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Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Whole Hour and a Half

The email that has the ability to send an overwhelmed mom of four into a fit of happy tears and cause an outburst of a very "Elaine from Seinfeld" type of dance: Fields too wet to play. All games canceled.

I received two of those yesterday and didn't really cry but I did do the Elaine dance. A whole Saturday with no activities?! I can't remember when that happened last. I mean, we have had them but usually if the boys don't have anything it's because there is a coaches' meeting so Leo is gone. Not yesterday. He was home and guess what he did? He took all the kids out to breakfast so I could have an hour or so of peace. All of the kids! All sorts of ideas of how I wanted to spend the time came to mind. I wanted to shower (in peace). I wanted to do Zumba (and not worry about waking up Gia). I wanted to catch up on reading and commenting on the blogs I follow (I have to find a better way to manage this), I wanted to work on a post I am writing for another blog, I wanted to write a post for my blog, I wanted to catch up on American Idol, The Voice, Dance Moms Miami or Law and Order SVU and I wanted to catch up on some sleep. I know what you are thinking...I needed a lot more than an hour and a half to do all of that. Since I have been up late every night but one in the last week, I chose sleep (while watching Dance Moms). Of course, it went fast and when they got back, they felt the need to wake me up to tell me that Gia was an absolute angel (of course she was).

The rest of the day passed quietly (I did get a shower in) with the exception of a few fights I had to break up. Leo and I took advantage of Nico having to be home and went to Best Buy, Olive Garden and Barnes and Noble. An almost perfect night. I know as an Italian woman, I am not supposed to like Olive Garden as much as I do but with the closing of Ruby Tuesday's, it's becoming a fast favorite. They have a drink called the Venetian Sunset and an entree, Parmesan Crusted Tilapia that are so delicious that I practically chugged the drink and licked my plate clean. When we go out alone like that, I am reminded how much we need to do that every once in awhile to reconnect. I feel very blessed that we still enjoy each other's company. I said "almost perfect" because I really, really wanted to walk out of Best Buy with a new computer. I was close. At least I was able to convey to Leo the importance of me getting a new one. That counts for something (hopefully, it means I'll get the one I want).

Leo, if you are reading, thank you for listening (I guess you had no choice since I was yelling) and for giving me a little break.

So I am wondering, if you had an extra hour and a half of uninterrupted time, how would you have spent it?

This video cracks me up.

2 Comments:

At April 29, 2012 at 8:51 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

I had an hour to myself this afternoon and while there were a million things that I *could have* done, I chose to use that quiet time to write. Good for you for getting out, too! I'd so love that!

 
At April 30, 2012 at 7:11 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

The thing about sleeping was that I knew I needed it but after I woke up, I really regretted not using the time to write. We really needed to get out with just the two of us. It made facing this week a little more tolerable. I hope you guys get one soon. :)

 

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