Thursday, May 15, 2008

My Freedom - Myth Busted!

I've officially named Wednesday as Andrea night. This means I get the kids to bed at 6:30, spend 30 minutes with Rex for dinner, then get the heck out of dodge. Being myself only, not a wife or a mom, is important to me. Nothing wrong with some alone time, but if I don't schedule it, it won't happen.

Last night, I was out the door at 8 and went walking with Mrs. V. at the mall. Wow - do you know that people actually shop retail? I mean, there were pants in windows going for, like $99 and up. There were no "Red Tag Salvation Army Specials" and no homeless people with shopping carts bartering for the Dora the Explorer handbag right next to me.

After sweating up a storm, I realized that the whole night was mine! I could Ebay all night. Or write. Or watch videos! I was going to sleep on the couch and be my own woman!

But instead, I grabbed an extra large Diet Coke and headed home. After watching Myth Busters with Rex, we called it a night together by 10:Pm.

Ever find that it's not the act of doing, but knowing you can do something, that makes all the difference?

8 comments:

mel said...

Yes, and it's amazing what a little bit of me-time does! It's one of those such days that I discovered the beauty of spinach-stuffed pretzels at our Barnes&Noble/Starbuck's. Enjoy!

momma's heart said...

When you're on any sort of budget, it does feel strange to go to the mall and see all the free spenders. It's a reminder that everyone's daily reality is so different.

Good for you on scheduling free time!

Ramblin' Red said...

Hehehe...your night's ending sounds about like ours go around here when we have me time. And your conclusion is what we've arrived at too.

Gretchen said...

I luuuurrrve all the open ended possibilities of planning or not planning during my me time.

Yay you. And, luckily for you, Andrea night doesn't interfere with any good TV. ;)

Sing4joy said...

Hope springs eternal!

James said...

That last sentence says it all.

Me time is important--no matter what your situation is. It keeps one sane. Or, at least, semi-sane.
Hope you enjoy yer next one as much as this.

Cheryl Wray said...

GOOD for you!!! I'm a BIG believer in Cheryl Night over here (and also, Go out with the Girlfriends Night! :-)

I do NOT see how people buy things retail! I buy EVERYthing on sale or at the resale shop!

TroyBoy said...

Ditto, yep, and ditto some more.