So, just to shock everyone in our house, I decided to take him up on the offer. I spent about 6 hours in my home today, just me and the dog. This is the longest amount of time I have been in my house by myself since July 23, 2010. The 3 other times in the past 18 months (I'm not exaggerating, there are really only 3 other times since Evie was born) that I have been home alone have been for no longer than about 30 minutes. That took care of one of my resolutions...I took some time for myself, and I didn't feel guilty about it. :)
The other resolution was keeping the house decluttered. In the 6 hours I was here by myself, I spent 3 and half of them cleaning. I put away Christmas decorations, cleaned out the microwave (boy, did it need to be cleaned...yuck!), cleaned the showers and tubs, reorganized Evie's room, and did a once over of the rest of the house.
While I may have made some MAJOR progress with 2 resolutions, I took a step back with another one (losing a little weight). After I got done cleaning, I felt like I needed a reward for all of my effort and I ate my favorite meal from college. I used to eat a noodle side dish as a meal more often than I'd like to admit. I never do this anymore; I actually ran over to the grocery store to pick this up because I had a craving.
|That's right, I ate the whole thing.|
I ate the entire box from one of my favorite bowls, which I still have from my freshman year of college. It is huge and I used to fill it to the brim with cereal. I may have indulged, but it felt so good to sit on my couch, without a toddler pulling at my leg trying to steal my food, while watching a Lifetime movie on TV.
|Best bowl ever. Yes, I have an emotional attachment to a plastic bowl.|
When M and Evie got home, I felt like a new person. I am a better mother when I take some time for myself. I've always known this, but today really reminded me that I have to do this more often. Here's to keeping my resolutions for a little while longer. ;)
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