Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Home Alone!

There's a first for everything. This weekend was my first weekend away from both of my boys. The weeks leading up to this momentous occasion were full of excitement for me. That all changed as the day grew closer. I wasn't sure I wanted them to go because I wasn't sure I'd be able to handle it. Wes reassured me that I'd be fine after the initial shock and that I'd enjoy the time alone. I reluctantly agreed.

So while they went to visit Wes' family, I caught up on some "me" time. I spent most of that week planning out exactly how and what I'd do with my time. I tried to think of the things that I don't get to do very often. I baked, cleaned, shopped, and even managed to get a little rest.

I'm sure the baking part classifies me as a weird bird but it's something I really enjoy and can relax doing if I have the time. I'll share several recipes in following posts but the one thing I really wanted to make was a surprise for Wes, black and white cookies. We both love them and although they're not particularly challenging, they are very time consuming. I was able to put some of my baked goods in the freezer for later when I'm back to my normal crazy life. I worked and cooked all night but it was relaxing because I didn't have to worry about waking anyone up or taking time away from my family.

I had a very productive weekend but I sure was glad to see my boys on Sunday! Colin had an absolute blast playing with his cousin and aunt (she's 8). For the first time, he actually played with kids instead of standing alongside or watching from a distance. Wes said he even started giving his cousin, Keaton, big bear hugs out of the blue. He's definitely a lover bear! Wes had a good time too but I know he was exhausted since he got very little sleep. Thanks babe, I thoroughly enjoyed my time. Distance does make the heart grow fonder, that's for sure!


  1. Oh, a weekend to marvelous!! And if you're weird then add me to the list! Nick has class every other week on Monday and Wednesday nights and doesn't get home until really late, and I made a deal with myself that if I got the whole house clean Monday night that I could bake all night tonight :)

  2. I think baking to relax makes you totally normal ... cooking in general always relaxes me and is something I look forward to ... cleaning, too. Glad you got some time to yourself!