Monday, September 22, 2008

Time has flown by...



Oh My goodness!? Has it really been a MONTH since I last posted? Time has flown by....


The kids are all in school, including the now 4 year old, three times a week. Yay! Full days at his request! He first thought that nap time looked fun! Now, I don't think he is so sure....

I think the thrill of having some free time to myself has gone to my head. It's wonderful to just get in the car and GO! No cajoling, no threatening, just me, myself & my purse! I can actually browse while shopping and have had the peace & quiet to read two whole books! Amazing!

Now the family has been putting in their hints (well, more like demands!) for us to have a FOURTH child...(even the hubby got that baby envy from seeing the little ones at the preschool!)... but I am happy to finally rediscover ME for a while... I actually got myself a manicure & pedicure on a Monday morning! Wow!


All the things I thought I would do while the kids were in school (clean closets, have NO laundry whatsoever, etc)..haven't quite happened yet..hee-hee! This HAS been my vacation! Albeit, only 3 days a week, and only from 8:30 - 3:30 but for me to have the notion that I could take a bubble bath in the middle of the day, ALONE... had me running out and blowing 50 bucks on some delicious smelling stuff! It, of course hasn't happened yet because I would have to clean out all the bath toys from MY tub first but the knowledge that it could happen was such a thrill!

So forgive me dear friends...while I do have some new things to show you (did you think I didn't buy anything on my solo shopping excursions?!)I have been selfish...this is my first vacation in many years ....I might just be taking that long awaited bubble bath!




**Thanks Dot! For inspiring & reminding me to write something on my blog!**




21 comments:

Jerri Lynn @ Southern Sassyness said...

Good to see you again, girl! We are officially having no more babinos around here...hubby took care of that this past week - ha!

Enjoy your Monday!

Twice as Nice said...

You're back...again.LOL I know whenever the kids go back to school I have a huge list of things I wanted to get done. BUT just the quiet of being by myself is so wonderful and like you I play hooky at first. Women love quiet and alone time but I think most men don't know what to do with themselves. Mine hates being alone. I LOVE IT!! They don't have kids wanting something from them all the time like we do. Kids gravitate to mom. But we love em! Now don't forget to blog once in awhile. LOL

AJ said...

I know EXACTLY what you mean:) My youngest in only in 1/2 day kindergarten but to have EVERY morning alone is very exciting! My to-do list is quite long because I'm never home. I like to have just me time out and about. Only problem is I'm spending way too much money! I am NOT a window shopper!

salmagundi said...

Glad you are back, and hope you are enjoying your time alone. We are empty-nesters - it comes really fast, believe me!! Now, I have to have the grand kids over every Thursday after school just for a "power" visit. I love my time alone, however, and am always glad when my retired husband finds some place to go. Take care and show us some of those purchases. Sally

Picket said...

Well it's about time...it ain't all about you..you know! lol You do have a demanding public here in blogland! I am so happy for your new found freedom...I can remember when I first found mine many years ago (now that they are grown & gone with little ones of their own...they demand more of my time!)but ohhhh just to see that bus drive away with all your little blessings and talk to yourself and actually hear yourself talking ...pure joy!!!! Girl I felt like I was commiting the ultimate sin to finally take a bubble bath in the middle of the day!!! lol Go on and have your wonder moments ohhhh and those folks pushing you to have another one...tell them to go work in a day care for about a month and then come talk to you! lol have a great week girl!

Glenda said...

Your back....

I was beginning to think you went back with your in-laws.

See you next time.

CIao

nikkicrumpet said...

Glad you're still alive and kicking! And if mothers don't deserve long luxuriant bubble baths I don't know who does!

Happy To Be said...

Oh Ms. Gilroy,
I am so glad to see you back!!! and Good lord slap those people silly who want you to have another baby!! I had 3 girls and I tell you when I got them all in school I was just loving it!! just to see the floor without toys all over and lay down and take a nap..or like you go shopping alone was wonderful Laurie...I jsut loved my Freedom..How have you been dear friend?? I have missed you.. Hugs and smiles Gloria

santamaker said...

What a fun tour I just took! I am in awe of that gorgeous armoire that you hand painted... BEA-U-Ti-Ful! Love the ottoman, love your colors, gold/yellow and red, my favs, your hutch, just about every little thing about your house! What was /is your rms name?
Be Good,
SAnta

aunties said...

You have been missed! I know what you mean...School is in session and we have freedom. Sometimes I just plain didn't know how to act or what to do. Yo bath looks so refreshing as does your pedicure. I have to say, Our fourth baby is such a blessing to all of us. It makes up for the no time bit later...I promise.
Glad you are back!
Beth

Heather said...

So glad to see this post! I have missed you!!!!! Enjoy your vacation girl.........maybe in a few years I can have one of my own!! And hey, if you do get to missing those late night feedings and miniature diaper changes you are more than welcome to move your vacation spot to my house for awhile!!! Actually maybe you should send hubby to my house- maybe he'll change his mind about #4!!! LOL!!!
Enjoy that bath!! But do get out long enough to post once in awhile!!
-Heather :)

Picket said...

Morning girl!!! Ok you should be thru with that bubble bath by now...where on earth are you?! lol Just wanted to come by and tell you I was thinking about you and I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Just stopping by to say hello!! It has been along time!

Kim

Heather said...

Hi Laurie! Just stopped by to say hello. Haven't you gotten out of that tub yet?!? LOL!!! Hope you have a great week!
-Heather:)

Picket said...

Hey girl....are you still on the planet!!!! lol Send up a smoke signal or something...I can't find you! lol Hope all is well with you and yours...take care!

Glenda said...

Everyday I come over to see inspiring ideas and there the same ones. Are you still with the living ?

You must be really busy.

Ciao

Bella Casa said...

Good for you :)

My lil guy just started preschool in the fall and wow, I actually have a little time to myself a few times a day...ahhhhh!

I love that houndstooth ottoman in your other post, heart, heart, heart houndstooth :)

Enjoy your time to yourself :)

Bella

Twice as Nice said...

JUST A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT YOU. ARE YOU ALRIGHT? IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE HEARD ANYTHING. LET US KNOW YOUR OKAY.

Twice as Nice said...

Thanks for stopping by and we can't wait until your next post.

Our new business is taking a little longer to get up and running but we're getting there. It wasn't as easy as the 1 2 3 we were hoping for. LOL

Picket said...

Happy Halloween girl...hope all is well with you and yours!

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