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Sunday, November 21, 2010

I Need a Break

I need a break.  A real break.  A true break.  A full day to myself would be absolutely wonderful.  Or even half a day.  Or just a few hours.

But it's not gonna happen anytime soon.  

Doug is still working such long hours.  With seldom a day off.  And when he does have off, I like to spend time with him - having not seen him much lately.

And there are kid activities to participate in this week that will keep me from even exercising without children.  The only time I really get to myself these days.

I was hoping for Friday.  The kids are off school so we'll go to the Christmas parade in the morning.  Then our church is hosting a day where you can drop your kids off and know that they will be safe and supervised while you shop or wrap or take a nap.  (Hey, that rhymes!)  

But ... Alex is too young to participate.  It is for Kindergarteners and up.  Ugh!

What I wouldn't do for a few hours just to myself.  To wrap gifts.  Or read a few chapters of a book.  Or scrapbook - something I haven't done in a loooooong time.  Or take a bubble bath.  I can't remember the last time I took a bubble bath.

Oh the things I could do!

[If you want to give me a Christmas gift (or a birthday gift since my birthday is December 14 :), give me a few hours of free babysitting.  I would be eternally grateful!]

So I'll just continue to enjoy the few hours of quiet I get once everyone is in bed ... and I'll stay up way too late trying to enjoy just a few more minutes.

Because tomorrow morning it will start all over again.


Heidi said...

I feel like this sometimes as well. It would be nice to get a break. Sometimes I dream of the things I could do with a whole day!

Sheri said...

Oh my gosh! I totally forgot we share a birthday!!!!! I seem to recall you mentioning it last year!

I'm off that day because I REFUSE to work on my 40th birthday!

Melissa said...

If i lived in PA, i would totally give you a free day of babysitting. I know that's no help, though. I hope you get a break soon... :o/ Hugs!!

kathryn said...

Aw, honey. You need to be spreading the word about those babysitting favors to someone just a tad closer.

I think some serious time to yourself is MANDATORY. Ya just gotta find it!