If you remember, we spoke about Mom Guilt in the past. I have a new version of it—more like “woman guilt”, but in a good way!
For the first time in 7 years, I have the entire house to myself this weekend! From Thursday through Sunday. And I sort of feel bad, because I’m pretty flippin excited about it!!!!! 🙂
- No cooking, unless I want to.
- When the house is clean, it will STAY that way for days instead of minutes.
- I have control of the TV remote ALLLL weekend! Which means, I can watch every 90’s chick flick I can possibly handle.
- I can go to the gym and not feel like I have to rush through cardio to get home.
- And wine. Lots of wine.
We are in the final stages of building our house, and I would be lying if I said it was all rainbows, and roses. It’s stressful. It’s sometimes un-enjoyable. And for Alfie in particular, it NEVER stops. 7 days a week he’s working on the house. Needless to say, it’s ended up in some not so nice moments between Alfie and I, and over this past weekend was one of those moments in particular.
He admitted he is FRIED. And feels like a slave to the house. And feels like he has no life. Yes, we’ve gotten away, but even then he’s taking care of Kelly and I (particularly when we go on adventure type vacations—like snowmobiling last year).
SO – being the most amazing woman in the world, hearing his words, I went in to action. I called his crew of guys, made sure they were down with getting away for a couple days, renewed Alfie’s snowmobile registration in New York, called and made reservations at the hotel, AND THEN called Alfie to tell him to get his gear ready—he’s getting the heck outta dodge for a few days.
At first he was apprehensive, and had every excuse in the world to NOT go. And almost scolded me because now “the guys are really amped up to go!” To which I responded—I KNOW—that’s why I did it in this order. Oh – and by the way- I told them you’d be pissed. 🙂 lol
Long story short—I didn’t realize this is ALSO the weekend that Kelly goes to visit with her dad. So I will be here COMPLETELY alone! At first this seemed so foreign to me, and had me a little scared, but as this day got closer, I realized I need his vacation just as much as he does.
For the next few days, my days will consist of shoe shopping,furniture shopping, getting my nails done, a massage, catching up on LOTS of blog posts that need written for myself and others, hitting the gym, and at some point I’m going to go work on our house a bit. The laundry room and hallway needs painted, so I’d love to have that done before my lovies get home.
I’m sure I’ll be missing them, but I will definitely keep busy.