Thursday, August 28, 2014

I Think I'm Alone Now...

I knew I was going to have a good day today when I got the good bagger at Kroger.  The one who uses the least number of bags possible and puts all like items together.  That blissful moment of serendipity was going to shave countless... seconds...  off my "put the groceries" away time and get me straight on to "work at my desk time." 

Time has become my most precious possession these days. Picture me all Gollum-like
holding a clock and stroking it while I call it "my precious," because that's how much I treasure it now that I have gone back to work.  Not back full time, but full-er time than when I was teaching preschool.  I work from the time I put the kids on the bus until ten minutes before they get off.  Our evenings and weekends are packed with soccer, football and scouts, so I have one day that I get "off."  One magical Thursday when I drop the kids off at school and then I go about my business.... ALONE.  I get to grocery shop alone. I am typing at my desk ALONE.  I even went potty ALONE without someone asking for a drink or banging on the door because he has to go, even though we have two other bathrooms available.  My house is silent but for the tappity tap of my fingers on my keyboard.  I'm ALONE!!!

Though I like to pretend that somehow all this aloneness means I'll spend the day being fanned with palm fronds by manly professional soccer players (no offense to other athletes, it just seems like the futbol dudes are the cutest), the real world manages to eek its way in.  A phone call from the principal...  Laundry...  the bills that are staring at me right now while I ignore them to write this post.  My off day is not an off day, as I leave all my "chores" to be completed between the hours of 9:00am and 3:45pm.... but its quiet.  And I may be doing the laundry, but I'm doing it ALONE!!!

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