went out to dinner at a restaurant we’d been meaning to try. We tried to go to an antique shop I’ve been eyeing for literally years, but it closed at 5 and we didn’t get there until after 6…so that’s still on the list for the next time the kids are away.
The kids were gone for less than 24 hours, but it was a nice little break. When they got home they were excited about the bathroom…although they’ll probably be more excited when it’s actually finished and they can use it again.