Do you hear that?
Because it’s blissfully, outrageously, conspicuously silent in my house.
Chris took the kids to the beach and left me here to
recuperate relax after an insanely nutty week.
The kind of week where crazy things happen. But you’re too tired to share.
Or they’re just too important to share until you can really share.
Which means I’ll tell y’all later.
Anyway, he’s gone. They’re gone. Every last one of ’em. Just me and my two gassy dogs hanging out in this suddenly-big house for the entire afternoon.
If I want to, I can whip up a yummy snack and no one will ask for a bite.
I can sit down to eat and no child under 5 will suddenly determine he needs to go poop.
I can sing a song at the top of my lungs with no fear that anyone will laugh.
Oh wait, I already do that.
I can even run around garment-less with no fear that anyone will laugh. Or get nauseous.
Except, I would simply never do that. But, if I wanted to, I could.
Okay, so they’ve been gone for five hours now.
I’ve organized my closet.
I’ve organized Vivienne’s closet.
I’ve surfed. (Did you know Ni Hao Y’all got a mention on PW’s site? Okay, I can die now.)
I’ve blogged, hence this deeelightful post.
I’ve not run naked around my house (the dogs are very, very grateful).
I’m ready for them to come home.
Glad you enjoyed your time home alone. Hopefully you are refreshed and ready to tackle another week.
A small glimpse of heaven!
SO GLAD you got it!
I love when my husband takes my daughter for a while so I can get things done, but then I can't wait until they come back. 🙂
I just wanted to tell you how excited I am to be working at AOW. It was an answer to prayer. God is good!
Lost and Found says
but did you get the scoop on all those other blogs?? Expecting recommendations
Jami @ livelaughlove5 says
oh i love this post!! so glad u enjoyed some r and r…alone! just yesterday we got our sixth child (7 years and under)(we're foster parents and had 3 kids before we started fostering 2 little brothers.) saturday we got their 2 year old sister until tues and next tuesday we get her for good (only the Lord knows if that means forever or for a year or two until they go home). anyway, i just got my wisdom teeth out last week and my hubs has been taking care of all of us. not sure why i told you all that but just to say, i can feel your excitement about being alone for a few hours!! 🙂
Martha B. says
I saw your blog listed on PW's favorites list..I said to myself..one of my favs too…and my daughter's favorites too…
Football and Fried Rice says
OKay – HELLO????? When you say something like "you've had a crazy week and are too tired too share" or you have to "wait to share" – that only means ONE thing in MY tiny, tired little brain. You are waiting for PA.
I'm just sayin'.
I hope you're feeling refreshed after a bit of "down time". Looks like the pup enjoyed it, too. =).
3 Peanuts says
You crack me up! I long for a few hours alone in my house and after that I am like you…looking out the window for them all to come home:)
Adrian Roberta says
*sigh* sooo ummm happy for you and not AT ALL jealous *sigh*
Glad that you enjoyed the quiet – but if you think that's bad – try making a business trip where you are gone from those you love for days at a stretch! Still – quiet is good!
hugs – aus and co.
Just found your site thru PW's! I am the proud momma of 7 kiddos, four of them adopted transracially. Love your site and your gorgeous family :o)
Rach@In His Hands says
Sounds like a terrific afternoon!
I'm a little late, but I would love to contribute to NHBO! I love reading other's stories about what God has done thru SN adoption, and I love sharing about our 4 year old blessing from China!
Let me know if you can use me 🙂
So I love reading your blog and your love for orphans. I also know you have a TON of faithful followers. So…..I was wondering if you might post a little something about this link to get people to vote for NEW DAY?http://www.daveramsey.com/entreleadership/contest-entry/entryId/32/
People can vote everyday. It's super easy and only takes a second. Thanks for considering.
"Crazy things" that are "just too important to share until you can really share"
OK, sista, come on out with it. Since you put it out on the blog and all. What crazy *things* are you up to now. I'm dying down here!
Oh and your doggies are really cute, even if they pass gas. I mean, we all do that at times right?!
Somehow I knew you were going to end this post by saying you were ready for them to get home…
congrats on your PW shout out too by the way!