Wednesday, September 20, 2006

ALONE TIME

Lee is off on one of his two annual elk hunting trips for 10 days. I have just started working a week on, a week off and this is my week off. At first I thought I'd go somewhere, visit someone but Lee reminded me I probably shouldn't spend more money so I thought I'd try a new concept. Staying home. So I've cleaned my house and organized the front area better so it doesn't look so random (we are renting and that room is kind of for storage till we start building in a couple of months). I've actually read and studied my scriptures every day, gone to Healthsport and worked out every day and walked every day besides (I love to walk in this one area where I hear this beautiful creek-the things one notices when they have time!) I've gotten my annual pap exam done and am getting a mammo tomorrow. I've watched movies and started the tv series Lost via CDs from the video store. I've gone through recipes and decided to try a few new ones in the next few days and I've been to a tile store, Restoration Hardware and browsed through Pottery Barn and Crate and Barrel on line to get ideas for decorating the new house we haven't built yet. I even had time to take Kelly to lunch at Hurricane Kate's in Old Town yesterday. Add in a nap most days and I'm managing to stay busy and getting comfortable being alone. I'm even sleeping good at night now. (Considering that I was afraid to stay by myself till last year, that's saying a lot!) I've had time to smell the roses, watch what I want, go to bed when I want and eat what a want. Pretty nice. Would I trade it to have all five of my children young again and chasing after them??? You bet!!!!

7 comments:

Kalie said...

Why is that, that we get more done when they are gone then when they are home. I just don't get it.

Heidi said...

I am a pretty independent person so I like doing things alone (not always) but that sounds like a dream to me and very relaxing!

Kasey said...

It sounds like you've been getting so much done. I'm jealous. I would LOVE a little alone time right now...just a day or so. I think I would just catch up on some much needed sleep.
I can't believe you would trade it all to have us all young again. Are you nuts???

Lindsey said...

You have been so productive! Good work. Next time I am there we should go to old town and to Hurricane Kate's. How was it? Yummy? I went there once for a winter formal or something...but I can't remember what it was like. I remember liking the name of it! You are such a good mom. I love you!

Alex said...

hey mom- that sounds like a lot of fun actually...just relaxing. how is lost? How are the new recipes? I miss your food...a lot!

Kelly said...

I'm not sure I believe you. I have been a witness to your enjoyable "alone time" and don't think you would want to go back to your five little kids! Some days I can't wait to be able to do what I want, but most of the time I just try to enjoy these little guys because I know someday I will give anything to go back to it.

Sarah said...

So poetic, Sr. Iorg, you totally said it. You are a great mother and you have awesome kids!!!